My Healthy Living Journey

Restriction Vs Self Love

I baked cookies this weekend for the essential oils class, and there are still some leftover. Yesterday, those cookies kept catching my attention.  Had this been a year ago, or maybe even 6 months ago, those cookies would've been gone by Monday afternoon.  If you didn't know better, you'd think this post is about self… Continue reading Restriction Vs Self Love

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Setbacks Are Not Failures

Sometimes I forget I've only been on this journey for a few months.  It feels like it's been forever and how could I possibly go back to old habits.  But that's just not practical.  Success is not a linear path; there are setbacks, but those setbacks don't automatically equate to failure. While I don't necessarily… Continue reading Setbacks Are Not Failures

My Healthy Living Journey

Did TV tell you to binge?

I've been spinning this thought around in my head for awhile now, and I've struggled to put it into words, so forgive me if this isn't a fully baked idea. I'm not a fan of blame shifting.  We are all responsible for our choices and how we allow outside influences to affect us, but I… Continue reading Did TV tell you to binge?

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Fed + Fit Project, Week 3 Recap

These past 3 weeks have flown by, and yet it also feels like I've been doing this forever.  I have one week left of the Fed + Fit Project, and after that I have some exciting new things happening in my life that will also likely affect how I eat, so more to come on… Continue reading Fed + Fit Project, Week 3 Recap

My Healthy Living Journey

Can You Love Your Body and Still Lose Weight?

The "Body Positive" movement that we know today started as women (and probably men) fighting against anti-fat dogma that forced everyone who wasn't a size 2 into whichever diet was popular at the time.  An article from Fusion.tv says that the movement has roots as early as the late 19th century with women who refused… Continue reading Can You Love Your Body and Still Lose Weight?