Are You Ready For Change?

I’ll never lose this weight.

Why try if I can’t do it?

Just because it worked for them doesn’t mean it’ll work for me.

They don’t understand my life, my injuries, or how badly I need that ice cream.

I’ve tried everything. Why put myself through this again?

No matter what I do I gain weight.

I’m too old for this.

I’ll start tomorrow.

It didn’t work before. Why would it work for me now?

Have you had these thoughts? I have and many, many others over the years. The guilt and shame I placed on myself was immeasurable. The constant stream of negative self-talk that no one…

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Grief Strikes Without Warning

My dad called me last week and asked, “Bri, it’s been a few days since we talked. In your world that’s an eternity. How’s it going?”

Once my burst of laughter dissipated we took advantage of my drive time and got caught up. Though he was joking, his point is true. I often move through stages and emotions quickly. I’ve learned how to hold on to lessons learned and let go of hurts. And, I’ll seek help when I can’t figure it out on my own. Still, I can only shake my head and laugh because for months, there’s been…

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Let’s Maintain Weight Loss During Stress

I’m sorry I missed my post last Wednesday! It has been a busy month for me as a music teacher with end of the year concerts, competitions and recitals. I have had an awesome couple weeks of watching my students surprise themselves with their accomplishments. Also, I was blessed to see my parents twice within a month! That hasn’t happened for us in more years than I want to think about.

With that being said, my healthy eating journey has been…interesting for over a month now.

In the past, when I got stressed out, I’d either ramp up the unhealthy emotional…

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Spinach & Fruit Sherbet

A few weeks ago I posted this picture of a green sherbet I created and enjoyed eating it!

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I was surprised to hear how gross you all thought it looked! So, when a friend came through town she agreed to be my guinea pig and try it! Watch the video and let me know if you make it yourself!

Have a great week!

 

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I Just Want Pizza!

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I had a moment recently that I’m not proud of. My willpower, small goals, big goals, past encouragement and recent weight loss win didn’t work. I was hanging out with a group of friends where the tantalizing smell of pizza surrounded me. Everyone one else was eating cheesy, steaming pizza. I watched them chew as I sipped my lukewarm water. It had been a really long day. And I wanted… no scratch that. I felt like I needed pizza. Thus, the great debate in my head began.

I convinced myself…

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How Often Should You Weigh Yourself?

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How often should you step on the scale when trying to lose weight? Before we get into it, how did your week go tracking what you ate and drank? I took the challenge as well to track on my phone and it didn’t great. Traveling across the country to surprise my dad for his birthday probably distracted me a little! So, I have multiple half completed days logged. Today, has been awesome. My goal is just to finish strong today. Then, do it again tomorrow!

I’m curious did the title of this post…

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