I've spent two days thinking about whether or not I should write this post. I know there will be a few folks who read this and think "I wish I had that problem" or "Boohoo, #weightlossproblems". I get it. I've always been very open and honest about my weight loss journey however, and rediscovering myself is [...]
I lost roughly 80 pounds in the 4 short months after my gastric bypass. My bariatric surgeon has told me that he wants me to lose a total of 125 pounds, which would put me around 140 pounds. When I joined the Air Force in 2001, I weighed approximately 160 pounds. I cannot remember a time [...]
This week is busy! We have a field trip to the rodeo, a holiday and an early release from school...plus dentist visits for the kids, cub scouts, flight club and Mississippi Man's doctor visit. That makes the meal plan this week a MUST...but I'm not going to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. [...]
Whether it's depression, anxiety, ADHD, ADD, bipolar, OCD or a plethora of other disorders...we just keep things quiet and swept under the rug. The conversation about mental health has started to happen but normal people, like you and I, need to be honest and open about our own issues. There's no shame in admitting that [...]
Instant gratification seems to rule the world, and weight loss surgery (WLS) can seem like the greatest quick fix. People that have gone through WLS can tell you however, this journey is anything but easy. It's one of the hardest things I've ever done to be honest. Before you decide that weight loss surgery is [...]
The first time I can remember weight loss being on my radar was my senior year of high school. I had known that I wanted to join the military for years, and my Army veteran Dad told me that he'd only allow me to join the Air Force. The next day, I visited the brutally [...]
It's 2017 and things can be busy and hectic for Mamas. Luckily, there are more tools than ever to help you get work done quickly. How do you choose the best possible tool for the job? I'll give you 5 tools every Mom should use in her arsenal.