You may, or may not know this, but sleep has a huge affect on weight loss and fitness. The ideal amount of sleep for weight loss is 7 hours. As you get older you need a bit less, but that is the optimal amount to keep your metabolism running well. A lot of people react… Continue reading Best Sleep Tips for Weight Loss and Fitness
1. Water Bottle is KEY. Have a bottle with you at all times, ideally one you can easily refill, that doesn’t leak or have condensation etc. I work from home so I use my favorite mason jar, bu when I head out I use a BPA free one with a hook so I can… Continue reading How to Stay Hydrated in Cold Weather
The Thanksgiving holiday is usually associated with overeating. It’s all about food! This wouldn’t be so bad, except it’s immediately followed by a 3 day weekend for many people, which means “getting back on track” is left for Monday. That leaves us 3 extra days of left overs, pie for breakfast, extra treats and general… Continue reading 5 Ways to Get Back on Track After a Holiday Binge
With the Thanksgiving holiday coming up, many people see it as a day to take off from their goals, because of tradition or other reasons. One of the reasons I’ve managed to keep off over 100 pounds, is because I’ve made healthy swaps, and new traditions. I did some research and found a list of… Continue reading 5 Healthy Thanksgiving Food Swaps
This is a very common concern, and it’s possible, with your current habits, and current spending, you might not see the available money. I totally get that! I spent most my money on Taco Bell, vodka, and cable TV when I was starting my journey, so I am not saying a thing. What I can… Continue reading I Can’t Afford a Challenge Group: What Should I Do?
Most people know that I usually cook all of our food. Even with traveling for a year, in our car, I had my slow cooker, my “good knife” and a plan lol. However, even then, it wasn’t perfect. Getting pregnant changed things quite a bit too, since there were many things that immediately turned me… Continue reading Healthiest Frozen Foods in a Pinch
I am not sure if you know that I spent years struggling with eating disorders, but I have a lot of experience in this arena. I was bulimic, in high school, sprinkled with long bouts of anorexia, and then as an adult just became a straight out binge eater. At my heaviest, I was also… Continue reading Top 5 Best Books for Emotional Eating
I’m not sure about you, but potlucks have always been a part of my life. Whether it was working in a call center, where it’s ALWAYS someone’s birthday lol, or family and friends. These tend to increase 10 fold over the holiday season. Add in a Friendsgiving, a Secret Santa or White Elephant, that Halloween… Continue reading Top 10 Potluck Party Survival Tips
If you are anything like me, you are counting down the days until the election is over, so you can have Facebook back. It’s so painful on Facebook right now, that I don’t even want to go on there. The thing is, there are pages I LOVE, groups I run, and friends and family… Continue reading 5 Ways to Avoid Political Posts on Facebook
This weekend is my 2 year wedding anniversary. September pretty much wraps up the infamous “wedding season” that runs through the summer, and the invites stop showing up in the mail for a bit. All these brides (and let’s be real, bridesmaids too) that were so focused on fitting into that dress, find themselves going into cold weather, and “food… Continue reading 5 Ways to Avoid Weight Gain After the Wedding!