It's Time!

Without further adieu, it is time for me to start a new chapter in my in life.  As I have established my blog, I will use this as a statement to record my progress.  I am no stranger to health and fitness.  I used to walk six miles a day, lift weights six days a week and my diet primarily consisted of organic food.  Food was my "crack" during my divorce.  I survived by just putting on 45 pounds so time to get them off and live this new, wonderful life as the healthy and fit person I have always been and deserve to be.  The holidays are upon me, it isn't...more

Will You Be Trying To Avoid Holiday Weight Gain This Year?

Is it possible to eat healthy during the holidays?  Do you really want to? For me, the answer is yes and no. Yes, I know it's possible to continue to eat healthy during the holidays.  But no, I really don't want to.  So instead, I'll try to find a happy medium. ...more

For me, sticking with whole (real) food helps me to not overeat during the holidays. I try to ...more

SUGAR! Delicious and Deadly

More than 30 years ago I noticed that eating sugared foods made me extremely tired in the mornings. A little sugar in the water to boil carrots gave me “sugar eyes” - that’s what I called the sense of glue in the morning as I tried to open my eyes. A cup of coffee and a donut would literally keep me from getting out of bed - I was habitually late for work. I did not realize it was the sugar until I stopped putting sugar in my coffee and replaced donuts with hot unsweetened cereal....more

Foods that Support Sex Appeal

Yes, you heard it right: foods can indeed add to your sex appeal. How, you may ask? The fact is, eating foods rich in vitamins C, A and E, calcium, iron and antioxidants, etc., can make you look and feel good about yourself. It’s a well-known fact that when you feel confident about your appearance, you feel sexy!The following is a list of foods that are easily available....more

This Year Give Thanks For Your Health

It’s tough to not want to indulge this time of year. All the dishes smell and taste so good and we wait all year to enjoy them.  I’m all for special occasion dining and living it up a few times a year. However, Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the season of overeating so why not try the best you can by not going off the deep end so early on?  Your health is the most important gift so honoring your good fortune on the day of thanks is a great way to take care of that gift.Here are just a few easy tips that can help you being the stuffed bird this holiday:...more

Food for a College Girl

Avoiding the freshman 15 is like trying to avoid the flu when all of your friends are sick. It's nearly impossible. That is, unless you have a super fast metabolism or just genetically skinny. Coming from someone who has never been skinny in her entire life (well except maybe in elementary school) that meals are social times especially when you are a freshman trying to meet people. ...more

Weight Loss: It's Not About The Twinkies, Stupid

In an unprecedented show of nutritional and scholarly savvy, a forward-thinking professor of nutrition was seeking to prove that limiting calories is the key to weight loss.  And incredibly, his theories have turned out to be correct. ...more
Yikes! This could be dangerous in the wrong hands. Great blog post, but a pretty dumb diet. more

New study shows beet juice may keep your brain sharp and ward off dementia!

I just bought a can of beets yesterday at the grocery store and this new study has convinced me to eat them tonight!...more

~ because my best friend swears cardio won't help anyone lose weight ~

My best friend is also trying to lose weight ... like the rest of the world.  When we have weight loss successes, even when it's a pound, we text each other for support.  We also text each other when we seem to be leveling off.  Recently when I was experiencing one of these plateau sort of weeks, my friend asked, "Maybe the cardio isn't working? I mean, I know it's good for your heart, but you should be doing something more to lose weight"  My immediate reaction was to google the hell out of this ......more

any exercise is good exercise!!more

~ Because the world really needs one more diet blogger ... ~

 Let's be honest, the world has enough diet bloggers.  But if we're continuing to be honest, I've been talking about losing weight since high school and it just isn't happening.  My plan?  Become accountable to someone/something ... start a blog.  I attempted using my boyfriend for accountability, but when I told him this morning that I'd lost ten pounds, his response?  "Wow! Ten pounds is a lot ... I should know, I bought ten pounds of chicken at Costco last night!" ... yeah, not really the celebratory convo I was going for....more