Sure, I'm running to the bathroom every hour and a half, but it is a small price to pay for the benefits. Water is Basic Number One.
How I've been meal prepping my weeks while I've been in evening rehearsals.
When I decided to change my diet last year, I knew I needed to do so in a way that I could live with for the rest of my life. Massive, sweeping changes weren't going to be sustainable for me. In the past, I joined Weight Watchers and tried their method, but I could never… Continue reading The Big List of Small Habits – diet & health edition
A lot of folks have asked me what program I'm using to lose the weight. (62 lbs in a year, as of today). And I never have an easy answer for them. I can't say I'm doing KETO or Weight Watchers or HerbaLife or anything like that. Last year, I armed myself with some basic… Continue reading Tools I’ve used to lose weight and improve my diet this year.
I had my annual check up and labs done again last week. Weight: 219 lbs (down 58 lbs from last year) Blood Pressure: 120/70 (down from 135/90 last year) Cholesterol – 235 (down from 273 last year) LDL: 161 (down from 205 – significant improvement, but still borderline high) HDL: 41 (up from 39 –… Continue reading One Year Diet Check-In: Who I am now
"Something I thought I'd never see in my refrigerator: a "salad bar". I'm coming up on 1 year of changing my diet and working on my health. Also coming up on 60 lbs lost. I'm still struggling some days, and in some months change is slower than others. But I've learned that commitment doesn't mean… Continue reading Mastering the Salad
Tomorrow I'm supposed to hit the ground running because Rogue Festival is literally eight short weeks away and January is when my schedule becomes overwhelmingly busy. But in terms of the diet and exercise, I've been in maintenance mode since Thanksgiving. The Win: I've actually lost 3 lbs since Thanksgiving. That's about .5 lbs per… Continue reading Food Prep 1/1/18, this week’s menu, and how to make juicy chicken breasts
Well, it has been a couple of months since my last update, so I thought I'd catch up tonight. First, the past month has been a slog as far as my eating is concerned. I had a five days at a conference in San Diego with a foodie companion just before Thanksgiving and ever since… Continue reading Fridge Clean-Out Food Prep 12/17/17 + Maintaining during the holidays + Fruit Bake
Finally had my follow up labs done to see how the weight loss and “re-balance” of my diet has affected my health. Weight: 240 lbs (down 37 lbs) Blood Pressure: 120/70 (down from 135/90 in May) Cholesterol - 235 (down to borderline range from high range) LDL: 161 (down from 205 - significant improvement, but… Continue reading Check In and Lab Work – 10/18/17 + Facebook suggests recipe sites
September 10, 2017: Current weight 247. Reached my first goal, losing 10% of my weight. Total: 27 lbs down. As of last week, my calorie goals are 1440 per day during the week and 1600 on the weekends. The last two weeks' food plan looks like this: And yes, I do write this stuff out.… Continue reading Food Prep 9/10/17 and How to Make Balsamic Chicken Thighs