Category: Health

This year, you can actually take action on my great advice

Last year, to much fanfare, ohhhs and ahhhs, “I’m doing this next year!”, I shared a Thanksgiving lesson applicable to everyday life. But it was the day before Thanksgiving, so a bit late for most folks to do anything with my life-changing insight. This year, I gotchu. Consider this your well in advance, “for the Read more…

The day I closed the blinds

To anyone whom has ever shared their infertility, debt, miscarriage, abortion, firing, disease, depression, sexual assault, mental illness, eating disorder, grief, social anxiety, addiction… — thank you. You have helped someone. I had these hideous lavender blinds in my childhood bedroom which I adored even though we got them, per usual, used. A result of Read more…

And confirmed: money is my health motivator

For those following my Warrior Journey, the end of my six month $125 “I can lose 10% of my body weight” bet has arrived. I won! Today, I deposited $273.64 into my bank account. And my pants fit better. Squeeee x a million. Now the hard part, to keep on the journey… Anyone have any Read more…

How I happily lost $599

  Well, maybe “happily” is a strong word. A wrong word. Let’s rephrase — “How I okayed’ly lost $599.” After getting into the best shape of my adult life ten years ago, I gradually got into the worst shape of my adult life. Tired of feeling and looking like a schlub, last Spring I signed Read more…

Thanksgiving lesson applicable to everyday life

  We hosted early Thanksgiving last night. I knew I wanted nothing to do with cooking the turkey, both from a time and ick-standpoint (I cooked the turkey once; never again).   I am uber frugal and LOVE having money, saving money, not spending money. That said, there are ways to spend money that are Read more…

Join Team Life of Yes℠ in the word of the week

I didn’t set out to go all Sesame Street on you of late but turns out we have a word of the week and it’s accountability. As I do, I came up with an idea, well, three ideas, to help myself live a fuller life, a Life of Yes℠ (LOY) life if you will, and shared it. Read more…

New “health challenge” could be addictive, in the best way possible

It’s a tale as old as time — Girl feels fat, unhappy, unhealthy. Girl wants to make a change but is skeptical cause she’s tried change before and it usually not only didn’t stick but made her feel worse. Girl’s gym dangles $1000 as incentive. Girl’s eyes widen and she signs up. Girl scarily shares Read more…

Warrior Journey: I lost 35 pounds in 44 days. So why am I bitter?

  I lead a pretty charmed Life of Yes℠ with no boss, copious fancy travel for budget prices, afternoon naps, getting paid to speak about my passions, and Tuesday 10AM yoga and Trader Joe runs — so the way my warrior journey is supposed to conclude, I announce “I won! I won the $1000!!!!!!!!!! See?! Read more…

Warrior Journey: Broccoli & Stuff

An entry in my attempt to get healthier and win $1000 Halfway, y’all! Woo. I had my halfway weigh-in this AM. And I admit — I was nervous. That my scale has been lying to me. That the scale that counts, the gym one, the one that read my Day 1 weight, today’s weight, and Read more…

Warrior Journey: Coleslaw

Day 16/44. Down 20 pounds. Most days have been relatively easy both foodwise and workoutwise. A few “brownie, gain weight back” days, which is always devastating. But I’m happy with how I’ve bounced back and haven’t let sugar-goodness completely derail the journey and cause me to give up, which has happened in the past. Plus, I’m going to be Read more…