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  • Light Caprese Spaghetti with Creamy Pesto Sauce

    Light Caprese Spaghetti with Creamy Pesto Sauce

    If you love pesto, you will adore this. It’s whole wheat spaghetti with grape tomatoes and fresh mozzarella tossed in ...
    - 5 days ago 22 Feb 17, 8:17pm -
  • Weekly Coffee Date

    Weekly Coffee Date

    I hope you had a great weekend, friends! Daniel and I are in the midst of a big move to Massachusetts ...
    - 7 days ago 20 Feb 17, 5:37pm -
  • The Excuse Brain

    The Excuse Brain

    To make improvements in your life it is important to first recognize your weaknesses. Certain character traits just seem to ...
    - 10 days ago 17 Feb 17, 1:03pm -
  • Weekly Coffee Date

    Weekly Coffee Date

    Happy Sunday, friends! I hope everyone is having a good weekend. I’ve been under the weather recently but I’m starting to ...
    - 15 days ago 12 Feb 17, 6:14am -
  • The Take Out Trap

    The Take Out Trap

    You’ve had a long day of work and errands. It is already 6:30 (how the heck is it already 6:30?!?) ...
    - 18 days ago 9 Feb 17, 7:23pm -
  • One Pan Rosemary Chicken with Penne and Vodka Sauce

    One Pan Rosemary Chicken with Penne and Vodka Sauce

    This post is sponsored by DeLallo. Most of you know that one of my favorite meals in the world is ...
    - 20 days ago 7 Feb 17, 6:19pm -
  • Weekly Coffee Date

    Weekly Coffee Date

    Happy Saturday, friends! This week Daniel and I sent in the deposit for our wedding venue and I feel so ...
    - 23 days ago 4 Feb 17, 5:24pm -
  • Banana Bread Smoothie Bowl

    Banana Bread Smoothie Bowl

    Eating my fruits and veggies is so much more enjoyable when they remind me of my favorite sweet treats. This creamy, cool, and ...
    - 24 days ago 3 Feb 17, 6:45pm -
  • Superfood Green Smoothie Bowl

    Superfood Green Smoothie Bowl

    This post is sponsored by Amazon.  This refreshing and colorful green smoothie bowl packs two servings of fruit, 17 grams ...
    - 25 days ago 2 Feb 17, 8:05pm -
  • High Protein Chocolate Espresso Smoothie Bowl

    High Protein Chocolate Espresso Smoothie Bowl

    Day 3 of Smoothie Week! Chocolate and healthy are two words that don’t seem like they belong in the same ...
    - 26 days ago 1 Feb 17, 6:40pm -

Fitnessista

  • Top 7 motivational podcasts

    Top 7 motivational podcasts

    Hi friends! Happy Friday! I’ll be back later with Friday Faves, but in the meantime, I wanted to share a guest post with you from my good friend Kelli. I loved meeting up with Kelli for friend dates when we lived in San Diego, especially when we wo…
    - 3 days ago 24 Feb 17, 5:41am -
  • Cardio + weights blast (workout + video)

    Cardio + weights blast (workout + video)

    Hi friends! How are you? Hope you’re having a wonderful week. Thank you for all of your amazing comments on yesterday’s coffee date post. I know everything will work out, but as a Type A personality, this whole limbo phase thing is driving me bon…
    - 4 days ago 23 Feb 17, 1:56pm -
  • Morning coffee date

    Morning coffee date

    It’s been a while since we’ve grabbed coffee together!! Grab a mug, pull up a chair, and let’s hang out a bit. 🙂 If we were having coffee right now, I would probably see if you wanted to meet at Prep & Pastry. They have amazing coffee… and…
    - 5 days ago 22 Feb 17, 1:52pm -
  • Things I changed/did after reading Alignment Matters

    Things I changed/did after reading Alignment Matters

    Hi friends! How’s the morning going? Hope you’re having a wonderful day so far. We’re relaxing here at home and about to venture out to do something fun. I’m excited to take a dance class later today! For today, I thought it would be fun to t…
    - 6 days ago 21 Feb 17, 2:03pm -
  • Winter Shape Up 2017: Week 4 (the final week!)

    Winter Shape Up 2017: Week 4 (the final week!)

    Hi friends! happy Monday! Hope you had a wonderful weekend and that those of you who are off work today are enjoying some down time. I wanted to post the Week 4 Winter Shape Up info for those of you who are following along with the challenge. This is…
    - 7 days ago 20 Feb 17, 6:44am -

Carrots n Cake

  • High Low High 18

    High Low High 18

    Good morning and a very happy, happier, HAPPIEST Monday to you! We had quite the awesome weekend over here. Mal was on school vacation last week, so we finished it off with a family fun Friday, which continued on right through […]The post High Lo…
    - 11 hours ago 26 Feb 17, 11:50pm -
  • 29 Questions {Blog Survey}

    29 Questions {Blog Survey}

    HELLO! Happy Friday to you! Ever since I started working with clients via Designed to Fit Nutrition, my faith in people on the Internet has been restored. As you can imagine, I get my fair share of trolls and haters […]The post 29 Questions {Blog…
    - 3 days ago 24 Feb 17, 5:51am -
  • Want to Try CrossFit? Here’s What You Need to Know

    Want to Try CrossFit? Here’s What You Need to Know

    With the CrossFit Open kicking off later today (woohoo!), I wanted to share some of the posts I’ve written about the “Sport of Fitness” over the years. I figured having them all in one place would be useful for those of […]The post Want to…
    - 4 days ago 23 Feb 17, 5:33am -
  • Secrets to Saving Time and Money at Trader Joe’s

    Secrets to Saving Time and Money at Trader Joe’s

    Good morning! You guys know how much I love Trader Joe’s, right? Of course, you do. I’m also a big fan of scoring deals and doing things efficiently, so when Remy from Miss Mamie’s Cupcakes reached out about sharing her “secrets” to […]…
    - 5 days ago 22 Feb 17, 5:45am -
  • Monday In Meals + I *Think* I Cured My Eczema

    Monday In Meals + I *Think* I Cured My Eczema

    Happy Monday, friends! It’s time for my weekly Monday In Meals post, where I share what I ate throughout the day. Yesterday was an especially tasty day of eats with many of my favorite foods and combinations in the mix. My meals […]The post Mo…
    - 6 days ago 21 Feb 17, 12:57am -
  • Weekly Workouts + Why I’m Switching Things Up

    Weekly Workouts + Why I’m Switching Things Up

    Hello, hello! So, guys, I’m happy to report that a whole lot of working out happened last week. Woohoo! I managed to fit in SIX (!) workouts, which I’m pretty sure is a PR since becoming a mom. Haha! Ok, so […]The post Weekly Workouts + Why I…
    - 9 days ago 18 Feb 17, 9:45pm -
  • Friday Five + The Doctor I’ll Never See Again

    Friday Five + The Doctor I’ll Never See Again

    Hello, hello! Happy FriYAY!! So, I had a bunch of (random) life updates that I wanted to share—both good and bad—so I figured I’d put them all together in a blog post. Sound okay to you? Well, here we go! […]The post Friday Five + The Doctor…
    - 10 days ago 16 Feb 17, 11:01pm -
  • Overnight Carrot Cake Protein Oatmeal

    Overnight Carrot Cake Protein Oatmeal

    Good morning! One of my DTFN clients recently professed her love for overnight oats to me and said she wanted them on her plan every week. Now that she’s approaching her 6th week of her plan, I realized our database was […]The post Overnight Ca…
    - 11 days ago 16 Feb 17, 5:21am -
  • Valentine’s Day Celebration + Romance Just Isn’t Our Thing

    Valentine’s Day Celebration + Romance Just Isn’t Our Thing

    Good morning! I hope everyone had a lovely Valentine’s Day! Mal and I celebrated with an early dinner at Scarlet Oak Tavern. We actually weren’t planning to do anything for the holiday, but then we forgot to use a gift certificate […]The post…
    - 12 days ago 15 Feb 17, 4:11pm -
  • Monday In Meals + Quinn’s Bedroom Revamp

    Monday In Meals + Quinn’s Bedroom Revamp

    Good morning! Happy Valentine’s Day! 🙂 It’s time for another edition of Monday In Meals where I share what I ate throughout the day. Yesterday was kind of an interesting day of eating because we had quite a few leftovers/foods […]The post M…
    - 13 days ago 14 Feb 17, 3:01am -

Run Eat Repeat

  • Scenes from My Run and an Embarrassing Moment
    Maybe this will finally teach me to stop cussing… We’ve all seen those funny autocorrects where your phone changes what you meant to say into something that is either perverted or offensive or so random the recipient thinks you’ve lost your min…
    - 25 Sep 16, 8:25pm -
  • The Wall Squat Diet
    Hello! How’s it going? Over here it’s going good, except my part-time photographer is being a pain to work with. He thinks he’s helping with artistic direction, but I don’t think we have the same eye for blogging. For example – this morning…
    - 23 Sep 16, 11:02pm -
  • Running with Hypothyroidism
    I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism a few years ago. At the time I didn’t really think it was a big deal. I didn’t feel bad or anything, I just knew there had to be something wrong with my metabolism  since I have always had the hardest time los…
    - 23 Sep 16, 12:12am -
  • Easy Creamy Chicken and Potatoes
    Hi! How’s it going? Over here it’s going good except I woke up in the middle of the night and could not go back to sleep. Ugh. I ended up staying awake catching up on email for a few hours. Since I was up I had some Cheerios and coffee. I thought…
    - 22 Sep 16, 12:29am -
  • You Signed Up For A Race – Now What?
    Yeah! You just signed up for a race!! Now what? Signing up is just step one. Now you start the work and planning for a successful run. It doesn’t matter if it’s a 5k, 10k, half marathon or a full 26.2 miles – there are certain things all runner…
    - 21 Sep 16, 10:54am -
  • Skinny Rum Punch Recipe
    Hello and Happy National Rum Punch Day! Who doesn’t love a good cocktail? (If you don’t love a cocktail please call me because I need a designated driver for tonight.) Before we talk about drinking, let’s talk about running and eating shall we?…
    - 20 Sep 16, 3:01pm -
  • What Kind of Treats Do Mexican Dogs Like?
    Hello! Happy Monday! I think I’ll call it Medal Monday today in honor of the runner instagram tradition to share your medal pics. I don’t have any new race medals to share, but Vegas was sleeping against this wall right now and I took a picture.…
    - 19 Sep 16, 10:08am -
  • Running is a PAIN in the Groin
    Hello! How are you? Today was a long run day for me so I got up nice and early to get ready. Getting ready for a long run is a longer process than getting ready for a usual day of work or school. It involves the bathroom, two different drinks, food,…
    - 18 Sep 16, 2:25pm -
  • How You’re Putting Yourself in Danger Every Run
    Hello! How are you? Are you running safer and smarter this week? Today was a rest day for me so I did a round of 21 day fix. Then, I took a short walk to get some fresh air before starting my day. I can’t even remember what I listened to this morni…
    - 16 Sep 16, 5:00pm -
  • Runner Safety Self Defense Tools
    Today we’re talking about self defense tools for runners. If you have knowledge or experience with safety tools to use while walking or running please chime in below. This morning I set out for a short run with 10x 100m strides at the end. I usuall…
    - 15 Sep 16, 5:00pm -

Yum Yucky

  • Waffle House Waffles Recipe. OMG! They’re so good!
    I crawled out from the covers on Saturday morning, complete with wild bed hair and stank morning breath. And then it happened. It happened almost immediately and without hesitation. My stomachs began to quiver with longing to be back at Waffle House…
    - 25 days ago 2 Feb 17, 7:14pm -
  • Easy Black Bean Burger Recipe. It’s delicious!
    Beans, beans, they make you fart. Heheheeee. But I swear to you, this Easy Black Bean Burger didn’t make me gaseous. If you’re craving a delicious, satisfying burger, but you also need to keep an eye on your calorie intake, then sink your hungr…
    - 31 days ago 27 Jan 17, 5:47pm -
  • 8 Minute Power Walk | Cardio & Abs
    Hey everyone! Join me for this fun 8-minute home power walk to burn fat and strengthen your abs. Get up and walk with me! There are 3 sets (3 songs) in this workout to help you warm up, get your heart rate up, and then cool down. All of the moves are…
    - 59 days ago 30 Dec 16, 6:24pm -
  • Pharrell – Runnin’: Easy Dance Workout to Lose Weight
    Hey guys! This easy dance workout is to Pharrell Williams’ song Runnin’ from the Hidden Figures soundtrack. This has an old school vibe and you’re gonna love it! Remember it make this dance workout your own and keep it sassy! All of my dance wo…
    - 84 days ago 5 Dec 16, 4:41pm -
  • Go Cubes Chewable Coffee Review. It is gross or should you try it?
    It’s Go Cubes Chewable Coffe, ya’ll. Excited much? If you’ve never heard of the chewable coffee concept, or if you’ve been curious to try it out, then this video review is a must-watch for you. Get our first impressions and opinion on the tas…
    - 89 days ago 30 Nov 16, 7:59pm -
  • Simply Fit Board Review | Is It Really Worth the Money?
    Hey guys! Have you seen this on TV yet? It’s the Simply Fit Board from the Shark Tank people. These are my first impressions and full review. Is it worth the money? Will the Simply Fit Board really help you lose weight? I’ll answer those questio…
    - 14 Nov 16, 9:06pm -
  • How I Control My Food Cravings to Stay in Shape
    Hey guys! I’ve got two quick tips in my latest video to help you begin to take control of your food cravings. You are not a lost cause. You DO you have the power to get things under control once and for all. I am speaking to you as a former binge e…
    - 31 Oct 16, 7:35pm -
  • How to Get Rid of Musty Smells in Clothes and Laundry
    Does the armpit fabric of your t-shirts smell like the back of a hyena’s ass? Do your clean sports bras have that lingering pungent aroma that makes you wanna throw up in your mouth a little? Do any of your towels or dish clothes smell like a mu…
    - 12 Oct 16, 4:32pm -
  • Terry Crews Mack and Jeezy. We made it. It’s freakin’ delicious.
    We’ve finally found it. After years of trying out different recipes, we’ve finally found THE ONE mac and cheese recipe that is gonna stuck to the ribs of my family until the end of time. Even after we are skeletons buried deep inside the earth, t…
    - 6 Oct 16, 6:50pm -
  • Game Day Meals & Appetizer Ideas
    Game Day is a big deal at my house. Matthew screams at the players on TV and constantly checks his Fantasy Football score, while I get to make good food. Making tasty food on game day is important to me because I know it makes Matthew happy. Sunday i…
    - 29 Sep 16, 3:49pm -

Meals and Miles

  • Fitlife Foods Home Delivery Review
    I received free product in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own.  A long time ago, before I had Annalynn, I was really, really good at bringing my lunch to work. I packed quick, healthy meals in the morning and was happy with my choices by…
    - 4 days ago 23 Feb 17, 9:07pm -
  • Jumping Back intoSpeed Training
    Oh, hey. Look who’s finally diving back into speed training. Me! When I registered for the Walt Disney World Marathon last year, my goal was plain and simple: to finish. And that’s exactly what I did. My training plan was focused on building mile…
    - 12 days ago 14 Feb 17, 11:05pm -
  • Birthday Celebrations
    It’s hard to believe it, but I’ve officially completed another spin around the sun. I’m 32 today. As I grow older, I swear birthdays seem to come faster and faster. 32 just seems like such a crazy number to me. Wasn’t it just yesterday I was…
    - 19 days ago 8 Feb 17, 4:01pm -
  • My First Fitness Tracker
    I received a free MisFit Ray in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.  It finally happened. After years of resisting the fitness tracker fad, I finally caved. I am now the proud owner of a MisFit…
    - 26 days ago 1 Feb 17, 3:04pm -
  • A Weighty Issue
    Alright. Time for some post-marathon real talk. The truth? I hated the way I looked in all of my Walt Disney World Marathon photos. Not exactly a shocker since I’d say 90% of the population usually hates the way they look in running photos, but I w…
    - 32 days ago 26 Jan 17, 9:35pm -
  • Marathon Recovery
    The Walt Disney World Marathon was officially two weeks ago today. How do I feel? Great! I took the first full week after the marathon completely off from any training or exercise (minus walking the dog). It was great. I was a little sore for the fir…
    - 35 days ago 23 Jan 17, 12:46am -
  • 2017 Walt Disney World Marathon Race Recap
    It’s race day! After 9 hours of glorious sleep I had no problem jumping out of bed at 2:15am race morning and running an amazing race with no problem whatsoever! Ha! I kid. I kid. The truth is I developed some serious pre-race insomnia Saturday nig…
    - 42 days ago 16 Jan 17, 12:31am -
  • 2017 Walt Disney World Marathon Recap: Pre-Race
    I did it. I am a marathoner (again). There were so many tears during this race. They started when my husband sent a photo of my daughter in a “run, mommy, run” shirt at mile 9 and exploded right after I crossed the finish line. Heck, I’m tearin…
    - 48 days ago 10 Jan 17, 3:05am -
  • Hello, 2017!
    Happy New Year! We rang in 2017 with a low-key evening at a friend’s house. It was our fourth year celebrating with them – the first year being their wedding night back in 2012/2013! They have a one year old just a few weeks younger then Annalynn…
    - 53 days ago 5 Jan 17, 1:34am -
  • Bugaboo Runner Review
    This post is sponsored by Bugaboo Strollers.  One of my absolute favorite activities in the world is running with my daughter. It’s something I loved doing while she was in my belly, and now enjoy even more as a duo with her on the outside. Nothin…
    - 60 days ago 29 Dec 16, 7:14pm -

Ronis Weigh

  • Happy Birthday to ME and Goodbye Roni’s Weigh
    I didn’t something I’ve been scared to do for years. I launched a new blog and will be moving on from Roni’s Weigh, GreenLiteBites and TheUnworldlyTravelers and just blogging under RoniNoone.com. There was something about turning 40 that scream…
    - 24 Jul 16, 3:23pm -
  • Breakfast for Dinner vs. Fast Food
    Hey, guys! Yesterday I traveled up to good old Northeastern PA to visit Mom. Two weeks ago she took a spill, broke her wrist (and possibly a rib) and gave herself quite the goose egg! Here she is with Cowboy. He’s been keeping her company while my…
    - 22 Jul 16, 1:06pm -
  • A Scale-less, Mirror-less, Computer-less Week at the Beach
    Hey guys! I’m back into the swing of things after our do-as-much-laundry-as-humanly-possible week, aka the annual family beach vacation. Every year we hit up Seaside Heights for a week. It truly feels like a second home there, so much so The Hu…
    - 19 Jul 16, 12:59am -
  • Heavy Heart Writing
    Hey guys. I was all excited to post today since I finally finished the trip recap and posted a new food idea but today I just have such a heavy heart. The news of  Alton Sterling and then Philando Castile, the current political outlook of this y…
    - 7 Jul 16, 8:41pm -
  • Want to Lose Weight? Consider Non-Scale Goals — Lessons Learned From My June #milestreak
    Tomorrow I wrap up my 30-day #milestreak and I’m stoked. For those who don’t know, a #milestreak is simply a commitment to run (or walk) at least a mile a day for a period of time. I started mine on June 2, which leads right to my first lesson l…
    - 1 Jul 16, 1:27am -
  • A Mother-Son Adventure Eve
    I haven’t had much time to blog about it,  but tomorrow the boys and I embark on our annual Mother-Sons trip. Last year we had an amazing week in Utah, Idaho and Wyoming — click here to see all the pics.    2015 was our coastal highway adventu…
    - 22 Jun 16, 1:46am -
  • Cool Mom vs. Mean Mom
    Why, hello strangers! Life has been a whirlwind these days. We’re wrapping up the end of the school year, I’m working during the day for a client, still managing the gym and today The 10-Year-Old became The 11-Year-Old! That’s right, this toddl…
    - 16 Jun 16, 1:35am -
  • I’m Wick-Wick’ing All Over the Place!
    For those who don’t know, wick-wick aka #wycwyc aka What You Can When You Can is a book I wrote and published with Carla Birnberg last year. The idea is simple: Stop waiting for perfect and start moving toward your goals any way you can. No more…
    - 3 Jun 16, 12:11am -
  • Priority Shifts and Adjustment Periods
    Happy Memorial Day! I had the best low-key weekend. We took the boys up to see all the grandparents. It wasn’t the longest visit but it was nice to be home, spend some time with Mom and see my niece. The boys got some pool time and I had a long ov…
    - 31 May 16, 12:56am -
  • Current Goal: Daily Activity Sandwiches
    Big news! I’m coding again for a small tech firm out of PA and I sort of feel like my career has gone full circle. I started out of college (graduating with a master’s in Instructional Technology) as a multimedia programmer. After a couple of ye…
    - 22 May 16, 10:14pm -

Runs for Cookies

  • Wednesday Weigh-in: Starting Anew
    This week has felt so messed up. My kids didn't have school on Monday for Presidents' Day, so that made yesterday feel like Monday. I was so sure it was Monday all day long! But today feels like it should be Friday ;)Eli had an appointment at Childre…
    - 5 days ago 22 Feb 17, 4:32pm -
  • Motivational Monday #138
    Happy Motivational Monday!It's been a long time since I've done a Motivational Monday post, so I'm excited to bring it back today. For a while, I wasn't getting many submissions anymore, even though I was getting a ton of feedback from people saying…
    - 7 days ago 20 Feb 17, 5:45pm -
  • How to design and hand paint a wooden sign (craft tutorial)
    I promise to try to get started next week with posting more regularly--the themed posts I mentioned in my last blog post. Now that I've been feeling better, I've been trying to catch up on things that I had lost focus of for a while. It's been nice g…
    - 11 days ago 16 Feb 17, 7:32pm -
  • Big goals and plans!
    Why, oh why, is the time going by so quickly?! I cannot believe that it's been a week since I've been home from California. I don't feel like I've been insanely busy, but looking back over the week, I guess I have been.I've been doing really well as…
    - 14 days ago 13 Feb 17, 3:14pm -
  • Plans for the year
    Okay, so now that I am back home from California and I've had a few days to settle in, I need to make a plan for this year. Going on the trip made me feel excited about things again--and I haven't felt excited in a long time. I'm not saying that the…
    - 16 days ago 10 Feb 17, 11:14pm -
  • California therapy
    Holy smokes. What an adventurous weekend!I will start by spoiling the ending, and saying that this trip was EXACTLY what I needed for my mental health. The day before I left, it was like a bunch of stress accumulated and came to a head, and I just ha…
    - 20 days ago 7 Feb 17, 5:35pm -
  • The most spontaneous thing I've ever done
    Hola from San Diego!This trip was decided on Thursday morning, and I was on a plane Thursday night. Crazy, right?! I had a string of bad days as far as my depression goes, and I really just felt like I needed to get away for a couple of days. I thoug…
    - 23 days ago 4 Feb 17, 5:57pm -
  • February challenge
    Well, it seems I spoke too soon about this new medication working. I had a terrible day yesterday. It's still only been three weeks since I started taking it, but after this weekend and yesterday, I'm not so sure it's doing anything. I have a follow-…
    - 27 days ago 31 Jan 17, 5:25pm -
  • Hello, Year 36
    In case you haven't noticed, I've finally picked up the posting frequency on my blog--I hope this means that my new antidepressant is working! I haven't felt a huge difference in my mood, but I've definitely felt a subtle, "Huh, I don't feel as sad t…
    - 32 days ago 26 Jan 17, 1:46pm -
  • Secrets from the Eating Lab (book review)
    TLC Book Tours sent me a copy of this book to review, but I am not being paid for this post or anything else. I was just asked to write an honest review in exchange for the book. Thank you, TLC Book Tours, for thinking of me!Before I get into the rev…
    - 35 days ago 23 Jan 17, 3:27pm -

Prior Fat Girl

  • Blog blog blog.
    Yes my friends, I see your comments, emails and tweets asking me to continue blogging. And I think about it often. In fact, I found myself in the last week actually tweeting again. But blogging? I don’t know what to talk about. Haven’t I blogged…
    - 8 days ago 19 Feb 17, 2:55pm -
  • Moving on.
    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!! I finally made it to the gym last night – it felt so good to just zone out and sweat a little. I wish I could get back into morning workouts but Francisco is still all over the place with waking up in the morning. Somet…
    - 16 Nov 16, 2:18pm -
  • Let me try this again.
    Another day where I’ve waken up feeling ready to tackle the world. So, let’s try this again. I set my workout clothes on the bed so they are there looking at me when I get home. aaww… Mr. Iggy. My first lil’ baby! He is adjusting fairly well…
    - 15 Nov 16, 1:41pm -
  • Work or working out.
    For the first time in three weeks, I woke up this morning feeling like I was human. I felt healthy, ready to take on the day and make healthy decisions, and be productive. Bronchitis is no joke, it knocked me down for the better part of three weeks.…
    - 15 Nov 16, 2:18am -
  • Is struggling with healthiness a privilege?
    It’s ironic now that I decided that I need to blog again, I find myself with nothing to say. Every time I think about writing a blog post, it just sounds so repetitive with what I’ve written years and years ago. I’m holding steady at 210 right…
    - 8 Nov 16, 1:39pm -
  • Slow progress is still progress, right?
    It’s been 4 weeks since I wrote a post admitting what has become my reality, that I had allowed my weight to creep back up to 216lbs. I wrote that post and hit publish. In the days after I published that post, I had good intentions. Day after after…
    - 24 Oct 16, 4:30pm -
  • Ruining family photos.
    Last month, we went back to Minneapolis for a weekend visit. I miss my sisters so much. For being only 5ish hours away, it feels like oceans. While we were there, we were able to get a last minute photography session for family pictures with the phot…
    - 17 Oct 16, 1:59pm -
  • Sweating at 4:30am
    Francisco woke up this morning at 3:45. He usually wakes up between 3:30am and 4:30am – sometimes he goes back to sleep with little effort, other times he goes back to sleep after a bottle. This morning, like every other morning for the last 6.5 mo…
    - 4 Oct 16, 1:14pm -
  • Fighting against the current.

    - 30 Sep 16, 3:24pm -
  • Back to Tracking
    Happy Monday! The weekend flew by, as does most weekends. It was so beautiful here in Milwaukee. I did a 20min home yoga video on Friday night and then Francisco and I met a friend and her boys at Harvest Fest on Saturday morning. We also took a lo…
    - 26 Sep 16, 2:31pm -

Sheryl Yvette

  • The Marathon Diaries, Vol II, Part 3: T - 1 Day!
    It's less than a day away! At this time tomorrow I will be lining up for the NYC Marathon! It's hard to believe it's almost here, but it is. Today's agenda is simple: stay home, take it easy, hydrate and prepare for tomorrow.I wanted to share some of…
    - 1 Nov 14, 2:18pm -
  • The Marathon Diaries, Vol II, Part 3: T - 2 Days!
    It's hard to believe, but this week was my final week of training. My last 3 training runs were 5 miles on Tuesday, 4 on Wednesday and 3 Thursday. I enjoyed all of them - knowing they were the last little runs and thinking about how far I've come in…
    - 31 Oct 14, 2:42pm -
  • The Marathon Diaries, Vol II, Part 3: T - 7 Days!
    The marathon is a week from today! And that means today was my last 'long run'. But since I'm in taper mode, it wasn't very long - only 7 miles. I was registered for a run that's very special to me: the Poland Spring 5 Mile Marathon Kickoff. (I had…
    - 26 Oct 14, 7:46pm -
  • The Marathon Diaries, Vol II, Part 3: T - 8 Days!
    My custom marathon shirt arrived last night. I modeled my outfit so you know what I will be wearing/look like on Marathon Sunday: I can't tell you how much it meant to me to see so many familiar faces last year - so many people excited to see me ru…
    - 25 Oct 14, 2:09pm -
  • The Marathon Diaries, Vol II, Part 2: T - 10 Days
    As you already know, I'm in taper mode. I'm surprised that I'm not freaking out nearly as much as I did last year at this time. Yes, I'm avoiding all human contact. And yes, I've been wearing flat shoes since Sunday (no heels till after the marathon…
    - 24 Oct 14, 1:44am -
  • The Marathon Diaries, Vol II, Part 1: Marathon Training Recap & Tapering
    Well, it's just 15 days away - my second marathon! NYC! My hometown! The excitement is in the air and the street signs are starting to go up along the route. I'm in taper mode, which means my longest runs are behind me and I get to take it a little e…
    - 18 Oct 14, 11:49pm -
  • August 2014
    I want to thank everyone for the comments in my last post. Except the anonymous coward who wrote "Good" (what the hell is wrong with people??) Anyway, thank you all. I got a lot of email on Facebook too - none of which I responded to - but I apprecia…
    - 6 Sep 14, 2:46pm -
  • What's been in my head lately
    Obviously it's been very long since I've posted...I get asked fairly often why I stopped blogging/will I blog again - especially now that it's marathon training season. The short but vague answer is I stopped for a few reasons, which I don't want to…
    - 3 Aug 14, 9:27pm -
  • Gluten Free, Day 1
    In case you missed it, I mentioned that I wanted to go Gluten-Free for 30 days, just to see what it was like. I have not been diagnosed with any gluten intolerance and as far as I know I have no sensitivity to it. But I've heard how much better frien…
    - 3 Jan 14, 3:35am -

Diets in Review

  • X Alpha Muscle Review: Don’t Buy Before You Read This!
    What is it? X Alpha Muscle is a dietary supplement designed to boost testosterone, enhance physical performance, and promote sexual health.  The proprietary blend of ingredients is intended to maximize the body’s natural ability to synthesize test…
    - 4 days ago 23 Feb 17, 7:51pm -
  • True GRIT Test Booster Review: Don’t Buy Before You Read This!
    What is it? True GRIT Test Booster is a male enhancement supplement designed to boost testosterone and maintain an optimal hormonal balance.  It is formulated with beneficial ingredients backed both by science and centuries of use in traditional Asi…
    - 4 days ago 23 Feb 17, 7:45pm -
  • TestoRip-X Review: Don’t Buy Before You Read This!
    What is it? TestoRip-X is a dietary supplement designed to increase physical endurance and stamina.  It is formulated to boost the body’s natural production of testosterone without chemical dependency or adverse side effects. The product claims it…
    - 4 days ago 23 Feb 17, 7:39pm -
  • Pink Magic Review: Don’t Buy Before You Read This!
    What is it? Pink Magic is a dietary supplement designed to boost testosterone and increase libido.  It is formulated with many herbs known to contain potent aphrodisiacal properties, as well as ingredients to naturally stimulate production of testos…
    - 4 days ago 23 Feb 17, 7:33pm -
  • Nugenix Ultimate Review: Don’t Buy Before You Read This!
    What is it? Nugenix Ultimate a male enhancement supplement designed to boost the body’s natural synthesis of testosterone.  It is formulated with all-natural ingredients to increase strength, improve stamina, and regulate hormonal balance. The pro…
    - 4 days ago 23 Feb 17, 7:27pm -
  • Halotropin Review: Don’t Buy Before You Read This!
    What is it? Halotropin is a dietary supplement designed to boost testosterone, enhance physical performance and precision, and heighten libido.  It is formulated with ingredients traditionally used for their potent aphrodisiacal properties, as well…
    - 4 days ago 23 Feb 17, 7:21pm -
  • Alpha T and Alpha Ripped Review: Don’t Buy Before You Read This!
    What is it? Alpha T and Alpha Ripped are dietary supplements designed to work together synergistically to boost testosterone and enhance physical performance.  They are formulated using ingredients known to naturally support the body’s processes t…
    - 4 days ago 23 Feb 17, 7:15pm -
  • Alpha JYM Review: Don’t Buy Before You Read This!
    What is it? Alpha JYM is a physical enhancement supplement designed to support the body’s own natural ability to produce testosterone.  The product is scientifically formulated using ingredients proven to increase strength, improve stamina, and he…
    - 4 days ago 23 Feb 17, 7:09pm -
  • Alpha Fuel XT Review: Don’t Buy Before You Read This!
    What is it? Alpha Fuel XT is a male enhancement supplement designed to support free testosterone and improve the growth, strength, and recovery of muscles.  It is formulated to regulate the bodily functions responsible for maintaining a healthy body…
    - 4 days ago 23 Feb 17, 7:01pm -
  • Alpha Fuel 720 Review: Don’t Buy Before You Read This!
    What is it? Alpha Fuel 720 is a male enhancement supplement designed to maximize post-workout recovery.  The product claims it will replenish energy levels and restore essential nutrients during the critical moments after a strenuous workout. Their…
    - 4 days ago 23 Feb 17, 6:54pm -

Preppy Runner

  • Here’s What’s Making Me Happy Right Now
    Not going to lie that I’ve been a bit of an emotional rollercoaster as of late, but I’m trying so hard, as usual, to hold on to the good. Here’s what’s making me happy as of late: Our Junior League Winter Ball is this weekend, and I am SO exc…
    - 7 hours ago 27 Feb 17, 3:15am -
  • Getting Back to Running
    This blog is called Preppy Runner, but there hasn’t been a ton of running lately, to be honest. Once the marathon bug bit me hard, I never thought I’d say that. Running became as much a part of my life as breathing was. I couldn’t picture livin…
    - 5 days ago 22 Feb 17, 1:38am -
  • That Time I Changed My Life
    Eight years ago today, I changed my life. Like most life-changing days, it was a day that started like any other. I walked into the New York Sports Club on Wall Street to meet with my trainer. We’d had a few sessions before, and he was…fine. But…
    - 9 days ago 18 Feb 17, 2:31am -
  • The Best AND Most Ridiculous Way to Spend My 34th Birthday
    Last weekend, I turned 34. (I was 26 when I started this blog — crazy!) I’d noticed a few weeks ago that Iliza Shlesinger was playing at Foxwoods on my birthday, and thought that sounded like such a fun way to spend my birthday — doing someth…
    - 11 days ago 16 Feb 17, 3:33am -
  • Apparently Punching Things is How Supermodels Work Out
    It is both my hobby and my job to try out new workouts around NYC. (My life is really hard, I am aware, yes.) And with each new year comes new workout trends. Boxing is one of those workouts that seems to keep popping back up, thanks to supermodels?…
    - 13 days ago 14 Feb 17, 3:09am -
  • Chardonnay Chats
    Grab your chardonnay — let’s chat. Or, whatever, coffee if it’s that time when you’re reading this. Here’s what’s going on in my life/what I’m loving lately: There’s a lot of family stuff going on that I can’t really talk about righ…
    - 20 days ago 7 Feb 17, 2:46am -
  • A Trip to Marlborough New Zealand Wine Country
    OK, OK, I can’t pretend I’m on vacation any more. DAMNIT. So, without further ado, I would like to tell you about the last part of my trip — a trip through Marlborough, New Zealand’s wine country. I’d always wanted to go to Australia, sure,…
    - 24 days ago 3 Feb 17, 2:13am -
  • Getting In Touch With My Inner Child
    I’ve worked at Daily Burn for more than three years (what? when did that happen?) but the best part of my job has been since we launched our daily workout show, Daily Burn 365.  I mean, hello, braids and I’ve been able to take my mom to work. Bu…
    - 26 days ago 1 Feb 17, 3:10am -
  • The One Change I Made to Improve My Sleep
    Staring at the clock. Grabbing your phone and idly scrolling through Instagram. Tossing and turning. We’ve all been there…and it sucks.  But over the past few months — including, frustratingly, on vacation — I’ve had a really hard time get…
    - 28 days ago 30 Jan 17, 3:33am -
  • On the 2017 Race Calendar
    Hey, remember when I used to run and blog about that? I had a rocky relationship in 2016 with running, but I’m hoping for the best in 2017. It will suck again getting started, but I know it will be worth it again in the long run. And so, I’ve sig…
    - 30 days ago 28 Jan 17, 12:49am -

It Sux To Be Fat

  • What are You Waiting For??? – Weekly Weigh In
    I know I just did a weigh in post but I am trying to get caught up and report my weigh in’s by Wednesday so here is another one.  This week was good.  It’s so funny because every Monday when I step on the scale, I have NO idea what I will see.…
    - 5 days ago 22 Feb 17, 8:55pm -
  • Better than a Weight Watcher Meeting – Weekly Weigh In
    Oops…three weeks has gone by and I haven’t updated you on my weekly weigh ins.  Normally that would mean things haven’t been going so well.  However, in this case, it is truly that I haven’t made time.  So…here are my last three weigh in…
    - 9 days ago 18 Feb 17, 4:48pm -
  • Tragedy Sucks – Weekly Weigh In
    I am at a loss for words tonight.  I have actually been sitting here for over 30 minutes wasting time online because I didn’t really know what to call this post or what to even say… Last week was a rough week.  It was probably one of the roughe…
    - 31 days ago 27 Jan 17, 2:19am -
  • Doritos are the Devil – Weekly Weigh In
    Doritos are the devil. Alright so hear me out before all of you Dorito lovers come after me!  I LOVE Doritos.  They are so yummy and they fill that afternoon carb craving just perfectly.  However, eating half a bag mindlessly because you are not t…
    - 42 days ago 16 Jan 17, 4:37pm -
  • Quit Doubting – Weekly Weigh In
    What an adventurous week I had.  For it to be my first week “on track”, it was kind of weird. I did really well for the whole week until the weekend hit.  And we got ice and a little bit of snow.  And I wanted to eat, eat, eat.  I ate too man…
    - 48 days ago 10 Jan 17, 1:45am -
  • 2017 Goals
    I told you this year is all about Balance.  One thing I didn’t tell you is this year is all about simplifying my life too!  I think when you need balance, the simpler and more organized your life is, the easier it will be to maintain balance. Del…
    - 54 days ago 4 Jan 17, 12:45am -
  • 2017 – The Year of Balance
    bal·ance noun 1.  an even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady. 2.  a condition in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions. verb 1.  keep or put (something) in a steady positio…
    - 56 days ago 2 Jan 17, 1:13am -
  • Goodbye 2016!
    Happy New Year!  I am having a killer New Year’s Eve watching my baby sleep on the monitor and FINALLY writing a blog post!  I hope your evening is a little more exciting than mine (but secretly, there is nowhere else I would rather be)!!! Let’…
    - 57 days ago 1 Jan 17, 3:11am -
  • August 2016 Update
    Wow!  How did that happen?  August is gone?  Seriously, August was the LONGEST month I think I have ever lived!  SO much happened in August and I can’t believe it is finally over! I started back to school in August…with kids.  I actually sta…
    - 31 Aug 16, 7:19pm -
  • You’re Just {Fill in your name here}
    Ok so I have been battling some VERY negative talk lately.  Not from others but from myself.  You see, I have gained quite a bit of weight since having Delaney.  My last doctor’s visit I was right around 249 and then after I delivered her, I wen…
    - 13 Jul 16, 11:33pm -

Black Girl's Guide to Weight Loss

  • The Science of Motivation: How to Develop It, Keep it, and Achieve With It
    I know why you think you aren't motivated to workout, and how to change it to achieve your goals. The post The Science of Motivation: How to Develop It, Keep it, and Achieve With It appeared first on A Black Girl's Guide To Weight Loss.
    - 3 days ago 24 Feb 17, 6:16pm -
  • Q&A Wednesday: I Lost Weight, But Now My Clothes Don’t Fit!
    Q: I can't wear my after baby clothes because they are too big and I kept all of my pre-pregnancy clothes hoping to fit into them one day soon. I am stuck in the "in between phase" and now pretty much NONE of my clothes fit me.The post Q&A Wednesday…
    - 5 days ago 22 Feb 17, 9:39pm -
  • On Serena Williams, Equality, and Her ‘Porn Shoot’ Sports Illustrated Feature
    Writer claims that "By baring all, Serena reinforces sexist view that what women look like is more important than their achievements." I couldn't disagree more. The post On Serena Williams, Equality, and Her ‘Porn Shoot’ Sports Illustrated Featu…
    - 6 days ago 21 Feb 17, 1:21am -
  • Q&A Wednesday: Exercise and Weight Loss Post C-Section
    Q: I just had a baby by emergency C- Section. I was told by the doctors no lifting and I can only do limited cardio. What u would suggest I do?The post Q&A Wednesday: Exercise and Weight Loss Post C-Section appeared first on A Black Girl's Guide To…
    - 12 days ago 15 Feb 17, 6:02pm -
  • The Beauty Shop: There’s Still Bias Against Natural Hair
    Natural hair still faces opposition in the workplace, but what does that mean for black women?The post The Beauty Shop: There’s Still Bias Against Natural Hair appeared first on A Black Girl's Guide To Weight Loss.
    - 14 days ago 13 Feb 17, 4:23pm -
  • Q&A Wednesday: Help, I’m Losing Weight but My Booty is Shrinking!
    Q: Erika, I finally figured this weight loss thing out. I'm eating clean, I'm working out, but my booty is going away!!! Nooooo!The post Q&A Wednesday: Help, I’m Losing Weight but My Booty is Shrinking! appeared first on A Black Girl's Guide To We…
    - 17 days ago 10 Feb 17, 8:21pm -
  • The Funny Thing About Pepsi Zero Sugar and Other ‘Sugar-Free’ Diet Drinks
    Whenever you hear people talking about Pepsi Zero Sugar, remember: Just. Say. No. Here's why.The post The Funny Thing About Pepsi Zero Sugar and Other ‘Sugar-Free’ Diet Drinks appeared first on A Black Girl's Guide To Weight Loss.
    - 21 days ago 6 Feb 17, 3:58pm -
  • Your Body is Political….So Act Like It
    Someone told me I shouldn't talk politics because not all of my readers agree with me. This is my response.The post Your Body is Political….So Act Like It appeared first on A Black Girl's Guide To Weight Loss.
    - 27 days ago 31 Jan 17, 3:21pm -
  • 5 Tips to Help You Avoid the ‘Trump 20’
    I'm calling this the "Trump 20." As in, The Freshman 15? This is the 20lbs you gain from eating your "I'm watching the news and OH MY GOD THIS IS THE NEW AMERICAN KLEPTOCRACY" feelings. The Trump 20. I'm callin' it now. The post 5 Tips to Help You A…
    - 31 days ago 27 Jan 17, 6:10pm -
  • Q&A Wednesday: Troubleshooting Common Weight Loss Hurdles
    Q: erika i've been trying to lose this weight for so long that i'm starting to think it's a part of me i'm just going to have to live with. i feel like i'm doing everything wrong and i barely know my up from down in calories anymore. please help me f…
    - 32 days ago 25 Jan 17, 11:15pm -

Authentically Emmie

  • Strut in Stripes
    Comfy dresses in winter are my favorite. Throw on some leggings or tights, add a pair of boots, and layer appropriately. Melissa McCarthy Seven7 Dress c/o my Gwynnie Bee subscription (learn about GB and see over 160 of my looks here. Try it FREE for…
    - 2 days ago 25 Feb 17, 12:04am -
  • ELOQUII Birthday Sale – 50% Off!
    I shot two looks on Monday from a recent ELOQUII purchase, when I received the following tip: ELOQUII's annual Birthday Event starts Wednesday – Get 50% off all original ticket items ONE DAY ONLY. With that, I wanted to share these 2 dresses that…
    - 5 days ago 22 Feb 17, 5:01am -
  • Cut-Outs and Abstract Prints, Oh My!
    When I was in NYC last month with my friends at Gwynnie Bee, I reviewed this dress for them. They have something called First Fit Reviews where different people of all sizes try on and take photos in the same items. It's a great way to help people vi…
    - 6 days ago 21 Feb 17, 6:26pm -
  • A Blue Shift
    Old man winter has me and my outfit game off. I'm not a fan of getting outside when it's cold, so big ups to me for going out in the snow a couple of weeks ago. Mind you, it was only a little snow compared to the northeast right now. #weenie Shift dr…
    - 16 days ago 11 Feb 17, 12:14am -
  • What happened to January?!
    I've been in a bit of a blogging rut. When I say “a bit,” I actually mean A LOT. Let's be honest: I've cut way back on posting in the past couple of years. 3 reasons for this: Time/Balance Comparison traps Perfectionist tendencies I hope to write…
    - 25 days ago 2 Feb 17, 2:00pm -
  • Live with Gwynnie Bee – 4 Years of Subscription Clothing Boxes
    Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you click through and purchase an item from the site, I make a small percentage of the sale – you pay the same price regardless.  Last week, I ventured to New York City where I got to hang out wit…
    - 40 days ago 18 Jan 17, 4:46am -
  • Sparkling into the New Year
    Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you click through and purchase an item from the site, I make a small percentage of the sale – you pay the same price regardless. All products in this post were purchased with my own coin, and opini…
    - 46 days ago 12 Jan 17, 4:57am -
  • Merry and Bright
    If you know me in person (or even just from on the internet for a while), you know I go a little bananas with the glitter over Christmas. I love throwing as much glitter as possible onto the Christmas tree, and my fur stole adorned silver reindeer (…
    - 61 days ago 28 Dec 16, 1:30pm -
  • Last Minute Gift Ideas
    Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase through them, I make a small commission on your purchase — you pay the same price regardless. I can't believe it, but this year I'm done with Christmas shopping early! That being said,…
    - 68 days ago 21 Dec 16, 5:16am -
  • Holiday Style with Catherines
    Before I share these holiday looks from Catherines, I wanted to share a little note about my history with the brand. Back in high school, my mom worked at Catherines. She loved helping plus size women find clothes. I always begrudged shopping there,…
    - 73 days ago 16 Dec 16, 2:15pm -

Back At Square Zero

  • A New Diagnosis
    For those of you who may not know my health has steadily been declining over the past two years.  I became more and more exhausted to the point where I am sleeping 12 – 16 hours multiple days a week and napping every chance I get.  In addition to…
    - 3 days ago 23 Feb 17, 11:53pm -
  • My First Ever DNF
    Sorry it has been a while since I have written.  I was sick for a few weeks with the Noro Virus and then headed straight out of town for the Run with Donna Marathon for Breast Cancer Research.  When I got back things were instantly focused on a new…
    - 6 days ago 21 Feb 17, 7:21pm -
  • Could These Actions Be Sabotaging Your Running?
    Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Quitter’s Circle, a collaboration between the American Lung Association and Pfizer. All thoughts and opinions presented in this post are purely my own. Running can be beautiful and freeing,…
    - 10 days ago 17 Feb 17, 12:00pm -
  • Run Donna Marathon Goals
    I will be taking on the Run Donna (Breast Cancer Research) Marathon in Jacksonville, Florida this Sunday, February 12th. Usually I set an A, B, and C goal for each marathon to keep myself on track and have various levels of ambition based on how the…
    - 20 days ago 7 Feb 17, 7:51pm -
  • Real Runners Virtual Summit
    *Disclosure – this post contains affiliate links.  Your summit pricing does not go up, but if you register through my link I get a bit for referring you. I am really happy to announce that I am a speaker at the first ever Real Runners Virtual Summ…
    - 21 days ago 5 Feb 17, 10:52pm -
  • 2017 Race Calendar
    2017 Race Calendar: February 12th = Run with Donna Marathon April 8th = Savannah Women’s Half May 4th = Race the Landing 5K Series May 11th = Race the Landing 5K Series June 1st = Race the Landing 5K Series June 8th = Race the Landing 5K Series Jul…
    - 26 days ago 1 Feb 17, 6:13pm -
  • Loving Lately – January 2017
    Disclaimer – Thank you to POPSUGAR  for sending stuff I loved so much I included it in my January roundup. Hey guys.  Time for another monthly slice into my life and all the little things I am loving this month.  Be sure to check out past posts…
    - 28 days ago 30 Jan 17, 2:27am -
  • Why Participate in the Kindness Campaign – My Medical Story
    *This post is sponsored by the Environmental Litigation Group,P.C,  but I am sharing it here as I completely agree with supporting cancer patients in need and think that spreading kindness is always wonderful.  After bouncing from specialist to spe…
    - 34 days ago 24 Jan 17, 5:07pm -
  • Currently–A Training Update
    In just three and a half weeks I will be taking on my 6th marathon – 26.2 with Donna, the Breast Cancer Research Marathon in Jacksonville, Florida.  I wanted to check in with you all to give you a little update on how my training has been going la…
    - 38 days ago 20 Jan 17, 12:59am -
  • How Can You Stick with Your Resolutions?
    Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written on behalf of  Quitter’s Circle, a collaboration between the American Lung Association and Pfizer. All thoughts and opinions presented in this post are purely my own. January is a great time to set a new…
    - 41 days ago 17 Jan 17, 12:00pm -

All The Weigh

  • Mardi Gras, Travel, Wedding Things and Such…
    It’s been a few weeks since I said anything here, and I appreciate the messages and comments asking if I’m okay. I’m okay. It’s just a busy time, and blogging hasn’t been a priority. I have to say that I still enjoy it though, so I’m hap…
    - 8 days ago 19 Feb 17, 8:14pm -
  • Wedding Things
    I can’t believe that January will be over next week. I have a long road ahead, but it feels good to be moving in a healthy direction. I’ve lost 80 pounds in nearly four months, and that’s just a fraction of the changes that are happening in my…
    - 35 days ago 23 Jan 17, 4:31am -
  • Progress Pictures and Goals
    When I think about the fact that I’ve lost 70 pounds over the last few months it doesn’t feel real, then I look at myself in the mirror. It’s impossible to deny that I’m smaller, and it feels so good to have some pep in my step again. I’ve…
    - 53 days ago 5 Jan 17, 5:52am -
  • End of the Year Reflections
    I suppose the end of the year always makes me reflective, and this year is no different. Many of my friends are so glad that 2016 is almost over, and there’s something so hopeful about starting  a new year. I’m ready for that too, but 2016 was a…
    - 57 days ago 31 Dec 16, 11:01pm -
  • Three Months and 68 Pounds
    I had surgery three months ago yesterday, and I’m down 68 pounds since I started my pre-op, liquids phase. It seems like weight-loss is different for everyone, but I’m happy with my progress so far.  Right now, I can eat one whole egg with part…
    - 60 days ago 29 Dec 16, 5:36pm -
  • He Asked Me To Marry Him Today
    It was nearly eight years ago when I started sharing the details of my life here, and throughout that time I’ve grown and changed so much that it would be hard to explain to a stranger. Let’s just say that it has been an incredible journey filled…
    - 65 days ago 24 Dec 16, 2:13am -
  • Chains Are Breaking
    In my last post I briefly mentioned that I don’t feel so chained to my plate anymore, and I want to take a little time to explain what I mean. My love for food makes it easy forget how much smaller my stomach is now. For instance, when I went to Ch…
    - 84 days ago 5 Dec 16, 10:02pm -
  • Date Night, Shiftcon and More…
    Life has been pretty good over the last few weeks, but this has been one of the best weeks I’ve had in quite a while. Tuesday night Michael and I went out for an early dinner at my favorite restaurant, which is located in the Roosevelt Hotel near m…
    - 86 days ago 3 Dec 16, 12:09am -
  • Quiet, but Happy
    I haven’t had much to say here lately. I’ve been busier than normal, which is a good thing because now I’m ready to relax and enjoy the holidays. I love this time of year! I’ve been avoiding the scale for weeks now, and I’m happier that way…
    - 98 days ago 21 Nov 16, 3:43am -
  • Hello, Normality
    Last week was awesome. I felt good all week, and I am still feeling continued improvements on a daily basis. I went back to work last Monday, and being there made me feel so much better! It made me feel normal, which is something I had been craving…
    - 1 Nov 16, 12:30am -

Just A One Girl Revolution

  • Whole 30: Final Thoughts
    I (sort of) did it! I survived my first Whole30 challenge! Previous posts: I’m Doing the Vegetarian Whole 30, Week 1, Week 2, Week 3 and Week 4. Technically, I didn’t finish Whole30 because I added grains back into my diet the last week. But,…
    - 11 days ago 16 Feb 17, 2:46am -
  • What I Read: January 2017
    Rather than doing reviews for every book I read, I thought I’d join in the ranks of Laura and Caroline with a monthly recap. I’m hoping to read a lot more in 2017, so this feels like an easier way to capture everything. Plus, if there’s a dud…
    - 18 days ago 9 Feb 17, 2:26am -
  • Whole30 Update: Week 4
    As I write this, I’m on my last day of Whole30! I (kind of) made it to the end! I’ll do a full recap next week of my overall thoughts and feelings. If you’ve got any Whole30 related questions, leave a comment and I’ll touch those. But first,…
    - 19 days ago 8 Feb 17, 2:48am -
  • 2017 Workouts, Week 5
    After last week’s slog fest, it felt amazing to have energy again! Including the miles I ran today, which will be in next week’s recap, I’ve run almost as many miles thus far in February as I did in all of January! I’m back in training mode a…
    - 20 days ago 7 Feb 17, 12:56am -
  • Reading List, Volume 59
    If you want more to read, check out previous editions of the reading list! Health and Fitness “Take care of yourself every single day. With every bite you eat and every minute you spend, ask yourself, “Is this nourishing my body and soul?” This…
    - 23 days ago 4 Feb 17, 5:10pm -
  • Loved Just As I Am
    “Just as I am, she’d said. I’m loved just as I am. She sounded so surprised. Me, too.” “It strikes me that it’s always the religious people who are most surprised by grace. Those hoops we become so exhausted from jumping through? We crea…
    - 24 days ago 3 Feb 17, 12:11am -
  • February 2017 Goals
    Happy February! I can’t believe how fast January flew by (but, then again, I say that about every single month!). Although I didn’t have quite the strong start for my goals that I would have liked, in so many ways, 2017 is already kicking 2016’…
    - 25 days ago 2 Feb 17, 2:00am -
  • Whole30 Update: Week 3
    With just about a week left in my Whole30 challenge, the end is in sight! So, let’s talk about week 3! Previous posts: I’m Doing the Vegetarian Whole 30, Week 1, and Week 2 What I Ate As dairy is not allowed on Whole30, this challenge seemed li…
    - 26 days ago 1 Feb 17, 1:21am -
  • 2017 Workouts, Week 4
    Confession: last week was exceptionally unremarkable. I worked out one time. Yes, that right. One time. It wasn’t for lack of want, but sheer lack of energy. This Whole30 challenge is great in a lot of ways, but that “tiger blood” sensation nev…
    - 27 days ago 31 Jan 17, 12:28am -
  • Reading List, Volume 58
    If you want more to read, check out previous editions of the reading list! Health and Fitness In my health coach training, I learned about the idea of bioindividuality – what works for your body may not work for mine. Greatist shares an example of…
    - 29 days ago 29 Jan 17, 8:42pm -

Beth's Journey

  • Week One on SmartPoints
    So you guys, I have to say, I’m really proud of myself. Something I’ve seriously struggled with in the past is how to balance losing weight with keeping up with my life. If I’m being “good” and recommitting to weight loss, I tend to shut my…
    - 3 Aug 16, 2:31pm -
  • Thrilled with The Gain
    Going back to Weight Watchers to weigh in for the first time in a while can be pretty daunting for anyone, but I have been putting an extra layer of pressure on myself because I used to be a Leader, and was so afraid that someone might recognize me…
    - 27 Jul 16, 12:30pm -
  • Where to Begin?
    I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I’ve started writing this post, either on a computer or in my head, over the last year a half (!) since I last posted here. When healthy living and weight loss are not front and center in your life, i…
    - 25 Jul 16, 4:23pm -
  • I’m Just Gonna Say It
    I need to lose weight. Again. Ugh. While 2014 was a decent year for me overall, I really let my health fall down the list of priorities, and in turn, this blog. You can pretty much rest assured that if I’m not blogging, it’s because i’m not bei…
    - 8 Jan 15, 5:14pm -
  • A Peek Inside My Food Bag
    Oh, hi! I have a lot to update you all on, but sometimes it’s hard to figure out how to come back when you’ve been away for a while without some grand gesture (post?) and I realized I can’t let that stop me, because I have to start somewhere. Y…
    - 17 Nov 14, 1:39pm -
  • Whole 30: Day 24 + Meal Ideas
    You guys! I can’t even believe I’m writing in on day 24 and I’ve made it this far. I feel good. My skin has cleared up times a million, and I am definitely feeling less lethargic and more energetic than before. That said, I definitely don’t f…
    - 24 Sep 14, 12:30pm -
  • Ten Takeaways from Week One
    So week one of Whole30 is in the books! And I have to say, I am loving it. While there have definitely been some challenges, overall I am feeling really good, am already waking up easier in the mornings, am feeling less bloated, and my skin is impro…
    - 8 Sep 14, 12:30pm -
  • Needing a Reset
    Lately, I’ve been feeling in need of a reset. I’ve been so swamped with work and life that I haven’t really been focusing on myself or my health (or this blog… elephant in the room) in quite some time. This is not to say I’ve gone completel…
    - 2 Sep 14, 12:30pm -
  • Avoiding Boredom With Minimal Effort
    Anytime I am being good about cooking healthy meals at home, I find myself eating the same things for meal after meal. I tend to make a few things at the beginning of the week and then eat leftovers for several meals to come. And while this isn’t n…
    - 1 Jul 14, 2:35pm -
  • Avocado Deviled Eggs
    So remember when I used to post a lot of recipes on this blog? It’s been something I’ve been struggling to get back into, so when I saw that the California Avocado Commission was hosting a recipe contest for the attendees of FitBloggin’, I knew…
    - 10 Jun 14, 1:54am -

300 Pounds and Running

Diane Carbonell

  • Healthy Chicken Paprika with Mushroom and Onion Sauce
    I’m a fan of all kinds of chicken recipes because chicken is relatively inexpensive, can be prepared in a lot of ways, and if you use good ingredients, is a worthy addition to your diet. That brings me to this recipe for Chicken Paprika w/Mushrooms…
    - 38 days ago 20 Jan 17, 11:34am -
  • Real Weight Loss Goals Versus Imagined Ones
    A Gallup poll on obesity, desired body weight, and changing perceptions over the years caught my eye. The 2011 study, reported by Fox News, indicated that the average American weighs about 20 pounds more than they did 20 years ago. This is plenty obv…
    - 24 Aug 16, 9:46am -
  • Random Catch Up Post
    I know I’ve been hit and miss in regularly updating my website and to be honest, I miss connecting with everyone. I have been active on Facebook and Instagram and plan on continuing that, but I also enjoy writing longer articles. To address that,…
    - 22 Aug 16, 10:32am -
  • Weight Loss is Work: Is Your Health Worth It?
    Do you ever wonder if the health benefits of losing weight are worth all the work it takes to actually lose weight? I did. When I was overweight, I knew I was headed down a dangerous path. I was old enough, at 30,  to realize that weighing twice wha…
    - 7 Jul 16, 10:15am -
  • Ever Wonder Why Weight Loss is Hard?
    I had a weight loss client who always told me, “Why can’t this be easy?” The truth is that if weight loss was easy, fewer people would be overweight. If weight loss easy easy, all you’d have to do is follow a few simple steps and poof! you’…
    - 15 Jun 16, 10:50am -
  • Three Little Words That Can Change Your Weight Loss Path
    Have you ever heard someone say something that had nothing at all to do with weight loss but you immediately made an association? That happened to me a few weeks ago when I was listening to a talk show on the radio while I was driving in my big 12 pa…
    - 24 May 16, 10:30am -
  • What Makes You Vulnerable to Temptation When Dieting?
    Every person is different and every dieter has his or her own unique struggles; however, there are certain situations that make almost everyone vulnerable to temptation when dieting. A study recently published in the Annals of Behavioral medicine stu…
    - 23 May 16, 10:22am -
  • I Felt Invisible When I Weighed 300 Pounds
    Are overweight people really treated differently or overlooked? Some people say no. Some people say yes. I am a person who says yes and so is Kathleen Brooks, who is a writer for The Huffington Post. She wrote an interesting article on the site a c…
    - 8 Apr 16, 10:17am -
  • Why Wearing Clothes That Fit Matters No Matter Your Size
    I’ll be the first to admit that fashion is not one of my strong suits. I can get dressed up and look decent when I need to but on a day-to-day basis, I tend to live in jeans and my favorite oversized fleece. There are some days where I don’t hav…
    - 6 Apr 16, 11:50am -
  • The Impact of Weight Loss on Relationships
    I’ve talked before about the fact that I didn’t feel as though I was losing things while I lost 158 pounds, rather I felt as though I was gaining health, fitness, and improving my self-esteem. In the midst of all the good things that happened t…
    - 4 Apr 16, 10:38am -

Guide 4 Moms

  • Staying Active And Leading A Healthy Lifestyle With Triple Play
    This post was sponsored by Boys & Girls Clubs of America as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Yes, I am Kermit. Around me sit all the lesser frogs. On my order, the frogs hop arou…
    - 18 days ago 8 Feb 17, 11:30pm -
  • BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Final Trailer Now Available: Opens Nationwide March 17th
    I was talking to a friend in the school pick up line yesterday about going to the movies.  She claims she doesn’t go to the anymore but is making an exception for Disney’s new live-action Beauty and the Beast, opening nationwide March 17th!  W…
    - 27 days ago 31 Jan 17, 4:35pm -
  • Shit Happens: A Fun, New Card Game For Adults!
    Disclosure: I was given this game for review purposes, but you bet all opinions are my own! Shit Happens: A fun new card game for adults.  If you love inappropriate card games & lots of laughter, Shit Happens is the game for you! Shit Happens.  Fo…
    - 27 days ago 31 Jan 17, 12:16am -
  • Chicken Parmesan Pull-Apart Bread Recipe
    This post sponsored by Cooked Perfect. Last week, I wrote about how absolutely fabulous Cooked Perfect Premium Fire Grilled Chicken is for getting that yummy BBQ grilled flavor without doing the actual grilling yourself. This chicken is great for f…
    - 32 days ago 26 Jan 17, 9:32pm -
  • Disney’s Beauty And The Beast Opens March 17th: Trailer & Music Details
    Disney’s live-action Beauty And The Beast opens in theaters everywhere March 17th!  I’ve always been a huge fan of the story, especially Belle.  Belle is my girl.  In fact, I thought of Belle when naming my daughter Bella.  Admittedly, my hop…
    - 33 days ago 25 Jan 17, 12:38am -
  • Bourbon BBQ Chicken Potato Skins Recipe
    This post sponsored by Cooked Perfect. I am naturally a Summer person. This can probably be traced to my childhood in the sub-tropical New Orleans. Since I have spent most of my life in the Midwest, I am now attuned to all four seasons and their acco…
    - 39 days ago 19 Jan 17, 12:15am -
  • Comedy Series ‘Baskets’ Season 2 Premieres on Thursday 1/19 at 10PM EST on FX
    This is a sponsored post on behalf FX Networks but the content and opinions are 100% my own. When I first heard about the FX comedy series Baskets, which stars Zach Galifianakis and Louie Anderson, I knew I had to check it out because I am a fan of…
    - 40 days ago 18 Jan 17, 12:33am -
  • An American In Paris: Interview with Erika Hebron & Ticket Giveaway
    An American in Paris is a new musical that is making it’s way across the country and taking audiences by storm!  The new musical is coming to The Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis January 17th to January 29th!  An American in Paris musical was th…
    - 44 days ago 13 Jan 17, 11:59pm -
  • Top New Year Movies List: Best Films Coming in 2017
    Many look forward to the New Year to start new resolutions, but not I.  Being a huge movie buff, I look forward to New Year movies being released!  This year brings some GREAT New Years movies to watch and especially amazing New Years movies for k…
    - 49 days ago 9 Jan 17, 4:29pm -
  • Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas: Minecraft Games & Collectibles
    The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. Minecraft is definitely a popular term in my household and I’m sure many households which contain technology,…
    - 66 days ago 23 Dec 16, 10:04pm -

Jennette Fulda

  • My health insurance denial letters. Past or future?
    Most writers have a stack of rejection letters, but I keep a stack of health insurance application denial letters (a.k.a. piss-off-and-die letters). If the Affordable Care Act is repealed, insurance companies will be sending out thousands of these th…
    - 41 days ago 17 Jan 17, 7:29am -
  • 20 Scattered Thoughts after the Election
    Several years ago I saw a car accident about to happen as I was walking out of an Ace Hardware store. I could see the van driving slowly down the aisle of the parking lot, and I could see the sedan pulling out of its parking space directly towards th…
    - 68 days ago 21 Dec 16, 12:04pm -
  • Stuff I Like: November 2016
    In an attempt to keep my mind off the impending doom my country faces, I thought I’d write one of my “Stuff I Like” posts because what is more American than consumption? Pocket Casts Pocket Casts is a podcast player that works on my Android pho…
    - 16 Nov 16, 12:27pm -
  • I’m a straight, white person and even I’m scared

    - 11 Nov 16, 12:28pm -
  • The Big Move: The who, what, when and why, why, oh why?
    On a Saturday ten days before the movers were scheduled to come, I threw my back out while packing, which is the 10th worst day to throw your back out. I rested on the couch all day Sunday and was feeling good enough by Tuesday to push a box across t…
    - 6 Nov 16, 9:13pm -
  • The Big Move in Retrospect: Everything good and the bad about moving from Indianapolis to Chapel Hill
    We moved around a lot when I was a kid, so I didn’t really have a home town. There were two years in Indianapolis, four in Virginia, two in Maryland, back to Indiana for two more years, until we landed in Louisville, Kentucky where we stayed for ei…
    - 17 Oct 16, 1:37am -
  • That was easier than I expected
    I’m not talking about the move. The move was as hard as expected, if not more so. I am talking about updating my Indiana voter registration. I relocated to the Hoosier state earlier this month, and I’ll write more about all of that when I’m not…
    - 23 Sep 16, 2:58am -
  • Soon I’ll be back home again in Indiana
    The short version: I was trying to move across town, but I’ve decided to move back to Indiana instead. The long version: Last year my apartment complex introduced a mandatory amenity plan that costs $125 a month on top of my normal rent. The plan i…
    - 15 Aug 16, 11:25am -
  • Stuff I like – July 2016: Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
    The first thing I read by Amy Krouse Rosenthal was her column “15 Megabytes of Fame” hosted at a web site called “The Center for the Easily Amused” which is sadly no more, perhaps because the entire internet is now a place for people to be ea…
    - 25 Jul 16, 11:21am -
  • Waiting for the bus on Muhammad Ali
    The first thing I think of when I hear the name “Muhammad Ali” is all the time I spent waiting for the 55 bus on Muhammad Ali Boulevard in Louisville, Kentucky. I was born in the 80’s so most of Ali’s major achievements happened before I was…
    - 10 Jun 16, 11:48am -

No Thanks to Cake

  • Currently: January 2017

    - 28 days ago 30 Jan 17, 12:00pm -
  • Jenny Craig Recipe Creation: Chicken Tortilla Soup
    Just like that… another cold struck my world.  I really have been sick more this past year than I have been in a long time.  I’ve been telling myself it’s because I wasn’t eating as healthy as I had in the past and that I wasn’t getting i…
    - 33 days ago 25 Jan 17, 12:00pm -
  • That Time I Marched with 200K+ People in Denver
    I’ve always tried to keep things real on NTTC… and I want to give you my real perspective on the Women’s March on Denver.  Know that I’ll completely understand if you choose to stop reading now and come back on Wednesday when I’m back to…
    - 35 days ago 23 Jan 17, 12:00pm -
  • Copycat Trader Joe’s Reduced Guilt Spinach Dip
    I mentioned my New Year’s Eve weakness a few weeks ago here on the blog, but I didn’t tell you guys all about what I brought to the party!  I made, if I might say so, the prettiest veggie tray and a new dip inspired by the Trader Joe’s Reduced…
    - 38 days ago 20 Jan 17, 12:00pm -
  • Jenny Craig Recipe Creation: BBQ Chicken Flatbread
    There are many things I can give up when I’m on my healthy eating plan, but for the record, pizza is not one of those things. There are so many ways to enjoy pizza, so many different toppings that can be enjoyed, and so many healthy twists to maki…
    - 40 days ago 18 Jan 17, 12:00pm -
  • How to Celebrate Your 40th Birthday
    I feel like I’ve said I was forty for at least a year.  I mean, once you’re 39 years + 1 day… aren’t you really pretty much 40?  I feel like I’ve done this with other landmark birthdays.  Maybe not 21, because with that one came special…
    - 42 days ago 16 Jan 17, 12:00pm -
  • My Word for 2017: Balance
    It’s been an interesting start to 2017.  While it’s not yet the dumpster fire that was 2016 (as eloquently captioned by my friend Brandi), it’s been a little bit of a bumpy start for me. While I feel wonderful about being back on track with my…
    - 49 days ago 9 Jan 17, 12:00pm -
  • NYE: The Struggle was Real
    The first week back on the program is done!  Phew… I made it, and I made it through successfully (for the most part.) And, I lost 3.4 pounds my first week back!   Woo hoo! Going into the first week, I felt optimistic and excited to be able to get…
    - 53 days ago 5 Jan 17, 12:00pm -
  • Thai Chili Brussels Sprouts
    Before Christmas, I was craving brussels sprouts… and while roasting them is typically my favorite, I decided to try something new. I’ve been a fan of Thai chili sauce for a long time.  It’s sweet, it’s spicy… and it packs so much flavor!…
    - 54 days ago 4 Jan 17, 12:00pm -
  • New Year, Renewed Plan
    Happy New Year!!  I hope the first few moments of the year have been enjoyable for you.  For me, they’ve been peaceful, they’ve been relaxing… and I’m savoring the final hours before I go back to work. The best plan to be on is that one th…
    - 56 days ago 2 Jan 17, 5:19pm -

344 Pounds

  • Water Weight
    7.2 pounds lost since last weigh-in. Obviously, this kind of drastic weight loss won’t continue — most of it’s water weight.  Most of it can be attributed to counting...The post Water Weight appeared first on 344 Pounds.
    - 21 Aug 15, 2:39pm -
  • 300
    No, not the movie. It’s not very fun to broadcast that I once again weigh 300 pounds.  Excuses could be made — but I’ll spare you.  As with most things, the...The post 300 appeared first on 344 Pounds.
    - 10 Aug 15, 3:32pm -
  • Buy My Book on Amazon For $0.99
    Even though my book was released on the Kindle almost three years ago to the day, the information it contains is just as relevant today. One of the many things I’ve decided...The post Buy My Book on Amazon For $0.99 appeared first on 344 Pounds…
    - 3 Jan 15, 3:30pm -
  • Focused on Being a Great Dad and Husband
    I’ve been focusing on my family for the past fourteen months. I stopped posting on the blog during the summer of last year not due to a lack of interest,...The post Focused on Being a Great Dad and Husband appeared first on 344 Pounds.
    - 3 Oct 14, 2:20pm -
  • Why Continue Losing Weight After Reaching a “Normal” Weight?
    I’ve lost well over 100 pounds.  I wear a large shirt — the days of XXXXL are long gone.  I can fit into restaurant booths.  I don’t feel like...The post Why Continue Losing Weight After Reaching a “Normal” Weight? appeared first on 344…
    - 2 Jul 14, 11:56am -
  • 269 Pounds
    I weigh 269 pounds — down from 344 pounds — up from 199.The post 269 Pounds appeared first on 344 Pounds.
    - 26 Mar 14, 12:07am -

Reader Eater

  • Fighting Irish (Patriarchy?)
    Reader/EaterLet me just start by saying this: I hate my ovaries. I hate my uterus. I hate the curse of Eve. I hate the patriarchy. I hate that the vegan pop tarts have no frosting, and I hate that day drinking is considered so gauche–because my ut…
    - 13 days ago 14 Feb 17, 8:12pm -
  • There are vegans in Michigan, right?
    Reader/EaterHey Scamps! Great day to be an American, right? everything sucks and I wish I was Canadian. You know what state borders Canada, has a boss climate this time of year, and is home to the characters in today’s book? If you guessed Michiga…
    - 19 days ago 8 Feb 17, 1:36am -
  • Just Bang Bang Already.
    Reader/EaterThis is how you should all feel today: (if you ignore everything else happening in America) But it’s even better. Because there is no creepy fluffy-shirted asshat who just wants your V-Card and a grab and some PYT boobies. What day is…
    - 27 days ago 31 Jan 17, 10:23pm -
  • A Young Lady and The Dirty Bishop.
    Reader/EaterSo I’m reviewing a YA/NA book today, and I made a cocktail to go with it. I’m not encouraging underage drinking–I’m encouraging drinking and below-age reading. Also, I like naming cocktails, and “The Dirty Bishop” just sounds…
    - 32 days ago 26 Jan 17, 3:00am -
  • Is it hot in here, or do I just want to call the fire brigade?
    Reader/EaterOMG!! I am reviewing a cookbook. What the fuck has happened to me? For my #BeBetterBookChallenge I selected a vegan instant pot cookbook, and so far it’s great! But I decided to go for extra credit and read another. I’ve been seeing…
    - 35 days ago 23 Jan 17, 4:55pm -

A Merry Life

  • 2016 In Review
    The last few days I’ve had an urge to write blog posts. After so much time away from blogging I wasn’t quite sure what I’d even blog about. Then I realized after doing multiple year end recaps, I really just wanted to continue my tradition of l…
    - 48 days ago 10 Jan 17, 2:54am -
  • Chuck Roast My Way!
    When you want to fix a good chuck roast, which is one of the more inexpensive cuts, you have to cook it right or it will be tough!  The chuck roast I do in the crock pot is one anyone can do, especially a busy mother. You prepare it and let it coo…
    - 25 Aug 16, 10:33pm -
  • Chili the lower fat way!
      Chili is one of my favorite dishes, this picture shows the same kind of pot I use in cooking my chili!  A large cast iron pot with lid makes the best chili, actually it is one of the best ways of cooking roasted chicken, beef roast, or anything t…
    - 24 Aug 16, 4:22pm -
  • AMERRYLIFE Blog!
    This is indeed Mary’s blog and you are correct in saying that I should stay on subject, so until what time Mary has the time to resume this blog we will stay on subject.  I apologize to all of you that did not share my feelings on the subject that…
    - 23 Aug 16, 7:29pm -
  • Olympics
    This year’s games were truly magnificent from the swimming to the running,  America was well represented and our medal count was outstanding.  There were several points in the Olympics that people stood out far above the competition.  One such p…
    - 21 Aug 16, 2:19am -