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 ...

Surviving Life with Depression: How I Manage

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 better. In an effort to learn to love myself ...

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 ...

10 Motivational Quotes to Keep the Week Going

It's Wednesday! Hump day! I still can't believe it's only Wednesday, but at least it's not Monday. Whenever I get into a slump, I like to look up things that inspire or motivate me, like quotes. I've compiled a list of 10 quotations for some needed inspiration to keep me going on my journey. I've ...

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 ...

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