I can’t remember if I ever mentioned it on here, but almost four years ago, my little brother moved from Minnesota to Colorado to the little town I live in. He’s 9.5 years younger than me (the baby of the family – we have 3 sisters between us in age), but we’ve always been close, […]

Starting Weight: 190.3#Last week: 181.8#Weight Loss This Week: +0.2#New Weight: 182.0#Total Weight Lost: 8.3#Weight Left to hit my 1st Goal of 169# on June 1: 13.0# I’ve basically been at a standstill for the past two weeks (or really, the last month), and that’s 100% because of my diet. I’m still only semi-tracking, and it […]

Growing up, I was mostly friends with guys. Eventually I found a small core of girls who became my long-time friends, but for many years it was mostly me and the guys, really from my teens and all the way through my 20s. When I moved to Colorado 14 years ago as a 22 year […]

Starting Weight: 190.3#Last week: 182.0#Weight Loss This Week: 0.2#New Weight: 181.8#Total Weight Lost: 8.5#Weight Left to hit my 1st Goal of 169# on June 1: 12.8# Whomp whomp. Yup, it was a half-ass week and I got half-ass results. Wed: No tracking + 30m AMTThurs: 1,670 cal + 30m AMTFri: No tracking + snowboarding with […]

Grief is an interesting beast, isn’t it? It comes and goes in waves, sometimes disappearing completely for awhile, then roaring back in with a vengeance. I’ve written about all sorts of different types of grief on this blog, but mostly I’ve written about the loss of my sister-in-law. Next month marks 5 years since she […]

Starting Weight: 190.3#Last week: 183.0#Weight Loss This Week: 1.0#New Weight: 182.0#Total Weight Lost: 8.3#Weight Left to hit my 1st Goal of 169# on June 1: 13.0# Stats this past week (Wed-Tues): Workouts: 5 1 day snowboarding 4 AMT workouts (30 min. each) Food Tracking 4 days food tracked entirely 1 day forgot to track dinner […]

Starting Weight: 190.3#Last week: 183.8#Weight Loss This Week: 0.8#New Weight: 183.0#Total Weight Lost: 7.3#Weight Left to hit my 1st Goal on June 1: 14.0# Baby steps, baby steps! I need to work on tracking my food more diligently to get back on the 1# of loss per week train, but continuing to lose overall is […]

One of my favorite things about the weather in Colorado is that wintertime does not equal months on end of grey days and freezing temperatures – even though we get many feet of snow. Instead we get over 300 days a year of sunny bluebird days and plenty of opportunity to enjoy playing in the […]

Starting Weight: 190.3#Weight Loss This Week: -0.3# (gain) New Weight: 183.8#Total Weight Lost: 6.5#Weight Left to hit my 1st Goal on June 1: 14.8# Well, I had a slight backslide this week, but I pretty much expected that since I was in Las Vegas for 4 of the 7 days! My husband and I had an […]

Starting Weight: 190.3#Weight Loss This Week: 1.2# New Weight: 183.5#Total Weight Lost: 6.8#Weight Left to hit my 1st Goal on June 1: 14.5# I weigh in daily when I’m working on my health like this because research shows that’s the most effective way to be successful with weight loss. It definitely keeps it in the forefront […]

I just sat down to write a quick update on the status of my closet, and when I was googling how to spell “KonMari-ing” this Tweet came up and made me laugh out loud! Two weeks ago I wrote that my goal was to work on my clothes. Most of my house is pretty well […]

The kids are getting bigger and more independent on the mountain (i.e, my daughter can nearly out-ski me and my son refuses to go up there so he stays home), and one of the cool things about this turn of events is that I can get back on my snowboard instead of my skis! I […]

Whoop whoop! I’m officially 37, which somehow makes me feel old as hell, even though I usually don’t care about my age at all. I’m pretty sure that’s because I’ve been stuck at age 27 in my head for (*gulp*) a decade now, so it’s eye opening to realize that I really need to adjust […]

Last weekend was a busy one for us! On Friday we picked up the kids from school and drove about 3.5 hours to our good friends’ house for the evening. The kids played to their hearts’ content while the grownups had a few drinks and caught up. On Saturday morning we got up and had […]

It’s time for my week 2 check-in! I was a little bit all over the place because of events and then being sick, but I hung in there and did pretty well overall. It’s a process getting back in the habit of eating mindfully and not just grazing and drinking without thought! Starting Weight: 190.3#Weight […]

A few years ago my Mom read a book by Marie Kondo (The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing) and mentioned to me the concept of items in your life “sparking joy” or else getting rid of them. Over the years I’ve done my fair share of decluttering, and […]

Last Saturday, my baby turned 5. It feels like we are now solidly in the land of real life little people and not babies or toddlers. He argues with me, he (sometimes) reasons with me, and he chats with me about his day. He is SUPER fun and SUPER challenging. He loves construction vehicles, his […]

Whoop whoop! The first week of eating mindfully is always such a shock to my system (in a good way). I had a couple of days where I was fairly hungry, but I’m guessing that was mostly because of the sugar cravings and my stomach being used to eating way too much food at a […]

This is our life most evenings lately. We have been pleasantly surprised at how quickly the kids are catching on to the rules of all of the different games. 🙂 What are your favorite board and card games to play with kids? We are getting suuuuuper burnt out on Candyland and Crazy 8s!

Travel is one of my greatest passions in life. I love being a mom. I love being a social butterfly and having gatherings with my friends. I love going on rafting trips and ski dates with my hubby. But above all, I love being a mom and friend and wife who travels WITH her family […]

Well, as long as I’m back writing in this space, I figure it shouldn’t all be about weight loss or that would get boring quickly. 😉 As I mentioned in my post on the 31st, it was our final morning in Mexico (family vacation with my husband’s family), and we had an overnight layover in […]

What is it about a new year that makes it feel exciting to start fresh on a project? 🙂 This year, my project is ME! I started tracking my food yesterday (even though it was a travel day home from Mexico), and this morning I stepped on the scale at 190.3#. I figure that’s as […]

Hey everyone… I’m back! Somehow, it’s been nearly 8 months since I’ve been in this space again. I’ve been thinking about things, and really, it comes down to the fact that I avoid it when I feel down about my life choices and embarrassed that I haven’t gotten a handle on my health yet. At […]

Last weekend I took the kids to Moab for a camping trip with some friends. It was a lot of work without Charlie with us, but we had so much fun!

Starting Weight (3/1/2018): 186.9# Last Week’s Weight: 178.0# This Week’s Weight: 177.2#