Optimize October: Get Your Shit Together

October Hilda Pin Up

A year ago I was on top of my game. I was working out 5-6 days per week and tracking my meals. I was also juggling three freelance writing jobs on top of a full-time career, and a family. I was losing weight and paying down debt at a rapid rate. I felt like I could… Read More…

How do you feel when you look in the mirror?

Positive Self Image

  I nervously approached “The Mirror” at the BlogHer conference expo hall this morning. I took the white headphones that were handed to me and placed them on my head. I breathed for a few moments before looking up into my eyes in the gold framed full-length mirror. A woman’s voice started to speak, “Look… Read More…

Will you help us reach a goal?

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The Who, Why, What, When and How of the 2014 Scenic Shore 150: Who:  We’re in! We’re doing it! Wes and I will be riding 150 miles on bicycles from Milwaukee to Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin in the Scenic Shore 150 to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Why: In 2005 Wes’ mom was diagnosed with Multiple… Read More…

Non Scale Victories: My Spanx Are Falling Down

weight loss non scale victory

Last week’s Weight Watcher’s meeting challenged us to notice our non scale victories (NSV). I’m obsessed with the scale. I know it’s against what you’re supposed to do, but I weigh daily–often several times a day. I weight at home, weight at work, weigh at the gym, and weigh at weight watchers. I know the… Read More…

Food Tracker: Log Every Bite!

Food Tracker

Part of what has made my weight loss journey work this time compared to previous times is that I’m keeping a food tracker. You could use a physical notebook, or a smart phone calorie tracker app like LoseIt! or FitBit to track your daily eating. I use my Weight Watcher’s app. Weight Watchers gives me… Read More…