Humans Are Not Baby Cows

My friend, Christine, and I have a friend gym date night every Wednesday. It is usually walking on the treadmill and chitchatting about whats happened since we talked last. Followed by a leg workout, and some stretching.


I read a great article by Forks Over Knives. It’s about how bad dairy is for you. People really get upset when you tell them how bad dairy is for you. I also tell all my friends, “You are not a baby cow! You do not need to eat baby cow food!” I know I’m such a fun friend. LOL. I don’t know about you but I’m not trying to gain 71 to 75 pounds per month like baby cows are, which is exactly what baby cow food is designed for. Anywho, the article is below if you want to check it out. I still eat dairy occasionally. I mean who can give up cheese forever? Certainly not me. However, I have cut my consumption way down. Cheese is a treat not a staple.


“7 Ways Milk and Dairy Products Are Making You Sick” By Sofia Pineda Ochoa, MD, March 19, 2016

  • 30 days of gym/workout – Day 6
  • 30 days of food logging – Day 4
  • 30 days of weighing myself – Day 5

Current Weight: 237.8


Why Do Dogs Hate Yoga?


My husband and I did yoga again last night. Kaly, our fur baby, is less then thrilled we are in her domain(the floor), and ignoring her at the same time. During a child’s pose Kaly poked her head under my husband’s arm and started whining. Its hard to relax and find your center when you laughing at her cuteness.

I find myself missing snacking a lot, but this tire around my waist is a good reminder of what that leads to. Certain poses in yoga make me painfully aware of it. I miss my clothes I can’t fit in currently, and the leggings that look gross on me currently. I’m not one of those people that likes to torture other people’s eyes with my thighs. LOL

  • 30 days of gym/workout – Day 5
  • 30 days of food logging – Day 3
  • 30 days of weighing myself – Day 4

Current Weight: 238.0

My Husband Tried Yoga Last Night

I need to go to bed earlier. The struggle is real this morning. I was aiming to go to bed at 11:30 last night but my husband had napped and kept me up. Good thing I love him.


So last night I made “MEDITERRANEAN-STYLE RED LENTIL AND CHICKPEA SOUP (VEGAN)(INSTANT POT OPTION).” It was amazing! There is a great grocery store near my house that has a soup bar of so many amazing soups but 32oz costs 10 bucks! So I decided to made it myself. I am so glad I did. The Pinterest link is below.

Mediterranean-Style Red Lentil and Chickpea Soup Recipe

I also did yoga last night. My husband wanted to do it as well, which is hilarious to me because I did not think that would be something he would be interested in. He wants to do a 30 day beginner yoga series we found on Youtube. So I guess I’m doing 30 days of yoga now too. LOL


  • 30 days of gym/workout – Day 4
  • 30 days of food logging – Day 2
  • 30 days of weighing myself – Day 3

Current Weight: 239.9

What Have I Done!!!!



I put on a lot of weight after my wedding. I need to get back on track and get it off. Thanksgiving through Christmas didn’t help. That was about 10 pounds alone.

Oh well, can’t undo what I have done. I can only move forward.

New Year, and its time to get back to healthy.

I am going to try to address my binging compulsion as well. This is going to be a short and sweet post to get me in the habit of doing this most days as well.

  • 30 days of gym/workout – Day 3
  • 30 days of food logging – Day 1
  • 30 days of weighing myself – Day 2

Current Weight: 240.4

Here we go!!!

Day 43 – The Kids Have Arrived

dsc_62211My husbands kids have come to visit for the long weekend. They start school next Tuesday so we will be taking them school shopping, and going out to eat a lot I presume. Should be an eventful weekend at least. I took vacation days next Tuesday and Wednesday. So my work week will only be 2 days next week. Woohoo! I ate a lot of cookies tonight. I don’t want to talk about it….

My father is coming to visit in 22 days. This will be the first time he has visited since I moved to Grand Rapids Michigan 9 years ago. I have a lot of cleaning and organizing to do. I need a bedroom set for the spare room. Well at least some side tables, and a chair. I have so much to get done in 3 weeks. I need to make a list and get started. If I do one thing each day, hopefully I will not stress myself out too much.

My scalp is producing a snow storm again. Sigh….

Everything else is the same.

Day 42 – Taking A Day… or Two Off

Weight: 205.8

20180829_160536.jpgI decided I needed a couple days off from juicing. I still drank some juice this morning snapchat-1522130209but I had a Girls Pint Out event tonight, and decided I would have some beer. Monday is still bothering me and I wanted to just eat a bit more normal. I am still eating mostly all plant based (I did have some meat sauce on my zoodles yesterday), and I have been eating some healthy snacks, and salads.

snapchat-2113792555My weight stayed the same which I am actually pretty happy about considering the fact that I am eating solid food every day and some of it will be water weight and food waste.

My scalp is not good today. I did an oil treatment and the skin is coming off in big chunks. Gross I know.

My body and joints feel really good though.

The stuff under my boobs is a little irritated, but not bad.



Day 40 – I Feel Lost In A Desert Too

Today was my appointment with a Registered Nutritionist. I cannot tell you how Snapchat-301513533disappointed I am with that appointment. This girl was straight out of college, and had no idea how to treat psoriasis with diet. It’s very frustrating. All she wanted to do was feed me all the information she learned in college. I should have expected this from an HMO doctor/RN.

I kind of gave up after that train wreck of a doctor visit. I had soup for lunch, and hummus with cucumbers for dinner. Which would have been great, but then I had some glutton free granola, a Oh Goodness bar (granola w/ chocolate & fruit), and some bean chips. I know ate way too much salt today. I will not be having any salt tomorrow. My motivation is waning. Only 15 more days till my work conference. The boys are coming to visit this Thursday, and I know its going to be horrendous for me and my diet.

My scalp has broken out again a bit, but not as bad as it was before. No snow storm but the spots that are there are angry.

My joints still feel good.

The stuff under my boobs has cleared up and has not bothered me in about 4 days.

I have only used my topicals on my head once this week.