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WWW – Week 3, 27%

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 […]

The Monday Snapshot, Wedding Edition

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 […]

WWW – Week 2, 24%

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 […]

Sparking Joy

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 […]

The Monday Snapshot – FIVE!

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 […]

WWW – Week 1, 18%

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 […]

The Monday Snapshot – Boardgames

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!

Wanderlust

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 […]

NYE

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 […]

WWW – Week 0, 0%

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 […]

WWW – January 2019 Goals

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 […]

The Monday Snapshot – Camping Edition

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!

WWW – Week 9, 27%

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

The Monday Snapshot – Reading!

Over the past few months, Stella’s reading skills have just exploded. It is SO fun to listen to her read to us now! How does it seem like just yesterday that she was a tiny baby on my chest?

WWW – Week 8, 24%

Starting Weight (3/1/2018): 186.9# Last Week’s Weight: 179.5# (3 weeks ago) This Week’s Weight: 178.0#

The Monday Snapshot – Springtime in the Rockies

The last couple of days have been a whirlwind of springtime weather swings here in Colorado! Saturday morning we woke up to a fresh blanket of incredibly wet, heavy snow, but by the afternoon it was mostly melted, and by the following day I was laying out in my swimsuit with a cold beer, watching […]

The Monday Snapshot – #80DO

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 […]

WWW – Week 5, 20%

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, […]

WWW – Week 4, 13%

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 […]

WWW – Week 3, 10%

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 […]

WWW – Week 2, 14%

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 […]

The Monday Snapshot – Childhood

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 […]

WWW – Wk 1, 6%

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 […]

Fear

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 […]

#NaBloPoMo – Day 9, Rewriting the Narrative

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 […]