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!”

Weary of Weight Loss Attempts Like Me? Its Not What You Do, Its How You Do It.

A lot of people ask me what nutrition program I follow.  And while I’m happy to share (current:  https://strongeru.com/ and 2014-2016 http://livelightclinic.com/) the truth is most any program works.  Choose it. Nutri-System, Low Carb, Whole 30, Paleo, Weight Watchers, The Zone… Seriously, insert any diet here. And while I have found two great programs thatContinue reading “Weary of Weight Loss Attempts Like Me? Its Not What You Do, Its How You Do It.”

Reflection Post: JenX Journey’s Top 5 Health Tips for Emotional and Compulsive Overeaters

I hate exercising.  I have two running speeds.  Running and not running.  All I really want in life is to eat a lot of pizza, burgers and ice cream, hang with my dogs and binge-watch The Crown.  I’m a simple girl. 98 pounds gone for me, 80 for Mike!  Now we fall asleep watching NetflixContinue reading “Reflection Post: JenX Journey’s Top 5 Health Tips for Emotional and Compulsive Overeaters”