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" [...]

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 [...]

Breaking Bad Habits | 30 Day Challenge?

Breaking Bad Habits | 30 Day Challenge?

Before I say anything, watch this video. Did you watch it? Ok, so am I the only person who thinks he makes it sound much too easy? I've tried A LOT of "challenges." Whole 30. No dessert. 30 Days of Yoga. 10,000 steps. I've tried the 21 Day Fix diet, a Couch-to-5K program, a half marathon [...]

Survival Mode

I haven't been posting as much as I should lately, in part because I have been busy with work and with chores (especially moving back in to my kitchen after the remodel), and in part because I'm struggling to find motivation to do much of anything beyond the bare necessities of life. I haven't been [...]

Mid-week Update: Meal Planning Motivation

On Monday, I posted my no-cooking, no-dishes meal plan. So far, it has been a TREMENDOUS success. Today, I'm sharing the two biggest benefits that I've enjoyed as a result of that meal plan. I hope that they motivate you to plan ahead for healthy eating! Benefit #1: More consistent energy levels and moods It's [...]

My Low-Sugar Journey: Update #5 (My No-Cooking, No-Dishes Meal Plan)

I couldn't do it anymore. I was going to go NUTS if I kept eating in restaurants for every meal, so yesterday, I hit up Whole Foods (Whole Paycheck? We'll get to that.) to buy some food that: doesn't require cooking (microwave excluded) doesn't require me to wash dishes (I don't know where I put [...]

My Low-Sugar Journey: Update #4 (The Measure of Success)

My Low-Sugar Journey: Update #4 (The Measure of Success)

When I stepped on the scale yesterday morning, my heart skipped a beat, and not in a good way. It said I had gained SEVEN pounds since last week. I stayed calm. I entered this "new" weight (the highest EVER) in my FitBit app. I started thinking of possible explanations...too much salt? Not enough water? [...]