Weight Loss Tips

How to Avoid Over Eating After Kids Go to Bed

How to Avoid Over Eating After Kids Go to Bed

Evenings can be one of the most dangerous times for parents trying to lose weight. Once the kids are in bed and you finally have a moment to relax, it feels good to enjoy a snack in front of the TV. The problem is most parents go for a sweet or salty snack that will not help them reach their goals. Take a minute to ask yourself if that snack is really what you want right now.

5 Tips to Love Yourself More Today

5 Tips to Love Yourself More Today

After losing 175 pounds I have grown to love myself so much more, and I really want to share with other people who are facing a weight issue, or any issue that has caused you to be depressed and lose respect for yourself, you deserve more! I have a long way to go on my fitness journey, but one thing that has been heavy on my mind today is extreme thankfulness for the improvements in my relationships. When you love yourself more you open your heart to accept love of others and you are able to return love genuinely, with more energy, passion, and excitement. Take some time today to LOVE YOURSELF! Here are five tips to love yourself more today!

The #1 Change I Made to Lose Over 150 pounds- the most important thing!

The #1 Change I Made to Lose Over 150 pounds- the most important thing!

The people who hurt me don't matter. The people who once judged me don't matter. The people who still judge me don't even matter! None of those people get to live my life. I lost weight for myself! I did this for myself because I wanted to be a happier person and be a better mom, a better wife, a better daughter, and a better friend to the people who do matter. 

3 Years of New Years Resolutions

3 Years of New Years Resolutions

It took me a full year of working on myself to be fully inspired- but in January 2017 I had a plan, I had intention, and I was ready! I started by creating a set of important goals. I kept track of every step along the way- recipes, stories, workouts, calories, ideas. Now I realize these steps that I have been tracking can be followed by anyone.

How I Took Total Control of Binge Eating

How I Took Total Control of Binge Eating

Binge eating is not the same as eating an extra piece of cake at a party or going back for seconds at dinner time. It is a life threatening disorder that involves eating large quantities of food, quickly, to the point of discomfort. Like me, most people with binge eating disorder feel a lot of shame and guilt for this. 

My Best Exercise for Weight Loss

My Best Exercise for Weight Loss

The beautiful view of nature as far as the eye could see brought me to tears the first time I hiked up Round Valley. It was late March and the hills were completely green, wildflowers were blooming, the sky was perfect, and the trees looked like a painting. I cried for the beauty all around me, but also because of so much more. I cried because life had just thrown many difficult hurdles at me, the biggest one being that I lost my job the day before. I cried because I was exhausted. I was 250 pounds the first time I did that hike. It was so strenuous for me. However, above all, I cried because I was proud of myself.