My personal journey

My Plan for Healthy Weight Loss

I went back and forth on whether or not I should post this. It’s important to me that I talk honestly about how I’m choosing to care for my body, but my concern is that A – I’m opening myself up for judgement and B – this might be taken for generic weight loss advice. So here is my disclaimer: I appreciate any and all support, comments, opinions, etc., but I am not looking for advice or judgement on my decisions. I’m trained in holistic nutritional therapy, and made my choices based on my education and personal experience. This is...

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Life lately and why I made the choice to lose weight

I’ve had pretty constant lower back pain for the last 3 weeks; I thought it was just because I had slept on a bad mattress when we went away for the weekend. After 2 weeks I realized it wasn’t going away, and that I needed to get some help. I set up my first appointment with a local chiropractor that my mom goes to and loves, thinking I’d get a few adjustments and be back to normal in no time. The appointment itself was really great. They knew it was my first time and were very thorough in explaining each...

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Week 1 update: is life without sugar still sweet?

Here I am, one week under my belt. I’m feeling pretty good right now and my foot/ankle is already significantly less puffy (yay!), but there were definitely some tough nights. The first few days I felt totally normal. Actually, better than normal because I felt completely at peace and in control of my body, mind, and food. And then Thursday came around, and I was tired and stressed and just. broke. down. I was absolutely miserable the entire night. I realized probably halfway through the evening that I was overreacting, but I either couldn’t or didn’t want to snap myself...

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Saying “goodbye” for now…

… to sugar. Yup, that’s right. I’m taking a break from added/processed sugars indefinitely, and I wanted to share this with you for a few reasons: 1) this is a wellness site, so obviously I want to share about my personal wellness journey, 2) I’m an Obliger Tendency, which means I need accountability and making a public statement will force me to be accountable to this choice outside of myself, and 3) because it may encourage others who decide they want to take a break from sugar themselves. I’m pretty sure one thing that all diets, scientists, doctors, and nutritionists...

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