I’ll be back with my normal WWW posts on Wednesday, but today I started the Beachbody Program named 80 Day Obsession, and I just wanted to put it out here that I am SO excited, nervous, motivated, scared, and determined to do this program! With Day 1 today, that puts me at Day 80 on […]

Starting Weight (3/1/2018): 186.9# Last Week’s Weight: 181.9# This Week’s Weight: 179.5# My goal was to be in the 170s by today (I leave for a work retreat in Mazatlan early tomorrow morning), and I did it! Honestly, I stood on the scale at 5am when I woke up and saw 180.0# on the dot, […]

Starting Weight (3/1/2018): 186.9# Last Week’s Weight: 183.1# This Week’s Weight: 181.9# (down 1.2#, though I was down to 180.8 on Sunday)  Well, I had a great week overall. My weight was actually the lowest on Sunday morning, and even though I had good food tracking days Sunday-Tuesday, for some reason my weight popped back […]

Well, I went a little off the rails last Wednesday – Saturday. There was a lot going on (snowboarding with my brother, the anniversary of my SIL’s death, a friend’s band opening for a local concert, my husband’s hockey tournament, and an overnight 3 hours from home for St. Patty’s Day with an old friend […]

Quick post from my phone in the car this week, but I’m so happy to be on this journey and feeling great about it! Onward and downward. 😉 Last Week’s Weight 3/8/2018 – 184.6# Week 2 Goals: Work out an average of 30 minutes / day Track my food every day in MFP. You can’t […]

On Friday night, Stella got to go to her best friends’ house for a sleepover (twin girls – the 3 of them are so in love with each other!). We promised Harvey he could pick something fun to do with me and his Dad in the meantime, and he requested a bike ride to the […]

Last week I wrote a post about Fear. Fear of failing…fear of so many things. I’m tired of being afraid, so I’m doing something about it.  For many years I was great at writing my Weekly Wednesday Weigh-In posts. It transformed to TISW for awhile (The Incredible Shrinking Wife) and to MILF (pretty self-explanatory, ha!), but […]

It holds you back. It entices you to make excuses. It convinces you to close your eyes and remain in denial about reality. It causes you lash out at people who care about you who are simply trying to help. It convinces you to wallow in complacency instead of being determined and taking action. In […]

I had a post all planned for yesterday that was a total rant about having to always be the cruise director of the family to make sure the kids are taken care of – even though I work full time, just like my husband. Then at the work conference I was at, one of the […]

Last November when I did #NaBloPoMo, on Day 7 I alluded to a big surgery my Mom was going in for. Basically, in the end of October, my Mom went to her family doc for a routine acute issue. While there, she mentioned in passing a pain she had experienced on her left side 10 days […]

Dangit! 12 hours ago I opened my browser window to write a post for today, and now at 9pm in bed I realize that I never did. This is the story of my life lately… so much to do, so little time.  At least I got in a solid workout this morning, made a decent […]

2,917 That’s how many days ago I started this blog. That’s 7 years, 11 months, and 26 days ago. Also known as, the more things change, the more they stay the same. For my long time readers, this post will sound all too familiar to you, and I’m sorry for that. Ha! ——————————————————————————– It’s funny […]

Well, I just realized I already forgot to post yesterday on day 3. Oops. Since Harvey didn’t get into preschool this past fall, I’ve had to cut back my hours at work and do a lot of juggling to get childcare covered. Part of that includes watching my friend’s daughter on Fridays (she watches Harvey […]

As you can tell from the last 8 years of me posting in this space, I am not much of a makeup girl, and I struggle to feel put together on a daily basis. With that being said, over the past few years I’ve begun to focus a lot more on taking care of my skin, […]

It’s the bottom of the 9th inning in game 7 of the World Series… do or die time for my favorite sport, and I just realized that it’s that time of the year again when I try to post daily for the entire month. Gah! Basically, that’s one long run on sentence to say, Hi! […]

The comic You Should’ve Asked by French cartoonist Emma made the rounds on Facebook a few weeks ago, and it SO perfectly sums up my life right now. Go ahead, click on it and read it before you come back here. It’s important. I don’t mean to lay the blame all on my husband – he’s […]

For months now I have been struggling with self confidence when it comes to my body. Throughout my entire adult life there was an “easy to maintain weight” that my 5’8″ medium-framed body seemed to settle out at just by being relatively conscious of my food & exercise. Whenever I’d dial in my nutrition & […]

I’m not an incredibly sentimental person by nature, especially when it comes to holidays. I know I’ve mentioned it here before that we rarely celebrate holidays and birthdays in our home with more than a song or a hug (well, and a few gifts for the kids), and I am 100% okay with that. Mother’s […]

I just read this comic, and I feel profoundly changed. Go ahead, click over to it, read it until the end, and tell me you don’t feel the same. ❤ Photo courtesy of TheOatmeal.com

So no, I did not finish the program, BUT, I learned a lot, and that counts for something, right? First off, I tracked my first 12 days of #Whole30 over on this page if you’d like to check out some of the recipes I tried and see how my days went. I actually did great through the […]

About a month ago, a local FB message board had a used hot tub posted for sale on it. Probably 30 people commented that they were interested – including me – and #17 (a good friend of mine) ended up actually following through and purchasing it. We are talking an old hot tub (circa 2004 […]

I’m about to post a slight rant for the day. Stella is in her first year of ballet, and the show is next week. It’s quite the production, including dancers from age 3-18, and this year’s show is Cinderella. I’m sure it will be wonderful, and we even purchased 8 tickets in the reserved seating […]

So I just got a call from the elementary school letting me know that Harvey did NOT get into the preschool program in the fall. Fuck. Fuckity fuck fuck fuck. I live in a town of < 1000 people, and there is only one school in the town. It’s actually a fantastic public school (#1 […]

…quite literally. It’s the end of ski & snowboard season here for our area, and it’s bittersweet. Most of my soul is screaming BRING ON SUMMER, but I’ve honestly really enjoyed my days on the mountain with Stella this year. Harvey, not so much. Maybe next year for him. 😉 Other than our last day up […]

I posted yesterday about #Whole30, and afterwards I realized that I hadn’t posted in this space in nearly 2 months. How does that happen? For so many years I posted here at least 4-5 times a week, but as much as I miss it, I keep not making the effort to write in this space. […]