One Family Get-Together. Two Salads.

August 30, 2018

I’m gonna jam two recipes into one blog post, so let’s not waste any time! Background: We recently had a little family get-together, and when I asked what I could contribute, my aunt called me a “veggie guru,” and suggested I bring veggies. Count me in, I love that plan! My sister-in-law Alexis and I made two salads to contribute, and here’s the first one:

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It’s Been Months Since I’ve Trained in a Stairwell… and I Feel Like I’m Back at Square One

August 29, 2018

Hello stairs!

If I had to describe my look in that photo, I’d say I was apprehensive. And that’s because it’s been months since I’ve trained in a skyscraper stairwell – since April – and I knew this workout was going to be a challenge. And it was. Read the rest of this entry »


Meet the New Man in My Life!

August 26, 2018

His name is JJ and I’m in love. I think he is too!

I adopted JJ last week. He is very friendly and affectionate, and he’s still a puppy! Read the rest of this entry »


That Time I Cooked and Ate Chicken Livers

August 23, 2018

I consider myself an adventurous eater, and recently had quite the culinary adventure. I made myself a chicken liver dinner.

I’ve only had liver a few times in my life: I’ve tried Read the rest of this entry »


Try Looking For Inspiration Away From The Scale!

August 21, 2018

Time for a little bedtime reading.

Hey! That’s Me! In the new issue of Guide to Weight Management, on pages 16 and 17! There’s an article about me, called “Try Looking For Inspiration Away From The Scale!” Here’s what the cover looks like: Read the rest of this entry »


“I’m Huffing and Puffing and Sweating… How Long Will This Last?”

August 16, 2018

Today I’m answering a reader question, and it’s about a tried-and-true piece of fitness equipment: the stepmill! Let’s see what’s on Lily’s mind.

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Dusting Myself Off After a Binge-Eating Episode

August 15, 2018

I’ve been having a really good August: eating healthy food, making smart choices, keeping active with my daily walks. I feel better about myself and my progress than I have for a while.

But that doesn’t mean I’m flawless. I make mistakes, and I’m okay with that too. I’m trying to be better about acknowledging my stumbles, moving on, and focusing on my strengths.

I had a binge-eating episode late one night, last week. It was Read the rest of this entry »