One Victory at a Time

There is no one giant step that does it its a bunch of little steps

Today was a very stressful day.  I woke up very sick last night with stomach issues.  Spent quite a while in the bathroom.  Then, this morning, got up early to do the workout my trainer Larry prescribed.  Felt fine during the workout but then after felt super nauseous. Probably should have made the decision to […]

Ways to Reduce Stress other than Eat…

Handle Every Stressful situation like a dog. if you can't eat it or play with it, just pee on it and walk away.

Anyone else out there feeling stressed?  Good or bad stress?  Stress over a job?  Stress over money?  Stress over a relationship?  Stress over illness?  Stress over talking to an insurance company, medical bills or a debt collector?  Stress over your children?  And the list goes on and on and on. Confession Time:  My number one […]

Be Where You Are

If I quit now, I'll soon be back to where I started. When I started, I so desperately wanted to be where I am now.

As you all know, I am not thrilled with where I am now – in my weight loss journey and in my life. This has been a hard year for me with many ups and downs in not just my weight loss but in life in general.  My family has been through A LOT.  Luckily […]

I Won’t Let A Bad Week Get Me Down – Medifast Weekly Weigh In


This has not been the best week as far as weight loss has gone. I really don’t like to use excuses but I have plenty of them for such a bad week. First, I will start with business. Each of my children had some sort of doctor’s appts. this week which seemed to keep me […]

Coming out of Hiding – Weekly Weigh In

Weight Watchers Weekly Weigh In October 21, 2013

I’ve been hiding. For the last three weeks, I have gone to weigh in, gained weight and not reported it to you. I’m sad and frustrated and feel like I have been on this same roller coaster for months going on years.  I do good for a few weeks and then do ok and then […]

My Pants are Tight – Weekly “UN” Weigh In

Jen School Starting

Ya’ll…I have a serious problem.  My pants are tight.  I am stressed.  I am so busy I don’t have any “ME” time.  I have been eating on the run and NOT counting points.  My workouts have been few and far between. So… My pants are tight. The clothes that I wore just a few weeks […]

No Time for Me Time

Keep Calm and Stay Focused

Well Peeps, I made it through the first few days of school and HOLY COW!  I am LOVING it!  But…I am so stressed!  I have so much to do all-the-time!  I know the beginning of the school year is always like this for classroom teachers.  I know it will get easier and less stressful as […]

Too Blessed to be Stressed

Kids on the First Day of School

Let me just tell you. My title is how my last week went. I spent almost the whole week completely stressed out. Now, I am not a person that usually stresses out. I do not have a stressful job (stay at home mom) and I have a fairly healthy marriage. I guess when I am […]

Top 10 Ways to Handle Stress

Dear Stress, Let's Break Up!

I had a very stressful day on Friday.  My principal decided to move lots of teachers out of their current grade levels into new ones.  “Lots” of teachers included my best friend Kristen and yours truly.  Say hello to a new fifth grade teacher.  No, I have never taught fifth grade before.  So, with that […]