JXJ is Launching 51 Bridges Nutrition

For almost every year of my adult life, it began with, “this is the year.” “This is the year,” I would hope and pray to the universe. Time to get well. Lose weight. Lower the blood pressure. Lessen my pre-diabetes state. Feel better – body, mind and spirit. Gosh I hoped hard. It was allContinue reading “JXJ is Launching 51 Bridges Nutrition”

To Remember How Far We’ve Come, We Can’t Forget Where We’ve Been

I’ve been reflecting a lot this week, maybe you have too. My Generation X hat has come in handy during these COVID-19 shelter in place guidelines. I’ve always been good on my own. However, just because I’m scrappy and independent doesn’t mean that people and community don’t matter. The truth is, without those two things,Continue reading “To Remember How Far We’ve Come, We Can’t Forget Where We’ve Been”

JXJ is 48 Today: Teeny Tiny Choices – 4 Things

So here I am. The 48th anniversary of the day of my birth. What do I have to say? I’m just grateful and blessed, first of all. I feel comfortable in my own skin for the first time in years. I treat myself better, talk to myself better and being kind to myself has manifestedContinue reading “JXJ is 48 Today: Teeny Tiny Choices – 4 Things”

Stop With the Happy New Year and Make It A Snappy New Day

If there is one thing I’ve learned after 20 years of struggling with disordered eating and obesity it’s that I had to stop dealing with absolutes. I ate something “bad,” so the whole day is ruined. Might as well burn the house down. We do this a lot in our lives. I suck at this,Continue reading “Stop With the Happy New Year and Make It A Snappy New Day”

Holidays Make It Hard To Eat Well. Can I Get an Amen?

Ummm, yes.  I haven’t written in a while.  I knew it would happen, but I’m back!! Yes, I did a STRICT pull up in October.  Nope, I haven’t written about it yet.  I. Still. Can’t. Even. Process.  More about that in a future post one day. For now I’m positively distracting myself by writing inContinue reading “Holidays Make It Hard To Eat Well. Can I Get an Amen?”

When Food Becomes Something Its Not

OK, before I jump in to the post, here are my JenX Journey stats to date:Weight Lost:  110#Pull Ups:  0   (Broken left index finger isn’t cooperating.  Occupational therapy begins this week.) From 260 to 150.  And, BTW, Mike Pendleton, eh em, is nearing his 100# milestone! To the topic at hand – when food becomesContinue reading “When Food Becomes Something Its Not”

When You Put a Barbell in a Girl’s Hand

We gals are supposed to reach for the pink and purple coated 5 pound dumbbells, right? That is what they are there for.  Leave the barbells for the bros. Today we like to talk about “strong” women a lot, but I’ve come to realize its mostly in the context of “girl power” mental strength, professionalContinue reading “When You Put a Barbell in a Girl’s Hand”

Try Something That Scares You. I Did. Read to See What Happened!

We hate putting ourselves out there, don’t we?  Why is that? Its scary.  But why? I mean try to think of the last thing you did that took you out of your comfort zone.  What was it and why did you eventually try it? Probably had a friend coax you in to it, right? SomeoneContinue reading “Try Something That Scares You. I Did. Read to See What Happened!”