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Long time, no blog!
11/13/2013 11:16:13 AM,  8 COMMENTS

It's been forever since I blogged. The unexpected early arrival of the babies (I was shooting for making it to 37 weeks but the babies came at 34 1/2...  Read more

ILIKETOZUMBA

Happy to be truly alive
9/11/2013 9:15:34 AM,  2 COMMENTS

As most of you are probably already aware, today is the 12th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. As soon as I realized that, I was immediately gr...  Read more

ILIKETOZUMBA

To clarify, I'm not completely against junk food or think it's evil, I swear!
9/3/2013 4:34:11 PM,  1 COMMENTS

So I feel kind of bad...I *did* come off rather cranky in my last blog about National Bacon Day. And now I'm going to ramble about it some more! So f...  Read more

ILIKETOZUMBA

"National Bacon Day," really??
8/31/2013 10:51:35 AM,  3 COMMENTS

http://eatocracy.cnn.com/2013/08/31/nation
al-bacon-day/?hpt=hp_c4 I really, really dislike how so many things have a designated "day" (freque...  Read more

ILIKETOZUMBA

Yay, schools!
8/26/2013 9:57:48 PM,  2 COMMENTS

http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/health
_news_detail.asp?health_day=679585 This health news article I read today makes me happy! Although I...  Read more

ILIKETOZUMBA

People were cooking with spices 6,000 years ago!
8/22/2013 10:23:22 PM,  2 COMMENTS

This has nothing to do with weight loss or fitness or anything, but I thought it was really interesting considering how many of us have had to learn t...  Read more

ILIKETOZUMBA

"You never forget that you know how to purge"
8/12/2013 8:44:14 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I watch ABC's "Extreme Weight Loss" show every week. If you're not familiar with it, each episode follows a single person (or in one case, a married c...  Read more

ILIKETOZUMBA

Grateful
8/9/2013 4:19:28 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I've just been thinking of how glad I am to have lost all my excess weight before becoming pregnant. I know that the weight loss triggered amenorrhea...  Read more

ILIKETOZUMBA

Childhood obesity news!
8/7/2013 11:43:35 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I'm sure lots of you have already heard this, but I'm kind of excited about it and going to share it anyway, just in case you hadn't yet come across t...  Read more

ILIKETOZUMBA

"Reclaim Your Tastebuds" via attune foods blog
8/6/2013 11:08:47 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I pretty much never buy Attune Foods products - I've done it a couple times, but they don't make many things that I can find in my grocery store and I...  Read more

ILIKETOZUMBA

Sigh...pizza ordered for everyone at work today
8/2/2013 12:24:14 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I work in a small museum. 3 full-time staff, including me, and two part-timers. Out of nowhere, my boss the curator decided he was going to order pizz...  Read more

ILIKETOZUMBA

Word associations with food
8/1/2013 3:24:36 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I've been realizing in the last year or two, but particularly since I got pregnant, that I've started making immediate associations with food when I s...  Read more

ILIKETOZUMBA

Interesting article about "the other F word"
7/31/2013 8:55:59 PM,  3 COMMENTS

http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/31/living/paren
ts-sachs-kids-healthy-weight Having had some real disordered eating/exercising behaviors of very di...  Read more

ILIKETOZUMBA

Alone for 3 weeks!
7/27/2013 4:59:07 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Poooooooooooooooooor me. The husband is currently in Puerto Rico and will stay there for the next 3 weeks doing work stuff. Now I have to do al...  Read more

ILIKETOZUMBA

Yikes...glad I had no interviews to get into grad school
7/25/2013 10:31:39 PM,  3 COMMENTS

http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/health
_news_detail.asp?health_day=678542 This article describes a study in which researchers found that w...  Read more

ILIKETOZUMBA

Ultrasounds and genetics counseling
7/23/2013 4:30:33 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I've been getting monthly ultrasounds because my pregnancy is "high risk" purely due to the fact that I'm carrying twins. I have to go to a hospital 3...  Read more

ILIKETOZUMBA

I really appreciate obesity studies like these
7/21/2013 12:45:10 PM,  2 COMMENTS

http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/health
_news_detail.asp?health_day=678409 To sum up, researchers found a genetic mutation in mice that see...  Read more

ILIKETOZUMBA

Dude, that's not trash.
7/20/2013 4:21:30 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Sometimes I feel like I'm being ridiculous, but really - there's no reason NOT to recycle everything you can! I take my own bags to the grocery store,...  Read more

ILIKETOZUMBA

I would have been too fat to go to this...
7/19/2013 2:01:31 PM,  3 COMMENTS

http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/19/health/boy-s
couts-bmi/index.html?hpt=hp_t2 I understand that the Boy Scout Jamboree includes many physically de...  Read more

ILIKETOZUMBA

This has got to be a superfood, right?
7/17/2013 9:58:56 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I ate so much of this TOTALLY nutritious food tonight. It's full of calcium, protein, healthy fats, and antioxidants...right? Sure, there's some...  Read more

ILIKETOZUMBA

Baby Supplies, Assemble!
7/15/2013 9:54:55 PM,  1 COMMENTS

We are finally starting to seriously get baby things together. We'd gotten some clothes already (mostly gifts and hand-me-downs) and minor things like...  Read more

ILIKETOZUMBA

Mexico has more obese citizens than the US? Other countries too??
7/13/2013 10:53:36 AM,  2 COMMENTS

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2013/07/10
/world/americas/ap-lt-mexico-obesity.h
tml?hp&_r=0 Who knew? Not I! It's sad to see how many pl...  Read more

ILIKETOZUMBA

Is it bad that I hope other people at work will eat the junk food before I give in to temptation?
7/11/2013 2:07:23 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I kind of feel like a bad person. There have been a lot of single-serving bags of chips and cookies and things around work because we've had events a...  Read more

ILIKETOZUMBA

New shoes always make such a big difference
7/10/2013 2:01:53 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I swear, I'll think "I haven't had these sneakers thaaat long, how could I need new ones already?" but meanwhile, my feet are starting to hurt and the...  Read more

ILIKETOZUMBA

Baby Supplies!
7/8/2013 10:41:52 PM,  1 COMMENTS

My mother and I went to Babies R Us today and ordered the babies' cribs and a dresser for the nursery - yay! It's nice to have some of that big stuff...  Read more

ILIKETOZUMBA

NAPTIME
7/5/2013 10:54:55 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I took a nap today. I can't remember the last time I let myself take a nap (not including during long distance travel)...but I know it's been YEARS....  Read more

ILIKETOZUMBA

Happy Active Fourth of July!
7/4/2013 11:34:52 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I rode my stationary bike before work this morning, I took walking breaks at work, and then my husband and I walked the 2.5 to 3 miles down to Colonia...  Read more

ILIKETOZUMBA

People are so nice sometimes
7/3/2013 10:57:11 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Or is it just because I'm now looking very obviously pregnant? Twice in the last week, I had complete strangers tell me I was "beautiful" while I was...  Read more

ILIKETOZUMBA

Raynaud's at bay!
7/2/2013 10:56:45 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I don't know if it's the increased weight gain, the presence of two little extra bodies inside me keeping me warmer, or some combination...but my Rayn...  Read more

ILIKETOZUMBA

Easier exercise is more enjoyable...
6/30/2013 11:51:45 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I'm almost 6 months pregnant with twins now, and I simply cannot exercise at the same level as I could pre-pregnancy. It's taken some getting used to...  Read more

ILIKETOZUMBA

Opinion piece on the AMA's classification of obesity as a disease
6/27/2013 3:36:25 PM,  0 COMMENTS

http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/25/opinion/wann
-obesity-disease/index.html?eref=igoog
ledmn_topstories I just thought this piece that I found o...  Read more

ILIKETOZUMBA

Announcing...the babies' genders!
6/26/2013 11:59:03 AM,  11 COMMENTS

If you're curious, I can now EXCLUSIVELY reveal (aren't you intrigued?) that from now on, I can refer to my upcoming twins with the appropriate pronou...  Read more

ILIKETOZUMBA

France!
6/25/2013 2:14:56 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I'll have to add some photos later; I'm currently at work (shhhh, don't tell my boss!) Anyways, we had a great time in France. My parents, husban...  Read more

ILIKETOZUMBA

20 week ultrasound - so far, so good, we think!
6/6/2013 9:37:21 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I had my 20 week ultrasound yesterday, and everything went pretty well, for the most part. Baby A is in a position (vertex) that made it easier for th...  Read more

ILIKETOZUMBA

20 week ultrasound - so far, so good, we think!
6/6/2013 9:37:20 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I had my 20 week ultrasound yesterday, and everything went pretty well, for the most part. Baby A is in a position (vertex) that made it easier for th...  Read more

ILIKETOZUMBA

Well, now I know how to cure constipation...another TMI blog of total honesty and oversharing!
6/5/2013 12:19:12 PM,  11 COMMENTS

As I'm a big fan of TMI when it comes to health and bodily functions (my philosophy is: hey, we all deal with this stuff, why make it into something e...  Read more

ILIKETOZUMBA

I semi-successfully jogged tonight, kind of!
6/3/2013 10:47:06 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I slacked all day long since I was off work today. I did the usual incapable-of-controlling-myself thing where I ate everything I could think of early...  Read more

ILIKETOZUMBA

Get it, girl.
6/2/2013 4:15:20 PM,  4 COMMENTS

LOL I love people sometimes. Well, almost always, to be honest. But anyways... I like going for walks before/after work and during lunch. Gets m...  Read more

ILIKETOZUMBA

Sleep vs. exercise
6/1/2013 3:40:09 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I've been getting about 5 to 5 1/2 hours of sleep a night lately, and I know it's not sustainable. I had to call my husband this morning while I was m...  Read more

ILIKETOZUMBA

Excavations
5/31/2013 12:00:16 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I am an excavator. You know, the annoying person that digs all the cookie dough chunks out and leaves the vanilla ice cream, or scoops all the soft ch...  Read more

ILIKETOZUMBA

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