In January of last year (2012) I started on a quest to find my health and my happiness.   I went Paleo.  It was an AMAZING year!  I learned so much about eating and about myself.  I learned that I actually liked to exercise, that I liked coconut, that I liked to shop and that I could successfully lose nearly 100 pounds all by myself.

I was happy.

Not necessarily because I had lost so much weight (although that was AWESOME), but because I proved to myself that I could do it.  I felt confident that I could do anything.

Here we are at the end of 2013 and I’m sad to report that I’ve not completely stuck to my paleo life.  I’ve gained weight (although with a broken scale at home I’m not sure how much).  I only know that my favorite clothes from last year don’t fit quite right and that I find myself searching for old clothes in my closet.  I can still squeeze into my favorite purple pants, but I can’t wear them for long because quite frankly, it’s hard to breathe in them.  My guess is that I’ve gained back between 20 and 30 pounds.


We took my son to the water park for his birthday again this year and this time I didn’t go down one slide.  I didn’t want to take my clothes off and reveal that I’d stuffed myself into my bathing suit.

I feel like crap.

I was contacted by a rep for a magazine about doing a story on my successful weight loss.  I was so excited! What a great opportunity!  But then reality hit me and I knew I no longer looked like my “thin” picture.  What a sad reality check.

So here I am.  I’ve tried to stick to Paleo and make wise choices , but sugar cravings and my love of wine have hit me again full force.  I’ll eat Paleo for breakfast and lunch and then bomb myself at dinner.  Or I’ll go off to work and realize I forgot my lunch so off to [insert fast food devil here].  It’s time to get myself back on track.

My #21DSD Grocery List (it’s a big one)!

I was fortunate enough to receive an advanced copy of the new The 21-Day Sugar Detox Book.  It’s everything I know and love about the ebook only better.  More recipes, more tips, LOTS of information.  I’m super excited to start my new #21DSD on Saturday and try out some of the new recipes in this book.  I’ll be posting about my progress on Facebook (of course!) and I’ll be sharing some of the recipes that I like on here.

I’m on a mission to prove that health is a lifelong battle that can be WON.  Just because I had a set back it does not make me a failure.