I hate meal planning. I detest it. I abhor it....but, it is necessary, if I am going to be successful. I think what makes meal planning so hard nowadays is that I am not cooking for a family of 5, or even two or three. Nope, it's down to pretty much, just cooking for myself. … Continue reading Dtox Journey – Day 2 – Meal Planning and Grocery Shopping
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..
Seriously, where did Monday go? I think I napped half of it away. And Tuesday is already halfway over and I haven't taken a nap yet, but I really want to... I am trying to get in 5,000 steps today though and I'm only at 3,000. (I need my Limu BluFrog2 Energy drink - https://positivelydebbie.thelimucompany.com) … Continue reading Where Did Monday Go? (5 Ways to Boost My Energy)
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
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 12 #Write31days - Ugggghhhh - I really did not want to write this blog post tonight. I had just gotten comfortable and relaxed and then remembered that I did not write my blog post yet. Then I started a battle in my mind with all the excuses I could think of. But the fact … Continue reading Consistent vs Consistently Inconsistent
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)
Welcome to Positive Journeys. I signed up to do this - write a blog post - everyday for the month of October. #Write31Days - This series of blogs will mainly be about my Positive Journey of weight loss and fitness. How I went from being a couch potato at nearly 300 pounds to losing 115 pounds. My passion is … Continue reading Positive Journeys – Healthy Living and Crafting – #Write31Days