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  • Hawaiian Salad with Pineapple Chicken

    Hawaiian Salad with Pineapple Chicken

    I am an official ambassador for Dole Fresh Fruits and Vegetables. Dole provided me with free coupons for the purpose of ...
    - 3 days ago 22 Aug 16, 4:23pm -
  • Weekly Coffee Date

    Weekly Coffee Date

    Saturday’s here and it feels so good, doesn’t it? Daniel and I are in Massachusetts for the weekend to celebrate my grandmother’s 80th ...
    - 5 days ago 20 Aug 16, 4:13pm -
  • Turkey, Spinach and Hummus Roll Ups with Spiralized Cucumber Noodles

    Turkey, Spinach and Hummus Roll Ups with Spiralized Cucumber Noodles

    When I got my friend Ali’s new cookbook, Inspiralize Everything, in the mail a few weeks back, I had to ...
    - 10 days ago 16 Aug 16, 4:30am -
  • Greek Chicken Fajitas with Broccoli Rabe

    Greek Chicken Fajitas with Broccoli Rabe

    This post is sponsored by Andy Boy One of the best parts of going to college in Amherst, Massachusetts was ...
    - 10 days ago 15 Aug 16, 9:00am -
  • Weekly Coffee Date

    Weekly Coffee Date

    Happy Saturday, everyone! I hope you had a great week and that you’re spending the weekend in your favorite way! Links ...
    - 12 days ago 13 Aug 16, 5:58pm -

Fitnessista

  • Tart Cherry Cider

    Tart Cherry Cider

    This post is sponsored by The Cherry Marketing Institute. I look forward to fall every year. With the hint of briskness in the air, it gets me so excited for the holiday season. It’s a great chance to revamp your routine, tackle those remaining goa…
    - 1 day ago 24 Aug 16, 1:59pm -
  • When you’re at a life turning point

    When you’re at a life turning point

    This is something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately, especially with our upcoming move back to Valdosta.  (Photo by the incredible Lou Mora. I’ll share more in our staycation recap post!) When we first moved to Valdosta, I was at a major tra…
    - 2 days ago 23 Aug 16, 11:13pm -
  • Total body + Tabata Workout

    Total body + Tabata Workout

    Hi friends! How’s the morning going? Hope you’re having a wonderful day. Thank you so much to all of you who have submitted applications for the part-time position. I added a little update to what the position’s tasks, but they will vary on a w…
    - 2 days ago 23 Aug 16, 12:53pm -
  • Fitnessista is hiring!

    Fitnessista is hiring!

    Hi friends! Hope you had a wonderful weekend. We enjoyed an amazing staycation at the Del. While I’ve visited the property a couple of times, it was our first time staying at the hotel. It was magical. 🙂 I can’t wait to share more details + a…
    - 3 days ago 22 Aug 16, 1:03pm -
  • Friday Faves (+ little giveaway)

    Friday Faves (+ little giveaway)

     Hi friends! THE WEEKEND IS HERE. I’m so ready for it. Anything fun happening? Congrats to the winners of our huge Bitsy’s giveaway! Grand prize – Steph Michelle Runners Up- Jill K. Amie Sara M. Kristen Shannon W. Sarah S. Marie Holly B. Morga…
    - 6 days ago 19 Aug 16, 1:30pm -
  • The anni

    The anni

    Hi friends! Happy almost-Friday! The weekend is in sight! Is it just me, or has this summer flown by? It’s crazy to think that we’re already back in school season. My fitness classes this week have been PACKED since everyone is getting back in th…
    - 7 days ago 18 Aug 16, 1:58pm -
  • Compression with CopperJoint

    Compression with CopperJoint

    This post is sponsored by CopperJoint.  Since I’m moving and grooving again in the exercise world, I’ve been enjoying all of the benefits that come along with it: Endorphins! I just want to run around high-fiving people  SWEAT! Does anyone else…
    - 8 days ago 17 Aug 16, 1:29pm -
  • Lower body barre burner {Video}

    Lower body barre burner {Video}

    Hellooooooo. How’s the morning going? Hope you’re having a great day so far. This morning we’re off to the park and then planning for a fun staycation we’re doing later this week. Today I have a new video workout for youuuuuu + some tips for…
    - 9 days ago 16 Aug 16, 12:19pm -
  • ‘Tis the seasons

    ‘Tis the seasons

     Hi friends! How’s your Monday treating you? I’m so glad you’re excited about the Bitsy’s giveaway! If you’re sans kiddos, enter for yourself! They’re delicious. 🙂 How was the weekend? Any fun events or fitness classes? I was able to…
    - 10 days ago 15 Aug 16, 11:45pm -
  • Bitsy’s Baked Chicken (+ a HUGE giveaway)

    Bitsy’s Baked Chicken (+ a HUGE giveaway)

    This post is sponsored by Bitsy’s Brainfood. Hi friends! How’s the morning going? I hope you had a wonderful weekend! New post is up on the PBB site here. I’ll be back later today with a recap from the weekend, but in the meantime I have a new…
    - 10 days ago 15 Aug 16, 12:07pm -

Carrots n Cake

  • Cape Cod Beach Workout + 15 More Vacation Workouts

    Cape Cod Beach Workout + 15 More Vacation Workouts

    I’m a huge fan of exercising on vacation. It’s obviously fun and it makes me feel good knowing that a little sweat session helps to balance out some of my vacation splurges. At the same time though, I don’t want to spend a […]
    - 16 hours ago 25 Aug 16, 1:25am -
  • How to Balance CrossFit and Running

    How to Balance CrossFit and Running

    This blog post was originally published on March 2015, but it’s topic that readers frequently contact me about. And with marathon and half marathon season upon us, I thought it would be helpful to share it again. Enjoy!  Good morning! I […]
    - 1 day ago 24 Aug 16, 5:35am -
  • 2016 Falmouth Road Race + Start Line Logistics

    2016 Falmouth Road Race + Start Line Logistics

    Hi, guys! I ran the Falmouth Road Race on Sunday and, as expected, I had a grand old time. In fact, when I crossed the finish line, I said to myself (in my head – I’m not a total creep): […]
    - 2 days ago 23 Aug 16, 11:33am -
  • Cape Cod Vacation: Toddler Favorites

    Cape Cod Vacation: Toddler Favorites

    Hey, hey! We’re back from our vacation to Cape Cod. We rented a house in Bourne with some friends for the week and had a wonderful time… well, minus “the plague” (aka stomach bug) that hit some of our group, […]
    - 4 days ago 21 Aug 16, 10:05pm -
  • 6 Dumbbell Exercises, 3 Full-Body Workouts

    6 Dumbbell Exercises, 3 Full-Body Workouts

    Sometimes the best workouts are the ones that require minimal equipment, right? Well, that’s exactly why I created this series of workouts that only require a set of dumbbells, which means you can break a sweat just about anywhere. Whether it’s…
    - 9 days ago 17 Aug 16, 12:05am -
  • First Annual Cape Cod Classic

    First Annual Cape Cod Classic

    Hey, guys! We’re spending the week on Cape Cod with some friends (7 adults + 3 kids) and just want to share some photos (via 3 words per picture) from our vacation so far! Vacation starts now Our morning view […]
    - 10 days ago 16 Aug 16, 2:11am -
  • 15 Protein Ball Recipes from Healthy Living Bloggers

    15 Protein Ball Recipes from Healthy Living Bloggers

    Hi, guys! Everyone loves a good protein ball, right? I mean, they are the perfect snack since they typically combine a nutritious and satisfying mix of protein, carbohydrates, and fat. It’s no wonder they’re a top pick for so many of us! […]
    - 11 days ago 15 Aug 16, 5:01am -
  • What I’m Loving Lately 73

    What I’m Loving Lately 73

    Hey, hey! Happy Friday, friends! It’s that’s time again. Time for another edition of What I’m Loving Lately and it’s an especially fun round-up this week. Enjoy!! Stranger Things – OMG. This show. OBSESSED. Some friends recently recommended…
    - 14 days ago 12 Aug 16, 2:41am -
  • Healthy Ramen Broccoli Slaw with Shrimp

    Healthy Ramen Broccoli Slaw with Shrimp

    I’m so excited to share this recipe with you guys because it’s for sure a keeper! It’s super easy to make (just one pan) and only requires two main ingredients and some spices that you likely already have in your kitchen. The best […]
    - 14 days ago 11 Aug 16, 9:25am -
  • 5 Tricks for Running Farther

    5 Tricks for Running Farther

    Disclosure: I was asked to participate in the CocoaVia® Live Your Life with Heart campaign. I was compensated for my time. Hi, guys! My friends who aren’t long-distance runners always ask me how I’m able to run so far for so long. […]
    - 16 days ago 10 Aug 16, 5:01am -

Run Eat Repeat

  • It’s Like Comparing xxx to Oranges!
    I’m very very very lucky that I work from home on something I love to do. I don’t deserve these blessings so I am super grateful and enjoy it as much as I can. That said, I am alone in a small condo in front of my laptop all day. So when I have a…
    - 17 hours ago 25 Aug 16, 12:28am -
  • 10 Healthy Waffle Recipes for #NationalWaffleDay
    Hi! Happy National Waffle Day! Don’t you kinda love that there are so many random food holidays? I do because then I can justify making waffles on a random Wednesday. I kinda have to eat waffles today, it’s a national holiday! Truthfully, I want…
    - 1 day ago 24 Aug 16, 3:24pm -
  • What Do You Do if You Find This on a Run?
    Hello! How are you? I’m good and no longer covered in paint! Okay, there is a tiny bit I saw in my hair this morning but that’s it. Go Monican! But before I deal with that paint I have a running related question for you – check it out below and…
    - 2 days ago 24 Aug 16, 12:43am -
  • How to Make Protein Peanut Butter
    Hi! I’m still trying to paint the kitchen cabinets. It’s going… um, messy. I am physically unable to do anything and not make a mess. I manage to dirty 4 dishes just pouring a glass of water! So, I didn’t want to cook eggs (or anything else)…
    - 2 days ago 23 Aug 16, 11:27am -
  • Contest Winners and Monday Mini-Goals

    - 3 days ago 22 Aug 16, 8:40pm -
  • My Big KickStarter Idea or Basically What I’d put in the Suggestion Box…
    Hello! How was your weekend? Are you bummed the Olympics are over? I am. I watched the men’s marathon this morning. I was so into it! I stood cheering  right in front of the TV for a lot of it. So, my big kickstarter / random / strongly worded ema…
    - 4 days ago 22 Aug 16, 4:54am -
  • If the Cops Come I Blame That Podcast
    Hi, how are you? I’m pretty good except I thought I was being murdered last night and I’m really surprised that I didn’t have a nervous breakdown and/or the cops did show up to my house…I’m pretty sure my heart is still racing even! I know…
    - 4 days ago 21 Aug 16, 9:38pm -
  • Running is Bad for You
    ‘Running is bad for you.’ – a man told me yesterday. I’ve heard this once before. So I wasn’t surprised or caught off guard when he said it. I actually think it’s a little funny. But let’s talk about it… what do you say when someone t…
    - 6 days ago 20 Aug 16, 1:51am -
  • What About The Bees?!
    Hi! Thank you all for the suggestions on what to do about my sweaty running clothes and if I should get two hampers or what. Some people have a hamper with multiple compartments ( I went to look for one at Target and at home goods with no luck so I m…
    - 7 days ago 19 Aug 16, 3:14am -
  • The Best Recipes for Ripe Bananas
    Hi! Do you have 26 bananas that are super ripe and you’re not sure what to do with them? Well, you’re in luck because you can totally justify getting a pet monkey to help you out with that. Boom. If the local pet store is all out of monkeys – c…
    - 7 days ago 18 Aug 16, 11:25am -

Yum Yucky

  • How I Eat Whatever I Want and Still Lose Weight (3 Key Tips)
    Hey everyone! This is a follow up to my video: “How I Lost Weight Fast in 8 Weeks” (see video link below). If you’ve been lurking around this blog for awhile now, you know darn well I refuse to give up the “sinister” foods that I love. I wo…
    - 21 hours ago 24 Aug 16, 8:05pm -
  • Gracie’s Top Picks: Emoji Back to School Supplies Ideas
    I knew emoji mania had touched my soul when I couldn’t figure out how to use the emoji keyboard on my cell phone. This is because I am an old bitty, of course. Bits of frustration ooozed out of me until I calmed the heck down and figured it out.  …
    - 3 days ago 22 Aug 16, 8:12pm -
  • Hoping vs. Having
    We took this picture of the Corn Flakes box right before Simone Biles headed to Rio with her fabulous Final Five team. If you read the fine print closely, it says: “Simone Biles. First-Time US Olympic Hopeful“. Whatever you’re hoping for, I pra…
    - 6 days ago 19 Aug 16, 5:50pm -
  • How to Get Your Free Credit Report
    Gone are the days of paying $20 or more for access to your credit report. I just got done reviewing the free reports for both me and my hubby. Yup, it was free. There is no catch to this. Federal law mandates that every consumer is entitled to a fr…
    - 9 days ago 16 Aug 16, 3:02pm -
  • Pepperoni Pizza Grilled Cheese Recipe
    Have you tried tried Pepperoni Pizza Grilled Cheese yet? If not, what ‘da HECK are you waiting for!? Nope, it’s not exactly a winner in the healthy eats department, but the family loved it, so I am a hero ‘n stuff. Reserve this meal for those n…
    - 14 days ago 11 Aug 16, 1:48pm -
  • Almond Breeze’s Almond-Cashew Milk Blend. Is it Yum or Yucky?
    Froot Loops… Apple Jacks…. Fruity Pebbles, baby! Yes ya’ll. I am finally eating my favorite crappy cereal agains. I owe this wonderful turn of events to Almond Breeze Almond Cashew milk. Sure, a girl’s gotta eat right, but crappy cereals are…
    - 22 days ago 3 Aug 16, 7:19pm -
  • Filming My Husband’s Fatness
    Matthew is a food-giver. He will give me the last bite of the most delicious plates of food he’s ever eaten. He has performed this sacrifice for me many times over. The other day our 20-year old son witnessed this act of giving as I devoured the l…
    - 31 days ago 25 Jul 16, 7:06pm -
  • Major Lazer – Lean On | Easy Dance Workout to Burn Fat
    One time, when I was about 4-years old, I was disco dancing with my Uncle Walter. He flung me too hard and I crashed into a mirror… crashed straight through it. The mirror broke to pieces. As you might imagine, I was a bloody mess. Uncle Walter was…
    - 38 days ago 18 Jul 16, 5:32pm -
  • Don’t Let Me Down | Easy Dance Workout for Beautiful Legs
    Nothing beats a great pair of legs. Isn’t that how the saying goes? My own legs used to be pretty jacked up. They were very melty-looking. Needless to say, I was unhappy with my legs and never thought they’d be anything near decent. How my legs…
    - 45 days ago 11 Jul 16, 7:59pm -
  • My 8 Week Body Transformation. Before & After Pics. How I Lost Weight Fast
    The pictures on the left were taken 8 weeks ago. Back in April I committed to shaping up after winter, but I had NO IDEA just how much I had slacked off. (…whoa, Josie). I hereby nominate myself to be the poster child for how fitness has its ups an…
    - 58 days ago 28 Jun 16, 3:29pm -

Meals and Miles

  • #WDWMarathon Training: Here We Go
    Alright. It’s go time. After registering for the Walt Disney World Marathon months ago, building some excitement with a little light reading, and losing a bit of focus while traveling; the time is finally here. Marathon training starts this week an…
    - 23 hours ago 24 Aug 16, 6:16pm -
  • Brooks Run Signature
    A few months ago Brooks revealed their new “Run Signature.” You can read my initial review here. The basic principle is Brooks Run Signature assesses the way your body naturally runs and offers the right shoe to fit your run, your way. For a full…
    - 7 days ago 18 Aug 16, 12:32pm -
  • Hello
    Hi. It’s me again. I just returned from back-to-back work trips and I am utterly exhausted. The older I get, the harder these trips become. If I had a dollar for every time someone told me I looked tired today, I would have a lot of dollars. There…
    - 9 days ago 17 Aug 16, 1:51am -
  • Annalynn: 10 months
    Happy 10 months, Annalynn! I can’t believe it, but you’re in double digits now. It’s unbelievable how fast time flies with you around! You’re in size 9-12 month clothes, size 4 diapers, and weigh just over 18 lbs. You love to smile, laugh, an…
    - 24 days ago 1 Aug 16, 11:55am -
  • Running Check-In
    I’m officially 24 weeks out from the Walt Disney World Marathon. Here are my current stats: Weekly miles: 0-6 miles Runs per week: 0-3 Average pace: ?? (12:00 min/mi???) As you can see, I’m basically starting from scratch here. My goal is to star…
    - 37 days ago 20 Jul 16, 1:29am -
  • Have Milk, Will Travel
    WARNING: This is a post about breastfeeding! In this post I will discuss – in great detail! – how I managed to express breastmilk while traveling without my baby. There will be numerous references to pumping, breastmilk, and just making it work.…
    - 42 days ago 15 Jul 16, 1:07am -
  • Run Happy to Rio (Part II)
    Okay, where did I leave off? Oh, yeah. After being up for nearly 24 hours, I had my first baby-free night of sleep for the first time in 9 months. You’d think I’d take advantage of this glorious moment and sleep for 12+ hours. That did not happen…
    - 45 days ago 11 Jul 16, 11:55pm -
  • Run Happy To Rio (Part 1)
    Wow. All I can say is wow. I’m currently flying 30,000 feet in the air, on my way back from Portland, and I’m still grinning ear-to-ear. This is my fifth year on the Brooks Run Happy Blog Ambassador team and I was honored, yet again, to be invite…
    - 51 days ago 6 Jul 16, 1:26am -
  • Annalynn: 9 Months
    Happy 9 months, Annalynn! Oh, how you continue to grow! I have absolutely no idea what your height or weight is (your 9 month check-up isn’t for a couple of more weeks), but you’re comfortable in 9-12 month clothes and we just moved you up into s…
    - 55 days ago 1 Jul 16, 12:07pm -
  • Baby Face
    Welcome to the world, Baby James! Baby faces are the best. This little guy was in a big hurry to get out and explore. He arrived 3 weeks early and is as healthy as can be. My little brother and gorgeous sister-in-law are doing well with their new bun…
    - 59 days ago 28 Jun 16, 1:39am -

Ronis Weigh

  • Sharing my BROOKSIDE
    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Hershey Company for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Did you know? I refuse to kill spiders but I love horror movies and slasher flicks I love the country but I’m a city girl at heart I’m…
    - 23 days ago 2 Aug 16, 9:48pm -
  • 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…
    - 32 days ago 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…
    - 34 days ago 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…
    - 38 days ago 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…
    - 49 days ago 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…
    - 56 days ago 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…
    - 65 days ago 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…
    - 71 days ago 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…
    - 84 days ago 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…
    - 87 days ago 31 May 16, 12:56am -

Runs for Cookies

  • Winding down summer
    Summer is winding down so quickly, and it seems like there is still so much to do before school starts! I've been trying to pack in some fun times with the kids before we head to Virginia Beach. They start school the day after we return home, so I've…
    - 3 days ago 23 Aug 16, 1:00am -
  • Seven year weight loss anniversary
    August 19th. To most people, it's just another date. This date is actually just as meaningful to me as my birthday, or wedding anniversary. On August 19, 2009, I got on the scale and saw 253 pounds on the display. I would like to say that I felt comp…
    - 6 days ago 20 Aug 16, 1:00am -
  • Accepting the summer weight gain
    A few weeks ago, I said that I would post a weigh in on August 19th--the anniversary of when I first started losing weight back in 2009. I'd hoped that I'd use those few weeks to lose some of the summer weight I gained, and I'd feel really good about…
    - 7 days ago 19 Aug 16, 1:00am -
  • A week's catch-up
    I didn't realize it had been so long since I wrote! I actually started this post on Friday... and then Saturday... and then Sunday... finally, I'm getting it posted on Monday. Jerry's been working a crazy schedule (crazier than usual, I mean) lately…
    - 10 days ago 16 Aug 16, 1:00am -
  • Future running plans
    I can't tell you how different my mood is from just a couple of weeks ago. I feel like I'm back to the "normal me with mild depression" instead of the "me with a bad depressive episode". I don't think I've cried in several days--unless you count yest…
    - 16 days ago 10 Aug 16, 1:00am -
  • National Sister Day
    Well, yesterday I woke up feeling pretty good about myself, so I decided to step on the scale for the first time in about a couple of weeks... and it wasn't good. When my depression was really bad last month, control over my eating just went on the b…
    - 18 days ago 8 Aug 16, 1:00am -
  • Success Story Saturday: Lucy's Story
    I am so excited to share this first post (hopefully of many to come) of Success Story Saturday! Over the past several years, I've gotten so many emails from readers who share their own success stories with me, and these stories are just so inspiring.…
    - 19 days ago 7 Aug 16, 1:00am -
  • Air quality alert
    As you can see, I did not do my Wednesday Weigh-in yesterday. I actually haven't gotten on the scale in over a week! I've been doing really well the last few days as far as my eating goes, so I'm afraid if I get on the scale and see that my weight is…
    - 21 days ago 5 Aug 16, 1:00am -
  • It's FINALLY here!
    It's been over four years in the making, and I am relieved to say that the documentary, From Fat to Finish Line, is FINALLY available! I had nothing to do with the making of the film, other than the fact that I was one of the subjects--but this is a…
    - 23 days ago 3 Aug 16, 1:00am -
  • A weekend with Caitlin
    Thank you so much for your kind words on my post about Chandler. I'm still sort of in disbelief that he's actually gone. He's usually the first cat to come running into the kitchen when I feed them, and it's been so strange not to have him there. Thi…
    - 24 days ago 2 Aug 16, 1:00am -

Prior Fat Girl

  • And, we have a baby!
    Baby Francisco Silva has arrived, we are all in love! Francisco was born on March 12th. Delivering Francisco was the most intense, indescribable and surreal experience I’ve ever had. I received some pitocin at noon on that Saturday and mild contr…
    - 24 Apr 16, 4:35pm -
  • Whoa, baby
    Hello, friends — 1.5 years since my last post and thought I’d just drop this photo right here 🙂 #whoababy #unplannedparenthood #5point5months #marchbaby #arehashtagsstillcool #iggywillbesojealous #imissyouall
    - 30 Oct 15, 2:40pm -
  • The beginning and the end.
    The beginning and the end. Allow me to explain. I’ve been blogging since 2007. For a good number of years, I was blogging 5 days a week. In those years, I met the love of my life. Lost 100lbs. Finished graduate school. Lost my mom & figured out how…
    - 20 May 14, 2:48am -
  • A day of solitude.
    Happy Monday, friends! Mother’s Day is always bittersweet for me, for obvious reasons. This year will mark five years since my mom died — five years worth of time spent without my mom. Five years worth of life that did not get to share with her.…
    - 11 May 14, 10:23pm -
  • Signs of my thirties.
    I’m getting old. I mean, I know that but every month or so, I notice something else out that has changed in the last 10 years, signalling the harsh reality of being in my 30’s. Enter the Diet Coke. Before I started my healthiness journey, I guzzl…
    - 8 May 14, 2:22pm -
  • Weekend Sleepover
    We had an impromptu sleepover this weekend. My sister, Heidi, was sick so I decided to invite her kiddo’s over. The first thing they asked was if they could give Iggy a treat. I showed them his kong, we filled it with a treat, and then the kids wer…
    - 5 May 14, 11:33am -
  • Love for Seattle
    Whoa. I love me some Seattle! We stayed with our friends Matt and Laura, who moved out to the area last fall. They actually live in Redmond which is about 15-20 minutes away from downtown Seattle. During our long weekend get-away, I got in two beauti…
    - 27 Apr 14, 10:07pm -
  • One paid run…
    After not completing the half-marathon last August and then pulling out of the October half-marathon last year, I got pretty discouraged with running. To be honest, at some point, I declared to myself that I hated running and was never going to do it…
    - 21 Apr 14, 2:55pm -
  • Wednesday Leg Day
    Yesterday, I worked in a great workout over lunch: I came in earlier than usual today for an interview so will leave a little early today and get in another workout:   I’ve been bringing a notebook to write my workouts down and I do like being abl…
    - 16 Apr 14, 3:52pm -
  • Tourists in our own city.
    Carlos’ cousin, Blake and his girlfriend, Christina, came into town this past weekend and we had a blast showing them around. Friday night, we went out to dinner at Fogo de Chao. It overpriced but Blake LOVES to eat so we figured he would get his m…
    - 14 Apr 14, 3:54pm -

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

  • Thermo-Bond Review: Does it Work?
    What is it? Thermo-Bond is a weight loss pill made with fiber to help reduce appetite while promoting bowel movements. It’s also made to help the body absorb fewer fats, by liquefying fats eaten and aiding digestion. There are only … Continue rea…
    - 11 days ago 14 Aug 16, 7:39pm -
  • Slim Optimum Review: Does it Work?
     What is it? Slim Optimum is a weight loss diet pill made to reduce appetite, enhance digestion, support overall health, and increase energy. It features ingredients like grapefruit, caffeine, green tea, and an extract from Garcinia Cambogia. The of…
    - 11 days ago 14 Aug 16, 7:32pm -
  • Phentremine Review: Does it Work?
    What is it? Phentremine is a weight loss pill also known as Phentremine-X that’s used to suppress appetite, increase metabolism, and boost energy. It’s made with thermogenic all natural ingredients. It’s named similarly to the prescription drug…
    - 11 days ago 14 Aug 16, 7:25pm -
  • Metamucil Review: Does it Work?
    What is it? Metamucil is a fiber and laxative brand made to reduce appetite, lower cholesterol, and regulate blood sugar. It’s available in different forms such as powders, capsules, wafers, and bars. It’s claimed to be the number 1 doctor … Co…
    - 11 days ago 14 Aug 16, 7:18pm -
  • Cell-U-Loss Review: Does it Work?
    What is it? Cell-U-Loss is a diet pill brand made to help get rid of water weight. It’s said to have minerals that can keep electrolytes balanced, while promoting health pH levels. Not much else is offered in terms of … Continue reading →
    - 11 days ago 14 Aug 16, 7:09pm -
  • Abidexin Review: Does it Work?
    What is it? Abidexin is a weight loss pill made with clinically studied ingredients said to help reduce waist size. It’s advised to introduce exercise and dieting in order to maximize results its results. Information on Abidexin is limited on … C…
    - 11 days ago 14 Aug 16, 6:58pm -
  • Vintage Burn Review: Does it Work?
    What is it? Vintage Burn is a weight loss diet pill said to help burn fat while still preserving muscle. It also is used to increase focus and improve mood with its all natural ingredients. An intended benefit of this … Continue reading →
    - 11 days ago 14 Aug 16, 6:47pm -
  • Tonalin CLA Review: Does it Work?
    What is it? CLA is a weight loss patented ingredient found in different diet pills that’s made to help reduce body fat by up to 10%. It’s said to be free of any unwanted side effects while being easy to … Continue reading →
    - 11 days ago 14 Aug 16, 6:39pm -
  • Tenuate Review: Does it Work?
    What is it? Tenuate is a weight loss prescriptiondiet pill used to suppress appetite via its stimulant formula. It’s only available for short term use, and it’s similar in nature to amphetamine. It works by stimulating the nerves and brain, … C…
    - 11 days ago 14 Aug 16, 6:25pm -
  • RoxyLean ECA Review: Does it Work?
    What is it? RoxyLean ECA is a weight loss diet pill made with stimulant ingredients to help promote fast fat loss. It’s said to be a Medi-Biological solution for weight loss. The front of the bottle advises to seek a … Continue reading →
    - 11 days ago 14 Aug 16, 6:18pm -

Preppy Runner

  • I’m Sick — Should I Run?
    It’s nearly September 1st (what, when did that happen?!), and I’ve been sick on and off since late July…which sucks. Basically, my sinuses and I are at war, and I keep losing battle after battle. I started a third round of antibiotics today in…
    - 1 day ago 24 Aug 16, 11:00am -
  • Richmond Training Log: Week of August 15
    I promised I’d get back to sharing my training logs…even if they sucked. Last week was my first week back after being sick, and my training could have been better. Just thinking about what I’m about to write, I know I need to cut some of the ex…
    - 3 days ago 22 Aug 16, 12:09pm -
  • Friday Faves
    FriYAY, guys! I just got back from a run with my friend Camille, and I have some time before work to lay on my couch, blog and watch the Today Show before getting ready for work. Thankful for the ability to wear workout clothes to work, because I hav…
    - 6 days ago 19 Aug 16, 12:14pm -
  • Stronger Than Yesterday
    Do you use Timehop or look at those “memories from x years ago” on Facebook? I have mixed feelings about them. I’m pretty content in life right now, but sometimes it shows me memories or a time in my life I’d rather not remember. It reminds m…
    - 8 days ago 18 Aug 16, 2:54am -
  • Do What Made You Happy As a Kid
    Just like everyone else, I’ve been glued to the Olympics the past week. (Did anyone else cry watching the women’s marathon finish today…or just me?)  I realized when I meant Dominique Dawes just how nostalgic watching the Olympics are for me.…
    - 11 days ago 15 Aug 16, 2:31am -
  • Bummer Summer: Or Why You Should Always Buy Travel Insurance
    Well, this sucks. Eleven months ago, a group of blogger buds and I decided to all try to get into the Seawheeze Half in Vancouver. I’d heard such good things about it, but it’s really hard to get into. I set a calendar invite, and managed to get…
    - 14 days ago 11 Aug 16, 10:21pm -
  • Summer Fun
    I’ve had such a fun past week, but I’m paying for it right now being stuck with another summer cold. WTF?! I’m trying every remedy possible to beat it — just took a shot of ACV and a garlic supplement, wanna make out? Some fun stuff that’s…
    - 17 days ago 9 Aug 16, 2:10am -
  • Shattering the Stigma
    When you meet Theodora, she’s the smiliest person ever who seems to have a secret energy source within her. She kept me laughing during Reach the Beach. But even when someone seems super happy, there can be a lot going on under the surface. – Chr…
    - 21 days ago 4 Aug 16, 1:41pm -
  • Committing.
    I always have a hard time committing my first month of marathon training.  It’s kind of boring to me. Having run a bunch of halfs and fulls, ramping up my mileage doesn’t excite me until I get to past 13.1. Once I’ve run longer than a half, th…
    - 24 days ago 2 Aug 16, 1:49am -
  • I SO Needed That Run
    I’m exhausted as all hell… …but I had an AWESOME long run this morning! The kind that gives you confidence in the rest of your training. I had to run 9 this morning, and I didn’t really have any sort of plan to speak of as of yesterday aftern…
    - 25 days ago 31 Jul 16, 8:26pm -

It Sux To Be Fat

  • 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…
    - 43 days ago 13 Jul 16, 11:33pm -
  • 21 Day Fix Final Results – Weekly Weigh In
    I “finished” the 21DayFix today.  Why is “finished” in quotes you ask?  Well, keep reading and eventually I will tell you! I lost a bunch of weight the first week.  I lost a little weight the second week.  So, this week was going to be a…
    - 45 days ago 12 Jul 16, 1:22am -
  • 21DayFix Week Two – Weekly Weigh In
    For those of you that don’t know, I have been following the 21DayFix program and drinking Shakeology for the past two weeks.  Go back and read THIS and THIS to get caught up! I finished week two on Monday but with the Fourth of July and such, I am…
    - 50 days ago 7 Jul 16, 2:21am -
  • Six Months…
    Happy July 1st!  I can’t believe I only have three more weeks of summer before I have to go back to work.  I am so loving this summer with this baby: We have gotten into a pretty good routine of sleeping until 8:00, then breakfast, a nap, lunch,…
    - 55 days ago 1 Jul 16, 6:03pm -
  • 21DayFix Week One – Weekly Weigh In
    Today was my first weigh in after completing a full week of the 21DayFix program.  I did really well last week and tried my best to eat like I should and exercise.  We had a bit of an issue this weekend when my husband ended up in the ER.  But, ag…
    - 59 days ago 28 Jun 16, 1:50am -
  • Tired, Happy, and Home
    I’m back from vacation!  We had a wonderful week in Hilton Head.  I did not stay on the 21DayFix plan while I was gone.  I did try to watch what I ate.  Some days I did better than others but that is life!  Here are a few pics of Delaney’s f…
    - 63 days ago 23 Jun 16, 6:41pm -
  • Ready to Rock 39!
    I had a birthday yesterday!  The big 3-9!  One more year until the big 4-0!  My mom asked me yesterday, “So, how does it feel to be 39?”  I said, “The same as it felt to be 38!”  I spent the day with this cutie:   Yesterday was a very s…
    - 77 days ago 9 Jun 16, 6:42pm -
  • Beginning 21 Day Fix
    I gave you a little teaser yesterday about the program I chose.  Clean eating with portion control and exercise.  Many of you guessed I was doing the 21 Day Fix.  Smart cookies!  Wait…no more cookies!  NO COOKIES!  Ok…moving past cookies……
    - 84 days ago 3 Jun 16, 1:16am -
  • What’s up Buttercup?
    Well, I totally left you hanging in my last post and then…despite my promises, was never to return… Until NOW! Summer is here.  Today was my last day of work and tomorrow starts summer for me.  Before I talk about my summer plans, let me recap…
    - 85 days ago 2 Jun 16, 1:35am -
  • Where to Begin?
    Happy New Year!  I know it’s March but I haven’t “spoken” to you since last year.  WoW!  I won’t apologize.  I can’t.  There is no possible way I could blog and figure out life with a newborn.  I mean, I guess there was a way but it…
    - 6 Mar 16, 6:02pm -

Black Girl's Guide to Weight Loss

  • 5 Inspiring Examples of Black Girl Awesomeness from the 2016 Olympics
    Claressa, Jenny, Simone, and many, many, more, all showing the world their skill, their talent, and just how incredible they are as role models and inspiration. The post 5 Inspiring Examples of Black Girl Awesomeness from the 2016 Olympics appeared…
    - 3 days ago 22 Aug 16, 11:10pm -
  • Q&A Wednesday: I Lost Weight While I Was Sick, but Now I’m Scared to Eat!
    Q: I was ill, had to stop eating for a few weeks, and I lost 39lbs...now that I'm no longer sick, I'm scared to start eating again!The post Q&A Wednesday: I Lost Weight While I Was Sick, but Now I’m Scared to Eat! appeared first on A Black Girl's…
    - 8 days ago 18 Aug 16, 3:22am -
  • Q&A Wednesday: Do’s and Don’ts of Working Out at 300lbs
    Q: Have you already answered the question of "What do I do in the gym when I'm 300lbs?". What are the do's and don't do's when you are a newbie to working out? The post Q&A Wednesday: Do’s and Don’ts of Working Out at 300lbs appeared first on A…
    - 15 days ago 10 Aug 16, 3:13pm -
  • Can You Lose Weight—and Keep it Off—On a Diet?
    An essay published in the NYT says no, and I agree...but for very different reasons. The deal on diets, weight loss, and 'set points.'The post Can You Lose Weight—and Keep it Off—On a Diet? appeared first on A Black Girl's Guide To Weight Loss.
    - 16 days ago 9 Aug 16, 8:15pm -
  • 3 Myths About Exercise During Pregnancy, Debunked
    "Working out deprives your baby of nutrients!" or "Lifting your arms above your head too much will result in the umbilical cord wrapping around the baby's neck!" or even "That baby's bouncing up and down against all your organs in there!" and beyond.…
    - 23 days ago 2 Aug 16, 8:11pm -
  • Q&A Thursday: Do I HAVE to Give Up Carbs?
    Q: Erika! Did you give up carbs to lose the weight before? Are you giving up carbs to lose your baby weight? The post Q&A Thursday: Do I HAVE to Give Up Carbs? appeared first on A Black Girl's Guide To Weight Loss.
    - 35 days ago 21 Jul 16, 6:46pm -
  • It’s Time We Talk Honestly About Gyms and Locker Room Culture
    There are some cruel and inhumane people in this world, like Dani Mathers, and unfortunately you are likely to meet at least one or two of them at the gym. The post It’s Time We Talk Honestly About Gyms and Locker Room Culture appeared first on A…
    - 38 days ago 18 Jul 16, 6:57pm -
  • Q&A Wednesday: We All Fall Off the Wagon, Including Me
    So many of you talked about how you'd 'fallen off the wagon,' and how you regretted it. Here's how to hop back on the wagon, and stay there. The post Q&A Wednesday: We All Fall Off the Wagon, Including Me appeared first on A Black Girl's Guide To We…
    - 43 days ago 13 Jul 16, 6:35pm -
  • 5 Tips Every Parent Considering Breastfeeding Should Know
    After one failed attempt and one successful attempt at breastfeeding, here's everything I learned to help you achieve success when you give it a shot.The post 5 Tips Every Parent Considering Breastfeeding Should Know appeared first on A Black Girl's…
    - 45 days ago 11 Jul 16, 8:18pm -
  • Speak Out, But Do More Than That: Understand, Empathize, Act
    We feel the need to say "black lives matter" because, when you treat a population with apathy and skepticism, you're trying to tell them they DON'T.The post Speak Out, But Do More Than That: Understand, Empathize, Act appeared first on A Black Girl'…
    - 48 days ago 8 Jul 16, 10:36pm -

Authentically Emmie

  • Bodycon LBD
    Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. All opinions my own! I wear a lot of Kiyonna. Their clothes never fail to make me feel amazing, and they last FOREVER. I’m still wearing Kiyonna items from 4 years ago if that tells you anything! They…
    - 17 hours ago 24 Aug 16, 11:47pm -
  • 60
    Note: I have several posts on here about my mom, who passed away in 2007 from complications of young onset Parkinson’s Disease. I am striving to live a life full of experiences she wasn’t able to. Today would have been her 60th birthday. Dear Mo…
    - 2 days ago 23 Aug 16, 9:13pm -
  • Boho Fringe From Melissa McCarthy Seven7
    As I’ve previously established numerous times on my blog, I am a huge Melissa McCarthy fan. We’ve been outfit twinning since 2014. Her Melissa McCarthy Seven7 line has completely changed up my wardrobe as I can now find tops that are oversized,…
    - 15 days ago 10 Aug 16, 4:13pm -
  • The Essential Dress, Styled 4 Ways
    I’ve been in the middle of a closet purge because OMGTOOMUCHSTUFF. This means I’m evaluating things more carefully before giving them valuable closet space. Last fall, I bought the most perfect essential black dress from Karen Kane and I have con…
    - 17 days ago 9 Aug 16, 12:00am -
  • Print Obsessed with Gwynnie Bee
    Going to be a total nerd and admit that when I put this dress on, I did a happy dance. The easy cut and beautiful print make this one of my favorite Gwynnie Bee dresses EVER. That’s saying a lot as someone who has been a GB subscriber for 4 years…
    - 24 days ago 1 Aug 16, 9:18pm -
  • Plus Size Swim Style with Simply Be
    For the better part of a year (since I went to Mexico), I have thought about taking swimsuit photos for the blog. But then I’d quickly flip-flop: who in their right mind actually wants to take photos in swimsuits? I spent my childhood and teen year…
    - 28 days ago 28 Jul 16, 6:00am -
  • Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks
    It’s rare that I go bananas over a sale, but the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is always an exception. Forget deep discounts on old styles – the anniversary sale brings amazing prices on brand new items that will transition you from summer to fall/w…
    - 31 days ago 25 Jul 16, 9:02pm -
  • Take another little piece of my heart
    On Thursday, I said goodbye to one of the greatest loves of my life – my dog Lilly. I adopted Lilly from the Woodford Humane Society back in 2007 shortly after my mom died. My then-fiance (now ex-husband) didn’t really want a dog, but he begrudgi…
    - 39 days ago 18 Jul 16, 2:59am -
  • Reducing the barriers to fitness with lucy Activewear
    Disclosure: This blog post is part of a paid Megan Media and lucy blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own. I’ve been blogging for a long time (7+ years) and it’s rare that I’m able to meld my blog topics of fashion, f…
    - 44 days ago 12 Jul 16, 5:57pm -
  • Print-tastic + Huge Kiyonna Sale
    Wrap dress, back again! This time with a fun print and color blocking. Jump to the end of this post for one of the biggest Kiyonna sales of the year!!! In The Mix Wrap Dress c/o Kiyonna Lane Bryant bangles, no longer available (similar) Cole Haan Wed…
    - 56 days ago 30 Jun 16, 4:10pm -

Back At Square Zero

  • My 2016 Mizuno Lineup
    I am blessed to be a Mizuno Running Ambassador, which keeps me in fabulous shoes.  However, the truth is that even if I wasn’t a Mizuno Ambassador they are the only shoes I’d run in.  I know lots of you runners have a shoe that you feel the sam…
    - 2 days ago 24 Aug 16, 12:47am -
  • NYC Marathon Training – 12 Weeks Out
    After 10 awesome weeks of marathon training I thought this update would be going much differently.  I was planning on telling you all how even though I still was feeling really tired and run down I was finding ways to push through.  I was excited t…
    - 7 days ago 19 Aug 16, 12:21am -
  • NYC Marathon Dreams Turn to Nightmares
    My NYC Marathon dreams are quickly turning into nightmares! After being really sick and tired for over a year I’ve just been diagnosed with Leaky Gut which has lead to severe immune system issues (shingles three times in a year, mono that lasted fo…
    - 11 days ago 14 Aug 16, 8:50pm -
  • Kiawah 2016: Should I Upgrade to the full Marathon?
    I have been thinking about it a lot lately and I just cannot seem to get the Kiawah Marathon out of my head.  I am currently registered for the half marathon, a race I run every year, but yet the full marathon, a race I swore I would never run, is s…
    - 16 days ago 10 Aug 16, 1:50am -
  • How to Disclose a Sponsored Post
    A post should be considered sponsored anytime you are paid, receive a free product, or free services.  In any of these conditions you must disclose that the post is sponsored in order to follow the FTC regulations.  Today we are going to look at ho…
    - 21 days ago 4 Aug 16, 4:09pm -
  • Loving Lately – July 2016
    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 to catch up on other awesome finds I wrote about.  Here is a whole year of loving lately in cased you missed…
    - 25 days ago 31 Jul 16, 10:05pm -
  • 7 Training Plan Essentials
    As half and full marathon training kicks into gear for fall races I thought I would take this time to share some free run coaching tips and information that will help you to build the perfect plan – your training plan essentials if you will.  If y…
    - 30 days ago 26 Jul 16, 9:25pm -
  • Will NYC Be the One?: A Marathon Comparison
    I know that the NYC marathon is not a PR course for so many reasons.  I live in a completely flat city where I have to drive to a bridge to run hills, they aren’t something I am used to, and New York is a hilly course.  On top of that it is a lat…
    - 32 days ago 25 Jul 16, 1:12am -
  • The Taper – An essential part of training.
    I have talked about lots of running related topics here (if you have missed them check out my Free Run Coaching Tips page) in order to help you build your best training plan, meet your goals, and prevent injury along the way, but one of the most cruc…
    - 37 days ago 20 Jul 16, 12:54am -
  • How I am Doing Lately – Medical Drama
    So, I fully intended to write a Thursday themed blogging/social media post.  However, after visiting another new specialist yesterday and spending more time on the phone yesterday and today with doctors than I care to admit, I thought it was importa…
    - 42 days ago 14 Jul 16, 7:10pm -

All The Weigh

  • What’s Your Favorite Brand for Sneakers?
    I’m doing my first official 5k race in a few weeks. I’ve walked many 5k’s, but I’ve never received a medal at the end of it. I don’t mind walking, but the idea of paying money to wake up early on the weekend to exercise in the heat has neve…
    - 2 days ago 23 Aug 16, 11:33pm -
  • Gastric Sleeve Update: Psych Exam, Exercise and Processing My Feelings On All of It
    I completed my psychological evaluation for surgical clearance today, and now all of the testing is complete. I’m seeing my doctor on Tuesday, at which point she will have to send in some additional paperwork. If all goes well I’ll be able to sch…
    - 6 days ago 19 Aug 16, 8:40pm -
  • Flooding, Devastation and A Chance To Help
    The weather has been stormy for days, but thankfully, I’m safe and dry at home. We didn’t experience the flooding that Baton Rouge did, but some people I love lost everything. One friend, moved into a house that she bought about a month ago, had…
    - 10 days ago 15 Aug 16, 4:59pm -
  • Surgery Progress, Allergy Testing and Sleep
    I saw my doctor again yesterday, and I got some great news regarding the next step on my journey toward weight-loss surgery. I’m excited about it, but right now I’m still processing through my thoughts, faxing the paperwork and trying not to le…
    - 15 days ago 11 Aug 16, 3:05am -
  • Gastric Sleeve Update #2
    The last 30 hours have been overwhelming in some ways, and I feel so grateful for the support I have in my life. Seriously, God knew exactly what He was doing when He put Michael in my life. I spoke to the surgeon’s office on Tuesday, and when she…
    - 21 days ago 4 Aug 16, 6:33am -
  • Hydro Flask, Yeti and Ozark Trails
    I drink a lot of water, and I should probably drink more now that we’re in the hottest part of Summer in New Orleans. The heat slaps me when I walk outside, so I never go too far without my Hydro Flask. I love it! It’s pink, it holds 32 oz of wat…
    - 23 days ago 2 Aug 16, 9:36am -
  • Skin Issues, Sleep Apnea Results and Moving Forward
    I haven’t exercised in over three weeks until today. My skin irritation still isn’t 100% better, but I took prescriptions for 10 days, saw the doctor again and decided that I felt well enough to get back to normal. Unfortunately, my skin issues a…
    - 24 days ago 1 Aug 16, 8:49pm -
  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery: Day One
    The process to be approved for weight-loss surgery is not short, but if the end result leads me to incredible health benefits it’ll be worth it. It’s slightly less overwhelming now that I’ve spoken to my doctor about everything I need to do in…
    - 29 days ago 27 Jul 16, 9:30am -
  • My Problem with the Body Positive Movement
    I’m plus-size, and I like to think I’m body positive. The term, which in my understanding refers to those of us who love ourselves and others even though we’re overweight, seems like a good thing. I believe it’s important to love and accept o…
    - 30 days ago 26 Jul 16, 8:39am -
  • Blood Work, Parties and Pictures…
    My pain level has decreased significantly since my last post, and while I’m not 100% better, I feel well enough to exercise again and do the things I usually do. My weekend started with friends and colleagues at a work party Friday night when I wen…
    - 32 days ago 24 Jul 16, 11:18pm -

Just A One Girl Revolution

  • Reading List, Volume 54
    If you want more to read, check out previous editions of the reading list! Health and Fitness. The 2016 Summer Olympics just started and I’m obsessed. DailyBurn compiled a list of Team USA athletes to follow on Intsagram for some serious inspiratio…
    - 19 days ago 6 Aug 16, 7:04pm -
  • My 2016 Weight Loss Goals
    It feels really great to feel like I have some momentum going in terms of my weight loss. After a very long season of gaining weight and then just fluctuating in the same five pound range, things are finally clicking. I’ve spent a lot of time over…
    - 21 days ago 5 Aug 16, 1:54am -
  • Goals for August 2016
    I’ve said it a lot lately, but I am so happy to be back in the groove and feel like myself again. After feeling out of sorts for far too many months, it’s just a really great feeling. Although I’ve done a little goal setting here and there, it…
    - 23 days ago 3 Aug 16, 1:51am -
  • Workout Recap: Week of July 25, 2016
    To start, I just have to say that it feels so amazing to finally feel back in the blogging groove! The redesign and overall new sense of purpose really reenergized me! Life in general, really. It’s nice to feel like me again. In other news, how in…
    - 24 days ago 2 Aug 16, 1:21am -
  • New Goals and Challenges
    One thing I know to be 100% true is that I thrive on goals. Admittedly, I sometimes bite off more than I can chew. I dream big and sometimes that means I don’t quite reach my goals, but at least I know I tried. I always seem to have new goals and c…
    - 27 days ago 30 Jul 16, 12:50am -
  • She Is the Old Me
    These last few weeks have been a great trend on my weight loss journey. Since the end of March, I’ve lost just over ten pounds, most of which has happened in July alone. Last week: 172.0 This week: 170.6 (-1.4) Pounds to goal: 37.6 With less than…
    - 28 days ago 29 Jul 16, 1:21am -
  • Herb and Fire Pizzeria Review
    Earlier this year, Herb & Fire Pizzeria opened their doors in Grandville’s Bucktown Shopping Center. As a self-declared pizza aficionado, I couldn’t wait to try this new casual dining option! Herb & Fire offers a menu of several signature pizza…
    - 29 days ago 28 Jul 16, 12:13am -
  • A New Look for Just A One Girl Revolution
    I am so pumped because last week, I started working on a new look for Just A One Girl Revolution. (If you’re on an RSS feed, pop over to see the fancy new digs!) I hadn’t changed my design since 2013. This felt long overdue. For quite some time,…
    - 30 days ago 26 Jul 16, 11:46pm -
  • Workout Recap: Week of July 18, 2016
    My main goal right now is to get back to a regular running routine! I have been very inconsistent with the sport and I know that’s part of why I’m struggling to get my speed and endurance back. A four day a week plan has historically worked best…
    - 31 days ago 25 Jul 16, 11:40pm -
  • Losing Weight and Rediscovering My Identity
    I haven’t shared a weight loss update since mid-June, so this post is long overdue! I’ll start with a quick rundown of the numbers from the last few weeks, how I’m losing weight and rediscovering my identity in the process. Last weigh-in, June…
    - 35 days ago 22 Jul 16, 3:52am -

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…
    - 22 days ago 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…
    - 29 days ago 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…
    - 31 days ago 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

  • 5 Reasons to Start Running Now
    Hey there goal crushers! Today we’re going to get right down to it and talk about reasons to actually get up off your couch and start running. Here’s five of the biggest and best reasons to strap on those running shoes and hit the treadmill.   1…
    - 64 days ago 22 Jun 16, 2:48pm -
  • When Sh*t Hits the Fan: What to Do if You Have to Poop on a Run
    There’s an old bit from a Robin Williams stand-up routine: a marathon runner crosses the finish line and he’s being interviewed. “How do you feel?” the interviewer asks him. “I’m alive!” the marathoner shouts. “I’m covered in my own…
    - 70 days ago 16 Jun 16, 11:08am -
  • 4 Ways Running Improves Your Health
    What’s up goal crushers! This week we’re going to be talking about some of the best reasons to get up off the couch and get out there on the treadmill or the track several times a week: the overall improvements to your health you can experience b…
    - 91 days ago 26 May 16, 1:01pm -
  • How to Master the Runner Mindset
    What’s up goal crushers! Today we’re going to be taking a step back from the physical side of running and look at it from another angle altogether. Now I know what you’re gonna say – “Martinus, what are you talking about? There’s nothing…
    - 11 May 16, 3:02pm -
  • What You Should Pack for Your First Race
    What’s up, goal crushers! So you think you’re ready for your first race. You’ve trained, you’ve prepared, and you’re motivated to get out there and do it. It doesn’t matter if you’re doing a 5k, a half marathon, a full marathon, or anyt…
    - 4 May 16, 6:54pm -
  • Shin Splints: What They Are, and How to Prevent Them
    What’s up goal crushers! We’re back again, and this time we’re going to be talking about another common runner’s injury: shin splints. Here’s some information this minor yet painful condition that can be the bane of beginners and seasoned a…
    - 27 Apr 16, 2:37pm -
  • Runner’s Knee: What It Is, How to Prevent It, and What to Do If You Have It
    What’s up, goal crushers – today we’re gonna take some time to talk about a pretty serious problem, and it’s something that you need to be aware of whether you’re going to be pounding the pavement or hitting the treadmill any time soon. Hav…
    - 20 Apr 16, 8:03pm -
  • 5 Mistakes Every New Runners Make and How to Fix Them
    What’s up goal crushers, Martinus is here to drop some knowledge on you. Today we’re going to be talking about the kinds of common mistakes that almost everyone makes when they first start getting into running. They range from mostly harmless to…
    - 13 Apr 16, 11:58am -
  • My iHerb Review: Why I’m Leaving Vitacost for iHerb
    A while back, I came across iHerb, the online supplement retailer. The company provided me with a promotion to try it out for free, so I did; I ended up liking iHerb enough to switch to them from my previous online retailer, Vitacost. I’d never sho…
    - 7 Mar 16, 4:06pm -
  • Couch to 5K W6D1: The 20 Minute Interval
    Oh boy! Momma said there were gonna be days like this. Remember last time when I said it was the catalyst and I’m only going downhill from there? Well, I’m rolling downhill! Today was the infamous 20-minute run and I did it on the treadmill. The…
    - 3 Mar 16, 11:38am -

Diane Carbonell

  • 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…
    - 1 day ago 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,…
    - 3 days ago 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…
    - 49 days ago 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’…
    - 71 days ago 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…
    - 93 days ago 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…
    - 94 days ago 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 -
  • Stress Eating: How to Manage and Stop It
    Sometimes I look at Facebook or Instagram (I hope you will join me at both!) and think that everyone’s life just seems to be sailing along without any problems. Then I remember that people put things on Facebook that they want others to see and o…
    - 18 Mar 16, 10:38am -

Guide 4 Moms

Jennette Fulda

  • When buying a computer, third time’s a charm
    Last month I decided it was time to retire my Lenovo laptop after almost five years of dutiful service. It hadn’t had a complete nervous breakdown yet, but it was getting more and more neurotic in its old age. For instance, when I put the lid down…
    - 9 Dec 15, 6:20pm -
  • The Paris I remember
    In a rather disturbing trend, another mass shooting has occurred at the site of one of my previous tourist jaunts. First it was Charleston and now it’s Paris. And although Paris is a big city, one of the shootings took place only 3 blocks from the…
    - 18 Nov 15, 5:33am -
  • Road rage: That time I was chased around the mall parking lot
    A four-year-old girl was killed in a road rage incident this week which reminded me of the time my mother and I were chased around the mall parking lot by a similar madman, though thankfully he didn’t have a gun. I was 13 or 14 years old and my mot…
    - 24 Oct 15, 6:10pm -
  • Don’t blink!
    For several days this month there was a refrigerator lurking in the outside hallway. The way it slowly came into view as I walked up the stairs made me feel like it was stalking me, as if it were slowly peeking around the corner to get a glimpse of i…
    - 19 Oct 15, 9:33pm -
  • Talking while I sleep
    Sometimes it’s hard for me to fall asleep because I can’t stop the chatter inside my head. When it gets to be three o’clock in the morning I’d rather be sleeping, not thinking about work or trying to figure out what will happen in the next bo…
    - 1 Oct 15, 10:56pm -
  • Odds and Ends: Best music week ever, reluctant appreciation for diabolic cleverness and total disdain for diabolic cleverness
    My three most anticipated albums of the year all drop at once, and Volkswagen and a drug-company douche-bag do morally questionable things that I have varying reactions to.The post Odds and Ends: Best music week ever, reluctant appreciation for diab…
    - 23 Sep 15, 4:41pm -
  • Things to do near Cumberland, Maryland?
    I’m going to be visiting my dad near Cumberland, Maryland in the near future and I was wondering if anyone had suggestions for things to do in the area. We’re already planning to take the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad through the Alleghany Mou…
    - 15 Sep 15, 10:39pm -
  • Working on the weekend
    I would not go as far to say I enjoy working on the weekend, because that would be kind of crazy. Ideally I’d like to be independently wealthy and not have to do anything on the weekend, or during the week either. That dream seems unlikely though,…
    - 10 Sep 15, 12:15am -
  • Not a picture I’ll be bragging about
    Here’s a photo of me with one of the “most reviled men in America,” as Nightline put it. And no, it’s not Donald Trump. Yep, that’s me, hanging out with a known pedophile, though I didn’t know it at the time. He’s wearing a race number…
    - 31 Aug 15, 11:41am -
  • Stuff I Like: August 2015
    My favorites this month include the book "My Fight/Your Fight" by Ronda Rousey and Maria Burns Ortiz, the YouTube channel "Minute Physics," the TV show "UnREAL," and the podcast "Song Exploder."The post Stuff I Like: August 2015 appeared first on Je…
    - 17 Aug 15, 3:33am -

No Thanks to Cake

  • Jenny Recipe Creation: Baja Chicken Gyro
    Thank you all for your texts, comments, and messages about the Jenny Craig Simple Inspirations contest kicking off again this month.  I’m so SO excited to see what the members come up with, and of course, to be a judge in this awesome program!  I…
    - 1 day ago 24 Aug 16, 11:00am -
  • Announcing Simple Inspirations 2016
    I’m thrilled to have an opportunity to announce Jenny Craig’s exciting member program that launched last week:  The 2nd Annual Simple Inspirations Recipe Contest! My friends at Jenny Craig have re-launched their recipe contest and super-sized…
    - 3 days ago 22 Aug 16, 11:00am -
  • Spiralized Patatas Bravas
    Last weekend was a weekend where I hit the reset button (again!)  The first weekend in a LONG time where I felt well enough to do much, I decided to flex my muscles in the kitchen and try a few new healthy recipes to get the back-on-track party star…
    - 6 days ago 19 Aug 16, 11:00am -
  • All About #TheGoal30
    No, I didn’t say Whole 30, I said The Goal 30.  And, it’s highly possible that you haven’t heard of it.  Heck, I just heard about it for the first time last night!  But, as soon as I read about it, I was hooked!!! I follow a ton of people o…
    - 8 days ago 17 Aug 16, 11:00am -
  • Greek-Style Filet Mignon with Olive Vinaigrette
    Every once in a while, I just need a juicy steak. I had been thinking about going to a local steakhouse for a filet, but I always feel like I can’t count on them to make it healthy.  So many steakhouses finish a steak with a  pat of butter… and…
    - 10 days ago 15 Aug 16, 11:00am -
  • Rosemary Grilled Chicken Salad with Avocado and Bacon
    I tend to be a little cautious when I try a new recipe.  I don’t love trying a new recipe only to find that I have leftovers for days.  I’ll usually half the recipe the first go ’round… and it’s so bittersweet when I realize that the rec…
    - 15 days ago 10 Aug 16, 11:00am -
  • Stuffed Roasted Tomatoes
    It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with tomatoes. I really can’t get enough of them this summer.  This week, as I recover from the stupid cold that’s had me sick for ELEVEN days so far… I want tomatoes and lots of them. I want to taste their…
    - 17 days ago 8 Aug 16, 11:00am -
  • Jenny Craig Recipe Creation: Spinach and Artichoke Baja Chicken Quesadilla
    I had a great visit with Jenny Craig this weekend.  I stopped in to pick up some food, and ended up having an insightful conversation with the new centre director at my location.  I love it when that happens. When it comes down to it, I’m having…
    - 27 days ago 29 Jul 16, 11:00am -
  • Smoky Tomato Salsa
    I love homemade salsa.  I’ve been trying to find a good store salsa… but real talk, they’re just not good.  I’ve bought the kind in the jar, the kind in the deli, the cheap kind, the expensive kind, and they’re just blech. But this… thi…
    - 29 days ago 27 Jul 16, 11:00am -
  • Currently: July 2016
    My goodness. You blink these days, and the month is gone. I find this especially to be true for summer… If anyone has a pause button, please press that thing! I certainly could use about 5 more months of summer. Current Music Adele is back on my ro…
    - 31 days ago 25 Jul 16, 11:00am -

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

  • Rock Hard and Rearing to Go.
    Reader/EaterOMG. You guys, I think I have a thing for befanged grey men. First, it was Brishen in Radiance  by Grace Draven, and now? Daarik from Exile by Colleen Vanderlinden. Maybe I have a statue fetish I’ve not explored? Something about t…
    - 3 days ago 22 Aug 16, 5:17pm -
  • Follow My Diet–Or Don’t. A Cautionary Tale
    Reader/EaterSo, I’ve been struggling. I made a commitment to get healthier, and fell off the rails when my Grandmother got ill and went into a nursing home. After that, I traveled, and I had to dig right back into an intense level of scholarship.…
    - 9 days ago 16 Aug 16, 5:39pm -
  • True Life: My Bookshelves Are a Shitshow.
    Reader/Eater(Two things before we get into the meat of the post, 1: all links are affiliate links when they link to Amazon. 2: The Vegan MaPo Tofu at the end is the yummiest ever, and that’s not hyperbole.) “Give me a room whose every nook is de…
    - 13 days ago 12 Aug 16, 5:44pm -
  • Vocal Magic
    Reader/EaterToday is a GREAT day for me. It’s AURLGASM day!! I know that I haven’t done one in a while, but too many people (I’m looking at you, Danielle) still haven’t listened to ANY audiobooks. Well, you know how I feel about that… That…
    - 15 days ago 10 Aug 16, 6:13pm -
  • I Only Have Ghost Eyes For You.
    Reader/EaterToday’s post includes my children’s two favorite things: Chinese mythology and the Perfect Bubble Tea. My children, The Captain and The Peanut are 50% Chinese. When I first started buying books for them, I looked for books about that…
    - 17 days ago 8 Aug 16, 7:18pm -

A Merry Life

  • 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…
    - 1 day ago 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…
    - 2 days ago 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…
    - 5 days ago 21 Aug 16, 2:19am -
  • Grandchildren
    had Today I went with my son and daughter in law to the hospital, where my very first blood granddaughter was getting ear tubes.  She is a little less than a year and it is so hard on a mother to go through that, so I went for moral support.  There…
    - 6 days ago 19 Aug 16, 10:40pm -
  • Tired of calling it a diet?
    Most of us can’t stick to a diet, we try and we succeed for a while, but ultimately we just give up because it was to restrictive.  I have found through this journey with my husband’s weight loss that eating well is better than saying it is a di…
    - 7 days ago 18 Aug 16, 3:21pm -