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The 1 Thing You Need To STOP Doing Now To Reach Your Weightloss Goal!

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I’m just here today to be real. Blogging can be an extremely therapeutic, especially when I use it as my personal journal.


Why can I not stick to Keto? Last week I wrote about the importance of having a strong WHY! I have THREE of them… THREE — but still I stray.

Actually, I fall off the wagon and then it circles back around to run me over.

I’m rarely physically hungry, thanks to the high amounts of fat I consume on Keto. This way of eating gives me more energy than I’ve ever had! I’m not napping! HUGE


PAUSE — It’s funny how answers come to me when I talk to myself.

Literally. As I’m writing this, asking you all for help the answer has been given to me. I know what the problem is.

The darn scale! Yes, that scale in the picture! Look at it… waiting on me, waiting to ruin EVERYTHING! It actually looks guilty sitting there doesn’t it lol!

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I starting weighing myself again. When I was diving deep into Intuitive Eating I stopped weighing myself and it felt great! At the time I wasn’t on a “diet” because that would have been counterproductive. BUT I started weighing myself again so I could keep track of my progress. What a mistake! I’ve allowed those numbers to affect me. They have ruined my flow!

If the numbers go down I get excited and subconsciously and/or ignorantly relax.

If the numbers go up or stay the same I get pissed (sorry for the language) and start not caring. Wondering if all my hard work is even worth it. Shoot, If I’m not losing I might as well eat alllll the things. Even if don’t really want them!

The scale is not my friend!

The Plan

  1. Remove scale batteries
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  2. Scale goes out of sight
  3. Find other ways to measure my success! Energy, how my clothes fit, how I feel over all. Eating High Fat Low Carb (HFLC) has so many benefits other than victories on the scale.
  4. Stop comparing my results to the results of others… those others who lose 10 lbs in one week!
  5. Talk to myself in form of blog posts more often!!!

I was weighing myself much too often. I believe once a month if that will give me a good idea if I’m on the right path.

Have any of you found that the scale does more harm than good? What changes have you made?!

Thanks for Listening!
Until Next Time
Raivon Lee,
Vain Mommy

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Why, Sticking to a Keto Diet Can be so Hard! & How to Make it Easier!

It’s 930 pm and I’m shoving cookies down my throat. But let me take you back several hours.

I have had a wonderful low-carb day! So much energy, I didn’t even think of taking a nap (if you know me you know how I feel about naps) and I haven’t been hungry all day!

The Keto is working…

So why is it that all of sudden all I can think about are cookies! I am NOT physically hungry but I want the cookies. I’ve been ignoring the craving for a while now… I even fell asleep but Greg wakes me up because he’s watching Netflix in bed. Guess what? I still want those darn cookies and I can’t think of one good a reason why I shouldn’t have them. I mean yes I’m doing Keto but… I want cookies. So my “wonderful” husband volunteers to go to the store and he comes back with THREE different packs of cookies. He’s a double-edged sword for sure.

Why did this happen? After having a great day keto day, how did I allow “mind hunger” to get the best of me?

Before writing this post, I sat and thought for a while. I know I want to adapt to this way of life. There are so many benefits that I know await me. So why can’t I logically talk myself off the cliff?

Here’s why.

My Why was not strong enough! Read More »

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My Experience with Intuitive Eating: What I Love and Love Not so Much

This past summer I began seeing a therapist for what I assumed were “body image” issues.  Lol ha ha ha!

Boy. Was. I. Wrong.

Turns out most of my struggles stem from good old “childhood trauma” (trauma seems a little too dramatic of a word to me but it’s what my therapist calls it), in one way or another. During our earlier sessions I was introduced to the idea of Intuitive Eating (IE), and a podcast by Christy Harrison called Food Psych. If you are at your wit’s end with being on a life long continual diet (like myself) give it a listen!

First things first. What is intuitive eating?

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