I am back on the Dtox... (A nutritional supplemental program that Lifetime Fitness sells). https://dtox.lifetime-weightloss Basically, during the Dtox (about 4 weeks) - I avoid gluten, cow dairy, eggs, caffeine, peanut butter, sugar, alcohol, and starchy foods. I do one smoothie a day with their Lifetime Dtox protein mix. There is a fiber blend - … Continue reading Dtox and Clean Eating – Day 1 – I Cleaned the Fridge..
Today is the 1st Day of September. When I was growing up, it meant that going back to school was right after the Labor Day weekend. Now, kids go back to school around mid-August. It also means we are 2/3 of the way through the year. We are in our 4th quarter. We have made … Continue reading Ahhh – Meal Prepping and September
I signed up with Run The Year - Run the Edge 2018 - runtheedge.com/run-the-year-2018/ Yep.... 2018 miles in the year 2018... will I get that many miles? ... I don't know.. my goal is to shoot for at least 1200 miles. That is 100 miles a month. Today, on New Years Day, I knocked out … Continue reading What Have I Done?
Welcome my friend Helen, as she guest blogs for me, for my emotional eating series. I think she covers the struggles of emotional eating really well in her blog post and I love her poem at the end. You can visit her blog at http://helenspointstoponder.blogspot.com/2017/11/the-struggle-is-real.html What an honor to be asked to share a guest … Continue reading Guest Blog: The Struggle Is Real
What a busy day today!!! I am going to keep this blog post, short and sweet. I have spent most of the day getting ready for a craft fair tomorrow. I had to go get somebody to cut the lock on my storage unit since I lost the key. I got the stuff I needed … Continue reading Count Your Blessings
I came across an article, in one of my fitness magazines, that gave this statistic: "Nearly one in five Americans has been diagnosed with anxiety...and the average American diet promotes anxiety. The processed foods that we say are our comfort creates "biochemical conditions that weaken emotional resilience and spur anxiety." Maybe that's why I feel … Continue reading Emotional Eating Day 2 – Comfort Food and Life
Emotional eating - probably my number one downfall to nutrition. I eat when I am sad. I eat when I am depressed. I eat when I am mad. I eat when I am happy. Pretty much, I can constantly be eating, cuz I am a very emotional person. So during the next 30 days, I … Continue reading Emotional Eating – Being Debbie
Day Two and already I'm beginning to have doubts about this #Write31Days. I really should have wrote an outline before beginning this. I've been pondering all day - the WHY - for joining and writing this blog challenge. I think I have figured it out.... Yesterday... I wrote about the beginnings of my fitness journey … Continue reading We’ve Only Just Begun
Six years ago, I walked into a gym. I had just earned a Masters Degree in Special Education, my dad had just passed away one week from my being done with school, with congestive heart failure and I weighed 300 pounds!!! I struggled with asthma, nerve damage in my legs from surviving meningitis at age 36 and ahost of other … Continue reading Positive Journeys – Crafting Our Way to Healthy (About Me)
Dear Reader, I am the queen of excuses. I kid you not. If there is a way I can weasel myself out of a workout or stay on my nutrition plan, I will find it and make the excuse. I have made a lot of them since I lost the first 115 pounds - then … Continue reading Excuse Busters