Plus Size Outfits of the Week

ASOS Curve Striped Peplum Top

With the holiday's over and Christmas tree and all associated sparkly decor items put away, I've sent back most of the awesome dresses from my recent Gwynnie Bee shipments. Gwynnie Bee is like Netflix for clothes - you keep a virtual closet and get a certain number of pieces out at a time. When you're done with something, ship it back and they send another item from your closet. Ridiculously easy, and I have really cut back on my clothes shopping Continue Reading

Accountability Update

Pushing sled

The end of the week brings another accountability update from me. I honestly can say that I haven't felt this good with my food and exercise in a long time - probably since injuring my foot and going through the casts and boots and physical therapy. It doesn't feel like a New Year resolution type of momentum - it feels more like the deep down resolve that I had losing the first 100 pounds. Does this mean everything is perfect? Far from it. I Continue Reading

Tracking with MyFitnessPal

Sometimes I need a reminder of what progress looks like!

Throughout my long weight loss journey, I have used all kinds of tracking devices when it comes to my workouts and food. Something inevitably happens and I completely drop the ball. Do any of these sound familiar? It's something I must wear and I forget to put it on It's something I must wear and it ends up in the washing machine I decide paper is better so I carry an empty notebook everywhere and never write anything past day 1 I end Continue Reading

Emmie’s Eggplant: Recipe

Emmie's Eggplant

For whatever reason, I bought an eggplant at the grocery this week. Tonight after getting back from the gym, I was adventurous and decided to try it. Don't get me wrong - I've eaten eggplant before, I've just never made it. I decided to roast it as I wanted something to snack on. Emmie's Eggplant Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 25 mins Ingredients 1 Eggplant Olive oil Sea salt Italian seasoning Garlic Continue Reading

Lace Obsession

Gwynnie Bee cardigan

Well, my lace obsession continues with the lastest batch of clothes from Gwynnie Bee (the Netflix of clothes - here are all of my Gwynnie Bee posts). I sent back a chunk of items including the amazing all sequin skirt and red lace dress as those are more festive items and I have nowhere in the near future to wear them. Let's look at my latest box: INC. Cardigan c/o Gwynnie Bee Maxi Skirt by Old Navy Fitzwell Boots from Zappose Kiyonna Continue Reading