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The only constant is change...

Wednesday, April 10, 2013      2 comments

So busy lately, sometimes I think I am running on auto-pilot. We are moving from McHenry in late April/early May, back to Downers Grove. We enjoyed a change of pace for the past 2.5 years, living in the NW suburbs, but we both feel it's time to ... Read more

The Future, One Day at a Time

Monday, February 25, 2013      2 comments

I canít believe February is almost done. January was spent recovering from surgery. A few weeks in, I had a minor infection that required some antibiotics. I healed well, though, and was cleared at 6 weeks to begin exercising (although I cheated... Read more

Post-Surgery Update

Friday, December 21, 2012      1 comments

emoticon It's been a week since my hysterectomy, and recovery is going slowly. I don't know why I imagined that it... Read more

I hate math, but I love subtracting!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012      4 comments

Yay, I lost an inch from my waist! emoticon I've been eating well, and all this personal training has definitely he... Read more

Celebrations and Surgery

Monday, November 19, 2012      4 comments

Over the weekend I turned 41. Funny how I donít feel that old most of the time. They say that growing old is a requirement, but growing up is optional so I try to live by that motto. To celebrate, DH and I went out for dinner on Saturday, then d... Read more

I think my trainerís trying to kill me (and other exaggerations)

Thursday, November 08, 2012      3 comments

Day 4 of PT and Iím definitely getting my butt kicked. Here is a sample of what I did today (and Iím feeling every bit of it!): emoticonRead more

Slump...followed by renewed determination

Tuesday, October 30, 2012      4 comments

Well I have certainly been away for some time. Too long, and I knew it, but just couldn't bring myself to come here every day and see what I wasn't accomplishing. There's also been a lot of work and personal drama going on, which made it really ... Read more

Wow. Just...wow.

Thursday, May 10, 2012      2 comments

Late last summer, we found out another company was going to buy the division of the company I worked for at the time. The deal finally closed on May 1, so I and 2 coworkers flew to CA for some training with our peers who are based out of an offi... Read more

Would you like some cheese with that whine?

Tuesday, April 17, 2012      4 comments

Iíve been stuck for a while at the same weight (with a fluctuation of a pound or two). This, despite the fact that Iíve been working out pretty hard (and often) lately. I even earned my first trophy on my Polar FT60 HRM. That basically means I m... Read more

Plateau City, Baby!!

Wednesday, April 04, 2012      4 comments

Yup, Iím now in a major plateau. I have stayed steady for a couple of months now, weight-wise. Something has to be done to break thisÖbut Iím not sure what. Lately my problem has been twofold: motivation on my at-home days to do ďrealĒ exercis... Read more

WW Deep Dish Pizza Casserole Review

Saturday, March 31, 2012      2 comments

www.food.com/recipe/weig
ht-watchers-deep-dish-pizz
a-casserole-224261 This was tonight's dinner. I am one of those people who almost always tinker with a recipe and this was no exception. I subbed ground turkey for t... Read more

Creamy Swiss Chard Pasta review

Wednesday, March 28, 2012      2 comments

Made this last night. www.food.com/recipe/crea
my-swiss-chard-pasta-57123 I only altered the recipe to add extra tomatoes and some seasonings. It would have been pretty bland without adding some cayenne, parsley, salt ... Read more

Meal Plan & Recipes to Try

Saturday, March 24, 2012      3 comments

So after trying the meal planning thing for a few days, I figure I'll try to do it for a full week. I have some tried & true recipes picked out that I want to use and a few new ones to try as well. Not sure yet what days I'll be making what, but... Read more

Miserable pain

Thursday, March 15, 2012      3 comments

This blog may be TMI but Iím posting it anyway, because Iím curious if anyone else has had the type of menstrual problems Iíve had most of my life. I started getting my period I was 14. The pain was so intense when I was in high school I wo... Read more

A meal plan (sorta...)

Friday, March 09, 2012      6 comments

I'm inspired by others who have been so good at planning their meals in advance. I thought I'd give it a test run to see how I do. I went grocery shopping last night to pick up essentials for the following dishes: -Ground turkey tacos (had... Read more


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