Fitness Wish List 2019

Note: This page contains Affiliate Links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. It is that time of year! The time of year when your loved ones ask you what you would like for Christmas. This year I am going for a fitness and health oriented list. As the new year begins andContinue reading “Fitness Wish List 2019”

20 Blog Followers – Thank You!

I started this blog less than a month ago. I started it so I could have a place to post my progress with my self improvement journey. I figured if I had a place to put down my progress, it would help hold me accountable to my goals. I honestly didn’t think though that anyoneContinue reading “20 Blog Followers – Thank You!”

Programming a Honeywell Thermostat

On my quest of self improvement, one of my goals was to be more self sufficient. This includes learning how to work the thermostat in our house. I will admit: The confounded contraption is confusing and not at all user friendly. My husband set the schedule on it, and I have just always left it.Continue reading “Programming a Honeywell Thermostat”

When a box meal equates to a GERD blunder

Note: While reading this, please keep in mind cooking is not my friend. I could burn almost anything, and trying to season things does not usually work well for me. This was an attempt to fix that with mixed results. 🙂 The other day, I was in the grocery store and passed a freezer chestContinue reading “When a box meal equates to a GERD blunder”

Coping with a Sugar Addiction

I have always had a sweet tooth. However, it has only been in recent years that the single sweet tooth has developed into a sweet mouth. I believe it came from stress. I started using sugar as a way to deal with the stress of my job. I don’t think I was aware of itContinue reading “Coping with a Sugar Addiction”

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I am working on getting content for this section, so please keep checking back! Thank you to everyone who visits my blog – you are the best. 🙂

My Diet Plan – Part 2

The DASH Diet Breakdown How much you can eat on the DASH diet depends on how many calories you want to intake. If you would like to read the full scoop of what the DASH diet entails, the Mayo Clinic has a great article on it. You can visit it here: https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/dash-diet/art-20048456 . I reallyContinue reading “My Diet Plan – Part 2”

My Diet Plan – Part 1

Alright, it is time to get serious. I know I need to be eating better, that the person who works at the local Einstein’s Bagels should not know me on a first name basis. It has been a slow road down this hole of fast and convenient foods. I know better: I know a lotContinue reading “My Diet Plan – Part 1”

Starting Out: The “Before” Me

This was the post I was not looking forward to. The “before” part where I have to face how far I have let my weight and eating habits slide. I will say – this is the most I have ever weighed in my life – including when I had a 9 pound baby inside me.Continue reading “Starting Out: The “Before” Me”

My GERD Story

GERD (which stands for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) is a condition where the bile from the stomach overflows into the tube connecting the mouth and the stomach. THe lower esophageal sphincter (LES) is the “lid” that keeps the bile within the stomach. With GERD, the LES doesn’t close all the way and the bile backs upContinue reading “My GERD Story”