Two under two and I’m tired through and through!

This past Sunday I had the pleasure of watching my two grandbabies while my daughter worked her usual 12 hr shift. This turned out to be an eye opening whirlwind of an experience. One would think things would go quite well, our daughter and her two cherubs live with us after all, so I haveContinue reading “Two under two and I’m tired through and through!”

What in the Bariatric Surgery is Going on?

I had bariatric surgery more than a year ago and I have gained 10 lbs! I wish I could say that bariatric surgery makes it to where you NEVER crave “bad foods” again, or that you NEVER have to worry about gaining weight. Unfortunately, this simply isn’t the case and battling obesity will remain aContinue reading “What in the Bariatric Surgery is Going on?”

Slow and steady wins the race.

We all want to see significant weight loss results when we start that new diet fad. The problem with this mindset is that you are starting a diet in the first place. What you truly need are permanent lifestyle changes. I know that isn’t what you want to hear, but as an endocrinology nurse practitioner,Continue reading “Slow and steady wins the race.”

What happens when we change our relationship with food?

Food. It’s one of those things we simply can not live without, yet in our current society is actually killing so many of us. This is because many of us have an unhealthy, indulgent relationship with food. We no longer eat to live, instead we live to eat. For some people food has become anContinue reading “What happens when we change our relationship with food?”

Become friends with your food scale!

Meet your new best friend….the food scale. If you are heavily over weight (like me), a food scale is a must! I readily admit, I have had a food scale for years, but never used it for food. What did I use it for? Well, mostly for weighing my packages that I planned on shippingContinue reading “Become friends with your food scale!”

The problem with food replacement systems.

There is plenty of advice out there and plenty of weight loss systems that promote their products. Some of these come with a ginormous cost and very little comparative reward or satisfaction. What do I believe to be the biggest problem with these systems? Well, besides the cost and the fact that many are barelyContinue reading “The problem with food replacement systems.”

Where to begin?

How do we reach our goals? Sometimes they can seem so far away and just thinking of the steps needed to get there becomes overwhelming. When we allow that panic to set in, we allow our fears and doubts to take control. We begin to tell ourselves “I can’t” rather than “I can.” We startContinue reading “Where to begin?”

In the beginning…

…there was chocolate peanut butter cup ice cream, chips, cream horns and cake. When did you reach your personal rock bottom? Perhaps you haven’t quite reached it yet, but can feel yourself spiraling downwards. Perhaps, if you are lucky, you have yet to experience this eye opening moment. For me, this moment of realization occurredContinue reading “In the beginning…”