I’m Standing in the Ashes of Who I Used To Be

If you are looking for me I will be walking around aimlessly with a smirk on my face. Most of you probably haven’t seen or heard much from in the past little while. This week marks the end of what feels like a very long learning journey. At the age of 49 years old, IContinue reading “I’m Standing in the Ashes of Who I Used To Be”

What Defines Failure?

How do I define failure? I have been reflecting on this question a lot lately. The past several months has been less than awesome for me. I have shared a bit here about some of the things going on in my life and some I haven’t. As I have mentioned in a previous blog myContinue reading “What Defines Failure?”

Be Brave And Let Go Of What Is Holding You Back

Sometimes the bravest thing you can do it to let go of something that you once relied on. Tracking my food for the past five years definitely got me to where I wanted to be and without that tool, I probably won’t have lost over 200lbs. But tracking my food became a crutch, it madeContinue reading “Be Brave And Let Go Of What Is Holding You Back”

Even Goals Need A Balanced Approach

As someone that is always preaching about taking a balanced approach, I was reminded recently how easy it is to lose sight of that balance. I have been working towards an arbitrary goal weight of 165lbs, it was a number that I just had decided on based on my lowest weight which would have madeContinue reading “Even Goals Need A Balanced Approach”

Change Your Mind – Change Your Life

How set are you on the decisions you make at a certain point in your life? How open are you at reevaluating or changing your mind? So many of us limit our options because decisions we make at a certain point in our lives due circumstances or what serves us at that time but doesContinue reading “Change Your Mind – Change Your Life”

Vacations-The Ultimate Reward for Hard Work

Yesterday I booked our first sunny vacation since I was 24 years old – I am now 48 years old. 24 years since I had a real vacation – that is insane!! When people ask me why it has taken me so long to go on vacation, I think to myself, how many times haveContinue reading “Vacations-The Ultimate Reward for Hard Work”

#TransformationTuesday 2.0

A transformation is so much more than losing weight. I didn’t understand what I was doing when I started my journey but my transformation is so much more than just losing weight. It was about transforming my relationship with food, from how I deal with emotions and how I celebrate life. But it has beenContinue reading “#TransformationTuesday 2.0”

Fear – What Is Holding You Back?

Fear, it can control pretty much everything we do. What fearful story are you telling yourself? Fear used to control my life, fear of failure, fear to put myself out there and fear of what people will think.  I am now 47 years old and when I reflect back on my life and think aboutContinue reading “Fear – What Is Holding You Back?”

Peeling the layers – Getting to the Core

Peeling the layers of an onion, is what I think of when I think about how my transformation has taken place over the past few years. The first layer was dry and hard, protecting the layers underneath. The onion had lost context to what was under those layers for many years. When the onion peeledContinue reading “Peeling the layers – Getting to the Core”

#TransformationTuesday -The Transformation is Beautiful – The Journey Never Ends

The transformation or the journey never really ends. That is what I am learning as I continue to navigate my new life. The transformation is beautiful, the journey is fun but it never will really end for me. I think early on I always thought of this as once I get to that weight IContinue reading “#TransformationTuesday -The Transformation is Beautiful – The Journey Never Ends”