Keeping It Real

The Need for “Right Now”

Last week my best friend Paula sent me a post from a girl in her triathlon group on Facebook. Melissa (Instagram: @trirunatlgirl) posted a picture of her riding her tri bike at around 200lbs and another of her riding at her current weight after losing 70+lbs. While the picture was certainly inspiring on its own,… Continue reading The Need for “Right Now”

Keeping It Real, Nutrition

Keeping It Real: “I’m a Person, Not My Disease”

How often have you heard a health provider refer to someone as a "diabetic" or "obese"? You've probably heard that on television, in advertisements for medications, in articles that you have read. When we use those terms, it implies that you are no longer a person but rather you are defined by your disease. And… Continue reading Keeping It Real: “I’m a Person, Not My Disease”

Keeping It Real, Nutrition

Keeping It Real: Judgment Free Zone

Let's face it - as human beings, we make assumptions. We judge the book by its cover on a daily basis. Even though we have been taught since we were little that this is not the right thing to do, we still do it. I'm guilty of it! But recently I have been trying very… Continue reading Keeping It Real: Judgment Free Zone

Keeping It Real, Nutrition

Keeping It Real: A Day in the Life of a Bariatric Dietitian

I typically start my day at 7:30am, but on my later days I start at 9:30am. I'm fortunate enough to work only 4 days per week, which makes for long days, but they go by fast - especially since I used to routinely work 10-12 hour days in long term care. I will check any… Continue reading Keeping It Real: A Day in the Life of a Bariatric Dietitian

Goals for 2015, Race Recaps, Running

Race Recap: A 10k On My Own

I wanted to run in a race every month this year, but between schedule conflicts and budget constraints, I wasn't able to register for a race in March. I was determined, though, to run a race. Particularly to run a 10k. So I mapped out a route from my house, set my Endomondo to race… Continue reading Race Recap: A 10k On My Own

What I Ate Wednesday

What I Ate Wednesday # 8

Wednesdays for some reason always seem to be my hectic days. With my new job I work 10 hour days, and on Wednesdays I usually work a late day - so I work from 9:30am-8pm. Long days, and slightly awkward as far as eating throughout the day. Also, with my new job, I have started… Continue reading What I Ate Wednesday # 8

Goals for 2015, Running

Banking the Miles 2015: First Update!

I can't believe that March is almost coming to an end, and this is the first time I am posting about my miles for the year! 2015 has been a busy year so far, and it is only going to get busier. But recently I have really put my mind to keeping active and fueling… Continue reading Banking the Miles 2015: First Update!

Stuff I Love

Stuff I Love: Pure Protein Bars

As a bariatric dietitian, I am always trying out protein supplements - from bars, to powders, to pre-made drinks, I attempt to try anything and everything that my clients are using or that I suggest to them.  I have always had a hard time with protein bars.  Most of them make my stomach feel funny,… Continue reading Stuff I Love: Pure Protein Bars

Keeping It Real, Nutrition

Keeping It Real: Every Body is Beautiful

It's January.  We've all heard it... "new year, new you!"  And we've all seen the increase in ads for gyms, weight loss products, etc.  Heck, even my own work (I'm a registered dietitian for a bariatric surgery program) seems to have increased their advertising this month.  With the onslaught of resolutions, my Facebook timeline has… Continue reading Keeping It Real: Every Body is Beautiful

Stuff I Love

Stuff I Love: Toufayan Smart Pockets

I love a good sandwich, and I am always in search of a "better bang for your buck" option when it comes to bread.  A lot of times I have found products marketed as "thin" or "fit" or "smart" end up tasting quite like cardboard.  Yes, I'm excited that I'm getting a healthy serving of… Continue reading Stuff I Love: Toufayan Smart Pockets

Stuff I Love

Stuff I Love: Dannon Light & Fit® Greek

As a registered dietitian working with clients that are trying to lose weight and getting ready for bariatric surgery, I am always looking for products for my patients that taste good and give them the best bang for their buck!  Greek yogurt is definitely one of those items - you can't go wrong when you… Continue reading Stuff I Love: Dannon Light & Fit® Greek

Goals for 2014, Running

Banking the Miles: October Update

October and the beginning of November have been a roller coaster for me.  I've had some huge ups and even bigger downs, I've experienced every emotion in the last couple of weeks in the most intense form.  My diet and my exercise have suffered. I'm starting this week fresh, though.  I have lots of reasons… Continue reading Banking the Miles: October Update

Goals for 2014, Weekly Wrap Up

Weekly Wrap Up #3

Another week has gone by - can you believe it?  January is almost half over!  While I definitely feel myself "slowing down" a bit, I'm still trying to keep up with my goals for 2014. We are still waiting for the state to show up at work, which kinda throws me off.  It has helped… Continue reading Weekly Wrap Up #3

Goals for 2014, Weekly Wrap Up

Weekly Wrap Up #2

Well here we are, almost a full week into the New Year.  I have been working hard towards my goals for 2014 and have even added some new ones. This weekend was a productive one for me, even though we have been dumped on with snow since last night.  Right now it is looking like… Continue reading Weekly Wrap Up #2

Goals for 2013, Race Recaps, Running

Public Humiliation Update

At the beginning of this year, I posted about the Public Humiliation Diet that one of my friends posted on Facebook.  Along with it, I posted my weight, my thoughts on dieting, and my goals for myself. On 1/3/13, I weighed178.4#.  I was just barely starting to run again.  I was using MyFitnessPal here and… Continue reading Public Humiliation Update