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Planning for Vacations – Before & After

Planning for Vacations – Before & After

Planning for Vacations – Before & After

I always go on vacation with a plan in mind. I do not claim to be 'keto perfect' 100% of the time, especially when I am on vacay. I strive to be as low carb as possible, but I know my carb load will be higher than normal so I don't want to throw a ton of fat into the mix (carbs + fat = weight gain)

The scale hasn’t changed but I have

The scale hasn’t changed… but I have

The scale hasn’t changed but I have

Something happened to me this past summer that really solidified the fact that ‘the scale is not the true measure of how our bodies are changing with keto.

One late afternoon we had a happy hour with our neighbors – there was a nice group of people there that I haven’t seen since the summer before.

Losing Weight After 40

Losing weight after 40

Losing Weight After 40

Something happens when you turn 40. Scientists tell us that our hormones change, our activity levels change, and our eating habits may change. Whatever it is, I think that one random night after your fortieth birthday, you gain thirty pounds. I’m gonna come right out and say it. Losing weight after 40 is challenging. It just sucks. So let’s get to how we can make it easier.

Are you all or nothing?

Are you all or nothing?

Are you all or nothing?

In my personal and business life, I like to set goals. I take those goals and break them down into digestible pieces. I schedule myself so that I can achieve these goals in a balanced, fun, and reasonably paced way. I really try to live my life with intention and purposely plan my life this way.

That said, sometimes I get an 'ah-ha' moment of inspiration, and I run with it!

Forgive yourself then ~ forgive yourself now

Forgive yourself then - forgive yourself now

Forgive yourself then ~ forgive yourself now

If you could go back in time and tell your pre-keto self the difference between regular dieting and keto… what would you say?

If you could say to your old self ‘hey, it wasn’t your fault that you couldn’t lose the weight or stick to that ‘diet’, would you?

Did the party go on a little too long?

Did the party go on a little too long?

Did the party go on a little too long?

If you veered off your eating plan during a celebration, vacation or something upsetting, and you still have not gotten back on track, maybe today is the day? If you have a hard time getting back to keto after falling off the wagon, keep reading… I might make you feel better about yourself, lol!

How Do You Talk to Yourself?

How Do You Talk to Yourself?

How Do You Talk to Yourself?

Sometimes I find myself talking negatively to myself… things I sometimes say to myself I would never say to another person… ever.  Do you ever do this?  Look at yourself and see the flaws instead of the beauty? Beat yourself up for going too high on carbs or maybe blowing off your keto plan completely?

My Scale and I Broke Up

My Scale and I Broke Up

My Scale and I Broke Up

It just wasn't working out. He promised me he would change, but he never did. I wanted a plan and a firm commitment for change and he would just sit there, staring at me with that same stupid number. EVERY SINGLE DAY...

New Year, New Attitude

New Year, New Attitude

New Year, New Attitude

I used to always start the new year with excited vigor…ready to give it 100%! THIS is going to be the year I finally lose all of the extra weight! But past experience told me that the odds of this really happening (and lasting) were slim to none.

Give the Gift of Kindness… to Yourself

Give the Gift of Kindness… to Yourself

Give the Gift of Kindness… to Yourself

The holidays are such a busy time... shopping, socializing, family and friend get-togethers...the list goes on.

'Tis the season for temptations!  Baking, delicious celebratory meals, drinks with friends... plus for some of us, it’s cold and we just want to get cozy and eat comfort food!

Sometimes there are hard things to deal with this time of year too... all of these things can make sticking to our healthy eating plan quite a challenge.