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.

After the After 

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 

With 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?

Lifting Again! 

I had my first lifting session in about a month today, and I have really missed it!  The last several weeks, I’ve been concentrating on running, and while I’ve seen a marked change in my speed and endurance (yay!), and the cellulite on my butt and thighs is shifting (double yay!), my body fat percentage … More Lifting Again! 

C25K for Speed

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

Healthy Tuna Melt

I always forget about canned tuna, when I think about protein sources. I’ve always got a few cans in my pantry for the kids. It’s inexpensive, quick, and easy.  Tuna sandwiches on squishy white bread were a beloved staple of my childhood. If I was feeling really grown-up, I would pan-toast one with about two … More Healthy Tuna Melt

Finding Balance: Food

I don’t know whether you’ve noticed, but I’ve put on a few pounds over the last three or four months. Personal stress, packing and moving, and just general laziness and threw me right out of balance, and before I knew it I was completely out of all my routines. Sure, sure, it’s hard to exercise when you’re … More Finding Balance: Food