The carbohydrate confusion

Carbs. They are your body’s primary source of fuel. They’re also a necessary vehicle to promote a healthy brain.

And when used properly carbs can have you running like a well oiled machine.

Unfortunately, the standard American diet, and my predominate source of fuel consists of fast acting carbs that contain an even quicker let down

White carbs: rice, pastas, breads and sweets. I love them. They love me. But my body is just about sick of us both.


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My love affair started as a youngun. But didn’t expand until after the birth of my first child.

Now I sit, two kids later at my highest ever non-pregnancy weight. It’s a shame really.

And an overall travesty.

But I HAVE devised a plan. It’s fool proof, even a Pinterest loving mommy can do it.

So what’ll it be?

You’ll just have to stick around and figure it out.

Project 365 is underway and I’m taking no prisoners

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#project365: Week 2


2019 is up and running.

There have been 14 days of unadulterated fun.

Two Mondays worth of Mondays.

14 days of life, interrupted.

Week one: we bought a treadmill!

We were so excited, we plugged it in as soon as it came home.

It took us about 10 minutes to realize the newly acquired nirvana was not working properly.

Day 14: one week later, the treadmill remain on the fritz.

In that time, I’ve binged.  I’ve skipped sleep.  I’ve re-started my caffeine kick.  And had at least three glasses of wine.

The slope sure is slippery, and I’m finding myself back on a familiar path.

Except…except this time truly is different.

This time, I caught myself.  Before things became too comfortable.  Before the excuses started rolling in.  Before the binge day became a binge month. And I curbed myself from engaging in another round.  I acknowledged it and refuse to completely derail.

Who knows how long it will take for us to get the treadmill up and running.  But in the meantime, I’m packing a bag for the gym.

I’m making plans to kick start a more structured meal system.

I’m spending more time in the mirror addressing myself: flaws and all.

Because of this…self love….forgiveness….unwillingness to quit…

This time…I will not fail.