My name is Emily, but my family and friends call me Ema. Ema is a nickname I got in college, it stuck and I love it. I'm a wife, dog/cat mom, sister, daughter, aunt and friend.
I am on a mission to improve my health habits. I am trying to make permanent changes in my life that will result in weight loss. I have finally reached a point where I don't consider myself "on a diet". I am making better choices and watching how they result in great changes. I have seen it work before. The hurdle I am conquering now is making the habits stick.
I know what the habits should be, I've lost 75 pounds before. However, over the past few years I have gained about 52 of them back. I admit that and I am no longer going to cry and eat about it...I am going to do something! I re-joined weight watchers and I am tracking all my food.
Luckily the one habit that has stuck over the past 4 years of my journey is exercise. Now to tackle the boredom, emotional and snacky eating habits! I don't see certain foods as forbidden and I think of the word diet as what I eat daily and not what I am restricting myself to right now. I am on a quest to make good decisions and watch them change me into the person I want to be.
I love to cook and be creative in the kitchen. I see recipes as idea suggestions more than directions to follow. I don't think I have ever followed one exactly unless I have been baking.
I hope you find some fun things here and possibly an idea or two. If you have comments, questions or feedback please let me know!
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