Mindset: Happy

I haven’t posted in a while. It isn’t because I fell into the Dark Place. It isn’t because I’ve been so busy. I’ve been… happy. I stopped using my food diary. I stopped weighing myself on a regular basis. I stopped forcing myself to...

Stuck in the sand

Definitely hit a plateau. For a solid month I’ve been stuck on 214 pounds. I’ve been keeping my calorie intake between 1,250-1,500, taking long morning walks frequently, drinking at least 100 ounces of water and keeping my carb intake under 100g. Still,...

Review: ‘I Feel Pretty’

I remember seeing previews months ago for the Amy Schumer rom-com ‘I Feel Pretty.’ It looked humerous, but almost like a female version of ‘Shallow Hal.’ I was hesitant to watch it because I didn’t want the message to be “oh just...

Apron Belly

Ever since I gave birth I’ve looked like a deflated balloon. The massive pregnant belly just had a baby removed from it and everything else just dropped.  Literally. I didn’t even know the name for it until I went into a Google rabbit hole trying to figure...

Post Menstrual Weight Loss

I was concerned about a plateau. It had been a couple weeks and I was stuck at 217 pounds. I knew it was likely period water retention, so I didn’t worry about it. Turns out my instincts were right. Within a day of my new cycle, a couple pounds just melted off....

Working Through Plateaus

I’ve hit a bit of a plateau. It isn’t completely remarkable yet and it is completely attributable. Namely, I stopped losing that 1 pound a week as PMS started. I fully expect that once Aunt Flow has had her way with me that I’ll be back on track with...