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,…

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…

Finally Back At the Gym: Post Baby Number Two

New Year new me! I’ll pass, how about I’m finally not exhausted, my baby finally enjoys being in her carrier, and I finally have a routine somewhat down. New year, new me is a great concept, if it works for you. I lean more toward everyday is a chance to be a better you, not…

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…

New Year, Big Announcements Baby!

2017 may have been one of the best years of my life so far. Aside from 2010, when my daughter entered my life, 2017 was right up there with the best of the best. I left an unhealthy marriage, moved to a new town, continued improving my health even further than I ever thought I…

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…

Quick & Easy Fruit Salsa Recipe

With Winter quickly approaching I’ve been trying to get as much fresh fruit into my diet as possible. Two reasons: it’s still kinda fresh (ish) and the boost of vitamin C is a must during the start of cold and flu season. I’ve never made my own salsa of any kind, I’m not even sure…

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…

Everything Pumpkin Spice

Sadly, October is almost at an end. However, with the end of October comes the best month ever, I could be biased, November! So what did October consist of you may ask? Pumpkin Spice Everything, and if you’re like me, you tried a lot of it. First, Whitey’s Pumpkin ice cream. So stinking good. 150…

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…