November 14, 2018 was a surprising day for me. It was my friend/coworker’s birthday and I had decorated her office all things Chris Evans, AKA Captain America, and given her a package of her favorite fudge stripe cookies. After gushing over shirtless pictures of Mr. Evans plastered all over her office, she tore open the… Continue reading Fudge Stripe Cookies Now Taste Like Plastic
After several months of success on my What IF Diet Plan, I cringed at the phrase: “Breakfast is the most important meal the day.” Bull Crap! I’d lost more weight, gained more energy, and felt less hungry by skipping breakfast, (and eventually lunch,) so that statement had to be a bold-faced dirty lie. Surely cereal… Continue reading Breakfast is Still the Most Important Meal of My Day
As summer rolls in, and school winds down for both my kids and me, my husband and I have started maintaining our yard more. We absolutely love hosting cookouts and inviting friends and family over for Bar-B-Que, but our yard was a complete mess from several months of neglect over the busy school year. A… Continue reading Landfills and Bar-B-Que all on a Saturday
In my experience, intermittent fasting has very few downsides. It's convenient, cost-effective, flexible, and offers a host of health benefits. But as a mother of three very active little boys under the age of 12, there is one issue that I’ve run into several times since I started. As much as I hate to admit… Continue reading It’s all Fun and Games Until You Forget to Feed the Kids
Like most people, I became interested in fasting to lose weight. More specifically, to lose TONS of weight as QUICKLY as possible! Sound familiar? However, I soon learned that my What IF Diet Plan had nothing to do with losing weight, or any of the other physical benefits of fasting. Instead, my What IF Diet… Continue reading Take It One Half-Day a Time
A few weeks into my new eating schedule, I was having a very busy and productive day at work and like clockwork, I looked at the clock on my computer screen to see that it was 10 a.m. on the dot. Time for breakfast! Although, this time I realized that I was not hungry like… Continue reading Wait…I’m Actually Not Hungry?
When starting my What IF Diet Plan, I quickly learned that fasting is more about our thoughts and beliefs about food and nutrition, than it is about food itself. First of all, I thought there was absolutely no way that I could go without food for more than 10 hours, unless I had been sedated… Continue reading Push Yourself…But Not Too Far!
The more I tried to ignore the science behind fasting, the more drawn to it I became. I remembered in my earlier years how good I felt when I would go all day without eating and then enjoy a fulfilling meal with family and friends. I remembered how light I felt not having a full… Continue reading What IF…?
For the 2018 New Year, I continued to focus on being a happier, healthier, more passionate person. This was the first year that I didn’t even bother trying to lose weight or making a New Year’s resolution, which was quite liberating. I continued to attend my HIIT class 2-3 times a week, and was in… Continue reading 2018 – A New Year, a New Me, but Not How I Expected it.
Fast forward 8 years and 2 more kids later. My weight had fluctuated greatly over the years, from 150 pounds before being pregnant with my second son, to 220 pounds after giving birth to my third son. Almost three years after my third son was born, it finally stagnated around 200 pounds. By this point,… Continue reading I Want to “Want to” Lose Weight…but I Don’t Really Want to.