My Own Worst Critic

I am my own worst critic. Every flaw, every imperfection in myself, I see it and I dwell on it. So, when I’m on a weight loss journey (of which there have been many in my life – but this will be my LAST!) it’s hard for me to see my progress.

My LL&S besties and I have been posting some comparison shots, and I didn’t see my progress until now.

Lindsay Full Body 3

This was the picture that prompted me to say enough was enough, and gave me the courage to apply for the Live Longer and Stronger Challenge. My arms! My stomach! I was devastated when I saw that picture. It’s sad too, because that was such a happy night – the night two of my friends got engaged – and yet all I could see when I looked at this picture was how out of control my weight had gotten.

I’m working hard to get to my goal weight, and be a healthier version of myself, someone who will be around for a long time.


I’m not there yet, but thank goodness I’m not where I was yesterday.

Is this something you struggle with? Think Out Loud, I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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Weekly Workouts #2

LWI Weekly Workouts

Last week, I shared a new series on the blog – My Weekly Workouts! Here’s what I planned to do: Monday: Run/Walk – 30 mins (Week 1 Day 1 Couch to 5K)Β (Check!)Β  Tuesday: Spin/Abs if I get my ass out of bed…Β (Did NOT get my ass out of bed – BodyPump!) Wednesday: Run Walk – Continue Reading…

Update: Summer 2014 Goals

Updated Goals for Summer 2014

Y’all. I am stupid excited that it’s a bit chillier here in PA. I mean, the weather is a bit bipolar, as I was sweating my tush off yesterday, and now I’m shivering with my window open today, but that is neither here nor there. I know the official first day of Fall isn’t for Continue Reading…

Currently: September


I love these surveys, and it’s fun to look back to what I said each month. (You know it’s all about me) Kidding! Current books: I’m not currently reading anything right now, but next up I want to read If You Have to Cry, Go Outside: And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You by Continue Reading…

Getting My Mojo Back (Weekly Workouts)

16 Things You Learned About Being A Woman From "Full House"

I’m the kind of person that does better feeling like people are watching me, and worrying about letting other people down. Is anyone else like this? *crickets* Just me? Alrighty then. P.S. Teach me your ways. I want to embrace the #wycwyc (what you can, when you can) lifestyle for my workouts, and know that Continue Reading…

5 Things To Do Besides Emotionally Eat

2011, skinniest in my adult life

Emotional eating has been a hallmark to my life for a long time, and something that has always affected my weight loss journey throughout the years. I believe I was at about 170 here (and still thought I was fat… another conversation for another day…) and although I was eating healthy, and working out regularly, Continue Reading…

Bouncing Back


Hellllooooo! I’m back! Though I’m not naive enough to think my little absence from this blog for the last few days left you up at night, I did miss you all! Between this dang cold, moving and school I’ve been kinda silent. BUT, I’m back and better than ever (or something…) I’m trying to get Continue Reading…