Over the past two years I’ve been noticing a correlation between my stuff and my weight. Over time I’ve also noticed the same correlation between other overweight people and their stuff.
We tend to hold onto extra stuff for no real reason. We say things like, “I might need it one day” or “what if I run out” or “what if someone asks me for a copy of that”.
My sister recently shared with me, “the best thing just happened to me. I was in my doctor’s office getting my standard six week check-up after having the baby and I was standing in front of the mirror in the room naked. And as I looked at all the changes that have taken place on my body, I realized, I will never look like I did before, ever again.” There’s no way it’s ever going to go back to how it looked before. And you know what, I instantly felt relieved. All this pressure to lose weight and “get back to how it was before” was suddenly over.
She said that, before the baby, if she gained weight she’d admonish herself and make promises to get back to her pre-college weight because she knew she could and she thought she should. She would diet and exercise then of course binge later and feel guilty that she didn’t have more self-control. And around and around we go. But this time, she could not ignore the obvious insanity of taking that approach yet again. She had just had a baby and the changes were much more dramatic this time that in previous weight gain episodes. This was much more than weight gain. This was a monumental change to her entire body inside and out. And she realized that there was no going back. Continue reading
“I’d be skinny if it wasn’t for my partner’s snacks.”
How many of you have said that before?
Blaming our significant other for our bad habits is all too easy and sometimes feels very true. Afterall, if the food wasn’t in the house we wouldn’t eat it and who brought it in the house in the first place?
It’s that time of year again. We just had Halloween, Thanksgiving is next week, and Christmas and New Year’s will be soon to follow. And the biggest question on the minds of all of us in the FoodLove Community is: How can I survive this without ending the year with 10 extra pounds I seriously don’t need?
FoodLove Girl to the rescue! Follow these 5 tips to get yourself prepped and excited for a fun-filled holiday that ends with no regret. Continue reading
5 Tips to Help You Stay Healthy When Hosting Houseguests
Last weekend my mother came to visit and we had a sort of House Crashers episode in my house. Have you seen that show on HGTV? It’s where they come in your house and remodel and decorate and transform it in like 3 days. That is seriously what it felt like when we were done. 3 days of nonstop shopping, decorating, and gardening. And if I do say so myself, my house looks fabulous! In the midst of that, I did not eat as planned and it brought me to this week’s highlighted post: “How to Stay Healthy When Hosting Houseguests” I hope you find is useful the next time you find yourself with houseguests. Continue reading