Finally Fitting Into “The Goal Skirt”

Back before I was diagnosed with my AI disease and I was just barely starting out on my postpartum weight loss journey, I saw this pleated mint skirt online during Nordstrom’s big anniversary sale and just fell in love with it. Never mind that I’m normally too cheap to shop at Nordstrom and never mind …

Guess Who Hit Her Pre-Pregnancy Weight?

 Although happy about my achievement, the deliriousness of this picture is caused more by the wind and the attempt at a “jumping picture”  rather than just the joy of the milestone. Just clarifying. Sadly, this is about the best picture we got, ha ha. Well, it’s happened—it might be about six or seven months later …

What I Learned From Doing an Elimination Diet

You might remember (if you’ve been reading for awhile) that I did an elimination diet over the holidays (~like a total crazy pants~). You might remember that 10 days in, I’d lost a few pounds, felt my gut acting quite a bit happier, and had noticed a subtle improvement in my autoimmune disease symptoms. Then …

Why I’m Doing an Elimination Diet During the Holidays

If I hadn’t typed up the words of that post title myself, I might have had a hard time believing that it was me putting the words “diet” and “holidays” together in the same sentence (unless, of course, we were talking about the usual plans to go on a diet AFTER the holidays). This year …

What It Takes to Not Gain Weight on Prednisone

 (pic from about a month ago, since I apparently don’t get myself in front of the camera anymore) If you’ve been following my blog for a few months, you might have noticed that I stopped doing “Body After Baby” posts on my postpartum weight loss progress. My excuse? There hasn’t been any progress, at least …

She Ain’t Heavy . . . But I Can’t Carry Her

Growing up, I often heard people say that one of the top things we take for granted as humans is our health. Being a person who is somewhat preoccupied with gratitude, I tried not to let that become my tendency growing up, especially because I fully realized that I was blessed with an abundance of …