06
24
2018

A LESSON FROM MY EATING DISORDER

Disordered eating. The darkest time of my life. There was no logic that would work for me. No change in perception. No mindset shift was going to end my compulsive weight loss journey. I didn’t start it because I was fat and I wasn’t continuing it because I thought I was fat. I started out of fear, continued out of excitement, and couldn’t stop out of compulsiveness. What changed? Pain. Opening my eyes to the present moment. Not avoiding what I was and not fearing what I may be.  But being what...

06
10
2018

WHEN FITNESS GOES AWRY: How to handle the wrenches in life…

This may be one of my most practical blog posts yet. Ok. So you have a plan. You prep your food. You work out. Maybe you even track your food. You have a typical routine. You like things to go according to plan. You have every good intention in the world to follow your food and fitness plan, but life says otherwise. Maybe life says this weekend you aren’t going to be home for more than 5 minutes. Maybe it says you’re going to get to bed much later than usual. Maybe it says this is the food that’...

06
06
2018

BLOG: MY FRESH, FEEL GOOD APPETIZER (or meal, if you’re like me)

  My sister introduced me to this years ago, with absolutely no “diet” intentions in mind, which is partially why I still love it today. While it’s great year round, summer is best. It’s basically a chop and dump recipe, and it allows room for your own variety. My measurements are very flexible and estimated because I don’t measure, and you can add more or less of what you want. So without further ado, the GREEK in me presents to you…. ——- GREEK DIP Your favorite hummus (medium packag...

06
06
2018

RECIPE: MY WARM WEATHER GO TO

I personally hate plain Greek yogurt. I want to like it. But I don’t. Even with berries it doesn’t work for me. So one day, I had extra mashed banana and decided to mix it in with my yogurt. It was good, but what makes every banana treat better….? PEANUT BUTTER. I added in some of that and then it reminded me of Perry’s peanut butter chip frozen yogurt, ESP if you don’t mix the peanut butter all the way and leave it like swirls. So I found my trusty mini chocolate chips and BAM. I had myse...

05
20
2018

WHAT I CAN OFFER YOU…

Hey you, the one who’s like how could Lisa help me?? What does she know, she’s in shape and likes to workout. She doesn’t have a giant weight loss story or transformation.❗️ —— While all of those are true, I believe I can offer you something even better. I can help you stop being obsessed with food, fitness and your body. My life doesn’t revolve around food anymore and because of that, it doesn’t revolve around fitness and my body either. —- I am not offering you my help to get you to your goal...

05
20
2018

ONE THING YOU MUST STOP FIGHTING TODAY

This picture isn’t to be like look my waist is too little for my legs like the girls who say how hard it is to find jeans.  I don’t have a waist. Not a tiny waist. Not hourglass. Not pear. Not Apple. I’m a board. Straight as an arrow. No big boobs or big butt. No voluptuous hips. Straight. The only way I got shape was because of my muscle. But when I decided to take this picture, I wasn’t mad. I was actually laughing. It’s ridiculous. Buying jeans is ALWAYS an issue for me. And not cuz “I have a...

05
20
2018

F*** PERFECTION

Just a friendly reminder for you… If your diet doesn’t have to be perfect, you can’t fall off the wagon… ❗️There has to be room for us to eat something that isn’t great for us. There has to be room for a step back or a rest day. There has to be room for not getting the laundry done this minute or letting the dishes soak for a few hours. There has to be room for sharing ice cream with your kid, wine with your bff, or eating the chocolate your spouse got you. There has to be room for l...

05
20
2018

MY FAVORITE COPING MECHANISM (and why it no longer appeals to me)

I was a compulsive dieter. I’ve dieted, cleansed, detoxed, restricted, changed my lifestyle, whatever you want to call it, more times than I can count. And yet here I am, NOT at the sparkly goal weight I was constantly trying to obtain. Not that I never reached it, but because as many times as I dieted, I also rebounded. Living life like a pendulum, between 2 different weights. 2 different wardrobes. 2 different lifestyles. 2 different self confidence levels. See, we diet. It works, initially. W...

05
13
2018

A SUPER SIMPLE SUMMER SALAD

   A SUPER SIMPLE SUMMER SALAD 🥗 —— I hope you are lucky enough to spend this Mother’s Day with a very special mom, whether she’s your mom or not. I hate when holidays become stressful because of fearing food or having too much to do to host a meal. So for my blog this week, I just want to share one of my favorite recipes with you. It’s simple and delicious. My entire family loves this and it’s always a hit at social gatherings. It couldn’t be more simple and stress free, plus nutritious! I...

05
06
2018

ARE BINGE EATING, OVER EATING, & LACK OF CONTROL REALLY OUR PROBLEM?

This blog is going to get right to the point. If you feel like you’re problem is binge eating or overeating, or lack of control around food, I’m about to blow your mind. What if… Binging, overeating and lack of control are NOT actually the problem?? What if… Our rules, restrictions and white-knuckled attempts at control are the ACTUAL problem?? Here’s the thing. Tell me if you disagree. We can only feel OUT of control if we are TRYING to be IN control. Right? If we weren’t focused on...