So…I’ve had some setbacks lately. And most of them are because of my inability to stay motivated or stick to my diet. It’s October…and I LOVE CANDY. The fall has always been about soups, pumpkin baked goods, candy, comfort food, and definitely NOT about the green peppers that I have to crunch, crunch, crunch all the time. Last Wednesday, I put myself on a “NO … Continue reading Breakthroughs

The Shorts

I was a three sport athlete in high school. I played volleyball, basketball, & track, then played basketball in the summers.  While I wasn’t great at any of these sports (I suppose I was decent at basketball), I am a coach’s daughter & lived in a small town. Ergo, in the Berndt house, we were playing sports. When I was a sophomore in high school, I distinctly … Continue reading The Shorts

Everything I’ve Eaten That I Shouldn’t Have in the Last Three Days

I decided to cheat this ENTIRE weekend because of a few reasons: I wanted to have a girl’s night with my mama! I had a 13 hour day on Saturday with my new part-time job and was exhausted when it was over. I’ve had a really good diet & exercise three weeks, and I just wanted to NOT worry about it. I’ve only had about … Continue reading Everything I’ve Eaten That I Shouldn’t Have in the Last Three Days

New Goals!

My weigh-in last week was 200! I’ve officially reached my goal weight! Through the last six months, I’ve decided that this isn’t enough.  Counting calories and eating healthier has developed into a natural habit and lifestyle for me. I naturally gravitate toward water instead of Diet Dr Pepper or alcohol. I find myself preferring fresh fruits & veggies over cookies and chips. No, this isn’t … Continue reading New Goals!


Second weigh in of the second weight loss challenge today. The scale read 212. That marks 30 pounds. Thirty wasn’t the number goal (that’s 42). 212 wasn’t the weight goal either (that’s 200). But it’s 30. Pounds. And I don’t mean to brag (well maybe I do), but that’s an accomplishment that I’m incredibly proud of myself for. I lost two pounds this week. I … Continue reading Thirty

I Fell Off the Wagon…Then Got Tattoos

Honestly, I could leave this post with the title and it would accurately relay what the content would be about. But what’s the fun in that?? As you could ascertain from my most recent post, I. Did. So. Well. I hit my halfway point on my weight loss and WON my weight loss challenge!!!! That was on a Monday. Here’s how it’s gone since then: … Continue reading I Fell Off the Wagon…Then Got Tattoos