Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Hi guys! I saw Amanda tonight, as I do most nights when I WOD at 5:30pm, and she called me out that I hadn't been blogging. She's right! Fact is, I don't know what to write everyday! So, I'll tell you what I've been up to. Over the last two weeks I've been working fairly closely with Dr. Jaime. She is great! Almost like having a therapist. Poor girl. Anyway, she is helping me focus on things so that I don't have a cheat or get overwhelmed and then fall off for a week. The plan is to focus on the next 9 weeks for now and then revisit the first week of July. So right now I am focusing on two main things; giving up Diet Coke and sugar (of course) and not skipping meals. As crazy as it sounds, I don't like eating breakfast, I often only eat lunch during the day and then if I'm home late after a WOD or a late night at work, once I put my kids to bed and it is almost 9:00 I usually don't have the energy to make anything to eat so I don't eat anything or I eat Goldfish crackers or something that I can grab real quick that isn't good for me. Dr. Jaime said that this behavior is sabotaging my performance/weight loss. So, I've been working on planning out meals so I have something to eat, relying on my husband to start meals for us so we don't have to start cooking so late and she gave me some go to things to have in my kitchen to have if I don't have anything to eat and don't want to cook so at least I don't skip meals, like frozen turkey burgers, veggies, etc. As far as progress, well I've given up Diet Coke! Again! I know you've all heard this from me before but, this time when I gave it up it wasn't nearly as hard. Maybe I'm in the right place now. Since I gave up Diet Coke, this week my focus is on giving up sugar as a whole. So far, I've had a little slip but nothing too crazy (M&Ms). Plus, I've planned all my meals, stocked my pantry and haven't skipped a meal for several days! This is quite an accomplishment for me! Anyway, I hope you all are doing well! I'll keep you posted.


  1. Great job Amanda! I have been seeing a naturopath that went to school with Dr. Jamie and she has also become a type of therapist! ND's are awesome!
    As for blogging just dont worry about what to write..just write! Writing out what you ate that day, your wod, if you didnt wod why, if you ate something you think you shouldn't have why. I babble sometimes when I blog, but it helps me keep this assessment top of mind.
    Keep up the good work!

  2. Yeah Amanda! So glad to have seen you the past two nights...keep up the great work :-)