My holiday strategy is going to build on everything I've learned in the last year, because apparently they worked okay.
Without a plan you will execute, you're just hoping for the best.
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
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
The following were my notes after my first three days of research and beginning to make changes to my eating. I had always said that I probably wasn't the type of person to tackle my weight issues until a health issue came up, and boy-howdy did it! I am *THIS CLOSE* to being diabetic and… Continue reading Weekend 1 of Lose the Buddha Belly: Getting a handle on the new diet