I don’t know if this will out me as the weirdo I am, but I hate having things scheduled on my calendar. Usually, it looks like this: This month, it’s been this insanity: Most of those days have two or even three places I need to be. I’ve been responding to emails, texts, internet comments and … More Why This Introvert Needs Running
I don’t know if you’re anything like me, but every time I see a new and different protein bar on the shelf, I pick it up. Maybe I’ll love this one? Maybe it won’t have the texture of dried glue? Maybe it’ll taste like a cookie but won’t be 300+ calories and have to stay … More Oatmega Bars
Some of the most common questions I get from the lovely people who message me start like this: “Hey, so, I keep reading on the internet that I need to cut out X to be successful. Did you do that?” And, friends, the answer is almost always no. There’s a lot of info out here … More 10 Pieces of Internet Advice I Ignored to Lose Weight
So, this happened today! It’s not every day an article about you is published in a magazine with massive circulation. 🙊 I’m not gonna lie, I’m both excited and totally waiting for the ways in which this could get weird. But hey, world, here I am! I just hope my story is helpful to someone … More My Good Housekeeping article!
I took Miss A (and her twin brother) out this weekend to get photos in her baptism dress before the weather turns. She had a very specific idea for her dress, and I have to say, it did turn out to be as beautiful as we both imagined in the end. I see so … More Divine.
I’ve had several conversations the last couple weeks with people who want to talk about my “before” and “after.” It’s been sort of a weird, out-of-body experience for me all the way around, but particularly each morning as I step on the scale. There is a “before,” when I weighed 250+ pounds. An after, when … More After the After
About a year ago, I started thinking again about getting an activity tracker. I had a Fitbit once upon a time, and while I liked it fine, I realized I didn’t at all enjoy the competitive nature of the Fitbit app. I’d really only bought the thing to give myself an idea of my real … More Gear Review: Misfit Ray
Who’s lauging? LOL OK, so, it wasn’t that long ago that I posted all about how I was going vegan, and I knew that was going to get strong reactions one way or another. Which, in real life at least, it absolutely did. And hey, no big deal! Because either way, I knew I was … More Why I Decided Vegan Wasn’t for Me
Confession: I may have lost a lot (LOT) of weight, but it is still so. hard. for me to make myself work out regularly, even though I love it after I get going. What’s my deal? Are you as bad as I am? But I was a good girl this week, and I’m so proud … More With me?
I love being a stay-at-home mom, but I don’t always handle the quiet well. The TV is generally tuned in to something innocuous—just to keep me company, really—though I often have no idea what’s happening in the shows I’m purportedly “watching.” I don’t mind the solitude. It’s the silence that gets to me. Once in … More For the Soul: Plan