How I got here: Part 4

Continued from prior post…

PizzaWe all have had times where we took a few steps forward, just to take a step back (or quite a few). My first round of weight loss was a good example of taking almost as many steps backwards as I did forward, so I was no stranger to this. Continue reading “How I got here: Part 4”


Thoughts on Lunch: Winter Main Dish

LunchWith my job, having time to actually get lunch is a special event. Most of the time, I get a few spare minutes to run the restroom, dial into another call, and then run to the break room (while I’m on a call) and grab my grub. So preparing lunches in advance is a huge help. Continue reading “Thoughts on Lunch: Winter Main Dish”


A huge part of my success with weight loss this year has been trying Hip Hop Fitness. My friend Alisa and I were doing a cardio class (kickboxing-ish) and we got there early (I always run early) and ran into the instructor, Jacque, leaving from the first class. So – Alisa thought we should try it out…

I was absolutely nervous…I’d never really taken a “dance” class in my life and the last time I had done any time of dancing was my senior year of high school…in a musical…and I wasn’t really “good” then. But – after taking one class – I was hooked! Now I go about 3-4 times a week, not because I really need that much cardio, but because it’s actually a lot of fun.

So – while I may not be the best dancer and I may not have the moves like Jagger, at least I can have fun! By the way, you can thank Alisa for this horrible video, too…I figured I might as well post this before she tries to embarrass me on her blog first.

Creamy Chicken Tomato Soup

Creamy Chicken Tomato Soup - UncookedIt’s been cold in Ohio. I mean…really cold. I know I should be used to the cold, living in the Midwest my entire life, but I’m not too keen on being chilled to the bone. So – that means it’s time for soup! I haven’t been too adventurous with my soup selections since adapting a Paleo diet lifestyle, so I decided to find something a little more unique. That’s when I stumbled upon River North Paleo Girl’s “Creamy” Crockpot Chicken and Tomato Soup. This involved using Coconut milk, which I haven’t really played around with much at all. Continue reading “Creamy Chicken Tomato Soup”

How I got here: Part 1

Some History

2007 to 2008My family is great – they really are. I’ve got a great and supportive bunch of crazy – and not so crazy folks – and I love them all. However, beyond being great, most of us share another common trait: being big. Although this means we get to eat a lot of great tasting food, it also brought a lot of other ailments, such as diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure, and more. I’ve lost a lot of my family way too early – including my own mother when I was 11 from colon cancer.
Continue reading “How I got here: Part 1”

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