Cookies for Breakfast

Sugar sucks the life out of me.

Oh friends. I've been sprawled out with my head on the desk for a good portion of the morning. Is this foggy brain exhaustion the result of a raging night of partying last night? Hardly. It is the result of cookies for breakfast. base image credit Sugar is the devil for me. During some of my heaviest years, I had moments of thinking I was narcoleptic when I would return from lunch and literally fall asleep at my desk for 60 seconds at a Continue Reading

Normally imbalanced

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I got an email from a great supportive long-time blog reader about my latest email newsletter from a couple of weeks ago. (Even if you haven't read the newsletter, this story still applies, so sit tight.) Essentially, she noted her surprise at how different the tone was than my normal posts, especially on the fashion side where I appear much more confident. The destructive thoughts I revealed that plague me at times were in sharp contrast to a Continue Reading

Workout Nostalgia

Some old workout tapes

I took a trip down memory lane today while boxing up some old VHS tapes to send off for recycling. I've mentioned this before, but I never remember NOT being on some sort of weight loss mission. Even at age 5, I remember going with my mom to her group aerobics classes at a local church and trying to mimic the moves on my blue mat I was supposed to be sitting on in the front of the class. It was crazy how I remembered the various times of life Continue Reading

OOTD: Boots and Scarf

Outfit of the day

As I already posted, I'm a little excited about my Target cowboy boots. I also got pretty excited recently about a new scarf that I got from Ideeli. I'm not a scarf person, but I loved the colors of this Nicole Miller silk scarf. Throw it together with a Kiyonna dress and I've got my outfit of the day. If I were trying to dress this up, I'd switch the boots to knee high dark brown riding boots or dress boots. Continue Reading

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Note: I have several posts on here about my mom and her impact/influence on my weight and her death in 2007. Her death was one of the triggering life events that got me to my highest weight, but it is also one of the biggest reasons I continue to fight for my health. She, with Parkinson's Disease, didn't have the choice to let her body deteriorate. I do. I choose life, and am striving to live a life full of experiences she wasn't able to.  Hi Continue Reading