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  • Weekly Coffee Date

    Weekly Coffee Date

    Happy Saturday, friends! I spent the first half of this week in Indiana with Tuttorosso Tomatoes, exploring the fields where ...
    - 20 hours ago 24 Sep 16, 3:21pm -
  • Brown and Wild Rice Bowl with Salmon, Orange and Avocado

    Brown and Wild Rice Bowl with Salmon, Orange and Avocado

    This post is sponsored by Chicken of the Sea and Minute Rice.  A good rice bowl recipe should be fast, ...
    - 4 days ago 21 Sep 16, 2:02pm -
  • Greek Whole Grain Salad with Lemon Salmon and Feta

    Greek Whole Grain Salad with Lemon Salmon and Feta

    This post is sponsored by Chicken of the Sea and Minute® Rice as part of National Salmon Day   I ...
    - 13 days ago 12 Sep 16, 9:12pm -
  • Weekly Coffee Date

    Weekly Coffee Date

    Hey friends! On Thursday night, I attended a party to celebrate the release of my friend Julia Turshen’s delicious new cookbook, ...
    - 14 days ago 11 Sep 16, 4:20pm -
  • Shrimp Scampi with Pasta or Zoodles

    Shrimp Scampi with Pasta or Zoodles

    photo by Alejandro Photography Liz Della Croce, of, makes a killer shrimp scampi. Whether you make it with real-deal pasta or ...
    - 18 days ago 7 Sep 16, 4:26pm -
  • Weekly Coffee Date

    Weekly Coffee Date

    I’m not getting a Pumpkin Spice Latte yet, but I’m already gazing at Fall in the distance like an oasis in the desert. It’s all ...
    - 23 days ago 2 Sep 16, 2:49pm -
  • Adult Lunchable with Veggies, Salami, and Cream Cheese

    Adult Lunchable with Veggies, Salami, and Cream Cheese

    Make your own healthy adult lunchable with veggies, salami, and cream cheese. Add whole grain crackers and swap deli meats ...
    - 26 days ago 30 Aug 16, 1:38pm -
  • Weekly Coffee Date

    Weekly Coffee Date

    I’m headed to the beach this weekend for our annual Fire Island trip, where we manage to sleep 14 in ...
    - 30 days ago 26 Aug 16, 4:20pm -
  • 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 ...
    - 34 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 ...
    - 36 days ago 20 Aug 16, 4:13pm -


  • Friday Faves

    Friday Faves

     Hi friends!! Three cheers for the weekend. What are you up to?? Any fun plans? We are hitting the road to go camping with a group of friends. It’s Penelope’s first time camping, sooooo please pray for us haha. We figure if we miss one night of…
    - 2 days ago 23 Sep 16, 1:26pm -
  • daily eats + KeVita giveaway

    daily eats + KeVita giveaway

    This post is sponsored by KeVita and includes an awesome giveaway opportunity! I mentioned in a previous post that even though we don’t get as much sleep as we would like, I try to get creative and maximize the sleep time I do have. I try to add li…
    - 3 days ago 22 Sep 16, 1:28pm -
  • Fall fitness plan (you can do at home)

    Fall fitness plan (you can do at home)

    Hi friends! Hope you’re having an amazing morning. Today, I have a fall fitness plan for you: a full mix of cardio, strength, rest, and flexibility. I figured it would be fun to put together as a go-to guide for the upcoming season, as things tend…
    - 5 days ago 20 Sep 16, 9:07pm -
  • around the weekend

    around the weekend

    Hi friends! How’s the day been? Hope you’re having a happy Monday! It RAINED here today. For my fellow San Diego friends, you know this is a huge deal. When we first moved here, I thought it *might* rain every day because of the marine layer. The…
    - 5 days ago 20 Sep 16, 5:36am -
  • Focus On: Jazzercise

    Focus On: Jazzercise

    Hi friends! Happy Monday! Hope your morning is off to a great start. <3 I’ll be back later today with a recap from our fun weekend, but in the meantime, I’m excited to share the deets on a fitness class that I took this past weekend….. YOU GUYS…
    - 6 days ago 19 Sep 16, 11:42am -
  • 9/18: Meals and Fitness for the Week

    9/18: Meals and Fitness for the Week

    Hi friends! Happy Sunday! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend. <3 I’m popping in with a quick post because P and Liv’s BFFs (who are the exact same age as them!) are coming over to play for a while. For a few hours, we’ll have 4 kids in th…
    - 7 days ago 18 Sep 16, 6:32pm -
  • Friday Faves

    Friday Faves

    Hi friends! Happy Fri-YAY. What are you up to this weekend. We’re taking Liv to see The Lion King, enjoying a double date with friends, and cleaning up around the house. The week starts off so nice and clean, but by the end of the week things are l…
    - 9 days ago 16 Sep 16, 1:46pm -
  • Kombucha Cocktails

    Kombucha Cocktails

    Hi friends! Happy almost-Friday. How’s the morning going? P and I went to the gym -I got in an awesome upper body workout- and now I’m back home getting some work stuff together while she naps. I just took out my planner and can’t believe how t…
    - 10 days ago 15 Sep 16, 6:48pm -
  • Staycation at the Hotel del Coronado + Our UrLife Trailer!

    Staycation at the Hotel del Coronado + Our UrLife Trailer!

    Hi friends! Happy humpday. 🙂 Hope you’re having a wonderful week. I’m so excited for the upcoming weekend, especially since we have tickets to take Liv to see Lion King. She doesn’t even know the amazingness that’s headed her way, but she…
    - 11 days ago 14 Sep 16, 1:28pm -
  • disappearing act

    disappearing act

    Hi friends!  How’s the day treating you? It’s still gloomy and snoozy over here, and I kind of love it even though I’m on coffee cup #3 (WOOPS) and trying to be productive. I just want to HGTV and chill. Source Speaking of HGTV and chill, we h…
    - 12 days ago 13 Sep 16, 9:45pm -

Carrots n Cake

  • Fall Half Marathon Training: Week 3

    Fall Half Marathon Training: Week 3

    Hello, hello! Week 3 of my half marathon training went much better than the first couple of weeks. Hallelujah! Now, I feel like I’m finally getting on track with my plan. And, hopefully, it’ll stay that way. I’m traveling to Chicago […]
    - 18 hours ago 24 Sep 16, 5:29pm -
  • Friday Morning Iced Coffee Date

    Friday Morning Iced Coffee Date

    Good morning and a very HAPPY FRIDAY to you! I’ve seen a few bloggers have virtual “coffee dates” with their readers, and I just love the idea so much. So I wanted to have one with you guys, too. Of […]
    - 2 days ago 23 Sep 16, 4:05am -
  • 3-Ingredient, Kid-Approved (and Customizable) Avocado Smoothie

    3-Ingredient, Kid-Approved (and Customizable) Avocado Smoothie

    I’ve partnered with the Hass Avocado Board to bring you today’s post. As always, thank you so much for your support!  Good morning! We’re a huge fan of smoothies in our house and drink them all the time. Qman, in particular, […]
    - 4 days ago 21 Sep 16, 3:15pm -
  • Cycle & Sweat at the Derby Street Shoppes

    Cycle & Sweat at the Derby Street Shoppes

    Hi, guys! Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to attend a really cool fitness event at the Derby Street Shoppes. It was called Cycle & Sweat, a family-fitness block party with all sorts of participating retailers, including Lululemon, ivivva,…
    - 4 days ago 21 Sep 16, 5:05am -
  • The Best Sports Bras for Nursing Moms

    The Best Sports Bras for Nursing Moms

    Since Quinn was born, both my real life and internet friends have asked me about my favorite sports bras when I was breastfeeding. Of course, I realize sports bras aren’t the ideal undergarment for nursing a baby, but life happens and sometimes […
    - 5 days ago 20 Sep 16, 4:07am -
  • High Low High 14

    High Low High 14

    Hello, hello and a very happy Monday to you! How was your weekend? Do anything fun? Feeling good about the week ahead? Once again, our weekend was jam-packed. It was all fun stuff, so I’m totally not complaining, but it […]
    - 6 days ago 19 Sep 16, 8:27am -
  • Fall Half Marathon Training: Week 2

    Fall Half Marathon Training: Week 2

    Hey, hey! Happy Sunday to you! Week 2 of my Fall Half Marathon Training was pretty good overall. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to fit in a long run with travel to Santa Barbara, but I did a couple of running workouts, including some […]
    - 7 days ago 18 Sep 16, 4:35am -
  • Bulletproof Iced Butternut Latte + Protein Smoothie

    Bulletproof Iced Butternut Latte + Protein Smoothie

    Good morning and a very happy Friday to you! If you’re sick of the same old Pumpkin Spice Latte, boyyyyy, do I have a special (and nutritious) treat for you: Bulletproof Iced Butternut Latte. Oooh, yes. It’s a new favorite […]
    - 9 days ago 16 Sep 16, 3:59am -
  • Cross-Country Travel: What I Ate In A Day (& Why)

    Cross-Country Travel: What I Ate In A Day (& Why)

    Greetings from sunny California! I’m here for a blog conference on behalf of, who I learned has WAY MORE to offer than just furniture and home goods, BUT I am loving this adorable hideaway dog (or cat) bed ottoman that […]
    - 10 days ago 14 Sep 16, 11:45pm -
  • spin4 Crohn’s & Colitis Cures Event + Tank Top Fundraiser

    spin4 Crohn’s & Colitis Cures Event + Tank Top Fundraiser

    Hi guys! On October 30th, I will be participating in spin4 Crohn’s & Colitis Cures, an indoor cycling relay to benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). The CCFA is the leading non-profit organization dedicated to finding cures…
    - 11 days ago 14 Sep 16, 5:01am -

Run Eat Repeat

  • 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…
    - 2 days ago 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…
    - 2 days ago 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…
    - 3 days ago 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…
    - 4 days ago 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?…
    - 5 days ago 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.…
    - 6 days ago 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,…
    - 7 days ago 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…
    - 9 days ago 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…
    - 10 days ago 15 Sep 16, 5:00pm -
  • Runner Safety Week See and Listen
    Hi! How’s your week going? Have you changed anything in your running routine? Today’s runner safety topic is about being seen and listening. Check it out below! This morning I ran without a running buddy, but I was on a path that has other people…
    - 11 days ago 14 Sep 16, 5:00pm -

Yum Yucky

  • This Toasty Open-Faced Ezekiel Bread Sandwich Will Have You Drooling (Full Recipe)
    Awww yeah! There’s too much goodness up in here right now. Please…come with me and enter into the splendor of this Toasty Ezekiel Bread Sammich. It even has a warm egg on it. And ya, I made it at work. I have a few things tucked away in the work…
    - 4 days ago 21 Sep 16, 4:55pm -
  • Tinie Tempah – Girls Like | Easy Dance Workout to Burn Fat
    Hey guys, here is my latest dance workout for you to shake your booty. After I was done filming this, my kid asked me why I threw water all over my face. Huh? “That’s called sweat, my dear child!”  All of my dance workouts are designed to be e…
    - 11 days ago 14 Sep 16, 1:47pm -
  • This easy Gourmet Mongolian Beef Ramen recipe is totally budget friendly
    I fed my family real fancy for less than $10 the other night. The five of us chowed down on my recipe for Gourmet Mongolian Beef Ramen. There was even enough leftover for seconds. We’re in the middle of a kitchen renovation, so there’s little ti…
    - 17 days ago 8 Sep 16, 1:48pm -
  • 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…
    - 32 days 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.  …
    - 34 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…
    - 37 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…
    - 40 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…
    - 45 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…
    - 53 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…
    - 62 days ago 25 Jul 16, 7:06pm -

Meals and Miles

  • Supporting The Ladies
    Alright. Let’s talk about sports bras. As you may recall, before pregnancy, I didn’t really have much to say about sports bras. My perky, smaller breasts (RIP!) never really required much for support. I got away with stretchy, cheap sports bras…
    - 3 days ago 22 Sep 16, 1:01pm -
  • #WDWMarathonTraining: Week 4
    Week 4 is done and we’re back on track! Monday Distance: 4 mi Time: ?? (my watch wasn’t working) Pace: ?? I had the pleasure of knocking out 4 miles with my friend Ashley in Brooklyn on Monday. One of the perks of traveling for work is getting to…
    - 5 days ago 20 Sep 16, 3:28pm -
  • I Shop Online Because Putting on Pants Is Overrated
    This post is sponsored by thredUP I was scrolling through Facebook recently and paused on a question someone had asked in one of the new-mom groups I belong to. She asked how other moms were able to try on clothes while shopping for themselves, with…
    - 9 days ago 16 Sep 16, 7:48pm -
  • #WDWMarathonTraining: Weeks 2 & 3
    Oye. What a week. I just returned from my final work trip of the season. I worked 40+ hours over 3 days and am hanging on by a thread. I tried to post my week 2 recap last week, but I was having issues logging into wordpress and it’s near impossibl…
    - 12 days ago 13 Sep 16, 8:21pm -
  • Labor Day 2016
    Today I’m thankful for… sisters who live nearby and will randomly meet you at Walt Disney World with less than 24hrs notice. living so close to the happiest place on earth. surprisingly light Labor Day crowds. Annalynn’s cousins and the amaz…
    - 19 days ago 6 Sep 16, 12:40am -
  • Annalynn: 11 Months
    Happy 11 months, Annalynn! You’re around 19 lbs, in size 4 diapers, and still in 9-12 month clothes. You love to cruise, have started waving “bye-bye”, and finally have enough hair for a teeny hairclip. Your daddy and I fall more in love with y…
    - 24 days ago 1 Sep 16, 12:59pm -
  • #WDWMarathon Training: Week 1
    Hey, BIG NEWS – I survived Week 1! Even better, I didn’t miss any runs. I know it doesn’t look like much on paper, but I fought for every single one of those miles – and early-morning wake-ups! – this week. I’ll start reporting run stats…
    - 26 days ago 30 Aug 16, 12:43am -
  • #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…
    - 32 days 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…
    - 38 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…
    - 39 days ago 17 Aug 16, 1:51am -

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…
    - 54 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 There was something about turning 40 that scream…
    - 63 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…
    - 65 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…
    - 68 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…
    - 80 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…
    - 86 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…
    - 95 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…
    - 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 -

Runs for Cookies

  • Busy busy busy
    I have been so, so busy lately! I've been looking for a chance to sit down a write a post, but things have been crazy around here. I have about an hour right now to write a quick post. (Not complaining--being busy feels good!)I've been doing really w…
    - 3 days ago 22 Sep 16, 1:00am -
  • Some current favorite things
    I used to do periodic posts about thing things that I'm into lately, and it's been a long time since I've done one. I always like reading those posts by other bloggers, because I may think of something I haven't thought of before, or discover product…
    - 5 days ago 20 Sep 16, 1:00am -
  • Back to school?
    This morning, instead of going for a run, I dropped off the kids at school and went right to the rec center to get in the pool. I had to be done and ready to leave the house for my therapy appointment by 9:15, so I didn't have time to meet Andrea (sh…
    - 8 days ago 17 Sep 16, 1:00am -
  • Netflix! (And steak fajita bowls)
    Holy smokes. Big news, Friends... the documentary is now on Netflix!I've already written several posts about the film itself, so I won't be redundant. But, I know that a lot of you were hoping to see the film on Netflix, so now is your chance! This i…
    - 9 days ago 16 Sep 16, 1:00am -
  • Branching out the exercise
    I could have sworn I wrote about Dog Day at the Pool, but I guess I didn't yet. It was so fun! As I said, the local wave pool closes for the season, and before they do, they have a "Dog Day". It's $5 to bring your dog to play in the pool for a few ho…
    - 11 days ago 14 Sep 16, 1:00am -
  • Insights
    I can't believe what a big difference there has been in my mood and motivation levels this week. I love having my kids home from school during the summer, but being off of a good routine makes me feel so unproductive and unmotivated. I talked to my t…
    - 13 days ago 12 Sep 16, 1:00am -
  • Adopt, don't shop
    This post is sponsored by Purina. As always, all my thoughts and opinions are honest.This is a post I should have written a long time ago, but it never really occurred to me. I write about my pets often on my blog, and if I haven't made it clear, the…
    - 16 days ago 9 Sep 16, 1:00am -
  • Back to school
    Yesterday was the first day of school for my boys. Noah is now in 7th grade, and Eli is now in 5th grade. They are both at the same school this year, which makes things so convenient. They start and end school at the same time (last year, it was an h…
    - 17 days ago 8 Sep 16, 1:00am -
  • Home again, home again, jiggety-jig
    When I titled this, I chose the title because it's something my mom always used to say when we got back from vacation. I just looked it up on Google, to see if there was some sort of origin for the phrase, and apparently, it's from a nursery rhyme!To…
    - 18 days ago 7 Sep 16, 1:00am -
  • Family vacation in a tropical storm
    Hello from Virginia Beach!I will take the time to write a better post when I can, but I just wanted to share a couple of pics from the sunny beach ;)Read more »
    - 22 days ago 3 Sep 16, 1:15pm -

Prior Fat Girl

  • Admitting the real struggle
    The first step in any drug or alcohol treatment program is admitting the addiction. That is what I’ve done this week, admitted I’m struggling. I’ve been trying to hide it but I know by hiding it, I am allowing it to continue to be a problem. I…
    - 2 days ago 23 Sep 16, 8:59pm -
  • The unhealthiness cycle.
    Thanks for all your support on being back at this, on being back on this whole push for healthiness. It feels utterly ridiculous that here I am again because I KNOW what I need to do. This whole unhealthiness thing just feels like a cycle. Every day…
    - 3 days ago 22 Sep 16, 9:07pm -
  • I need to be back.
    I need to be back. I need to blog. Life is like WHOA. I have now gained MORE weight in the six months after the birth of Francisco than during my entire pregnancy itself. I am uncomfortable and want to hide. I hate getting dressed, I hate being soci…
    - 5 days ago 20 Sep 16, 1:47pm -
  • 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 -

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

  • Instant Knockout Review: Does it Work?
    What is it? Instant Knockout is a weight loss diet pill made for athletes to help burn fat while still keeping energy high. It’s claimed to have cutting edge fat burning additives that come from pure ingredients. It’s also said to … Continue r…
    - 9 days ago 16 Sep 16, 11:37am -
  • Almased Shake Review: Does it Work?
    What is it? Almased is a weight loss meal replacement protein powder made with non-GMO soy to help provide essential amino acids and enzymes. It’s said to be an easy to digest, stimulant free, and clinically studied formula. The claimed … Continu…
    - 9 days ago 16 Sep 16, 10:59am -
  • It Works! Review: Does it Work?

    - 9 days ago 16 Sep 16, 10:47am -
  • Mancore Review: Does it Work?
    What is it? Mancore is a comprehensive diet pill brand made to boost testosterone, burn fat, retain muscle, and promote testosterone. It’s made exclusively for men who are struggling with low testosterone and obesity. Claimed benefits include more…
    - 9 days ago 16 Sep 16, 10:36am -
  • TLC Diet Review: Does it Work?
    What is it? TLC Dietis a lifestyle change diet made to improve heart health and has indirect weight loss benefits. It’s not made specifically for people looking to lose weight, but it is intended to maintain an ideal body weight. … Continue readi…
    - 11 days ago 14 Sep 16, 10:51am -
  • Protein World Review: Does it Work?
     What is it? Protein World is a weight loss brand offering a fat metabolizer, meal replacement, appetite suppressant, fatty acids, and a cleanser. The diet pill supplements feature stimulant ingredients, fiber, and other common weight loss additives…
    - 12 days ago 13 Sep 16, 3:46pm -
  • Slender Blend Review: Does it Work?
     What is it? Slender Blend is a meal replacement shake made with thermogenics intended for keeping a lean physique while toning muscle. It’s said to be a great way to curb appetite, while promoting a healthier overall body. Their shakes … Contin…
    - 12 days ago 13 Sep 16, 3:31pm -
  • WonderSlim Review: Does it Work?
    What is it? WonderSlim is a meal replacement shake sold as a high protein, low calorie beverageavailable in both powdered and ready to drink form. It’s said to be specially formulated to help with weight loss. They currently offer 30 … Continue r…
    - 12 days ago 13 Sep 16, 3:22pm -
  • 18Shake Diet Review: Does it Work?
    What is it? 18Shake Diet combines high protein meal replacement shake with an all-natural fat burning supplement. Official websiteclaims that this combination works up to 76% better for weight loss than regular meal replacement diet.Out of all diets…
    - 14 days ago 11 Sep 16, 1:35pm -
  • 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…
    - 42 days ago 14 Aug 16, 7:39pm -

Preppy Runner

  • Cute Athleisure Backpacks for Fall
    I mentioned the other day I was on the Great Backpack Hunt of 2016, and you all gave me some good suggestions — thank you! I ended up getting this Lululemon one today. I stopped into a Lulu on my way out last night and spied it…and couldn’t sto…
    - 9 hours ago 25 Sep 16, 2:18am -
  • Finding Endorphins in an Unlikely Place: New Balance Girls Night Out
    Hello, my name is Theodora. I like running. I like group fitness. I like cocktails. I like summer and the pool and the beach. I like dancing…when it is combined with the summer and the beach and cocktails late at night. Dance as fitness?! HELL NO.…
    - 2 days ago 23 Sep 16, 3:07am -
    For most of the summer, I felt like utter crap. I tried, and I tried, and I tried to run, and it sucked. Or I said eff it, I don’t want to do this, and I didn’t run at all. I’d said here earlier in the year I was running Richmond. I’d told fr…
    - 4 days ago 21 Sep 16, 2:04am -
  • NYC Brew Hop Randall’s Island Recap
    I am so directionless with my running as of late.  After dealing with a lot of sinus issues for most of the summer, I eventually abandoned my Richmond Marathon dreams for this year because too much of the training cycle had already slipped away from…
    - 6 days ago 19 Sep 16, 3:47am -
  • Visiting the U.S. Open with Grey Goose + Chase
    I’m currently watching the U.S. Open Women’s Finals on my couch on the Tennis Channel. Nope, no problems here… I had some amazing experiences at the U.S. Open that I wanted to share with y’all/document here. On the second day, I was lucky eno…
    - 10 days ago 15 Sep 16, 1:17am -
  • Teal Ovarian Cancer Awareness Walk
    Throughout my mom’s fight with cancer, we rarely actually used that word. It was too scary, too real. It sounded final, even though I never had any doubt this lady would kick cancer’s ass. In the eight months my mom was sick, I really only let m…
    - 13 days ago 12 Sep 16, 2:54am -
  • Happiness at the U.S. Open
    I’m so glad I blogged about my annoying sinus issues last night — writing is always so cathartic to me, even if it is hard to talk about issues sometimes. (I also don’t know why I have a harder time talking about my physical health than my ment…
    - 16 days ago 9 Sep 16, 2:19am -
  • When Setbacks…Set You Back
      Oh hello, it’s me. If you’re wondering why I haven’t written about running in a while…it’s because I haven’t done much of it. Back in July, I was “diagnosed” with strep. (The urgent care doctor did a strep culture but said my thro…
    - 17 days ago 8 Sep 16, 2:50am -
  • Friday Faves
    FRIDAY! We made it! Despite heading back to the doc and being put on ROUND THREE of antibiotics, this week went by pretty quickly. Work has been slow the past few weeks and I do not know what to do with that, so I’m actually happy that things are p…
    - 30 days ago 26 Aug 16, 12:11pm -
  • 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…
    - 32 days ago 24 Aug 16, 11:00am -

It Sux To Be Fat

  • 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…
    - 25 days ago 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…
    - 73 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…
    - 75 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…
    - 80 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,…
    - 86 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…
    - 89 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…
    - 94 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…
    - 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……
    - 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…
    - 2 Jun 16, 1:35am -

Black Girl's Guide to Weight Loss

  • 5 Tips to Help You Lose Weight While Still Feeling Satisfied
    5 tips to help you control your portions, feel satisfied, and still shed the unwanted pounds.The post 5 Tips to Help You Lose Weight While Still Feeling Satisfied appeared first on A Black Girl's Guide To Weight Loss.
    - 2 days ago 23 Sep 16, 10:09pm -
  • Weight Loss Surgery Isn’t Fool-Proof, but Neither is a Low-Carb Diet
    The difficult thing about doctors prescribing low-carb diets to reverse conditions like diabetes? Most people struggle with sticking to them.The post Weight Loss Surgery Isn’t Fool-Proof, but Neither is a Low-Carb Diet appeared first on A Black Gi…
    - 3 days ago 22 Sep 16, 7:56pm -
  • Q&A Wednesday: I Hit My Goal, Now I Don’t Know What to Do!
    Q: I not only hit my goal, but I am 15lbs below it...and now I don't know what to do! I don't know what to focus on! I don't know how to handle the attention! Help!The post Q&A Wednesday: I Hit My Goal, Now I Don’t Know What to Do! appeared first…
    - 4 days ago 21 Sep 16, 7:07pm -
  • Q&A Wednesday: Can I Really Walk Away the Pounds?
    Q: Erika, I'm 300+ right now and I really want to get in better shape but I know I can't run and I'm starting to get scared. What if the zombies come and I can't save myself! Ha ha ha just kidding, but I need to know. Can I really walk off the weight…
    - 18 days ago 7 Sep 16, 8:48pm -
  • Waist Gang Society Sued for $5 Million for Lying About Waist Trainers
    The lawsuit alleged the company lied about its products' ability to burn fat. The company settled the $5 million class action lawsuit out of court.The post Waist Gang Society Sued for $5 Million for Lying About Waist Trainers appeared first on A Bla…
    - 19 days ago 6 Sep 16, 9:52pm -
  • How to Coach Clients from Other Cultures
    Since I missed my ability to present at the 2016 Women's Fitness Summit about culturally-sensitive nutrition guidance, I decided to blog it instead!The post How to Coach Clients from Other Cultures appeared first on A Black Girl's Guide To Weight Lo…
    - 26 days ago 30 Aug 16, 10:26pm -
  • Want a Peek Inside Teyana Taylor’s Workouts?
    Live video to give you a look at what Teyana does during her workouts to get and keep the body we saw in Kayne West's 'Fade' video.The post Want a Peek Inside Teyana Taylor’s Workouts? appeared first on A Black Girl's Guide To Weight Loss.
    - 27 days ago 29 Aug 16, 10:31pm -
  • Flexibility 101: What IS Flexibility? Why is it Important?
    A beginner's guide to understanding flexibility, and how to improve it step by step, begins with a basic question: what does it mean to be flexible?The post Flexibility 101: What IS Flexibility? Why is it Important? appeared first on A Black Girl's…
    - 30 days ago 26 Aug 16, 3:13pm -
  • 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…
    - 34 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 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…
    - 38 days ago 18 Aug 16, 3:22am -

Authentically Emmie

  • Fall Transition with Gwynnie Bee
    Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. FALL IS COMING!!!!! It’s my favorite time of year for many reasons: pumpkin spice overload, cooler weather, horse racing at Keeneland, boots, and more. As I mentioned yesterday, I’ve been in a serio…
    - 10 days ago 15 Sep 16, 3:07pm -
  • Transparent Tuesday: Losing Your Voice
    Hello and welcome to another edition of #TransparentTuesday! (albeit on a Wednesday – fell asleep before publishing!) During #TransparentTuesday, we remove the rosy filters of social media and share real life.  It’s been months since I’ve wr…
    - 11 days ago 14 Sep 16, 2:22pm -
  • #HereIAm with Ashley Nell Tipton and JCPenney
    This post is in collaboration with JCPenney. All opinions and experiences my own! You all know how much I love clothes, right? If you don’t, I’m not sure you’re in the right place on the web 😂 Anyway, I want to talk about Ashley Nell Tipton…
    - 24 days ago 1 Sep 16, 9:41pm -
  • 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…
    - 31 days 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…
    - 33 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,…
    - 46 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…
    - 47 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…
    - 55 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…
    - 59 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…
    - 62 days ago 25 Jul 16, 9:02pm -

Back At Square Zero

  • How to Adjust to Tough Running Conditions
    We all know that if we runners waited for perfect conditions most runs would never happen.  However, with that being said it is easy to use the weather as an excuse to skip your run.  We can’t let that happen, instead we must learn how to adjust…
    - 4 days ago 21 Sep 16, 1:08am -
  • Why You Need to Use Instagram Stories
    When Instagram did their latest update and added in Instagram Stories the social media world went wild.  Would this be the end of SnapChat?  Would it cause the Instagram platform to boom?  And what exactly were IG Stories anyway?  Well after a fe…
    - 9 days ago 16 Sep 16, 12:27am -
  • I am a TCS NYC Marathon Ambassador
    This is a sponsored post on behalf of the TCS NYC Marathon and the NYRR.  However, I paid my own entry into the race and everything that comes along with it ,and you all know I have been dreaming about, and trying to get into, this race for years. T…
    - 11 days ago 14 Sep 16, 2:14am -
  • Post-Race Recovery – AKA The Reverse Taper
    Many people are familiar with the taper before a race.  (If you want more information on the taper check out this detailed post).  However, less people understand the concept of a proper post-race recovery. First, let me mention that if this is a r…
    - 17 days ago 8 Sep 16, 4:10pm -
  • Body Image Issues
    The truth is I have been dealing with some body image issues lately.  I haven’t taken a full body exercise picture of myself in longer than I can remember.  I stick to face only selfies post run to hide the fact that over the past 2ish years, sin…
    - 20 days ago 5 Sep 16, 12:58am -
  • Header Essentials for Your Blog
    When someone visits your website there it is right at the top – your header.  Because of its location and prominence it can make or break a website experience.  So what do you need to do in order to have the perfect header for your website?  Her…
    - 23 days ago 2 Sep 16, 12:22am -
  • Loving Lately- August 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…
    - 27 days ago 29 Aug 16, 12:35am -
  • 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…
    - 32 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…
    - 37 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…
    - 42 days ago 14 Aug 16, 8:50pm -

All The Weigh

  • It’s Mom’s Birthday
    I’ve never been so excited to celebrate my mom’s birthday. Earlier this year, when she had two strokes, I was faced with the reality that I could lose her. I know that’s how life works, but I am so thankful that it didn’t happen that way. My…
    - 2 days ago 23 Sep 16, 10:29am -
  • Less Than One Week
    I felt much better today than I did last night, and I’m thankful for that. I’m still hungry, and I spent a big part of the day dreaming about the ounce or two of chicken that I’ll be able to eat about 7 weeks from now. Instead of chicken I f…
    - 3 days ago 22 Sep 16, 5:18am -
  • I Want To Cry…and Eat Food…
    I’m a week into the liquids phase. I’m down 13 pounds so far, but today wasn’t easy. I went into the office and chatted with my boss, who is also a dear friend, and I left after less than an hour. I just didn’t want to be there today, so I le…
    - 4 days ago 21 Sep 16, 5:11am -
  • It’s Hard To Imagine Not Being Obese
    I’ve spent so much time thinking about what it will be like to live in a smaller, healthier body, but I can’t really imagine it. I’ve been obese my entire adult life, which leads me to wonder what my face looks like under my excess weight. Rig…
    - 5 days ago 20 Sep 16, 10:46am -
  • I Can Do This
    I’m several days into my liquids phase, and while it’s not fun it’s not miserable. I avoid situations that might feel like torture (like watching everyone eat pizza,) but I’m okay otherwise. I have a cozy, comfortable home, and it’s my favo…
    - 6 days ago 19 Sep 16, 2:05am -
  • “I Don’t Want Your Pity; I Want Pizza.”
    I was at a party tonight, and I’m happy to say that I lived through the torture. Unfortunately, food has dictated my life for longer than I’d like to admit, and right now I’m making some strides to change that. For me, that means that I’m goi…
    - 8 days ago 17 Sep 16, 4:30am -
  • No More Chewing Food…For Now…
    Today is the last day that I’m going to chew food for a while. My two-week liver-shrinking, liquid diet begins tonight, and I’m ready to get started. I’m sure it’s going to be challenging, but it’s time to do it. I haven’t met or heard f…
    - 11 days ago 14 Sep 16, 10:24am -
  • My First 5k Saints Kick-Off Run
    Yesterday I briefly mentioned how uncomfortable it is to weigh as much as I do right now, and I mentioned how much easier certain things would be if I were smaller. I’m really looking forward to proving myself right about that over the next 12 mont…
    - 12 days ago 13 Sep 16, 10:00am -
  • My Surgery Date is Set
    There’s so much to share on my blog this week, but right now my focus is on my surgery. The date is set, and it’s happening before the end of the month. On one hand I feel excited, anxious and ready to get this show on the road, and on the oth…
    - 13 days ago 12 Sep 16, 5:42pm -
  • Before Photos and Courage
    I’ve always been a fan of photos, and I’m never one to shy away from the camera. I’ve gotten so good at using specific angles and filters that I don’t always see myself as heavy as I am. I definitely know how big I am when I think about sque…
    - 18 days ago 7 Sep 16, 10:30am -

Just A One Girl Revolution

  • The 5 New TV Shows to Watch
    I know that the trendy thing these days is not watching a ton of television and cutting the cable cord. I will be the first to admit that I am a sucker for pop culture, including television. While I’m always sad when summer ends, I do get excited…
    - 2 days ago 23 Sep 16, 12:38am -
  • I’m Doing This For Me
    Two weeks ago, I celebrated my 33rd birthday. As I usually do, I made a bunch of goals for the year, but all I shared on social media was a very vague “I want more of the things that bring joy to my soul.” In many ways, I find birthday goals more…
    - 4 days ago 21 Sep 16, 12:07am -
  • From Marathoner to Couch to 5k
    It’s no secret that I’ve struggled with my running for over a year now. While it’s humbling to start back at square one, today I’m sharing the journey of how I went from marathoner to Couch to 5k. I started having hip pain while I trained for…
    - 16 days ago 9 Sep 16, 1:03am -
  • 33
    Oh, hi. Once again, I went MIA for awhile from the blogging world. It’s been a full month since I’ve logged onto my own site or even read others. I was obsessed with the Olympics for much of August and then, really just enjoying my summer. I cou…
    - 19 days ago 6 Sep 16, 9:05pm -
  • 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…
    - 50 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…
    - 51 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…
    - 53 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…
    - 54 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…
    - 57 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…
    - 58 days ago 29 Jul 16, 1:21am -

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…
    - 53 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…
    - 60 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…
    - 62 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…
    - 95 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 32 days 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,…
    - 34 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…
    - 80 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’…
    - 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 -
  • 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 Craig Recipe Creation: Loaded Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
    As I’m sure you’ve seen on social media, I’ve been eating a LOT of Jenny Craig for the past several weeks.  I’ve been 100% on the program, and feeling fantastic!!!  I’ve lost 6.4 lbs in the first two weeks – – Yesssssss! It’s been i…
    - 2 days ago 23 Sep 16, 11:00am -
  • Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
    Last week, I shared a super simple recipe for Baked Garlic Chicken, and you might have see this pretty, pretty salad peeking through in the background. There’s something about kalamata olives.  I used to think I didn’t like them, but really……
    - 4 days ago 21 Sep 16, 11:00am -
  • Learning about Turmeric with Sprouts
    I recently had an opportunity to attend a Denver blogger night at Sprouts Farmers Market.  Do you guys have local Sprouts stores?  I’ve really grown to love these stores… mostly for their HUGE produce sections.  Recently, they’ve started int…
    - 6 days ago 19 Sep 16, 11:00am -
  • Baked Garlic Chicken
    I come from a garlic-lovin’ family.  We always seem to add a little more than the average person might add to a dish, and we love it that way. When Uproot Kitchen posted a super simple chicken recipe and labeled it as garlicky, I had to try it! I…
    - 9 days ago 16 Sep 16, 11:00am -
  • Ending the Argument with Myself
    If you follow my Instagram and my Facebook page, you’ve probably noticed my feed has changed over the past week or so. Finally… and with everything I have in me… I’m back on track. You guys, I cannot even begin to tell you how great this feel…
    - 11 days ago 14 Sep 16, 11:00am -
  • That Time I Shot Cooking Videos with Jenny Craig
    Before I share today’s post… I want to remind you guys that today is the LAST DAY to enter the Jenny Craig Simple Inspirations Recipe Contest.  Have you entered yet?? I wrote about the contest a few weeks back, and the team at Jenny Craig has…
    - 13 days ago 12 Sep 16, 11:00am -
  • Roasted Shishitos with Mustardy Sriracha Yogurt Sauce
    I spent the weekend getting my head back on straight. I think this happens to everyone from time to time, and for a variety of reasons.  Maybe you’re not cleaning up after yourself well… so you need to get back to picking up your mess.  Or, may…
    - 17 days ago 8 Sep 16, 11:00am -
  • Game Day Party Cheese Ball
    Disclaimer:  I’m not a football fan. What I do know is that football season means that my friends will be getting together to watch the Broncos play, and I’ll have an opportunity to bring a fun appetizer, I’ll challenge myself to make it healt…
    - 19 days ago 6 Sep 16, 11:00am -
  • Coconut Oil Roasted Beets
    Another item I continue to pick up at the Farmers’ Market weekly is beets.  All the colors, and all the sizes. Depending upon the week and what I’ve got in mind, I’ve spiralized them, I’ve shredded the beets for a salad, and I’ve roasted q…
    - 23 days ago 2 Sep 16, 11:00am -
  • Savory Waffle with Grilled Tomatoes and Roasted Chiles
    Today’s recipe comes from my Instagram account.  By popular demand, I’m sharing a recipe for a little meal I’ve been throwing together for the past few weeks. Farmers’ Market season has me swinging downtown to pick up veggies every week, and…
    - 25 days ago 31 Aug 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

  • Definitely Damaged.
    Reader/EaterLet me start this post with a truth: I’m crazy. Genuinely crazy. I am a high-functioning crazy person. I have ADHD and GAD and MDD. Most people who meet me–especially those with whom I work, have no idea. How else would I pursue a Ph…
    - 2 days ago 23 Sep 16, 10:58am -
  • Authentically Loud
    Reader/EaterA few weeks ago, I did something I haven’t done in all the years I’ve lived in this city, and I was remiss in waiting so long.  I went to see Stomp. Stomp, is the uproarious and action-packed percussive show at the Orpheum theater.…
    - 15 days ago 10 Sep 16, 4:03pm -
  • Top 15 Books for Fall 2016
    Reader/EaterThis post actually took a REALLY long time. Determining the top 15 books for fall 2016 is like choosing which $100 bill you like best. There really are that many books coming out this fall that I’m desperate to read. And this is just a…
    - 18 days ago 7 Sep 16, 4:53pm -
  • Ubi Panis Ibi Patria. What’s Latin for Banana?
    Reader/EaterToday is an easy blogging day for me. Apart from the ridiculously delicious banana bread that will appear later in this post, I got a tweet asking me what I’m reading this week, because, not only am I in school, I write for a living, I…
    - 23 days ago 2 Sep 16, 5:10pm -
  • Magic Muffin Diving–Get Series(ous) #17
    Reader/EaterWhen I realized I’d not yet done this specific series for Get Series(ous)™, I felt all the shame. This is one of my top ten favorite series. I’ve read and re-read each and every one of them. (Even the one with the bitch ass ex demo…
    - 27 days ago 29 Aug 16, 4:00pm -

A Merry Life

  • 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…
    - 31 days ago 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…
    - 32 days ago 24 Aug 16, 4:22pm -
    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…
    - 33 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…
    - 35 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…
    - 37 days ago 19 Aug 16, 10:40pm -