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 ...

Since I’ve turned 30…

Turning 30 was a huge personal milestone for me. To me, it signifies true adulthood. No more crazy shenanigans and no more excuses. Time to be mature and responsible without bitching about it. When I was in my 20s, I was in that between stage of child and adult. I guess I was a grown ...

Body Positivity Does Not Equal Healthy

Body Positivity is Killing Women One of my best friends shared this really interesting article on Facebook. It brings up a lot of interesting discussion points. At the risk of sounding like a hater and shamer, is promoting body positivity almost a crutch used by overweight women to stay as they are? Is it okay ...

My Body Hates Carbs

I've been on many diets in my life. I've tried the South Beach Diet, juicing, Paleo, Primal, juice cleanses, low carb, and many others. The pounds always come back. After turning thirty, I've also noticed an even slower metabolism than when I was in my twenties. What have I learned from my experiences? Preparation is ...

…But where are you really from?

So I get this annoying question, a lot, and not just from white people. I'm a Chinese-American born to immigrant parents. I went to public school. Was never forced to go to Chinese school. My parents worked a lot. I appreciate everything they've done for me. But along the way, I've learned to speak English ...

Meet Kit Kat, the Pudge Queen

Introducing my buddy, Kit Kat! She keeps me company and keeps my papers and books warm. She's so cute that she makes me forget about all the annoying things in life. But she can be a bitch. Still cute, though. I still love her.

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