Drunk Me & Sober Me Are Not on Speaking Terms

Since deciding to give up alcohol for Lent I have been extremely surprised at how easy it is for me to stick to it! I didn’t let the lack of alcohol keep me away from living my life. Every Friday night my boyfriend and I still went to dinner at Cooper’s Hawk Restaurant and Winery.…

Read More

#TBT

Happy Thursday! I did this side-by-side comparison of my health and wellness journey and let me just tell you, the photo doesn’t do it justice! I’ve had so many incredible changes to, not only my physical appearance, but my mental health as well. What you don’t see in this before and after is the mindset…

Read More

Week 1 Check In – without Alcohol

It has been one week since I have given up alcohol for lent! I honestly don’t feel any different! Going 7 whole days without alcohol was a lot easier than I thought it was going to be. I didn’t wake up and immediately feel clearer or have an orb of light shooting out of me…

Read More

I’m Giving Up Alcohol for Lent

I was raised Catholic and attended Catholic school from kindergarten through 4th grade. I joke that “I did my time” when people ask me why I don’t go to Church on Sundays. Sometimes I’ll even throw out a “Jesus is with me always”! The other day I read an article titled What Happens to Your Body…

Read More

My Weight Loss Journey

When I was little I was always told to “finish my food” before I could leave the table. When I was in high school and my first boyfriend broke up with me my dad offered to take me out to eat, whatever I wanted (picture Portillos chocolate cake shake, bacon cheeseburger, and large cheese fries).…

Read More

Hello 40!

No this isn’t a birthday post, this is a “I’ve lost 40 pounds and I’m damn proud” post! You read that right, 40 pounds down! I cannot begin to tell you how amazing this feeling is! I remember when I started out my journey and there were times I would let fearful thoughts creep into…

Read More

I’ve Lost Over 30 Pounds and My Dad Still Fat Shamed Me

Without diving too deep into my childhood or therapy sessions, my relationship with my dad has always been different than the average father-daughter relationship. Mine wasn’t around much as a kid and then he came back into my life when I was around 14. A very delicate age for a teenager and lots of hormones…

Read More

I’m Body Positive but Still Focused on Losing Weight

Deciding to lose weight wasn’t something I woke up and decided I was going to do one day. It took a lot of mental strength and willpower. A lot of things in my life weren’t how I imagined them to be at the time and I decided enough was enough. I had to be honest…

Read More