The Scale—-My Arch Nemesis

I used to have no issue weighing myself. I step on the scale, it displays a number and I go about my day. Of course this was in my early twenties, when there was nothing I could do to increase the number on the scale. I could eat whatever I wanted, at any time of the day, no issue. I could literally bathe myself in chocolate while drinking said chocolate and step on the scale and it wouldn’t budge. In fact on a good day, I would lose a pound or two.

Fast forward to my thirties when just having a dream about bathing myself in chocolate while eating chocolate cake would cause me to gain 10 pounds in my dream. Now, the scale is not my friend. I step on the scale and the evil numbers stare back at me. I say to myself, oh, it must be because I haven’t used the bathroom yet. So, I use the bathroom, step back on the scale and the evil numbers go up by 2. How in the world?! I think we have all been in this position at some point in our lives and it gets quite frustrating. Continue reading “The Scale—-My Arch Nemesis”

Find what motivates you to be healthy

I was never an athletic person. Physical Education was a nightmare for me. The happiest time in my life as a high schooler was when I got my appendix removed at 16 and was excused from Physical Ed class until I graduated. I wouldn’t really say I’ve had an issue with my weight, as a teenager and way into my late twenties I maintained a weight of 120 lbs at 5ft 6ins tall. I never had to worry about what I ate and working out wasn’t something I ever considered.

And then it happened, I turned 30. All of a sudden all I had to do was think about eating something and I gained 5lbs, or so it seemed. Suddenly, I couldn’t over indulge in food I enjoyed anymore like bread or croissants or french fries or pizza! This was a nightmare, I mean I could literally live on bread and pizza. And cheese, yea I would need to have the cheese too. Great! now i’m hungry. Continue reading “Find what motivates you to be healthy”