I remember one day at playgroup, one of the other stay-at-home mom’s showed up wearing a pretty top and a pair of gauze pants. Several mom’s asked her where she was going. Why was she so dressed up? She downplayed it, saying that is was just a beach outfit. But she really did look pretty. Stay-at-home moms seemed to have an unwritten rule about … Continue reading Dressing Up Just Because
I used to be against anything sweet. But I found that when I had that mindset, I would “go off my diet” so I could have something sweet then wind up binging because of the guilt I felt. Now I’m trying to be moderate in my desire to eat sweets and self-aware when I do eat them. Have you ever just finished a meal and … Continue reading Hard Candies & Weight Loss
What a weird time to be watching our weight. When this thing first happened, My thought process was, just get through it. Don’t worry about losing weight right now. It will be over soon. Food will be easier to get. Life will get back to normal. That was several months ago. At first, I ordered a bunch of food from Amazon early on after seeing … Continue reading 5 Ways to Eat Healthy During the Coronavirus
This morning I had a power bar for breakfast because the hot water heater is being replaced in our house and I don’t have running water. At 9:30 I though, why not grab some more food. It’s a crazy morning. Plus with the coronavirus in full swing, nobody’s losing weight anyway. It’s like my appetite wanted to have some kind of party because life is … Continue reading What’s The Real Reason You’re Eating?
Here’s a quick and easy idea that I love making when I’m need a healthy dessert to take to a gathering. I simply buy 6″ skewers at the grocery store. I’ve also found them at Asian Supermarkets for a really good price. Wash and clean fresh strawberries and alternate them with green grapes. I’ve also done watermelon squares with blueberries. Fruit skewers are fun and … Continue reading Easy Potluck “Dessert”
Yesterday I had a wonderful eating day. No sugar. No snacking between meals. No junky foods at all. Breakfast this morning was good too. A big bowl of unsweetened oatmeal with cinnamon, walnuts and chopped apricots. Then by 11:00 this morning I felt it. The urge to binge. I have the day off work and I’m doing a deep cleaning of the house. I guess … Continue reading 3 Things To Do Instead Of Binge Eating
There are so many benefits to not being overweight. For me, one of the best ones is looking good in photos, especially those on social media. And especially those that I’m tagged in unexpectedly. When I finally look good in those pictures it will be so rewarding. Not being embarrassed about my appearance is something that I’m really striving for. Another benefit of losing weight … Continue reading The Real Reason You Should Be Losing Weight
Usually I’m okay with being a 2X. After all, there’s plenty of clothes that fit me in stores today. Lot’s of people are overweight so I don’t feel like I stand out. It’s not such a bad size anymore. But sometimes the “thin bug” hits me, and all of a sudden I want to be a size 10 again. This usually happens when I’m shopping … Continue reading Is Your Dream Dress Size Realistic?
Do you ever get overwhelmed at the though of doing something? This happens to me just about every day. Certainly every week. Take today for example. We needed to move a large paver inside the garage. We’re using it to set under a mini fridge that’s going in my son’s room. I washed it right after bringing it home from Home Depot. I wanted as … Continue reading Do You Overthink Little Things?
A size 10 pair of pants would be a dream come true for me. Honestly, right now I am comfortably in a 20. But there’s good news! This week I discovered that we don’t have to lose 40 or 50 pounds in order to look and feel good about our clothes. Here’s what happened. “Winter” hit Florida. We’ve had highs in the 50’s and … Continue reading You Don’t Need To Lose A Ton Of Weight To Be Clothes Confident!
Sometimes I feel like my eating and my weight is my own personal business. But it’s not entirely. I found that out the hard way. If we have families, they’re our number one audience. Especially our kids. It’s so essential to set good examples for them, especially our daughters. I had a somewhat bad experience with my daughter. She remembers a time when she was … Continue reading Watch How You Talk About Your Weight
Weight loss is about so much more than eating less and exercising more. I mean, maybe physically it is, but for most of us, especially me, it’s so much deeper. I feel like such a mess right now. We’re just 2 weeks into the new year, and I’m really struggling to get back on track after Christmas. I’ve planned. I purchased. And I failed. … Continue reading Figuring Out Why We Struggle With Our Weight