Progress, not Perfection

A huge part of my journey in making peace with food has been the discovery of the philosophy of intuitive eating, which is detailed in the book Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch, two registered dieticians. The book is indeed revolutionary, at least to me, because it freed…

Dream Life

I’m still here. Sometimes life starts to get busy and it is hard to find the time to write.  Sometimes I think I just tell myself that I am too busy because I don’t want to have to write and tell the world that I have still not had an intentional work out session since…

Just Do It [for yourself]

I unexpectedly found myself crying on Sunday night. I had spent the evening with a friend who used to be more than a friend, and it had been overall very pleasant. But after he left I recalled an earlier conversation we’d had that suddenly seemed to stick out. He does mixed martial arts and has…

Get Back On The Horse

Let’s talk about my honeymoon for a minute. Glenn and I went to the Zoetry resort in the Dominican Republic for our Honeymoon. The Zoetry is an all inclusive resort, which means that once you have paid the stated fees everything is included; all your meals, all your drinks, all your activities, it is all…

Letting Go

Hello! I’m alive! Sorry for my (terribly long) absence. It turns out that what everyone says about planning a wedding is very true and those last few weeks just kept me impossibly busy.  But now, the wedding is over and I am back from my honeymoon and I am ready to rejoin the human race!…

Crave

Well, I made it through one week. I woke up at 6:20 everyday last week and worked out for an hour before I went to work. I mean, I have basically become a grandma who is fighting sleep at 9:00pm each night, but I made it through. I feel like there is a strange sort…

Now Boarding the Struggle Bus (Morning Edition)

I feel very sure that most of the success I have had thus far has had to do with the fact that I have been either unemployed, or working only in the afternoons.  Sure, sure, there may be some other factors (dedication, hard work, wedding dress, blah, blah, etc…), but really that flexible schedule has…

I Am Doing It

Today, I shall write about my victory. I feel like I have written a lot about how much this whole journey has been difficult and how much I hate it and how I hate to exercise. I’ve written about boredom and missing the carefree eating ways of my past. All of these things are still…

Homecoming

Today I write to you from my childhood home in Colorado.  I am here for my bridal shower to celebrate with some dear and wonderful people.  Now, I only had a few hours of sleep last night and I have been going and going and going since 5:30 this morning so forgive me if this…

Sink or Swim

Since I was a young one, I have been told by family and friends that I am oversensitive. I was told at times that I am a crybaby, other times that I “take everything so seriously”, and other times that I’m flat out getting upset over nothing. I have held onto this belief about myself…

Truth and Feelings

Well, Ryan Gosling had his second child with Eva Mendez a few weeks ago, so it is pretty safe to say we will never be together. A moment of silence for what could have been…   Now, I know, I know, I’m getting married to someone equally as wonderful as good old RyGos and there…

Don’t Mess Up

Our bodies are amazing. I mean, they were legitimately created to be the most incredible working machine. Of course, when you are trying to lose weight this is the most frustrating thing. Our bodies are simply too good at what they do, and while I will occasionally (regularly) slack off on things, my body never…