271.

271. On October 20th I weighed in at 271. I now have 60 lbs to lose to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight. I’d like to offer up 1,000 different excuses: life, kids, work, no time…but there aren’t any. I’ve been eating like crap, not going the gym, and had almost zero energy. The only,…

Breaking Bad Habits: Fast Food

Anyone else being lazy and eating like crap…..no….I’m the only one? So I’ve been way too lazy on the meal prepping, cooking, packing lunch, whatever you want to call it. I haven’t been doing it. I could use every excuse under the sun: I work too much, we have dance and sports, or I don’t…

Worth.

Today is one of those days. It can go one of two ways. Let someone else rip apart that last shred of self confidence I’ve been clinging to for quite a while and become the negative catty Lindsay, or say fuck this and say I’m better off without it. Maybe I’ve been holding onto something…

What Helped Me Lose 100 Pounds.

There is no magic pill. There is no magic shake, tea, or drink. There is only consistency and work. After losing over 125 lbs in one year I find myself a little on the fluffier side again. Now that baby is 8 months old it’s time to get serious again. I’ve been maintaining my current…

Surviving the Winter Blues

As I sat down to write this post it started to snow. Again. Yes it’s Iowa. Yes it’s Winter. I know all of this. I’ve known it my whole life. The problem is the Winter Blues are real. January and February feel like the longest months of the year. Even if we don’t get record…

Your One Stop Shop For Thyroid Health Information

Anyone else tired of scanning the entire internet for good thyroid health information? I was completely overwhelmed with all the info so to save you some time, here are some things I found helpful. I’ve compiled a list of all the helpful sites, Pinterest Boards, and Facebook Groups that I’ve found informative. If you’d like…

My Hypothyroidism Story: The Quick Version

“Hypothyroidism is when the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormones to meet the needs of the body. The thyroid is underactive. Thyroid hormones regulate metabolism, or the way the body uses energy. If thyroxine levels are low, many of the body’s functions slow down.” -Medical News Today ‘What is Hypothyroidism?’ By James McIntosh…

Lazy Meal Prep: One Day of Meals

Number one question I get asked, “What diet are you on?” Answer, “I’m not on a diet, I eat what I want. I try to avoid junk, but if I eat it I eat a small portion. I try to include a protein, fruit, or veggie in each meal. Sometimes all three.” That might not…

Mom, It’s Okay To Be A Little Selfish.

I’m a year in, over 100 pounds lost, and feeling great. I’ve gotten so much positive response and encouragement, really it’s great. I’ve had a lot of support and hardly any negativity, but there is one question that’s been getting harder and harder to answer. This question has become more about defending myself than simply…

Quick Weekend Meal Prep.

Here is what September looked like for me. Went to the big rivalry game of the Iowa State Cyclones vs. The Iowa Hawkeyes. Unfortunately as you can see (bottom left) my team lost. Go State! Mid September my daughter and I had to say goodbye to our dog, Blaze. He was with me for almost…