I sat in the tub staring at my legs. The pressure I felt overwhelming. My feet and ankles were swollen. I was once again retaining water. Then I looked down at my hands seeing the new spots on them. Tiny little pimple-like spots that were brownish in colored and itchy. Psoriasis on my hands. My heart began racing. My mind swirling. I knew which direction it was … [Read more...] about How Did I Get Okay With Being Fat? Battling Weight Issues At Forty-Something.
It's funny the positive and negatives of blogging or sharing your feelings online. This past week, I talked about the makeover challenge and how I lost almost 5lbs this past week. I feel good about the choices I'm making. But apparently some others don't think so. This is a post I put on Facebook to share how I went to McDonald's, stopping with my husband on the go and … [Read more...] about Rave: Building a Healthy Relationship With Food:
I never had a great relationship with food growing up as a kid. I was short, fat and I knew it at a young age. I remember my father always telling me to watch what I eat. I'm eating too much. I'm going to get fat. And the foods my parents cooked back then, everything fried, wasn't always the best for us. Now I don't blame my parents for being overweight. My dad said the … [Read more...] about Coming out of the Closet
Whenever we embark on a new year, I don't make resolutions. Not because I don't believe in them but, I know for myself I'll only be setting myself up for disappointment if I don't follow through with things. Life gets busy and even with the best of intentions, we as human beings lay expectations upon ourselves we can't always commit to. This year is going to be … [Read more...] about Looking Back and Looking Ahead to life changes
It's one thing that isn't appreciated after becoming a mom. I'm talking about the weight we gain and have a hard time losing afterwards. Every mom knows that after each child, more weight is gained, and that weight is harder to lose. I gained 65 lbs of extra weight after I gave birth. Whether it be from depression, anxiety of being a new mom again, the habits of eating for two. … [Read more...] about How Mom’s Can Lose Weight After Baby #PostNatalFatBurner
I am so super tired. I mean my eyes are drooping, body wound up tight, can barely stare at the computer screen while blogging. And I feel like taking a nap every day for at least 2 hours. Wake me and I'll kill you! I attributed this sudden tiredness to the fact I'm getting older, turning 41 this year. I have a rambuncitious 8 year old who keeps me on my toes, and a … [Read more...] about Rant: Why I’m a Zombie Lately: Anxiety and Weight Loss
I have partnered with Subway's Initiative: 'Being Your Best' to bring you this information. All opinions are 100% my own. Thanks for reading. One thing I've thought about lately is Subway. I know you're like -- huh? You're thinking about Subs? But it's true. I'm a huge Biggest Loser watcher, and I'm loving this new season. On the Biggest Loser they talk a lot about Subway … [Read more...] about Being Your Best With Subway: 5 tips to help you lose weight #sponsored
I'm not one to eat processed foods on a regular basis, however life can get very busy and with two boys, one with special needs and a hubby with disabilities. I have found that lately, not only do I not feel like eating. I want meals on the go, easy to make with nutrional value to them. I especially need foods for breakfast, since I often find I don't have time to … [Read more...] about Are You Smart Enough To Watch Your Weight?
This past week I've began a new health ritual on my way to eating better, living better, feeling better for myself. I joined the #mamavation boot camp to be a mamavation mom. Oh yeah if you love me send Leah a message: @bookieboo I vote for @rantsnrascasls to be a #mamavation mom. I'll love you if you do. My Goals Achieved This Week! So this past week I gave up … [Read more...] about Roller Coaster Rides With Weight Loss
Okay so I'm not going to go into a long winded story or sit here and talk and talk about what's wrong with me that is leading me to this today. It's just pointless. The bottom line is... I'm fat! I smoke! I'm grossly out of shape! I feel like I'm dying inside. I'm crying as I write this right now (yes real tears). I've talked about my feelings before but … [Read more...] about Mamavation Mom
Getting in shape means exercising which I will admit I don't really enjoy. I love walking. I love swimming. But when it comes to working out, going to a gym or sweating it out in a class. I'd rather eat a plate of spaghetti smothered with meatballs which kinda defeats the whole purpose of losing weight. I think one of the toughest things about losing weight is having … [Read more...] about Get in shape and join the biggest weight loss challenge