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’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
OK, we are really not very good. But this is a major improvement over last year, when at least half of my children were openly weeping! I’ll take it! PS I love the photo with A on his bum. Hahaha… Every once in a while we go do silly things together and then I realize: … More Ice Skating Pros!
Arch Cape, Oregon is so lovely. I’ve been struggling with a hip injury, but I had to do this. When we were on the coast three years ago, I told myself that the next time we were here, I would run. I was sitting on the sand, ankle in a cast, desperate to finally be … More #scenesfrommyrun: Vacation Edition
Who else LOVES c25K? I do! I do! Couch to 5K is what got me started three years ago, when I got serious about working out while I was trying to lose weight. I got this crazy idea that I wanted to be able to run a mile, and maybe even a race, and I sure had … More C25K for Speed
Today, I drove out to the new house to meet a buddy from jr high & high school so he could give me a bid on some work on our windows. I’ve known this guy since I was 13 years old, when we were in choir together, and I have all kinds of great memories of … More The Ultimate NSV!
Um, have I mentioned we’re moving?! We’re moving. We decided a couple of weeks ago that maybe it was time. We started just taking a peek at listings of houses for sale, and suddenly I found myself signing a purchase agreement! We laugh, because big decisions in our little family always seem to move at … More Balance Balance Balance
Keeping it real: yesterday was a crazy day, and I made some pretty crappy food choices. I skipped breakfast, had less than stellar fast food for lunch, and a pretty underwhelming dinner. Taken separately, these choices would be OK. Put them all together, and they equal a day with nothing fresh, no fruits or veggies, … More Bad Day? That’s OK!
I always know it’s about time for new family photos when I don’t recognize myself in the old ones. Top right was six years ago, and bottom left was three… I’m actually pretty pleased with that consistency. I wonder what I might be able to achieve in three more years? What could you?
On the left is me in March, 2015. Right: me, yesterday. Not much difference, right? And you know, I’m OK with that. There have been a lot of ups and downs in the past year: Some literal, like with my weight. One year ago, I hit my lowest weight ever since I started working at … More Transformation?