My Weight-Loss Journey

Weight-Loss part 10: Oh, the pain of the holidays

Happy New Year! I hope this finds everyone happy and healthy, rested, and ready to kick 2023 into high gear. For most of us, January marks a time to reset. I don't believe in resolutions I'll never keep, but I do believe in getting back to the things that work best. Enjoy this, and comment on something that resonates with you!

My Weight-Loss Journey

Weight-Loss part 9: The 5(ish)-pound swing

It's hard to believe a whole year has passed since my first Weight-Loss Journey post!. In those 365 days, a lot of life has happened. There have been many opportunities for me to trash the whole weight-loss plan and gorge myself in response to life's ups and downs. I'm glad I didn't.

My Weight-Loss Journey

Weight-Loss part 7: Talking About Fiber

Part of any weight-loss nutrition plan is understanding how the different components affect your body's metabolism and functioning. It's very complex with lots of moving parts, and is enough to send anyone running for a bowl of ice cream with sprinkles to soothe your weary soul. I've been working seriously on improving my health through nutrition and I want to share some of the things I've learned. Maybe it will inspire someone else on their journey. I'm not a doctor, or a nutritionist, or any sort of expert. I'm just a regular 50-year-old woman trying to figure out what works for me. I hope there's some helpful information here for you.

My Weight-Loss Journey

Weight-Loss part 4: Can You Give Up Tracking?

One of the strategies I used, fairly religiously, when I was in the weight-loss zone was tracking my food. It had become a daily habit which kept me honest and accountable. There was rarely a day or a meal that didn't get logged. Though laborious, I got so used to the process that it became like brushing my teeth or putting deodorant on; it was just something I did every day. Until now.

My Weight-Loss Journey

Weight-Loss part 2: Remembering What Works

Understanding the habits you must adjust and/or maintain to keep your weight and overall health in check. These habits are both mental and physical, require thought, planning, and daily mindfulness in order to get to and stay in your healthy weight zone.  Here’s a little summary of some of the main the strategies I’m using on a daily basis.

Family · Self Care

A new chapter in parenting

t’s been a long time coming. We hadn’t been away from the house for more than several of hours, much less an overnight. For a long stretch, maybe 5 or 6 years, we have had so many reasons to stay home. Kids, anxious pets, viral pandemic - they all gave us more than enough pause to do anything that was just the two of us.

Self Care

Smile – COVID Hasn’t Won

For the first time in over a year and a half, I dropped my daughter off at her theatre camp program in Nyack and went for a long walk. For years, this was a regular practice of mine; drop her off, park in my special secret free parking spot, and either start walking or take… Continue reading Smile – COVID Hasn’t Won