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The first photo is Easter 2016 & the second is Easter 2018! I’m so thankful & proud that I took control of my health. The journey has been full of ups & downs – definitely not linear, but here we are… heading in the right direction! This one 😳 pretty scary to share! The first photo was March 2015- right before my very first round of the Whole30 program. The left was… Read More

What happens when you overeat? You are trying so hard to stop at satisfied & then all of a sudden, you’ve overeaten 😳 it happens. In fact, it’s going to happen. It will probably happen more than you want it to because learning your body’s hunger signals takes some practice. So what do you do next? Don’t panic. Don’t beat yourself up. Definitely don’t make this mean anything about you as a… Read More

Yesterday, I said that a key to losing weight is to make a food plan. I wanted to elaborate on what exactly that looks like. Literally, all you need to do is grab a sheet of paper or your phone & write out what you plan to eat for B/L/D + any snacks or alcoholic beverages you plan to drink. Make your plan very simple & very realistic. The key to sticking… Read More

In keeping with my April goals, I thought I’d do a quick post on what I’m eating. One of those goals was to have a lower carb breakfast & lunch, so here’s what we’ve got for today— Lunch is leftover Whole30 compliant Hibachi Chicken from Alex at The Defined Dish — the sauce is everything, y’all! I drink a ton of water + cold brew coffee with collagen peptides. I also had… Read More

Wanting to lose weight can be so overwhelming, especially if you have a lot of weight to lose. Today, I want to share with you 4 simple things you can start doing to jump start your weight loss. MAKING A FOOD PLAN  The first key to losing weight is planning out your meals the night before. This is so easy, y’all. Simply get a sheet of paper or use the notes app… Read More

I am going to start posting my weekly weigh-ins here! Once I am at goal, I will plan on doing a monthly update. I actually do weigh myself every morning. I have conditioned myself to look at the scale as a tool. It’s just data. It does not mean anything about me. I don’t let it control my emotions. I weigh mostly to see my trends. The app I use to track… Read More

Growing up, I was always overweight. Not morbidly obese, but always just a little bigger than most of my friends. I honestly remember being in preschool & hoping that my teacher could pick me up to carry me to the bus one day when it was raining. What 4 or 5 year old has those thoughts? Me, apparently. The summer before my 21st birthday was my first experience trying to lose weight…. Read More