September Weigh-In and August Workout Progress Report and, What the Hell, How About A Mental Health Update, Too!

September 9, 2015

We’re already over a week into September, and I’m just now posting my first-of-the-month weigh-in results. There’s some shame involved, and some depression, too, so let’s just spit it out:


Up Seven Pounds. Ugh. I try to remind myself of the big picture – because it is an awesome big picture – but it’s hard. I try to emphasize my new way of thinking about weight loss maintenance, but that is also hard. And it’s because Read the rest of this entry »

It’s Time to Change How I Think About Weight Loss Maintenance

July 27, 2015

I’m hard on myself. Probably harder than I should be. I set high standards and goals, and I’m good at beating myself up when I don’t reach them. When it comes to my health and weight loss journey, I push myself. And the results are impressive. I’ve lost around 160 pounds, and kept it off for over four years.

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There are so many times, though, that I simply feel that this isn’t good enough. And that’s when I start beating myself up. And it’s got to stop. I need to rethink weight loss maintenance.

You know the saying Read the rest of this entry »

May Weigh-In Results and Workout Progress Report

May 5, 2015

I’ve settled into a routine where I only do weigh-ins once a month. If I do them more frequently, I start to obsess over the numbers and I don’t need that particular obsession in my life. If I do them less frequently, I find myself derailing off my program, due to a lack of accountability.

My weigh-ins are on the first of the month. This one is a few days delayed, because I was up north when April turned to May, but I weighed myself when I got back. Wanna see how I updated my weight loss chart? Read the rest of this entry »

Poached Hake With Orange-Molasses Glaze

February 11, 2015

I cook a lot, but I very rarely fire up all four burners on my stove at the same time. One recent meal, though, required all four, and while juggling so much cookware was a handful, the end result was magnificent.


I built the menu around one ingredient: Read the rest of this entry »

February Weigh-In Results and Workout Progress Report

February 2, 2015

A new month has started. Time to update my weight loss chart! I added my 5-Year Anniversary line and stepped on the scale.


I stayed the same. 247 pounds. It’s always nice to lose, but Read the rest of this entry »

Poached Chicken with Veggie Noodles

January 29, 2015

Healthy, easy dinner alert! Here’s a meal that’s purdy enough to be served to guests. Because that’s exactly what I did, and it was a hit.


It’s Poached Chicken with Veggie Noodles, and both recipes were Read the rest of this entry »

Kale and Quinoa Salad

January 18, 2015

I was looking through photos when I came across a bunch for a blog post I never wrote. Whoops! Better late than never, right? This recipe is for a super healthy, super easy salad. I made it when I was in Michigan for Christmas. Since it’s not Read the rest of this entry »


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