My husband runs. He has not always been a runner, but started running in January 2015 and fell in love with it. In 2015 he started running races. It started with a 5K, then he progressed to running some 10Ks and then finally a half marathon in November.

Last night we went out to dinner with a big group of his running friends from work and we had a great time. They are a very inclusive group of people and very non-judgemental. All running abilities are captured within this group of runners – everything from 5Ks to ultra marathoners.

I have had a love-hate relationship with running over the past 4 years or so. I really really want to be a runner. Though I have had issues with plantar fasciitis that has interrupted progress in the past. Combine that with moderate asthma and my inconsistent nutrition has resulted in very little consistent progress.

Well, I bit the bullet about a week ago and signed up for a 5K in April. My husband will be running a half marathon that same day. I have a lot of work to do in my training over the next 2 1/2 months or so, but I am confident I will finish. I may be walking and running the 5k, but I will finish.

Today is January 23rd, 2016 and I have been binge free for two days. This morning I went to the gym and ran 3.1 miles on the treadmill in 55:00 minutes or so. My goal is to finish the 5k in about 45:00 minutes. So, I have a lot of work to do. I am very optimistic that I will make great progress between now and race day.


Day One (Again)

January 21, 2016 was my most recent day one. I have struggled through many years of yo-yo dieting and binge eating and I have had many “Day One(s)” in my lifetime.

December 26, 2011 was another very memorable day one. I had just binged my way through the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. I hated the way I felt and the way I looked. I knew that I needed to change. So, I did what I thought was the most reasonable thing to do: I drove down to the local nutrition store and purchased a supplement. It was a supplement to suppress appetite and give me energy. It worked, very very well.

The combination of this little purple pill and cleaning up my nutrition and consistent exercise I lost 86 pounds in 8 months. During this time I went MONTHS without a binge. Bingeing wasn’t even a temptation. I felt on top of the world. Then towards the end of 2012 word came out that the pill was being banned in the US due to supplement related deaths.

Over the past four years I have struggled with my weight and binge eating. The bingeing did not come back immediately, but it would come on a little at a time. Fast forward 4 years and I have gained a little over 60 pounds back and my binge eating is just as bad as it ever was.

Medical Options

I have done plenty of research on weight loss surgery over the past several months. Everything I have read was indicating that I would be a good candidate for weight loss surgery. BMI over 40 for the past 5 years, constant yo-yo dieting, binge eating, etc. I think the idea of weight loss surgery was my “fall back plan”. Since this was always in the back of my mind, I think that this caused me to binge even more over the past 6 months or so. January 21, 2016 I checked my insurance to see if weight loss surgery was covered and what the out of pocket cost would be. What I found out was devastating. Absolutely no coverage. Not even a dime. My fall back plan was not a feasible fall back plan.

January 21, 2016 will be my last day one.

Today is January 22, 2016 and I have been binge free for one day. I started out my day at 4:15 AM with a trip to the gym for a date with the treadmill. I did a walk run combination for 30 minutes.


I have counted calories in the past and I have become a slave to the scale in the past. I will track what I’ve eaten and my progress on the scale, but I will not let these two things define success. I am more concerned with overcoming binge eating and consistency working out at this stage in my journey. When I find success on these two areas of my life, the scale and weight loss will follow.

Welcome :)

I am starting this blog as a way to journal my journey to overcoming binge eating. This is not a blog where I am trying to push products or certain fad diets. I am simply documenting the challenges and victories I face while taking my binge eating and morbid obesity head on.


Starting this blog was an extremely spontaneous decision. This idea came to me tonight while I was folding clothes and here I am. So, this is a work in progress. I plan on sharing my some thoughts on my days (the good, the bad, and the ugly). I also will share some of the recipes that work for our busy family of 5. I will try to share some of the workouts I do.


Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read .