It was not an easy decision, by any means. The funny thing is, doctors have been encouraging me to get weight loss surgery for years but I never wanted to – like so many I thought it was the “easy way out”. I wanted to do this on my own. I wanted the accolades for… Read More My Decision to have Weight Loss Surgery
I absolutely love burgers! However, I haven’t had a red meat burger in a while as we are trying to make healthier choices and eat more plant-based foods. Of course, we are not going completely plant-based, however, slow and steady changes can make a difference. So we’ve swapped our regular burgers for veggie burgers. I’m… Read More Morningstar Prime Grillers with Cheese and Sautéed Mushrooms
“What is it like…to be you?” No one ever asked me that before. Sitting across the room from her on the uncomfortable violet couch staring at her decorative wooden clock. I told her what it felt like…to feel driven by addiction to food and working on recovery from my eating disorder. To rarely feel satiety.… Read More Therapy Talks: What is it like to be you?
Good fabulous Sunday Mor….Um…..Afternoon! I thought I would share our meal plan for the next two weeks with you all so you can see what’s going down in our budget and our bellies lol. This is our breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack plan with no fast food or outside purchases. We are still slowly phasing… Read More Need Meal Plan Inspiration? Two Weeks, $75 a Week Meal with all meals from home.
You know me, if it’s cheap, filling, and healthy…..I’m all on board! Well, there is absolutely no better frugal food than beans and with so many ways to jazz them up, you’ll never get bored. One of my favorite ways to transform beans that I find on sale is to combine them into a hearty,… Read More Quick and Easy 4 Bean Chili: A Frugal Yet Healthy Dish
You see it, I see it, we all see it. Women smiling, taking selfies, gathering around friends, posting pictures across all social media platforms. They are living their lives, one day at a time, capturing those memories and giving us glimpses into their precious moments. But there’s one small issue… apparently… if the woman is… Read More Is the body positive movement glorifying obesity?
“Admire the beauty in others without questioning your own” – unknown Yes, it’s possible. It’s possible to look at another woman (or man, if you’re a male reading this) and admire something they have without doubting your own beauty or pulling your own life into question. In a room full of flowers, I can… Read More Admiring the beauty of others: A lesson on comparison
Affirmations, some people hear that word and their eyes immediately roll into the back of their heads. “You’ve got to be kidding me, repeating this BS over and over will suddenly change my life? Do you want me to wear yoga pants and drink green tea too?” The truth is, you practice daily affirmations to… Read More Using Affirmations to Change Negative Self Talk
Budget Meal Prep: Breakfast Sandwiches There is always a discussion in the health community on whether or not you should skip breakfast. With intermittent fasting growing in popularity, more people are choosing to forego their 9am breakfast and eat around 11am. Well, the truth is, even in that scenario you are still eating your breakfast… Read More Budget Meal Prep: Breakfast Sandwiches
When you’re following a meal plan, most will ask you to incorporate a healthy snack into your day. This helps you avoid the mid-morning or mid-afternoon slumps and will keep your metabolism stoked as you go about your activities. For me, this meant adding in more food…. which meant…..spending more money….. which I hate! So,… Read More 5 Budget Friendly Snacks For You To Try