When Sugar Treats = Happy Memories

It is that magical time of the year when the coffee shops get peppermint white-chocolate mochas on the menu. That first sip that tells you it is indeed time for the merriment of the holidays just around the corner. Holding the warm cup in your hands as you watch the snow dance gracefully along theContinue reading “When Sugar Treats = Happy Memories”

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”

Fitness Journal: Week 1

Day 1 (October 21, 2019) – Stuck with it on day 1! The only sugar I had today was 6 gummy worms after dinner (which is a huge decrease in what I normally have). It was also a deliberate choice, not a mindless snack or sugar craving breakdown. I had a breakfast of oatmeal, almonds,Continue reading “Fitness Journal: Week 1”

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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”

Setting out on a Self-Improvement Journey

It is the same thing that has happened to countless others. It has different looks and forms, but the root is the same: stagnancy. Those of us who eat out far more often than we should, because it is easy than meal planning and cooking. Those of us who are too busy to exercise, organize,Continue reading “Setting out on a Self-Improvement Journey”