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Monday, February 23, 2015      1 comments

Just a quick note. I've been getting a lot of comments and advice, all very much appreciated, but I'd like clarify that I am NOT using unemployment benefits. I would NEVER quit my job and then go on unemployment, no matter how difficult the wor... Read more

Unemployed: Day 1

Monday, February 23, 2015      5 comments

So it's Day 1 and I'm torn between loving being home (it's snowing...AGAIN...), being bored and being anxious. I'm going to list some positives of being home and how I'm going to take advantage of this opportunity. I had a great job interview ... Read more

Diving into the unknown

Saturday, February 14, 2015      2 comments

It's been a very crazy month. Unfortunately, my weight loss has been at a stand-still because of the stress but I am back at it and determined to be at goal by December of this year. I put in my notice at my job and my last day is Februa... Read more


Friday, January 30, 2015      4 comments

Well, I obviously had a bit of a hiccup this week as far as eating right. It's been a horrendously stressful week, and I acknowledge that I slipped back into bad habits for a few days. Today is going to be a tough one for me, because it may be... Read more

The positives of having to lose weight AGAIN!

Saturday, January 17, 2015      4 comments

I was looking through some pictures of me after the first time I lost a bunch of weight and surprisingly, instead of feeling angry or regretful about gaining it back, I felt empowered and excited for the renewed energy to do it all over again. ... Read more


Saturday, January 10, 2015      2 comments

Well, it looks like I lost a nice chunk this week! I know not all weeks will be like this, but it's definitely a great motivator. I'm sitting here waiting for my trainer to get here, and I'm feeling very optimistic. She's going to take ... Read more

I don't want to snack, I don't want to snack...

Monday, January 05, 2015      2 comments

Oh crap, I DO want to snack!!! So I'm sitting at my desk in my office reminding myself that feeling skinny will feel so much better than chips will taste right now. I'm trying to stay strong, and so far I have succeeded! Having a gorgeous diamon... Read more

If I had a nickel...

Sunday, January 04, 2015      3 comments

...for every time I blogged about starting over, I'd be a wealthy woman! But there it is...I'm starting over AGAIN. I know it's better than not starting over at all. I have a whole new motivation this time around. The first time I lost... Read more

I actually threw out my leftovers!!!

Saturday, November 29, 2014      2 comments

Yes, my friends, it's true. I threw out my leftover Alfredo! My bf and I went out to eat last night and I splurged on Alfredo w/ broccoli. It was delicious and I didn't feel guilty about eating that and too many pieces of bread. We went to a... Read more

Thanksgiving 2014 is off to a great start!

Thursday, November 27, 2014      2 comments

Good morning and Happy Thanksgiving!!! I started off the day by ordering my friend, my boyfriend and myself all Fitbit Flexes. I used to have a Fitbit One, but lost it in a horrific laundry accident. My friend suggested the Flex because... Read more

A+ for today!

Monday, November 24, 2014      3 comments

First, I'd like to thank those of you who read and responded to my blog last night. I desperately needed the words of encouragement. So I had my first truly on-plan day in a while today. I woke up and worked out, went into work with som... Read more

Changing my attitude...

Sunday, November 23, 2014      5 comments

"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude." -Maya Angelou I have realized that I am burned out with my current job. I love being a social worker, but I can't work for this company anymore. I wa... Read more

Stress and Taco Bell kicked my a$$ today!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014      4 comments

Well, I think the title of this blog just about sums it up. I had a hugely stressful day at work today. After eating super healthy all day, my boyfriend and I caved and went to Taco Bell. I'm a social worker and am in the middle of a massive ... Read more

Starting over...for the last time!

Saturday, November 15, 2014      2 comments

I am starting over for what feels like the millionth time! As I type this I'm also sending a text to my lovely friend Zana to tell her that I'd like to join her in her quest to lose 15# by Christmas. I think that's a good short-term goal. My ... Read more

Feeling extremely bummed!

Saturday, October 25, 2014      3 comments

So, my boyfriend and I were switching out some dressers today. Obviously this involved taking out all of my clothes to transfer them to the new dresser. Well, I was shocked and appalled to find that I had a TON of clothes...most of which don't... Read more

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