The New Year Bandwagon

For reasons I can't explain, I hate New Year's resolutions. I think it's because, at the end of the day, it's just another day. It's just another date on the calendar. There isn't really anything special about starting a new year. What I do understand is the need to pick a date as your "start" date [...]

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Let’s Recap: Week 1

When you wake up and get up at oh-dammit-thirty enough days in a row, after a while, the time is just a number and not a real form of measurement. You just turn off the alarm, and get up. For that, though, it helps to stop looking at what time it is. It's totally a [...]

The Hunger Scale

Ah, a new year and new opportunities. Lots of new opportunities. As much as I wanted to succeed with my previous behavior goal - leaving a couple bites of food on my plate or eating smaller portions - I continue to struggle with it. I could get into the reasoning for it, but that would [...]

Leave a Couple Bites

As you may remember, I'm working on addressing some lifestyle habits to help me on my mission to live healthier. My first attempt - Ditch the Bubbles - has been really successful so far. Even though my commitment to not drinking soda is an ongoing effort, I feel confident that I have it under control [...]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Earlier this week, I wrote about embracing the philosophy of "everything in moderation" when it comes to food, especially during the holidays. Though I still feel strongly about this message, today the focus is about appreciating and being thankful for all that you have. It is Thanksgiving, after all! As for me, I'm thankful for [...]

Overcoming Barriers

Recently, I decided it was time to start living healthier by changing one unhealthy habit at a time. In going through the first habit - stop drinking soda - it made me think about all of the reasons why someone might struggle with these habit changes. So here's what I've decided: Since Thanksgiving is this week, [...]

Everything In Moderation

This time of year is really tough for people in a lot of ways. Money. Stress. Food. Weight gain. Lack of sunlight. Cold. Really friggin' cold (you know - depending on where you live...). When it comes to health and eating habits in particular, a lot of people get stuck in the holiday conundrum: I [...]