Hey, At Least I Tried…

Today was the first official “celebration day” of my new diet and lifestyle.

I say “celebration day” instead of “cheat day” because I don’t view this particular concession of my diet as an opportunity to cheat. Yes, I am allowed one serving of food that has been “banned” from my day to day diet, but the goal has always been to adhere to my diet as much as possible each and every day.

If I find myself waking up on a holiday, my birthday, or a super special occasion worth celebrating, and I simply cannot take another breath without having one of my “banned” foods… fine. However, I have already made up my mind to be extra mindful about the choices I make on those particular rare days.

However, it is precisely this kind of mindset that got me into trouble at dinner this evening.

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Saying Hello To My New Diet

In the great words of Shakespeare’s Juliet, “Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say goodnight till it be morrow.”

This week, I’ve said goodbye to many foods and drinks. Some were old favorites that I will surely miss, but most were items that I’ve been meaning to eliminate from my diet for quite awhile. 

As much as I’ve tried to avoid giving certain foods their pink slips, I have finally come to the conclusion that their dismissal is a critical, unavoidable step to creating the body I desire.

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Running With Scissors: Why I’m Suddenly Cutting “Everything” From My Diet.

This is the moment that I’ve been dreading for a really long time.

In my mind, it is the point of no return. I’m either going to go all the way in or accept an early defeat. As tempting as it is to want to forfeit, I simply can’t. 

I don’t know. Maybe I’m too stuck on the images in my head, obstinately charging ahead with overambitious plans and no safety net.

Or… perhaps this is the exact type of attitude that will carry me through. Perhaps my goals aren’t unrealistic and far fetched at all. 

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I Can See The Light: A Month Two Review + A Thank You!

Now that I have embarked on the third month of my weight loss journey, it is time to take a look at the last 30 days. 

For anyone who is trying to lose weight or meet a particular fitness goal, I highly recommend keeping notes about your physical progress, as well as your mental/emotional ups and downs as you go along.

Although pictures of bodily changes may speak louder than words, nothing can replace the benefits of being able to go back and trace your various changes over time. After all, improving your health and transforming your body is just as much a mental feat as a physical one. 

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Tightrope Walker: Trying To Balance Weight Loss And Everyday Life Is A Major Fail

Hi, guys! Before we jump into the new week, I just want to wish all of my fellow Americans a very happy Memorial Day! I know it’s pretty late now and the day is nearly over (or perhaps completely over, if you’re reading this after the fact), but I still hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. 🇺🇸

I know I went MIA on Friday (sorry!), but there’s A LOT going on in my life right now that usually isn’t. I’m trying my best to juggle everything and acclimate to the change in pace, but it hasn’t been going very well. 😂

Even though I’m not the type of girl that likes to plan life out (at all), I desperately need to create and stick to a schedule, like, pronto. In fact, that’s exactly what we’re going to talk about today: balance and my lack thereof.

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Baby Steps.

Today was the first day that I have attempted to run in a very, very, very long time.

I’m not in the hospital, sooo… it must have gone okay. 🚑 ♿️ 😂

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Doin’ It For: The Fashion

In the last post of this series, I shared a desire to celebrate my future thinner body by taking a trip to the French Riviera. But as you could have guessed, a sun-kissed vacay isn’t the only reason that I wish to lose weight.

Today, I am going to share another source of motivation for me during this weight loss journey, and boy oh boy, is it a big one.

Fashion.

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What Is That Smell??

Throughout my weight loss journey, I have experienced a number of changes.

Changes in the way I feel.

Changes in the way I look.

Changes in the way I eat.

Changes in the way I think.

Changes in the way I live.

For the most part, the changes I’ve witnessed so far are totally on par with what a person who is trying to lose weight should expect to see. However, nothing could have prepared me for the weirdest change yet. 😳

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Under The Weather…

Hi, guys! Just dropping in to apologize for yesterday (and quite possibly tomorrow). I was unable to post due to feeling a bit out of sorts. A sudden change in the weather has really messed me up; it’s not uncommon for me to get sick during season transitions. 

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