The ball has dropped, the Rose Bowl is over and now it’s time for me to take stock of last year and plan for the year ahead. Reflection is such a necessary part of life for me. It’s in my nature to constantly evaluate what I’m doing, what I’m happy with, and where I need… Read More 24 Goals for 2016 (2 per Month)
Every January, my company does a weight loss challenge. I’ve talked before about how that challenge was a great jumping off point for me in my experience with paleo. This year, several of my co-workers decided to try a paleo while competing in the challenge, but one – Dianna – went all in! She was strict… Read More Another Perspective: What Happened When My Co-Worker Tried Paleo
Winter finally came to Iowa last night, with snow and sub zero temperatures for the first time this winter. I’m happy to stay inside this morning, as my phone is telling me it currently “feels like” -18 degrees outside with the wind chill. It’s a perfect time for me to reflect on the last two… Read More Two Years Later: 7 Things My Weight Loss Journey Has Taught Me
Hearing someone call me brave, even if it was only one person, was so much better than being called smart a million times.… Read More What Is A Growth Mindset and Why Is It So Important?
It was never my goal to weigh less but still feel like crap.… Read More If Your Eye Twitches for 3 Weeks, It’s Time to Re-evaluate…
Hope has been on my mind. Redemption. Lost causes. (Do they exist?) And where and how to begin when the mess on your hands is crazy big. Like a mountain.… Read More How to Climb a Mountain (Not Really But Kinda)
**Below is an exert from an article I wrote for my company newsletter in January of 2014 in preparation for our annual office “Get Healthy” challenge, with a few minor tweaks to better fit this platform. I hope it will inspire my readers to start the process of change and have the patience to see… Read More How to Succeed at Losing Weight