Sunday = Set yourself up for success day

  Sundays I nickname “Set yourself up for success day.” It’s usually the day I do everything I can to make it easy throughout the week to stick to my diet and fitness goals, including controlling my hypoglycemia. It usually consists of: Meal planning. I don’t plan-out each meal per se, but I plan out at least…

Protein + sugar = Not healthy Starbucks drink

There are the equivalent of almost 9 sugar cubes in this damn can of coffee.

12 ways your life changes when you become fit

1. You may not realize what you look like I went from a size 10 to a size 0-2. But when I still look in the mirror, I see a size 10. It’s amazing the tricks your mind can play on you. I’ve known other women that have had this issue as well. It’s a challenge for…

Be wary of so-called “healthy” foods at “healthy” places

I was staying in Raleigh, North Carolina and the hotel has a deal where you can use the Alexander Family YMCA for free. Awesome! On my second day there, I decided to grab a protein smoothie. Considering that it’s a YMCA (which makes me, at least, think “healthy’), the coffee shop was full of cakes,…

Recipe: Greek yogurt and cinnamon chips

This recipe is similar to one I found in Health Magazine a long time ago. It’s so simple, but a favorites of my friend Melissa. Ingredients: For chips: – Cinnamon – Butter – One white corn tortilla per person For yogurt: – Vanilla Greek Yogurt (Check the total sugar count on brands. It should be 7g…

Recipe: All-Natural Fruit and Nut Granola Bars

My Health Magazine had a recipe for “Golden Fruit and Nut Granola Bars.” I decided to change it a bit to cut the fat, use local honey, and make it easier to prepare. Admittedly, these are still pretty high in sugars. Fruit and Nut Granola Bars Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 35 minutes Servings:…

What balances and centers you?

  A couple of years ago, I took a yoga class from the self-proclaimed “least flexible yoga instructor ever,” which gave me comfort since the friend I took it with might as well be Gumby. During balance moves, the instructor (who also admittedly struggled with balance) told us the trick was to focus on some…

No Sugar Oat Drop Cookies (Breakfast Cookies) nutrition info

This No Sugar Oat Drop Cookie recipe quickly became my go-to breakfast after a friend introduced it to me a few years ago. I go to the gym and then to work, so, because I’m hypoglycemic and because muscle repair is so important, I eat one of these and drink a glass of milk (much-needed…

I’m eating my words…actually a salad

In previous posts, I’ve written that a diet rule I always break is that I don’t eat salads. Well, after having a heart-to-heart with myself about me not getting enough vegetables in my diet, I decided to try to create a salad I COULD eat (has the right combination of carbohydrates/protein) and try to eat…

Maintaining your weight while on a cruise

Last week, I wandered onto a cruise ship with 6 friends for a fun five-day trip to Cozumel and Progresso, Mexico. Not too long after we boarded, one of my good friends announced that she fully planned to walk off of the ship the same weight as she got on. I hadn’t thought much about…