Emotional eating signs, triggers, and tools to help

While emotional eating may not be one of the 4 diagnoses of eating disorders according to the American Psychiatric Association's Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), published in 2013, it is definitely disordered eating.  If you are interested in reading more about the eating disorders, The National Eating Disorders Association has an informative article about them and the Psychology Today website has an Eating Disorders and Emotional Eating Test th...
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You really eat that crap?

Hahaha, I get the question in the title a LOT.   Yes, I really eat that.  That really was my breakfast one day last week.  I do not eat things like this all the time of course, but on occasion, yes I eat McDonald's food.  It is not bad, it is not good. It is food.  I also had a big ass ass salad for lunch, veggies and cheese for snacks, a small ass salad, some veggies and a steak for supper that night.  Oh and a a sip of everyone's mixed drinks to! Food is not inherently bad or good.  The wor...
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what if my best isn’t good enough

Every single morning for the last 4 years one of the intentions I have written in my journal is Do Your Best!! The words Do Your Best is the 4th agreement in the book The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz.  This  was a life changing book for me!  Seriously click the link and purchase it, I do not think you will regret it. It was the very first personal development/self-help book that I read and seriously took to heart.  I go back and read it every so often just for a refresher. When we kn...
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Half the Woman I used to be….and yet soooo much MORE!

I am half the size I used to be....well actually less than half, and yet I am also sooo much more than I used to be.  In the photo on the left was May of 2012 when I was wearing size 26 shorts...and those shorts were so tight I needed to be in a 28. The photo in the center is when I was at my smallest in Dec of 2014 at a size 6-8.  The photo on the right is me this 2nd week in May 2017 in one leg of the same shorts from the photo on the right.  I am currently comfortably in a size 10.  My size k...
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Diets Don’t Work……and the secret to what does

Snagged this image from informhealth.com on a post they did back from 2013 about diets.  This is showing many of the different diets out there....from 2013! There are lots more now!  From The Atkins Diet to The Zone Diet and all those in between.  There are more diets out there than you can shake a stick at.  I am sure you have tried several of them.  Maybe even lost some weight on them.  The book stores have shelves and shelves of different books, the grocery stores have all the different diet ...
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Bulky or Not? You decide.

        I wanna get bulky!...said no woman ever…..at least not any of the women I know. I wanna get bulky!...said no woman ever…..at least not any of the women I know. What I usually hear when I encourage my clients or friends or family to strength train is more along the lines of “I don’t want to get bulky, I just want to get toned”, or “I want long lean muscles not big fat ones” I even get those who say I don’t want muscles, I just want to lose weight and l...
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Thankful Thursday – Mindset Shift

I started doing a Thankful Thursday post a few weeks ago on Facebook  but this week it is a bit more vulnerable and I thought I might actually begin doing my TTs as a Blog Post so that I could go back and reflect on them easier than scrolling through FB. Usually I have soo many things to be thankful for that I usually have a difficult time deciding on what to share.  This week though, I know what I want to share, but the difficult part is actually putting myself out in front of everyone a...
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OwnYourShit

The other day I posted a meme with the hashtag #OwnYourShit. I love this phrase. I say it to myself all the time and say a variation of it to others when talking about personal growth. Owning Your Shit is one of the keys to unlocking the door to health and happiness. When I say #OwnYourShit, I mean taking ownership of everything you say and do in your life in ALL areas. You own everything about you. The good, the bad, the pretty and the ugly. Then you have to love and accept yourself as is. An...
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Treasures and Trash

 It is not even 10 am when I began writing this and it has already been a day filled with treasures!!! I was able to sit outside in shorts to drink my coffee  and journal this morning! In February!! How great is it that it was warm enough to do that in February?!? I also had my first morning neighborhood walk of the year today and it was so freaking wonderful! The reason it was the first one of the year is because I am super sensitive to cold and it is not good for me to be out when temperature...
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Don’t limit yourself

We limit ourselves when we adopt specific identities, and then believe that this is truly who we are and must be. H.H. the Karmapa   This quote touches a very sensitive place in me.  So many of us have spent years thinking ourselves to be something we are not just because someone has told us that is how we are or how we are supposed to be and we believed them. Some of us continue to believe these stories we are told because we may not realize that in all actuality we are the onl...
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