A Huge Dilemma

For some time now, I’ve felt like I need to lose weight.

I’m not happy with how I look.

At. All.

A new hair cut and color can only do so much for myself esteem.  (And when it’s been a couple of months since that’s been updated, I really start to feel like a raggamuffin!)

In order to hopefully make myself feel at least a little better about myself, for the time being, I went shopping with my mom.  I had some birthday money burning a hole in my pocket, plus I was irritated with those around me.  I needed to get out of the house and take part in some retail therapy, so I called my mom and we went to the good ole TJMaxx.

I was looking for some sweaters because right now, the sweaters that I have, while I LOVE them, they are of the chunky variety.

And the chunky variety doesn’t look good on THIS chunky version myself.

So I wanted some new sweaters.

I got a cute black sweater with a fancy schmancy zipper offset to the side.  I got a light-weight black hoodie.  And a gray shirt and a white shirt.  Wow, all the colors are just astounding! 😉

I’m happy with my selections.

Now, to the next part.

I’ve been TALKING about what I’m going to do to lose weight.  This being my year of health and all.

I’ve told my co-workers my plans, I’ve told Kyle my plans, I’ve told my mom my plans.

Now, I need to tell my MIL my plans and the part where she doesn’t need to worry about cooking for me because I’ve got this new plan to get my weight off.  I’ll be doing my own cooking. {Even if it means I don’t eat till 10pm.}

I also need to put the plan into place and get movin’!

My mom sent me a text today telling me that she got me this great Paleo magazine and that she was going to do the Paleo 30-day challenge with me {she’s so supportive! :)}.  Which is awesome because the last time I lost a bunch of weight, we did it together, too.  However, my mother does NOT need to lose weight!  She is TINY!  I don’t think I’ve ever seen her so small! {That’s what not being able to eat hardly anything will do to a person, apparently.  She can’t have any grains or sugar.}  That’s besides the point.  I think my mom realizes how badly I want to look and feel better so she’s helping me push myself to get started and is willing to do it with me in order to keep ourselves {me} accountable.

But then…

And this is the dilemma…

I get home to find THIS!



The Pioneer Woman – A Year of Holidays

HOW IN THE WORLD am I supposed to lose weight when I have THIS just waiting for me to open up and devour and make all of her scrumptious holiday recipes?!  It’s just not fair!


I mean, SERIOUSLY!  Are these pages just not divine?!


The Pioneer Woman's Eight Layer Dip

The Pioneer Woman’s Eight Layer Dip

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The Pioneer Woman’s Blackberry Margarita! Goodness Gracious!


Milo’s not much help, he wants me to make everything!

I could go on and on!

Please tell me, people, how do you do it?!  How do you motivate yourself to get healthy and lose weight when all you want to do is eat all the stuff that’s not good for you?

I need to lose weight and I need some self control.

I’ve done it before and I’ll do it again.


I don’t know how it’s going to happen when all I want to do is gorge myself with yummy stuff!

Off to figure it out…



  1. Dear Daughter of Mine,

    Ah, the age-old dilemma. All I know is this: In the past month and a half I’ve shed 20 pounds by using my own version of The Fast Diet which was hugely attractive to me since it allows me to “eat normally” five days a week and then simply hold my calories down to 800 or less on the other two days. THIS I can do!

    • Wow Daddy! Congrats! 🙂 Because I’m already gluten-free I don’t think I’ll have too much trouble doing a Paleo diet. I just know that I want to eat all the stuff that’s not good for me too! Lol

  2. Hi Megan,

    I just found your blog. I struggle with this same thing daily. My trouble is baked goods and chocolate, okay, and soda! Plus, all our money goes to fertility treatments and eating healthy is so expensive!!! I hope your year of health goes well for you and I look forward to reading more of your blog.

    • Hi Dawn! So glad you found me! I hear ya on the baked goods and eating healthy being expensive! Thank you so much! Please take a look around, I’d love to hear from you more! I’ll be sure to check out your blog soon, too!

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