Category: Health

Bad Food, Bad Mood: Getting Back on Track

Finally, I'm back! I’ve been in a funk lately and I know I really need to get back on track. I was feeling down, tired and moody, probably because of all the junk I've been eating. It's a vicious cycle. What I eat makes me tired, and when I'm tired, I go for what's convenient ...

Weeks 10, 11 & 12: An Introvert at the Gym

It's been a couple of weeks and I'm just brain dead. As you can probably gather, I'm just literally counting down the minutes to my trip. I am still trying to generally eat pretty healthy, but I know that once I'm back from my trip, I'll need to do a full-on diet and challenge reset. ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Living Low Carb: Week 2 Update

It's been two weeks since I started a low carb diet regimen as part of my health challenge. I'm still alive and I haven't gone crazy. I can say that I think that my mood has been okay, but you may want to ask my husband. He would know better... So how am I still ...

Health Challenge Weekend Update…

Forgive me... This is my first confession... I learned something over the weekend. So before I confess, I want to refer back to my rules that I came up with for my health challenge from a previous post of mine, "My last dessert... Weight Loss Challenge to ensue." Health Challenge Rules (or shall we say guidelines?)  ...

My Health Challenge Progress and 10 Things that I’ve Noticed So Far

I officially started my health challenge on Monday to eat clean and be more active in an effort to improve myself physically (and hopefully mentally). It's only Friday but I've already noticed a few things after starting this challenge. I'm tired and cranky. I'm not getting the fast energy source from the bad carbohydrates. My ...

My Last Dessert… Weight Loss Challenge to Ensue

That ice cream was so fricken delicious. I savored it as Kit Kat attempted to nudge her way in under my spoon arm to get a lick of my delectable dessert. But her annoying persistence did not take away from my enjoyment. So I finished about half the pint. I'm not going to let myself ...