Week 9: Less than a month until my trip!

I've been slacking, I know...I've been distracted by my upcoming vacation. My last real vacation was last September so I am itching like crazy for some R & R. I'm going to Thailand and Hong Kong, and I absolutely can not wait!I know we'll be doing a lot of walking, so I'm really trying to ...

Week 8: Sometimes Being Healthy Just Sucks

This week, I was having one of those days where I just hated life. It was hard to get out of bed and I just wanted to hide away from the world. My limbs felt heavy and I just wanted to stuff my face with fries, pizza, and ice cream.These days, I realize, are the ...

Week 7: Breaking Up with the Scale

This whole journey is not just about losing weight. It's about knowing how to be far from perfect and still being able to succeed. One thing I've learned is that success is not a destination. It takes consistent effort and habit. It's also about the little triumphs. I'm still having difficulty allowing myself to have ...

Week 6: Baking is a Dangerous Hobby 

Week 6 of my health challenge journey is over. I'm just trying to stay on track after my indulgences from last weekend. Note to self: baking is a dangerous hobby to have while on a diet. Last week, I made cupcakes at a friend's house, and taste-tested almost everything! It was so good... BUT with ...

Week 5 Health Challenge Update and Happy Post-Friday!

We made it through this 4-day week! Is it just me or whenever it's a holiday weekend and we get a shorter week, it almost seems just as long or even longer than a regular five day week? Confession time... So I had a couple of cheat meals this week... I went out to dinner ...

Sunshine Blogger Award: Part 2

I am so excited and honored to have been nominated for my first blogger award, the Sunshine Blogger Award! Thanks again Julie! Check out her awesome blog! Rules: Thank blogger(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you. Nominate 11 new blogs to ...

My Health Challenge: Friday Check-In

I weighed myself this morning and I am down another 2 lbs! I can't believe it. I honestly didn't think I'd lose anything this week; I had eaten a lot last weekend due to birthday celebrations. I still tried to stay away from high carbohydrate foods, but I did allow myself to cheat with some ...

Sunshine Blogger Award: Part 1

I've been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by Julie! Her blog, In The Wild Los Angeles, is a very diverse lifestyle blog that includes photography, reviews, travel, and various other interesting, fun tidbits. It really showcases her writing talent and creativity. Thank you Julie for the nomination! I'm still a very amateur blogger learning as I ...

Surviving Life with Depression: How I Manage

Originally posted on Be Healthy Live Happy Feel Free:
There is such a stigma associated with depression or any type of mental health issue. I’m always wary about talking about my depression because I almost feel ashamed of myself. For some reason I feel like it’s my fault I feel this way. But I know…

Health Challenge Update Week 3

It's check-in day! I weighed myself this morning and I'm down 2 lbs from last week. I'll take it! I also lost another inch from my waist. I didn't work out as much as I wanted to this week, but I've been sticking to my diet plan, which is 80% of the battle, so I'm ...

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