Searching for my spark... again
I just had a baby 7 weeks ago, and after a very difficult pregnancy (including 10 weeks of bed rest) and my health completely tanking after giving birth (hello 200/110 blood pressures!) I am about at the weight where I started the first time, an... Read more
A year's worth of change, with pictures!
This was me Thursday February 17, 2011 (less than a year ago):
and here I am today:
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Why my dinner is awesome- Updated with Pictures!!!
Once in a while, I eat something that is SOOO good and turns out to be a caloric steal, and when I do, I want to shout it from the roof tops because EVERYONE should get to eat this well and still lose weight. Because my neighbors don't take too ... Read more
Hi guys :)
It's funny how I will go through a few days where I have tons of blog ideas, and all these light bulbs go off and I MUST write them down, and then I have long stretches of relative nothingness... not in a sad sort of way, in a "t... Read more
What's On Your Playlist?
What’s on your playlist?
I have found that a good song (one with a fast pace and a good beat) can make the difference between a lackluster workout and a stellar one. I would love to know what’s on your playlists (all of it or just your favo... Read more
Marla's Favorite Things- like Oprah's without the giveaways and expensive stuff :)
As I have said in past blogs, I love autumn! As the air gets colder I am growing more and more in love with some of my new (and old) fall things. Whenever I find something good I always want to tell my friends about it, so here it goes :)
T... Read more
It's worth hanging on!
I am feeling incredibly good today and I thought I should document it, so that I can look back on this on the not so good days. Today, everything is clicking. My workout was good, my sugar cravings are starting to subside, and the weather is coo... Read more
Time to intensify
My commitment has not started to flag, but my intensity has and although I think that is normal and healthy (you cannot be at intensity level 10 all the time without popping a spring in your brain), I am actually looking forward to a good old fa... Read more
We interrupt this vacation for a very important lesson [for me]
This family "staycation" has been wonderful, we have been exploring our city like tourists, we vowed not to eat at any chain restaurants and not to spend much money, so we have been hitting up little hole in the wall restaurants and exploring al... Read more
I'm 30 years old... with pictures!
So I'm officially in my thirties now and very glad to have left behind my twenties. I had several wonderful birthday parties, lots of yummy food, and awesome presents... I can't even come up with the words to describe the past week, let's just s... Read more
A good mother______
One thing I learned after I had Ella was to withhold judgement until you have truly been there, no matter what it is (in this case parenting). I was pregnant at the same time as one of my friends, she had her baby 5 months earlier and my husband... Read more
I haven't written in a while, probably because I haven't had anything much to say, and when I have it has been a little bit blue, so I just said nothing.
I'm eating well, I'm exercising- hard (except for today, my ankle is throbbing a souve... Read more
HUGE- what I just realized
Sometimes life turns into a pattern, repeating itself over and over- you are so used to it, so comfortable with it, that you don’t even notice the etchings of it all over your life. You are in essence, creating it yourself and yet you could not ... Read more
Missed moments- weddings and feeling fat
I was just watching one of those wedding shows on cable and it made me think about my own wedding and the wedding of my best friend Helen and how I was so preoccupied with how fat I felt and how embarrassed I was to be in a dress, to be the cent... Read more
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will not give up... part 2
I just realized that it is not my fear of giving up that is worrying me- for I am not the least bit afraid that I will throw in the towel. What I am afraid of/ sad about, is that I will continue to work this hard and never reach my goal. I am af... Read more