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? [...]

My Low-Sugar Journey: Update #3 (“Begin Again”)

My Low-Sugar Journey: Update #3 (“Begin Again”)

Hello and welcome back! I don't know about you, but I love this time of the year! Fall is definitely my favorite season. The weather starts cooling down enough for me to add a cozy blanket to my bed, sip some hot tea, and break out the slow-cooker to make some tasty soups and stews [...]

My Low-Sugar Journey: Update #2 (Sugar Addiction?)

My Low-Sugar Journey: Update #2 (Sugar Addiction?)

This week has been filled with ups and downs. Some days, it has felt easy to avoid sugar. I've had some pretty awesome victories, like saying no to a chocolate malt (my favorite!) when we had dinner at The Habit. I've also struggled here and there, occasionally caving to cravings or using celebrations and social [...]