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When I told my husband last week that I needed to buy a pair of bigger jeans, he just casually said, "Okay," and we added a stop to the Lane Bryant outlet store to our day of errands where I scored a pair for 40% off. By the end of the day it w... Read more
5 Servings of Awesome Per Day
After years and years of praying, I think God may have actually changed my tastebuds because I just ate the BEST raw carrots I have ever had. In fact, I was CRAVING them!
I know we all constantly read that we need to incorporate more fru... Read more
My Feelings Taste Delicious...But the Aftertaste is Regret
Today has been stressful, a circus filled with moments blown out of proportion by drama queens. And it's not even 2pm! In one weak moment, I scarfed down a (delicious) piece of melty, salty pepperoni pizza. I then proceeded to feel awful and ... Read more
Auld Lang Syne
Well before the clock strikes midnight, many folks are contemplating their New Year's resolutions. I'm not one to do that particular dance with the devil, however as 2014 came to a close, it became GLARINGLY obvious that I must make some change... Read more
Self-Compassion & the Ridiculousness of Thigh Gap
I am what some would describe as Type A personality. According to Myers Briggs, I'm an ENFJ. Astrologically I am a Sagittarius. When I was in school, I was an "overachiever" and at work I'm "driven".
I mention this because I've come t... Read more
I Never Have Time to Blog Anymore
Blogging has become a rarity. I barely have time to enter my daily food intake or workouts! ...in fact, I've been slacking on that quite a bit. But, I know that time is what you make of it and we have to make our choices and choose our priori... Read more
I Get to Work Out Here!!
Pics are of the fitness center and 11m lap pool at the Sheraton Seattle. Let me just say... OMG!!! ... Read more
Life is a 3-Ring Circus
This is my life right now:
My husband and I had his two kids for the holiday weekend, but they live 6 hours away so getting them back to their mom's involved a trip to the airport Monday night. This is actually WAY better than driving half... Read more
There's No Crying in BASEBALL!
I love that movie, A League of Their Own, and especially this part where Tom Hanks' character is just beyond himself dealing with the emotions of his female players. I don't play baseball (or even watch it really), but December and 2013 has bee... Read more
Back Pain - A Time to Give Thanks(?)
Five days ago, I woke up in pain. Familiar pain. BACK pain. I tried to brush it off, but then just simple things like getting out of bed and walking down the stairs brought tears to my eyes. And to make matters worse, my husband was only on ... Read more
Shopping Made Me Want to EAT.
I went shopping with my husband tonight to get him some new clothes because we are awful about parting with our money for clothing... oh, and because he's down a pants size. Which, I'm super psyched about for him (and for myself because I get t... Read more
This morning was my weekly weigh-in and my monthly measurements. It wasn't pretty. The only thing that went down was the circumference of my waist. Just about everything else went up! Seriously...wtf?!
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Coaches are NOT just jerks in tracksuits after all!
Through my benefits at work, I have the opprotunity to work with a "Wellness Coach". At first I was pretty skeptical, but recognized my need to get my stress level under control. Once I got that better managed, we moved to focusing on my healt... Read more
Apples are Tree Candy
One of my favorite aspects of autumn is that it is a time of harvest. My husband and I live in the Pacific Northwest and it is a lush place for produce. But of all the bounty, he and I get TOTALLY stoked when we see Honeycrisp apples stocked i... Read more