80 Day Obsession: My Review

80 Day Obsession: My Review

This program is hard, y'all. I just have to say that right off the bat. I started 80 Day Obsession with a couple hundred thousand other people on January 15th of this year. I finished it, 259 days later, on September 30th. Two hundred and fifty nine. Is that ideal? Absolutely not. But I'm still [...]

Are you THRIVING?

Are you THRIVING?

It's been a long time since I posted anything here on the blog, not because I've given up on eating healthier and cutting back on sugar (I haven't), or because I've lost interest in writing in general (definitely not). The reason I haven't posted lately is because I've been surviving, but not thriving. Leading up [...]

Celebrate Summer with New Twists on “Nice Cream”

Celebrate Summer with New Twists on “Nice Cream”

Hi friends! I am ONE WEEK away from summer break, and I couldn't be more excited. Though the weather has been cooler than usual this week, I know the sunshine is coming, so when Shari's Berries reached out to me about sharing this post, I jumped at the chance. I had heard of the company before [...]

Meal Prep Monday: Timed Nutrition Week 1

Meal Prep Monday: Timed Nutrition Week 1

As part of my current health and fitness program, I am currently following a timed nutrition program, so this post may look a little different from my previous meal prep posts. On this program, I am supposed to eat five small(ish) meals per day, timed around my workouts. Since I'll be working out in the [...]

My Low-Sugar Journey: Update!

I've basically given up on numbering these updates, particularly since I can't seem to stick to a regular posting schedule. Some weeks, I just don't have much to say. (*shrug*) Anyway, as I've mentioned before (in a post about habits and another about "food freedom"), I haven't had a lot of success with dietary "challenges" [...]

Book Review: Food Freedom Forever

Book Review: Food Freedom Forever

I quit the Whole 30. Twice. I don't like being given a long list of foods that I absolutely cannot eat, especially when I've experienced no obvious ill effects from eating them. Plus, like Oprah... https://giphy.com/embed/3o7ZeFpK0qqSpsWNsA via GIPHY Okay, more accurately, I love cheese. Bread is pretty awesome too, though, and neither of them is [...]

My Health and Fitness Journey: Update!

My Health and Fitness Journey: Update!

My blog has been "dark" for a couple of weeks now as I focused on teaching--finishing the semester strong, grading essays, etc.--but now, I'm on winter break, and it's high time for an update. When I first started this blog, my focus was 100% on reducing sugar intake. Since I'd let sodas and sweets creep [...]