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Part 2: The Initial Commitment Surge

Part 2: The Initial Commitment Surge

Grocery shopping. New recipe searches. Cooking. Walks. Picky ordering at restaurants. You are on top of it. You are in the zone. Everything is new and blossoming with possibility. You can’t believe you didn’t do this sooner! By the end of day one, you feel better. You ate well, you moved your body and you … Continue reading

The Scariest Part of Halloween

The Scariest Part of Halloween

Well Happy Halloween friends! Truthfully I’m kind of over it at this point since I don’t have kids and I wore a costume to a party over the weekend. I was Honey Boo Boo. No one got it. Guess I should have labeled myself more explicitly. Ah well. Halloween sigh. I would be a bad … Continue reading

Proceed with caution

Proceed with caution

This is how I felt when I woke up this morning. No headache, very minimal body pain, and, what’s this? A little bit of an appetite? The birds were chirping, the squirrels were scuttling, the world was mine for the taking.  This is the first Monday in 2 weeks that I haven’t woken up in … Continue reading

Well there’s no need to shout

Well there’s no need to shout

You guys, my body is totally talking to me. And it’s yelling. The moment I started to feel better and tried to rejoin the real world, my body said, “Whoa whoa whoa, you’re moving too fast and you’re making me nauseous.” All I did was sit on a comfy porch catching up with family, followed … Continue reading

Volumize your dinner

Volumize your dinner

I am a volume eater. I would rather have a large quantity of healthified food that doesn’t quite taste like the real deal than 5 bites of something made with butter. Well let’s be real, I would rather everything be doused in butter, but I’ve tried that and that equals Fat Jen.  Volume is my … Continue reading

Saying Goodbye

Saying Goodbye

Tomorrow my dear friend, Esther, packs a car and drives across the country to move to New York. So today is the day we say goodbye.  Truth be told “goodbye” means nothing in our techno-intraweb-face-a-gram world. But it’s still hard. So today, let’s talk about goodbyes. Goodbyes are hard. They imply finality. Goodbyes mean change, … Continue reading