Adventures in weight loss, cooking and life

Getting to goal, one choice at a time …

A #WIAW with perfect timing

Day Three of tracking with My Fitness Pal is in the books, and it went pretty well. I was 300 calories under my allowance for the day. Ended up eating … Continue reading

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I’m still standing

… Barely. Healthy living is such a struggle for me these days. I have no motivation. None. Zero. Zip. Nada. I mean, I know the things I need to be doing … Continue reading

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Sliding into Home is out and about

Hi, all. Long time, no blog. But this time I have an excellent excuse. I’ve been busy getting ready for the release of Book 3 of my Love & Baseball … Continue reading

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I have a new rallying cry

Call it a rallying cry … or a mantra … or words to live by. No matter what you call it, Theodora‘s recent post, “On ‘Listening to Your Body’” is pure inspiration. … Continue reading

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Walking in an autumn wonderland

On Wednesday, I did something I’ve wanted to do for several years: I took a hike through a grove of maple trees in Oak Creek Canyon. As you might imagine, … Continue reading

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Starting over again — again

Long time, no blog. You know what that means … I’ve been struggling for too long. Drowning in a sea of “I can’ts” and “don’t wannas.” I’ve stretched myself too … Continue reading

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Choice I don’t want to make

I’ve come to a shocking conclusion: I can either get adequate sleep OR hit my very modest FitBit step goal. Both of them don’t seem to happen on the same … Continue reading

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Recipe is up at The Chicklets

I promised a recipe for the green bean dinner I shared in a photo earlier this week. Well, it’s up at Chicklets in the Kitchen now. The Chicklets, you might … Continue reading

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Losing weight is easy …

... if you're in a coma, maybe. Most of us have to work at it — every day and every minute. It's not easy to make the right choices, to drink water instead of (diet) soda, pick the grilled chicken sandwich instead of a burger or choose to get up and get moving instead of lounging around in bed. After too many months of making the wrong choices under the guise of dabbling with paleo eating, I've re-joined Weight Watchers (online). My choices may no longer be low-carb or Whole30 or paleo, but the concept is the same: I'm still getting closer to my goal weight one choice at a time.

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Please note that I’m not a doctor, registered dietitian or fitness expert. I'm merely sharing my experiences with weight loss, cooking and life. This is what works for me. That doesn't mean it will work for you. When it comes to your health and fitness, do your research.

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