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Summer Tone Up Journal: Constantly Recalibrating My Mindset
Friday, July 14, 2017      1 comments

* What are you most proud of from the Bikini Series that you want to carry over into this challenge? Even though I didn't quite make it through the full eight week cycle of the Bikini Series, I am proud that I lasted as long as I did. I fee... Read more
Life, the Universe and Everything That Needs Updating in the Last Month
Wednesday, June 07, 2017      3 comments

My dad has cancer. I officially found out Monday, but my family has been preparing for that news for close to three weeks. My dad is also a badass who had his doctor's appointment with grace then promptly went right back to work to finish out hi... Read more
Reasons to Cut Back on Sugar
Thursday, May 11, 2017      1 comments

I like sugar, and I am definitely an 'everything in moderation' type of gal. But, of course, this implies that moderation is, in fact, key. So here are my reasons to keep sugar moderate (e.g. fewer than 6 teaspoons a day on average): 1. I f... Read more
Wednesday, May 10, 2017      0 comments

Last night I worked out at 10:30pm. Honestly, it wasn't big or clever but it was very needed after so much overindulgence and sickness earlier this week. I didn't get to sleep until after midnight, so that was no fun. Weirdly, I did wake up natu... Read more
Sugar Lessons: Almost Done With the Challenge--But Not Quite
Monday, May 08, 2017      0 comments

I palled around with Sneezing Sam! Oh, noses! Last week I caught a cold from my Hubby. I've done my best to push through it but something that's b... Read more
Rainy Day Blues and Pushing Myself Too Hard
Monday, May 01, 2017      0 comments

Today hasn't been bad; I've stayed within calories for what is now the third day in a row (and the two previous days were Saturday and Sunday! I'm not ... Read more
Weight Loss Vision Statement
Friday, April 28, 2017      0 comments

What made me change and want to restart this journey for good? I've always been into history and fashion, and I've been toying around with vintage hair... Read more
The Distraction Technique I've Been Using
Wednesday, April 26, 2017      0 comments

I've been trying to kick cravings with phone video games. Whenever I want sugar, I whip out my phone and play at least 3 minutes' worth of any game I fancy. Recently, I read a study about this concept in an academic study. So far it seems to be ... Read more
The Search for Missing Nutrients
Tuesday, April 25, 2017      0 comments

I am vitamin D and iron deficient. I found these things out through a blood test, and while I wasn't surprised at the lack of D in the dead of winter, ... Read more
Sugar Cravings Day 9: A Great Excuse to Lose!
Sunday, April 23, 2017      1 comments

Tone It Up's Bikini Series starts tomorrow, so I was at Target perusing the exercise balls (one of the requirements for the challenge). I came across ... Read more
Cheat Day 2: Accountability Time
Saturday, April 22, 2017      0 comments

Today was my second cheat day since I got back on SP. Last weekend I cheated the entire weekend because we had friends in town, but in both cases I managed to stave off cravings (for the most part) and avoid fried foods. I even avoided frie... Read more
Sugar Cravings Day 8: Replacements?
Friday, April 21, 2017      0 comments

This is a quick, before bed post. Short and sweet. Chocolate and ice cream are my sugar obsessions. It could be 20 below and I'd still eat a frozen treat. My replacements? Well, there is no replacement for chocolate itself, but I have ... Read more
Pineapple Coconut Muffins - Sugar Cravings Day 7
Thursday, April 20, 2017      0 comments

When I restarted SP in 2014 I was the largest I'd ever been. I'd recently gone through surgery, and I knew that now that the recovery process was ov... Read more
Sugar Cravings Day 7: Let's Talk About Those Times
Wednesday, April 19, 2017      0 comments

I am constantly on the struggle bus when it comes to chocolate. I crave it constantly during THAT time of the month, then when that time ends I still w... Read more
Curbing My Cravings: Day 6 - #Storytime
Tuesday, April 18, 2017      0 comments

This morning I was off to a great start. My breakfast consisted of two fried eggs and a piece of whole grain toast with unsalted butter and lingonberry jam. This is standard fair in our house, and it usually serves me well. So what went wro... Read more

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