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Keeping a Food Journal

I’m a big advocate of keeping a food journal instead of logging your food. A journal encourages you to work through your feelings, but logging details can sometimes lead us down a dangerous path. Obsessing over Details For many of us, food has become a substitute for love, companionship, or mental stimulation. Or eating has …

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Getting Past Scale Anxiety

For me, scale anxiety was one of the major obstacles to my weight loss. This is why we’re weighing in daily for the Love Your Body Challenge. Why We Weigh in Daily I’m not a fan of logging meals or meticulously counting carbs, calories, or anything else. It goes against my basic philosophy that getting …

Gut Health and Your Weight

2020 was a tough year for most of us. For me, it started before Covid restrictions. In January, I lost an old friend to cancer, and in February, my husband and I were hit with what we thought was a new and particularly horrible strain of the flu. In the past, the flu never took …

How I Lost 7 Inches

Whenever I share pictures of my progress, the first thing people ask is “How did you do it?” The short answer is that I got healthy. The complete answer is just too long for Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media platform. This is a picture of me in early 2015. I don’t actually have …

Learning to Love Myself

For Lent this year, I decided to give up being so hard on myself.  It’s only been in the last six months that I’ve realized just how hard I really am on myself. When I was 17, I thought I was fat. I wasn’t alone. Most teenage girls have poor self-images. We’re bombarded all day …