Weight Loss Goal Setting

SMART Goal Setting

I love goal setting... not going to lie!  I am very futuristic, so it's easy for me to daydream, to set goals for the future, and to create a plan to reach those goals. I've always enjoyed sharing . . . Continue Reading »

Weekly Plan: End of February

Sunny Side Up Eggs

Follow my blog with Bloglovin With 1800 calories to eat a day, I'm seeing how easy it is for me to fill those calories up with carbs.  The RD I met with encouraged me to eat carbs but to have a . . . Continue Reading »

Metabolic Testing

Washington DC Metabolic Testing

My first step in arriving at a place where I can lose weight is to be honest about where I am at.  My sister often encourages me to stop thinking about the weight I've lost in the past (or have . . . Continue Reading »

Eating In The Shadows


I was looking over old posts last night and came across this one. I thought it was worth reposting since eating in the shadows is a struggle for a lot of people. --Do you eat in private where no . . . Continue Reading »

Washington DC Staycation

US Capitol

On Friday morning Neal and I headed into Washington, DC, not for work but for a day of sightseeing.  A Washington DC Staycation!! Neal and I have both lived in DC for quite some time now but we . . . Continue Reading »

A Shift In Focus

Dunkin Donuts

This morning I met up with Becky for coffee and a 3 mile walk on the Crescent Trail in Bethesda, MD.  Before our walk we swung into Dunkin Donuts for a cup of Joe. While waiting in line I listened . . . Continue Reading »

My Loves

Brownie Truffle

For some reason, this week I've been thinking a lot about the past year and how different my life is one year later. Last valentine's day I was in my last semester of graduate school and was in the . . . Continue Reading »

Throw Your Hands Up

Designer Whey White Chocolate

Sometimes you just have to throw your hands up and surrender to the fact that you don't know exactly what you're doing.  It's no secret that I've been struggling with my diet and weight loss goals.  . . . Continue Reading »

Lean and Green Meal Prep

Cheeseburger Stuffed Bell Peppers

Over the past two weeks I've been striving to eat less carbohydrates and to eat lean and green. One thing I learned off the bat is that if you do not prep for the week ahead you will end up eating . . . Continue Reading »

Hodge Podge Weekend

Ashley DC Divas

This was a fast weekend and quite a hodge podge weekend. It was filled with lots of events and errands, but has definitely left me feeling more organized and refreshed. Though I wish I had one more . . . Continue Reading »

Salad Bar of Emotions

Salad Bar

Yesterday for lunch I ran down to the salad bar at my work.  Some days my packed lunch just isn't appealing so it's nice that there are some healthy options nearby.  Subway is usually my go to when I . . . Continue Reading »

Over The Hump

Healthy Buffalo Chicken Salad

How is it Thursday already??  Where has this week gone? As I mentioned earlier this week, the month of February is looking to be a pretty crazy month for me.  I've got a lot of my plate and a few . . . Continue Reading »