If you’ve spent any time looking into PCOS (or diets or nutrition fads, really), you’re seeing a lot about keto, lately. And frankly, it’s freaking me out. I know, I know. Everyone who’s on keto is losing weight like crazy. It’s the new magic bullet. It’s “tricking your body.” It’s “teaching it how to use fat.” Except it’s not … More Why I will NEVER go keto.
We have moved! It happened! We are all moved in (if moving in just means all your things are physically on the premises) and we’re in the process of deep cleaning, making repairs, and unpacking. Our house is in a lovely, established area of town and it has great “bones,” so to speak. It was … More Working Out in the New House
On the left is me in March, 2015. Right: me, yesterday. Not much difference, right? And you know, I’m OK with that. There have been a lot of ups and downs in the past year: Some literal, like with my weight. One year ago, I hit my lowest weight ever since I started working at … More Transformation?
Oh, how I do not miss standing in group pictures and feeling like I want to hide. The left photo was at a friend’s wedding, and I was so happy to see everyone. I was really enjoying myself and catching up with old friends was so lovely. I knew the pictures wouldn’t be flattering of … More #TransformationTuesday
At my house, we have a lockbox. I know, it looks like a toolbox. But it’s a lockbox. I’m sure that’s what the good people at Home Depot think it is, and bless their little ol’ hearts for selling such a nice, big one, because I need it to fit an entire 52-bag variety box of … More The Junk Food Lockbox (and other tricks.)
GUYS. This is HUGE. I know BMI is…whatever, and with my stocky build, I have never ever busted under the overweight category–at least, not since I was about twelve. No kidding. For the past ten years, I’ve been categorized as obese, with the extra fat I’ve been carrying. Yesterday, I finally cracked back into overweight, … More Huge News!
Guess how much weight I’ve lost in the last year? (Hint: it’s less than you think.) The scale is a great tool, but sometimes it’s a dirty liar when it comes to measuring progress. The truth? I’ve lost seven pounds this year. If I were to never take measurements or pictures, that seven pounds would … More The Scale Is a Dirty Liar
I have insulin resistance. I’m trying to lose weight. I’m also a real human. I have four kids and I run errands and cart them all over and I end up starving for lunch while I’m out. Sometimes I just need the ease of a drive through. I need to be able to feed four little … More How I Eat from the Drive-Thru and Still Lose Weight
non Total non-scale victory: when I bought this apron a few years ago, I could barely get it tied behind my back. Now it wraps all the way around my waist! It’s the little things.
There’s this ubiquitous post floating around Pinterest that shows how, in just six weeks, you, too, can go from having flabby, flapping Bingo wings to Michelle Obama guns of steel. You’ve seen it, right? I have yet to find the original post to which it refers–each search seems to lead me to a seemingly unoffiliated … More Can You Really Get Sleek, Sexy Arms in Just Six Weeks?