I've been doing a lot of thoughtwork lately. I've given up many things that no longer did good for me. Giving up those things hopefully opens new space for things that genuinely spark my passion. I have challenged myself to be without makeup & to switch my diet to almost sugar free. Trying to add more exercise to my days as well. One can't really force these decisions. They need time to be ripe enough. Now is my time.😁🤔 #thoughtwork#healthierme#healthylife#nomakeup#sugarfree#sugarfreediet#fullofideas#moreexercise#sugardetox
Bonding is so important for baby and daddy too.
👶🏼Boosts baby’s mental and physical development
👶🏼Daddy’s experience less stress
👶🏼Strong father-child bonding helps with depression
👶🏼Babies with strong interactions from an early age tend to be more academically successful and have better relationships
🎈Skin on skin time
🎈Keep baby close
🎈Share nappy changing duty
🎈Get Dad’s to tune in and trust their fatherly instinct
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Today starts a new chapter of my life. I’m joining @mrs_stitt in the 1st Phorm Transphormation challenge. I’m not quite as brave is she is, because you all don’t get to see the full “before” picture until I have an “after” picture to show you as well. Some of you may say, but Anna, you aren’t THAT big, and you’re right, I’m about average, but I don’t wanna be average. I want to be the best, healthiest version of myself. So today starts the journey to a better healthier me. #1stphorm#tranphormation#mytranphormation#mytransformationstartstoday#better#healthierme#weightloss
SO MUCH THIS. This is why on my 2 days off from work I dont workout, I got to bed early to make sure I get at least 7 hours of GOOD sleep (compared to my usual 4 or 5 on my work days) & I usually do IF for 23:1 on those 2 days. Fasting helps me feel refreshed. I want a strong healthy body & mind. #repost#selflove#loveyourself#healthierme#repostapp
Who am I?
Today, my stomach felt weird, but I still chose wisely.
Tonight, my husband wanted pizza. So I ate a plate of salad, then enjoyed a slice of pizza, and I was satisfied.
It didn't spiral into multiple slices.
I didn't reward myself for my choices with ice cream or cookies (see stories for dessert). I didn't log all my previous calories to see if I was "allowed" to eat a slice, I ate it because I wanted it, stopped when I was satisfied, and don't feel a twinge of guilt about my day.
It. Is. A. Liberating. Feeling.
If you struggle in your relationship with food, I hope one day you find this feeling too.💗
How do you? Nice to meet you! If you’re new here, welcome! Here’s a little about me, then I’d love to hear about you...
I started this page 3 years ago as a way to share recipes, tips, health research and findings, and connect with those who had a similar interest. .
👫 I have 2 children, my son is 20 (how is that possible?! 🤔) and my daughter is 17. You’ll rarely see them on this account per my husbands request, he’s not a SM fan 😄. 💏 I’ve been married 21 years. It flies by, and gets better as time goes by and you grow together. 🍷 I love wine
🍩 I love sweets, which is why I try my best to avoid them. Because it sends me Into a downward spiral and I can’t stop. And my body doesn’t react well to sugar. 🏥I’m the only sibling of 4 that isn’t being treated for an autoimmune disease. But when serious symptoms started showing up 3 years ago and I had a positive ANA test, I knew I had to do a total overhaul. I completely changed my diet and started exercising more. When I noticed a change in my health and could attribute it to my new lifestyle, it made me want to help others who might be struggling with poor health or having a hard time reaching goals. . .
I hope you’ll find this page encouraging, inspiring, informative, and a place you can share your struggles and accomplishments with the rest of us, because we’re not that different at all ❤️. . .
Now I’d love to get to know you! Tell me about yourself...when did you start your health journey? What brought you to that point, or have you always loved fitness? What is your biggest struggle when it comes to health and fitness? What are your goals? .
If you thought I was eating things other than proteins, mashed potatoes, and roasted green beans, you’d be half right. We did take out the last couple of nights (burgers- no bun, wings, a sweet friend got us rotisserie chicken!). Adjusting to my meds I’ve had zero appetite, but I’m forcing myself to eat early today to try to get at least 3 of my 4 meals in.
Leftover fajita steak strips, taters, green beans (FOR LIFE).
Two years ago I made a huge life decision to have the gastric sleeve. Months before I hsd fallen into a deep depression after losing my Arrow and I punished my body by giving up on it, feeding it junk and becoming lethargic. I was bigger than i had ever been, my joints hurt and I knew if i didn't do something drastic i wouldn't make it. Some called it the easy way out, but anyone who has ever gone through the process of having bariatric surgery knows there is nothing easy about it. Two years later I continue to work on living a healthier lifestyle. It was never about being skinny, but healthier. I'm proud of my progress and I will continue to be a work in progress, but at least I now have the tools to help me along the way. #weightlossjourney#weightloss#healthierlife#healthierme#vsg
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Thanks Snapchat for reminding me where I was. Exactly one year apart. Liked how I looked last year, like how I look this year. Love the beauty in all shapes and sizes 💕
I’m damn proud of where I am right now.
I put myself through hell for almost 8 years and I was able to overcome it.
I thought I wouldn’t be able to live without an eating disorder controlling my life.
I thought that I would never be able to live a normal life.
I thought about just giving up so many times.
But I didn’t and I’m beyond grateful everyday that I didn’t.
I will forever me an #edwarrior
128 pounds living miserably and controlled ➡️ 150 pounds enjoying food little by little and finding that balance I needed to recover while lifting all the heavy weights ➡️ 130 pounds over a year recovered and still lifting all the heavy weights & happier with myself than I ever have been. Mentally I’ve found a happiness that I can’t even explain but I want you guys to know that whatever you are going through you are going to conquer it. Stay strong & please don’t hesitate to reach out to me 💜
This was my VERY FIRST BEFORE/AFTER picture. •••
This was 3 months of exercising 30 minutes a day.
3 months of focusing on nutrition...but NOT giving up any one food group.
3 months of still having that adult bevy...just not EVERY day. •••
I have strayed from my goals over the past year...and this, gained back some weight. I’ve been trying to workout a bad diet...It’s not working. •••
But I’m back, baby!! I’m taking back control. I’ve got a big goal...which I’ll share soon. •••
I’m going back to that picture on the right. Who’s coming with me?