24 Day challenge: Day 9

Charlie ate!!! Sorry this blog series has turned into a little sour my challenge and a little about my pup but… That’s rhe beauty of “pugs and pushups!” Woke up this morning on my own around 6am, did my regular morning routine including spark and probiotic followed a half hour later by breakfast – today…

24 Day Challenge: Day 8

Today I woke up crying – what an odd way to start the day! I didn’t have the best sleep last night because of Miley, she was crying and barking and she had me up at 12 and 3am. At 6am I woke up in tears, missing Charlie, feeling alone. How sad!! I got up…

1 week down, 2.5 more to go!

Week one is done and I’m officially down 4lbs! I didn’t re-measure because I want to do the official halfway measurements on day 11 after the cleanse is over! I gotta tell you I see the biggest difference in my midsection – my legs and butt always take a long time to change, and my…

24 Day Challenge: Day 7

One week in! I can’t believe it’s the end of day 7 already! I actually forgot to set an alarm last. Ight. It managed to wake up at 5am for class!! So of course I headed to the gym with my spark!! Today was a big day for me and my family – my puppy…

24 Day Challege: Day 2

Today I went to the SPCA of Westchester’s Walk and Pet Fair with my dogs! We hung out at the ASC/KBVC booth chatting with many people who had good and some not so good experiences at our hospitals, but overall the vibe was good! I walked around, made some contacts at a local YMCA and…

Spartan training update: ED recovery  & Spark

As I continue on my journey to recovery I find myself having many less binge episodes. In fact, I have been able to focus on training for the Spartan sprint in May and have had very little urge to binge.  I’ve been following a macro based plan, pretty well – but not 100% – which…

QUALITY & QUANTITY: you can actually eat more!

One thing I’ve learned in my almost two weeks of “counting” macros and really concentrating on my training has been how the quality of my nutrition can make not only what you eat more enjoyable but how MUCH you eat can increase as well. Let me put it to you this way: 1680 calories can…

Flexible vs IIFYM vs Intuitive Eating: the search for food freedom

If you’ve been following me from the beginning of this journey you know that I’ve been working on intuitive eating and learning to listen to my body and its own cues. I’ve been reading a lot of books to learn the most about different ways of eating that are not “diets” and that fit into…

Help Me! Help Yourself!

Today I asked for help. I have a long laundry list of past attempts to get help that have gone terribly wrong but today I actually feel good about it. While perusing the Intuitive Eating (IE) website over the weekend I found a page that allowed you to find a nutritionist in your area and…

Enjoy your food…

The thing about this exploration of Intuitive eating, for me at least – is these little steps, these little inner thoughts that have me thinking about what I choose in a completely different way, has been one huge learning experience and it’s just beginning!