Taking a Break

Sometimes you just need a break! I had a lot of weight to lose after baby #3. It was overwhelming for me. My approach was to just take it one day at a time. I started logging my food and I started seeing results. The results motivated me. I did really well for about 10…

Introduction – Nani

I was 5 years old when I started to gain weight. Looking back, my frequent indulgences in the Standard American Diet (SAD) including regular consumption of cheeseburgers, fries, soft drinks and shakes did me no favors. While eating large quantities of food like that was unusual for a child in the early 1980’s, it has…

No Time to Cook

No time to cook!!  I had this problem.  When my husband and I were working long hours, we would get home and be too tired to spend an hour cooking dinner.  Now with the 3 little ones, getting uninterrupted time to cook dinner is also challenging. This is where Jeff Novick comes in.  A while…

Recipe – Brownies with black beans

I found this recipe today for brownies.  Looks very interesting and I will post an update after I try it. Skinny brownie with black beans from thefrugalgirls.com – It claims to be 3 ingredient, but one of the ingredients is brownie mix (so way more than 3 ingredients).  However, if it tastes good, seems like a nice…

Food ideas for road trips

I love road trips.  I have gone on two-month road trips and just day trips, so I know how dangerous they can be for overeating.  You’re stuck in the car for hours.  You’ve already listened to the playlist you created 3 times, and you feel hungry.  Sometimes you don’t even feel hungry, you just want…

Fitbit Group

If you have a Fitbit, join our Ocean to Peak Fitbit group.  Send an email to oceantopeaklv@gmail.com.  Include “Add to Fitbit Group” in the subject, and we will add you. There is a leader board and opportunities to add discussion topics.  The leader boards reset every month.  You can be competitive or not.  We are…

Introduction – Lily

Who am I to start writing about health and losing weight?  I am just another person who has gone through the struggle of losing weight.  For me, I gained weight in college, but was able to lose all of it by exercising while still in my early 20s.  As I entered my 30s, exercise was not as effective as it had once been, and I started to get frustrated.  I didn’t like altering my diet, and I never had to before.  I thought I just wasn’t exercising enough.  I didn’t know what to do, so I exercised more.