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  • Skinnytaste Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Chili

    Skinnytaste Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Chili

    Add this to the list of things I would have thought impossible before now: Gina Homolka ever topping her first ...
    - 9 days ago 11 Oct 16, 4:40pm -
  • Buffalo Salmon Lettuce Wraps

    Buffalo Salmon Lettuce Wraps

    This post is part of my partnership with Chicken of the Sea and Minute Rice for National Salmon Day. If ...
    - 12 days ago 8 Oct 16, 4:53pm -
  • Weekly Coffee Date

    Weekly Coffee Date

    This week my friend Julia put a name to something I’ve often thought about, but didn’t have a name for: ...
    - 13 days ago 7 Oct 16, 4:15pm -
  • Southwestern Frittata

    Southwestern Frittata

    This post is part of my partnership with Chicken of the Sea and Minute Rice for National Salmon Day.  It ...
    - 15 days ago 5 Oct 16, 3:29pm -
  • Weekly Coffee Date

    Weekly Coffee Date

    Here we are at Sunday, my friends. Did you have a good week? Is it rainy and gray where you ...
    - 18 days ago 2 Oct 16, 5:41pm -


  • Goal: Do a Pull-up

    Goal: Do a Pull-up

    Hi friends! How’s the day going?? Hope you’re having a wonderful morning.  I’ve been thinking a lot about the upcoming move(s) and how nice it will be to eventually be in our own space again. It felt like such a surreal novelty when we lived i…
    - 8 days ago 12 Oct 16, 11:34am -
  • Healthy savory breakfast quinoa

    Healthy savory breakfast quinoa

    This breakfast quinoa is a savory switch-up on the sweet rotation. It’s packed with veggies, filling protein, and is inherently gluten-free. Make a batch to enjoy for breakfasts for the week! Hi friends! How’s the day going so far?? Things feel m…
    - 9 days ago 11 Oct 16, 11:13am -
  • the beet, gratitude, and halloween house

    the beet, gratitude, and halloween house

    Hi friends! How are ya this morning? I hope that those of you who are enjoying a long weekend are enjoying the day off. I’m double dipping in the teaching pool (barre and Spin!) and also getting a much-needed haircut. I have officially reached what…
    - 10 days ago 10 Oct 16, 11:08am -
  • Friday Faves

    Friday Faves

    Hi friends! Happy happy Fri-YAY! What are you up to this weekend? I hope my east coast friends are staying safe. <3 I’m taking a hot yoga class later today (yessss), we’re heading to the pumpkin patch with some friends, and are planning on Cafe G…
    - 13 days ago 7 Oct 16, 2:52pm -
  • HallowLEAN workout

    HallowLEAN workout

    Hi friends! Hope you’re having a wonderful morning! Thank you SO MUCH for all of your wonderful comments and excitement about the new ebook. It was so amazing to hear some of you say you enjoyed a new recipe for dinner last night. <3 We wanted to m…
    - 14 days ago 6 Oct 16, 11:26am -
  • Dinner Made Easy is HERE :)

    Dinner Made Easy is HERE :)

    Hi friends! Happy humpday! Hope you’re having a wonderful morning. We are doing the usual playing, errands, and hanging out around here, and I’m excited to catch a yoga class this afternoon. It’s been too long! I’m writing to you with excitin…
    - 15 days ago 5 Oct 16, 11:12am -
  • Slow cooker butternut squash lasagna

    Slow cooker butternut squash lasagna

    Aka one of the easiest and most nutrient-dense recipes I’ve made in a while! It’s gluten-free (no grains at all!), packed with veggies and protein, and cooks in the slow cooker. “Set it and forget it” for the win. Hi friends! How’s the morn…
    - 16 days ago 4 Oct 16, 11:22am -
  • happy 11 months, Penelope

    happy 11 months, Penelope

    Just one month shy of her first birthday, cracking us up, and making each day even brighter.     Here’s what’s going on at 11 months: -P has been able to stand freely for a couple of months now, and just recently started taking a few steps. Sh…
    - 17 days ago 3 Oct 16, 6:12pm -
  • a mickey mouse treat state of mind

    a mickey mouse treat state of mind

    Hi friends! Happy Monday! Hope was the weekend? Hope you enjoyed a wonderful mix of family time, productivity, relaxing, and all things fall. Speaking of fall, have you seen this video? I’ve been singing it every time I eat something pumpkin spice…
    - 17 days ago 3 Oct 16, 11:28am -
  • Friday Faves

    Friday Faves

    Hi friends! The weekend is here! Sorry for the diasappering act yesterday. I’m back in action today and missed you all. 🙂 It was just one of those days where I had seriously nothing to write about, so I figured I’d wait until I did. 😉 The w…
    - 20 days ago 30 Sep 16, 11:20am -

Carrots n Cake

  • 10 Easy Fall Crafts for Toddlers

    10 Easy Fall Crafts for Toddlers

    I’ve partnered with Fidelity & MEFA for this post in support of the U.Fund Dreams Tour. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Quinn is ALL about arts & crafts lately. He has a little smock that he likes to […]
    - 17 hours ago 20 Oct 16, 4:11am -
  • The Do-Anywhere 200 Rep Workout

    The Do-Anywhere 200 Rep Workout

    - 2 days ago 19 Oct 16, 4:25am -
  • Monday In Meals + Adventures With Qman

    Monday In Meals + Adventures With Qman

    Good morning, friends! I haven’t written a Monday In Meals post in quite awhile, so I figured it was about time for another. If you’re new to this blog post series, I document what I ate throughout the day on […]
    - 3 days ago 18 Oct 16, 4:01am -
  • Weekend Timestamps

    Weekend Timestamps

    Good morning and happy Monday! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I just wanted to share a quick recap with some “timestamps” from ours. Here we go! SATURDAY 9:53 AM: Partner workout at Salt Shack CrossFit complete! It was a good […]
    - 4 days ago 17 Oct 16, 4:25am -
  • Fall Half Marathon Training: Week 6

    Fall Half Marathon Training: Week 6

    Hi, guys! Happy Sunday! Another week of half marathon training is in the books, and it was a good one for sure. I tackled 12 miles and then fit in two runs and two CrossFit workouts. Woohoo! I can’t say I feel […]
    - 4 days ago 16 Oct 16, 12:35pm -
  • 15-Minute Ground Beef Chili & Rice Skillet

    15-Minute Ground Beef Chili & Rice Skillet

    Hello and happy Friday to you! If you’re looking for a quick and easy recipe to add to your meal plan next week, check out this seriously nutritious and delicious 15-Minute Ground Beef Chili & Rice Skillet. Thank you to Star […]
    - 6 days ago 14 Oct 16, 4:43pm -
  • Pumpkin Spice Protein Bake

    Pumpkin Spice Protein Bake

    Hi, friends! I have an incredible, protein-packed, and easy recipe that you guys are going to love. It’s perfect as a make-ahead breakfast during the week or a lazy weekend brunch. A huge thank you to Muuna for partnering with […]
    - 7 days ago 13 Oct 16, 3:55pm -
  • Designed to Fit Nutrition + Win a 4-Week Custom Meal Plan

    Designed to Fit Nutrition + Win a 4-Week Custom Meal Plan

    Alternate blog post title: That Time I Started a Custom Meal Plan Business With My Friend Kerrie You guys remember Kerrie, right? She’s my workout buddy that owns KFIT, a local women’s bootcamp that I frequent on occasion. For years, Kerrie an…
    - 8 days ago 12 Oct 16, 2:29pm -
  • The 20s Total Body Workout + Special 40% Off Discount

    The 20s Total Body Workout + Special 40% Off Discount

    A big THANK YOU to HYLETE for teaming up with me for this workout and blog post!  Good morning! I have an awesome quickie workout for you guys. It’s just 20 minutes, but it’s high-intensity and works your entire body from […]
    - 9 days ago 11 Oct 16, 12:49pm -
  • Top 15 From Our Long Weekend

    Top 15 From Our Long Weekend

    Hello! How was your (hopefully long) weekend? Ours was really nice. I feel like we didn’t do all that much, but when I looked back through the photos on my iPhone that I took over the weekend, we actually did quite […]
    - 10 days ago 10 Oct 16, 9:31pm -

Run Eat Repeat

  • Scenes from My Run and an Embarrassing Moment
    Maybe this will finally teach me to stop cussing… We’ve all seen those funny autocorrects where your phone changes what you meant to say into something that is either perverted or offensive or so random the recipient thinks you’ve lost your min…
    - 25 days ago 25 Sep 16, 8:25pm -
  • The Wall Squat Diet
    Hello! How’s it going? Over here it’s going good, except my part-time photographer is being a pain to work with. He thinks he’s helping with artistic direction, but I don’t think we have the same eye for blogging. For example – this morning…
    - 27 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…
    - 28 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…
    - 29 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…
    - 29 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?…
    - 30 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.…
    - 31 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,…
    - 32 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…
    - 34 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…
    - 35 days ago 15 Sep 16, 5:00pm -

Yum Yucky

  • How to Get Rid of Musty Smells in Clothes and Laundry
    Does the armpit fabric of your t-shirts smell like the back of a hyena’s ass? Do your clean sports bras have that lingering pungent aroma that makes you wanna throw up in your mouth a little? Do any of your towels or dish clothes smell like a mu…
    - 8 days ago 12 Oct 16, 4:32pm -
  • Terry Crews Mack and Jeezy. We made it. It’s freakin’ delicious.
    We’ve finally found it. After years of trying out different recipes, we’ve finally found THE ONE mac and cheese recipe that is gonna stuck to the ribs of my family until the end of time. Even after we are skeletons buried deep inside the earth, t…
    - 14 days ago 6 Oct 16, 6:50pm -
  • Game Day Meals & Appetizer Ideas
    Game Day is a big deal at my house. Matthew screams at the players on TV and constantly checks his Fantasy Football score, while I get to make good food. Making tasty food on game day is important to me because I know it makes Matthew happy. Sunday i…
    - 21 days ago 29 Sep 16, 3:49pm -
  • Jeremih – You and I: Hip Rolls & Abs Easy Dance Workout
    Ahhh yeah. This is my new favorite dance workout. I am soooo down with this. Be sure to engage your abs during this entire dance to really get a good workout in your core. Roll those hips and have fun with it! All of my dance workouts are designed to…
    - 24 days ago 26 Sep 16, 4:11pm -
  • 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…
    - 29 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…
    - 36 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…
    - 42 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…
    - 57 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.  …
    - 59 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…
    - 62 days ago 19 Aug 16, 5:50pm -

Meals and Miles

  • #WDWMarathonTraining Week 8
    Done with week eight and feeling great! For some reason I struggled a little more this week than the week before, but was overall really pleased with all of my runs. Monday Distance: 3 mi Time: 31:51 Pace: 10:41 My last treadmill run at my old office…
    - 2 days ago 19 Oct 16, 12:07am -
  • Done with the pump
    And just like that it’s over. I’m officially done pumping breastmilk for Annalynn. On Tuesday I left for work with only ONE bag for the first time since returning from maternity leave last December. It was such a bittersweet feeling knowing that…
    - 6 days ago 14 Oct 16, 10:26pm -
  • #WDWMarathonTraining Week 7
    Saying good-bye to week 7 of my training plan. Eh. Not the best week. The Sunday long run the week before really threw me off in the beginning of the week and Hurricane Matthew put a damper on my plans at the end of the week. The good news is I was s…
    - 9 days ago 11 Oct 16, 8:12pm -
  • Day In The Life: 10/4/16
    (wrote last week, but for some reason didn’t get published until today. whoops!) 6:15am: Alarm goes off. Hit snooze and roll over. 6:20am: Alarm goes off, again. Darn. Get out of bed, take dog outside, and turn the Keurig on. 6:30am: Jump in shower…
    - 10 days ago 10 Oct 16, 3:33pm -
  • Ready, Set, Run, EAT
    This is a sponsored post that contains affiliate links Annalynn and I recently flew our way to the finish line at the John Hancock Hosts The Cooking Light & Health Fit Foodie 5K. The 3.1 mile run along the water was the perfect way to kick off our Sa…
    - 14 days ago 6 Oct 16, 1:00pm -
  • #WDWMarathonTraining Week 6
    6 weeks down, 14 more weeks to go! The good news is I was still able to get all of my mileage in for this week, I just had to move everything around a bit. I think the key to sticking with any sort of training plan is leaving yourself some room for f…
    - 16 days ago 4 Oct 16, 1:37pm -
  • Annalynn: 12 Months
    Happy Birthday, Annalynn!! You are one year old today! I can’t believe it. A year ago today your daddy and I were on pins and needles waiting for your arrival. We had no idea what the next 24 hours would bring, let alone the next year! We loved you…
    - 19 days ago 1 Oct 16, 12:42pm -
  • #WDWMarathonTraining: Week 5
    Made it to Week 5! Monday Distance: 3 miles Time: 35:21 Pace: 11:47 Was definitely dragging here. Perhaps I need to take a cue from the high schoolers I see waiting for a bus at 5:30 every morning during my run. I bow down to them and their ability t…
    - 23 days ago 28 Sep 16, 1:10am -
  • 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…
    - 28 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…
    - 30 days ago 20 Sep 16, 3:28pm -

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…
    - 79 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…
    - 88 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…
    - 90 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…
    - 94 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…
    - 7 Jul 16, 8:41pm -
  • Want to Lose Weight? Consider Non-Scale Goals — Lessons Learned From My June #milestreak
    Tomorrow I wrap up my 30-day #milestreak and I’m stoked. For those who don’t know, a #milestreak is simply a commitment to run (or walk) at least a mile a day for a period of time. I started mine on June 2, which leads right to my first lesson l…
    - 1 Jul 16, 1:27am -
  • A Mother-Son Adventure Eve
    I haven’t had much time to blog about it,  but tomorrow the boys and I embark on our annual Mother-Sons trip. Last year we had an amazing week in Utah, Idaho and Wyoming — click here to see all the pics.    2015 was our coastal highway adventu…
    - 22 Jun 16, 1:46am -
  • Cool Mom vs. Mean Mom
    Why, hello strangers! Life has been a whirlwind these days. We’re wrapping up the end of the school year, I’m working during the day for a client, still managing the gym and today The 10-Year-Old became The 11-Year-Old! That’s right, this toddl…
    - 16 Jun 16, 1:35am -
  • I’m Wick-Wick’ing All Over the Place!
    For those who don’t know, wick-wick aka #wycwyc aka What You Can When You Can is a book I wrote and published with Carla Birnberg last year. The idea is simple: Stop waiting for perfect and start moving toward your goals any way you can. No more…
    - 3 Jun 16, 12:11am -
  • Priority Shifts and Adjustment Periods
    Happy Memorial Day! I had the best low-key weekend. We took the boys up to see all the grandparents. It wasn’t the longest visit but it was nice to be home, spend some time with Mom and see my niece. The boys got some pool time and I had a long ov…
    - 31 May 16, 12:56am -

Runs for Cookies

  • 2016 Purina Better With Pets Summit recap
    (This post is sponsored by Purina, who invited me to the Better With Pets Summit. As always, all opinions are honest.)I had a jam-packed couple of days! I only had one night in NYC, so I wanted to make the most of it. I bought a plane ticket for Jerr…
    - 20 hours ago 20 Oct 16, 1:00am -
  • Spectating at the Detroit Marathon
    I was SO excited today to go to Detroit and cheer on the runners for the marathon (and half marathon). My sister-in-law, Becky, came over at 6:00 this morning to head to Detroit with me. We really didn't have an agenda, other than to go to mile eight…
    - 4 days ago 17 Oct 16, 1:00am -
  • Getting back to speed work
    What a crazy week! Cross country is coming to an end soon, so things will calm down a bit then. Right now, it keeps me pretty busy, though. Thankfully, it's super fun and I love coaching!I had a really great run yesterday, too. It's been SO hard for…
    - 6 days ago 15 Oct 16, 1:00am -
  • Motivational Monday #137
    Even though I stopped doing Motivational Mondays, I received an email a few days ago that made me very excited. After getting permission from the woman who wrote it, I decided to post it here, because I'm sure you will find it motivating as well. Th…
    - 10 days ago 11 Oct 16, 1:00am -
  • Jeans and sweatshirts
    Well, Eli doesn't seem to be giving any more thought to the Quiz Bowl stuff now, so I'm glad about that! A few people commented that sometimes when things like that happen, something better may be in store for him--so I hope that's the case with this…
    - 11 days ago 10 Oct 16, 1:00am -
  • Try-outs
    Yesterday was the toughest parenting moment I've had since I had my first child over 12 years ago.Eli doesn't have very high self-esteem, so I'm always trying to encourage him to do things that he's good at. He's super creative, and very good at fish…
    - 12 days ago 9 Oct 16, 1:00am -
  • What happened to my fitness?!
    As I mentioned, I'm following my "Your Best 10K" plan to pace my friend Stephanie to a sub-60 race in November. When I told Steph that I'd like to pace her, I was thinking that training would be pretty easy for me, considering I ran a sub-50 10K in A…
    - 14 days ago 7 Oct 16, 1:00am -
  • Musical hula hoops
    I think I am finally over my cold! My voice is pretty much back to normal, and I haven't had to blow my nose at all today, so that's good. My hearing is about 95% back to normal, too. Hopefully I'll go another three years or so before getting sick ag…
    - 15 days ago 6 Oct 16, 1:00am -
  • My running buddy
    This head cold is so frustrating. I've been getting a little better each day, but I still can't hear very well out of my right ear, and I'm still having to blow my nose frequently. I debated going to the doctor for an antibiotic, because I'm pretty s…
    - 17 days ago 4 Oct 16, 1:00am -
  • Hello, October!
    I'm finally starting to feel better! I rarely get sick, but when I do, it's always so rough. I spent the last couple of days with a horrible sinus headache, and it was gone when I woke up this morning, so I hope that is probably the last of it. I'm s…
    - 19 days ago 2 Oct 16, 1:00am -

Prior Fat Girl

  • Ruining family photos.
    Last month, we went back to Minneapolis for a weekend visit. I miss my sisters so much. For being only 5ish hours away, it feels like oceans. While we were there, we were able to get a last minute photography session for family pictures with the phot…
    - 3 days ago 17 Oct 16, 1:59pm -
  • Sweating at 4:30am
    Francisco woke up this morning at 3:45. He usually wakes up between 3:30am and 4:30am – sometimes he goes back to sleep with little effort, other times he goes back to sleep after a bottle. This morning, like every other morning for the last 6.5 mo…
    - 16 days ago 4 Oct 16, 1:14pm -
  • Fighting against the current.

    - 20 days ago 30 Sep 16, 3:24pm -
  • Back to Tracking
    Happy Monday! The weekend flew by, as does most weekends. It was so beautiful here in Milwaukee. I did a 20min home yoga video on Friday night and then Francisco and I met a friend and her boys at Harvest Fest on Saturday morning. We also took a lo…
    - 24 days ago 26 Sep 16, 2:31pm -
  • 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…
    - 27 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…
    - 28 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…
    - 30 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 -

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

  • Hydroxycut SX-7 Review: Don’t Buy Before You Read This!
     What is it? Hydroxycut SX-7 is a weight loss diet pill described as an advanced method for weight loss. It’s made to help improve mental focus as well as promote significant weight loss. There are 2 clinical studies performed on … Continue read…
    - 2 days ago 18 Oct 16, 11:23pm -
  • IsaLean Review: Don’t Buy Before You Read This!
     What is it? IsaLean is a weight loss meal replacement shake that contains 240 calories and 24 grams of protein. They also have 23 vitamins and minerals and have high amounts of fiber for improving digestion and suppressing appetite. 3 … Continue…
    - 2 days ago 18 Oct 16, 11:09pm -
  • Hair Illusion Review: Does it Work?
     What is it? Hair Illusion is a non-synthetic hair fiber brand said to look completely natural. It’s made up of real human hairs that helps improve the appearance of either thin hair or balding heads. Similar to other hair fiber … Continue readi…
    - 3 days ago 17 Oct 16, 2:57pm -
  • DermMatch Review: Does it Work?
     What is it? DermMatch is a hair concealer product that is made for both men and women. It can create the appearance of hair and it’s suited for people of all hair colors, skin colors, styles, and ages. It is … Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago 17 Oct 16, 2:44pm -
  • HairMax Review: Don’t Buy Before You Read This!
    What is it? HairMax is a brand that makes hair regrowth and cosmetic hair enhancement products. They’re intended to work together to help provide maximum increases in hair in those with thinning hairs, and to help improve the look of … Continue r…
    - 3 days ago 17 Oct 16, 2:38pm -
  • Phenocal Review: Don’t Buy Before You Read This!
     What is it? Phenocal is a weight loss diet pill said to be pharmaceutical grade and made with all natural ingredients. It combines a proprietary formula of herbs that are made to suppress appetite, burn fat, increase energy and increase … Continu…
    - 3 days ago 17 Oct 16, 2:30pm -
  • Saba Ace Review: Don’t Buy Before You Read This!
     What is it? Saba Ace is a weight loss diet pill said to have been created after years of research went into discovering the best formula on the market. The intended benefits include improved moved, enhanced focus, reduced fatigue, energy, … Conti…
    - 3 days ago 17 Oct 16, 2:21pm -
  • Total Living Drink Greens Review: Does it Work?
     What is it? Total Living Drink Greens is a superfood drink used to provide a daily supplementation of nutrients. It’s made up of whole foods and is said to be a “nine in one” nutritious formula. It has added minerals, … Continue reading →
    - 9 days ago 11 Oct 16, 8:51pm -
  • Forskolin Fit Pro Review: Does it Work?
    What is it? Forskolin Fit Pro is a weight loss diet pill made with 100% forskolin for burning fat and creating lean muscle gains. It’s marketed as a “premium forskolin extract” brand that also resists against future fat storage. The … Continu…
    - 9 days ago 11 Oct 16, 8:38pm -
  • Super Shred Diet Review: Does it Work?
    What is it? The Super Shred Diet is a weight loss diet claiming to offer 20 pounds of weight loss in 4 weeks. It’s said to be a quick and easy plan that can be followed whether at home, on … Continue reading →
    - 9 days ago 11 Oct 16, 8:27pm -

Preppy Runner

  • Why You Should Put Those Damn Chairs Up
    If you’ve read this blog for even half a second, you know I’m big into self improvement. I recognize that I am a human being, therefore I am flawed. I tend to be all or nothing, and I will certainly acknowledge when I mess up (often.)  I don’t…
    - 3 days ago 18 Oct 16, 2:54am -
  • Things I’m Loving This Week
    Happy Fri YAY, y’all! In a Facebook group I’m in, we were discussing what we were grateful for, and I realized I have a lot to be grateful for, but this week, I’m most grateful for my job. I got to take my mama to work the other day, and I was…
    - 6 days ago 14 Oct 16, 12:13pm -
  • Why Specificity Matters in Workouts
    I love group fitness. There’s nothing more motivating than an instructor in front of the class, telling you what to do, and a ton of other sweaty, awesome people all around you to keep you from quitting. But I love running, and frankly, I love fitt…
    - 8 days ago 13 Oct 16, 1:00am -
  • My New Favorite On-the-Go Breakfast Option
    This post is sponsored by OLLY. All opinions and dumb jokes are my own. Eight years ago, I moved to NYC to follow my dreams. Seven years ago, I became one of those weirdos who “feels off” if they don’t get their workouts in. Four or five years…
    - 11 days ago 9 Oct 16, 3:00pm -
  • Time to Overcome Fear and Stop Playing Small
      Do you ever feel like the universe is totally speaking to you?   (This is your cue to X out if you’re not into the hippie dippie shit.)   When I started this blog and lost weight and had tons of positive reinforcement, I felt awesome. I lived…
    - 13 days ago 8 Oct 16, 1:57am -
  • On Running Acceptance
    A year ago, I was a week away from running the Chicago Marathon (and then going on to run the NYC Marathon a few weeks later.) I’d fought my way back from an annoying SI joint injury that derailed me from running most of the summer (but I cross-tra…
    - 15 days ago 5 Oct 16, 9:02pm -
  • New C9 Target Leggings + Dancing with the Rockettes!
    I’ve done some pretty damn amazing things in the eight years I’ve lived in NYC, but what I’m about to tell you about is definitely up there in the top five.  One of my coworkers got invited to an event at Radio City Music Hall to dance with th…
    - 21 days ago 30 Sep 16, 2:55am -
  • 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…
    - 26 days 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.…
    - 28 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…
    - 30 days ago 21 Sep 16, 2:04am -

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…
    - 50 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…
    - 99 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…
    - 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…
    - 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,…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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

  • Q&A Wednesday: How Do I Get My Boo to Workout with Me?
    Q: Erika help!!!! i love my man but i need him to workout with me! he just doesn't enjoy it the way that i do and it worries me because i want us to grow old and healthy together! The post Q&A Wednesday: How Do I Get My Boo to Workout with Me? appea…
    - 21 hours ago 20 Oct 16, 12:13am -
  • My Name is Erika, and I Have Postpartum Depression
    One black woman's bout with post-partum depression, and how she is evolving from 'strong black woman' into 'resilient black woman.'The post My Name is Erika, and I Have Postpartum Depression appeared first on A Black Girl's Guide To Weight Loss.
    - 2 days ago 18 Oct 16, 4:05pm -
  • Fit Gear Review: Forever 21’s Activewear Line
    A quick look at my haul from Forever 21's athleticwear line, an accessible, affordable, and cute collection of workout gear!The post Fit Gear Review: Forever 21’s Activewear Line appeared first on A Black Girl's Guide To Weight Loss.
    - 7 days ago 13 Oct 16, 4:19pm -
  • Q&A Wednesday: What Does It Mean to be Healthy While Pregnant?
    Q: Can you help me understand what it means to be healthy while pregnant?The post Q&A Wednesday: What Does It Mean to be Healthy While Pregnant? appeared first on A Black Girl's Guide To Weight Loss.
    - 8 days ago 12 Oct 16, 6:03pm -
  • 3 Major Myths About Fat Loss
    You cannot starve yourself into fat loss. You cannot cardio yourself to death for fat loss. You cannot only eat chicken breasts for the rest of your life. And that's just the start of it.The post 3 Major Myths About Fat Loss appeared first on A Blac…
    - 10 days ago 11 Oct 16, 2:55am -
  • Q&A Wednesday: How Often Should I Work Out?
    Q: How many times a week do you need to do each type of workout to have it be worthwhile? I don't want to waste my money if...The post Q&A Wednesday: How Often Should I Work Out? appeared first on A Black Girl's Guide To Weight Loss.
    - 15 days ago 5 Oct 16, 5:23pm -
  • The Case for Sustainability: Healthier Planet, Healthier Communities, Healthier Economy — Part 1
    A reluctance to protect the planet is very much tied into a reluctance to protect our economy, and the people who contribute to it. This series defines sustainability, and makes a case for why we need it.The post The Case for Sustainability: Healthi…
    - 16 days ago 4 Oct 16, 3:55pm -
  • Supermarket Swindle, Beauty Aisle Edition: How Legit is Your Face Cream?
    Not very legit at all, really. Phrases such as “clinically proven” or “dermatologist approved” have little meaning, because...The post Supermarket Swindle, Beauty Aisle Edition: How Legit is Your Face Cream? appeared first on A Black Girl's…
    - 17 days ago 3 Oct 16, 4:06pm -
  • What Kind of Man Calls Miss Universe ‘Miss Piggy?’
    "She gained like 55 pounds in 9 months [...] she was like an 'eating machine' [...] I guess she ate a lot of everything."The post What Kind of Man Calls Miss Universe ‘Miss Piggy?’ appeared first on A Black Girl's Guide To Weight Loss.
    - 23 days ago 28 Sep 16, 12:38am -
  • 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.
    - 27 days ago 23 Sep 16, 10:09pm -

Authentically Emmie

  • All The Fall + Boot Giveaway!
    When I was putting together this outfit, all I could think was “how much fall can I possibly cram into a single outfit?!” Chambray Jeans Down Vest Knee High Boots All that’s missing is some plaid and a pumpkin spice latte. 😆 Want to win $150…
    - 6 days ago 14 Oct 16, 2:00pm -
  • Wide and Extra Wide Calf Boots for 2016
    It’s my favorite time of year: boot time! As someone who has always had large calves, fall usually brought fashion frustration as I constantly tried on boots that wouldn’t come close to zipping. This started my annual ritual to find the best wide…
    - 12 days ago 9 Oct 16, 12:51am -
  • Anxiety and Snap Judgements
    A few weeks ago, I was dealing with some major anxiety. As someone with generalized anxiety disorder, some level of anxiety is usually present, but manageable. In some cases, the anxiety is good for me as I feel I work harder and set higher expectati…
    - 15 days ago 5 Oct 16, 5:00pm -
  • 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…
    - 35 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…
    - 36 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…
    - 49 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…
    - 57 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…
    - 58 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,…
    - 71 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…
    - 73 days ago 9 Aug 16, 12:00am -

Back At Square Zero

  • 3 Weeks Until the NYC Marathon & Where I Am Medically
    After 1o weeks of only being allowed to walk for exercise, because of my medical drama, I have finally been cleared to add in a bit more intense exercise for this week – week number 11.  The doctor said that 3 times a week I can add in 20 minutes…
    - 2 days ago 19 Oct 16, 12:38am -
  • Stitch Fix Review – September/October 2016
    I have been seeing Stitch Fix reviews online for about a year now and always love reading to see what the people get and what they choose to keep.  I have been holding off for a bit because I was trying to be good and save up some money, but then su…
    - 7 days ago 14 Oct 16, 1:33am -
  • I Survived Matthew
    Sorry this post is sweet and short, and lacking pictures. However, my internet is out (along with my cable) so I am typing this on my itty-bitty phone that way I can post using my cellular service.  Overall, Charleston came through Hurricane Matthew…
    - 9 days ago 11 Oct 16, 11:58pm -
  • Hurricane Matthew Prep
    I had planned to come to you all with a post about how I am trying to get ready to walk the TCS New York City Marathon, but things chanced pretty quickly.  My school dismisses students between 2:15-2:40ish and then teachers are free to leave anytime…
    - 15 days ago 6 Oct 16, 12:37am -
  • Loving Lately – September 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…
    - 18 days ago 3 Oct 16, 12:18am -
  • 8 Week Medical Update
    After almost 2 years of bouncing from doctor to doctor, more blood work than I care to admit, and enough medical bills (currently all on my credit card – uggghhhh…) to buy a brand new car it has now been 8 weeks since I finally got my diagnosis.…
    - 23 days ago 27 Sep 16, 1:18pm -
  • 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…
    - 30 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…
    - 35 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…
    - 37 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…
    - 42 days ago 8 Sep 16, 4:10pm -

All The Weigh

  • Hungry and Frustrated, but Improving, I Guess
    I’m still down exactly 40 pounds, and it’s been almost a week since the scale moved at all. I can think of a few things that might contribute to that(PMS, lack of calories,) but it’s frustrating. I’m doing my best to trust the process, and I…
    - 3 days ago 18 Oct 16, 12:59am -
  • The Aftermath: The Truth About Weight-Loss Surgery
    I seriously wish I had something to talk about right now, apart from my surgery and healing process, but I don’t. It has consumed the last two weeks since I’ve been home from the hospital. Today was emotional for me, just like many other days in…
    - 6 days ago 15 Oct 16, 5:08am -
  • An Attitude Adjustment
    I had a major adjustment in my attitude yesterday, which needed to happen. Surgical recovery has been rough to say the least. I’ve struggled more than I imagined I would, but I finally feel like I’m on the mend. Yesterday I woke up and felt a le…
    - 8 days ago 12 Oct 16, 10:33pm -
  • Less Than Two Weeks After Weight-Loss Surgery
    It’s been almost two weeks since I had surgery. I wish I could say that I feel better, but I don’t. I actually feel pretty terrible. I’ve made some great strides in terms of healing. I don’t feel pain or bloating anymore, which is awesome. I…
    - 11 days ago 9 Oct 16, 8:54pm -
  • Better Than Yesterday
    My attitude changed dramatically after yesterday’s blog post. People started praying for me, and Michael and I prayed together too. It was so cool to realize that while I was intentionally worshiping God I felt no pain at all. I was a little sore t…
    - 16 days ago 4 Oct 16, 2:12pm -
  • Five Days Post Op
    I’ve officially reached the “why in the hell would I do this to myself?” phase, and I’m not happy about it. I’m healing and dropping a little weight, but I’m exhausted from showering, walking and trying to drink 48 ounces of liquids each…
    - 17 days ago 3 Oct 16, 4:08pm -
  • Healing After Weight-Loss Surgery
    Whoever says that weight-loss surgery is the easy way out has never had to heal after weight-loss surgery. I used to think I’d feel like a failure if I did this, but in reality I’m proud of myself for keeping a positive attitude during surgery an…
    - 19 days ago 1 Oct 16, 4:54pm -
  • Heading Into Surgery
    I’m going in for surgery this morning, and the procedure should last about an hour. It still doesn’t feel real, but it’ll be over in a few hours. If all goes well, as I assume it will, I should be home tomorrow or the next day. (I’m hoping fo…
    - 22 days ago 28 Sep 16, 10:00am -
  • I Don’t Want Everything To Change
    I’ve been extremely open about the fact that I’m having weight-loss surgery this week, and the majority of people have been encouraging. I keep hearing that my entire life is about to change, and people say that with such hope. That statement, w…
    - 24 days ago 26 Sep 16, 10:11am -
  • 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…
    - 27 days ago 23 Sep 16, 10:29am -

Just A One Girl Revolution

  • My Next Fitness Goal
    I alluded to it on Instagram the other day, but I’ve got my next fitness goal! Last year was a big year on the fitness front, and I have a feeling that 2017 will be, too. I’m sure something else will pop up between now and June, but the big thing…
    - 1 day ago 19 Oct 16, 2:15pm -
  • I’m a Personal Trainer!
    The title for this post says it all: I’m a personal trainer! Let’s go back to the beginning of the story, shall we? Last year, I called the National Academy of Sports Medicine and enrolled in their Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) program. It w…
    - 8 days ago 13 Oct 16, 12:16am -
  • It’s Time to Recommit
    In case you haven’t heard, the Summit of Greatness left me feeling incredibly inspired. The weekend re-lit a fire in me to dream big dreams, to live bigger, to make a difference in the world. I drove home from Columbus feeling happier and more aliv…
    - 10 days ago 10 Oct 16, 11:27pm -
  • Vision and Goals
    It’s no secret that I am huge on setting goals. Having something to strive for (most often) keeps me motivated. I love having a bigger purpose, something to work for, and accomplishments to check off. What I realized this weekend, though, is that I…
    - 14 days ago 7 Oct 16, 1:19am -
  • Have the Confidence to Dream Big Dreams
    I am a believer in dreaming big dreams. I don’t think that was always my nature. As I started to lose weight ten years ago, I discovered a better way to live. As the pounds fell off, I connected with a version of myself I didn’t know was there be…
    - 16 days ago 5 Oct 16, 2:07am -
  • Summit of Greatness 2016
    On Friday, I told Lewis that I felt a lot of anxiety in the days leading up to the Summit of Greatness. I couldn’t figure out why, though. For as much anxiety as I felt, I was even more excited. Events like this are things I adore: the opportunity…
    - 17 days ago 4 Oct 16, 1:40am -
  • 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…
    - 28 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…
    - 30 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…
    - 42 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…
    - 44 days ago 6 Sep 16, 9:05pm -

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…
    - 78 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…
    - 85 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…
    - 87 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…
    - 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…
    - 57 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,…
    - 59 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…
    - 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

  • New Character Posters Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
    It’s no surprise, I am a mega-huge Star Wars fan!  With the stand alone film coming out December 16th, Rogue One: A Stars Wars Story, I have been on extra geeking out!  I know all my peeps out there are with me on this one, AmIRight?!  Well you…
    - 2 days ago 18 Oct 16, 9:34pm -
  • ABC’s American Housewife: Behind The Scenes Peek & Why I Relate
    American Housewife is a relatable new comedy airing on ABC Tuesday night 8:30|7:30c.  When I was in LA last month, I was given the opportunity to visit the cast and watch a location shooting of the show.  If you haven’t seen the new comedy, I su…
    - 2 days ago 18 Oct 16, 6:59pm -
  • Black Stainless KitchenAid Appliances Available At Best Buy: Prepping For The Holidays
    The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free As the holidays quickly approach, my husband starts inquiring about my holiday wish list.  An updated kitchen m…
    - 5 days ago 15 Oct 16, 1:15pm -
  • BOO’d By Sony Pictures & Walmart: Ghostbuster’s NOW on BluRay/DVD
    I received product for free.  Like always, all opinions are 100% my own. I’ve been BOO’D, Ya’ll! On behalf of Walmart and Sony pictures, a pumpkin full of goodies was left on my door step.  Apparently, Booing is a thing I knew NOTHING about b…
    - 6 days ago 15 Oct 16, 12:00am -
  • Epson Ultra Bright Home Theater Projector At Best Buy
    The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free As a movie buff, I am always looking for the newest and best electronics to view my flicks on.  The Epson Ultra…
    - 6 days ago 14 Oct 16, 10:21pm -
  • NEW Trailer & Poster Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens in theaters across the nation December 16, 2016!  With the big opening day looming for the highly anticipated Rogue One, a new poster and trailer has been released to excite fans everywhere!  I am not sure the las…
    - 7 days ago 13 Oct 16, 10:17pm -
  • Easy Chicken Noodle Soup Recipes With A Mexican & Thai Twist: Do The Twist
    This post is sponsored by Progresso Rich & Hearty Soup and Acorn Influence.  All opinions are 100% my own. C’mon Baby, Let’s Do The Twist: A couple of twists on the classic Progresso Rich & Hearty Chicken & Homestyle Noodle soup! Easy chicken no…
    - 7 days ago 13 Oct 16, 8:38pm -
  • ABC ‘The Middle’ Season Premiere: Visiting The Set & Season 8 Sneak Peek
    ABC The Middle season premiere airs tonight, October 11th at 8|7c.  Last month while in LA, I had opportunity to visit the show set, peek at their wardrobe and meet the stars of The Middle.  This is not the first time I’ve visited the set of a po…
    - 9 days ago 11 Oct 16, 7:28pm -
  • New Moana Coloring and Activity Sheets: Opens November 23rd
    Disney’s MOANA opens in theaters November 23, 2016!  I’m sure I’m not the only one excited for the movie, my kids have been asking daily when it comes out.  To bide their time, I’m keeping them busy with these MOANA color and activity sheet…
    - 10 days ago 10 Oct 16, 11:52pm -
  • UNBLUR Learning, UNBLUR Life With OneSight: World Sight Day October 13th
    This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/OneSight. World Sight Day is October 13th!  In honor of World Sight Day, join us to UNBLUR Life for the 1.1 billion individuals who need glasses but lack them.  Clear sight is empowering, it gives people a cle…
    - 10 days ago 10 Oct 16, 6:51pm -

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

  • Tomatillo-Avocado Dip
    I eat a TON of veggies.  My staples are cucumbers, tomatoes, broccoli, beets, and bell peppers (lots of bell peppers lately!!)  While I love to cook with them, most days I also eat them raw.  They’re a perfect snack in-between calls.  Confessio…
    - 10 hours ago 20 Oct 16, 11:00am -
  • Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus
    Back in August, I went to an amazing yoga class at the Botanic Gardens in Denver.  What’s more lovely than practicing yoga outdoors, amongst the flowers and with good friends?  Pairing that evening with delightful snacks and wine afterward. Each…
    - 2 days ago 18 Oct 16, 11:00am -
  • Baked Orange Chicken Meatballs
    I’m definitely going through an Asian food stage.  You might have noticed a theme in the recipes I’ve posted… but I can’t get enough of all the delicious Asian flavors.  Check out my Asian Chicken Lettuce Wrap Salad and Broccoli Pecan Salad…
    - 10 days ago 10 Oct 16, 11:00am -
  • Broccoli Pecan Slaw with Mustard Vinaigrette
    I’m holding onto summer for dear life.  I’m so so not ready for cooler weather and all that comes with it.  Snow, for example… no thank you. While I can’t control the weather, I can control the veggies I’m placing on my table.  This summ…
    - 13 days ago 7 Oct 16, 11:00am -
  • Fall Festival at Uncorked Kitchen
    ** GIVEAWAY CLOSED ** When people ask me what I love to do in Denver, cooking classes tend to come to mind.  Having recently been introduced to the most lovely cooking school in South Denver, I’m hooked on the experience of cooking in a beautiful…
    - 15 days ago 5 Oct 16, 11:00am -
  • Simple Inspirations: Time to Vote!
    The Jenny Craig Simple Inspirations Recipe contest is well underway, and it’s time for me to pick my winner! Well… not quite yet!! Not only will I have an opportunity to pick a bonus-prize winner, but you also have an opportunity to get in on th…
    - 16 days ago 4 Oct 16, 6:02pm -
  • Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps Salad
    Do you love taco salad?  If you do, you’re going to die for this salad I’m sharing today.  It’s taco salad’s sassy Asian sister salad… and it’s beyond incredible! Asian lettuce wraps are a hard dish not to love.  Ever since they entere…
    - 17 days ago 3 Oct 16, 11:00am -
  • Jenny Craig Recipe Creation: Queso-Topped Stuffed Poblano Peppers
    You guys. This recipe.  I have a feeling it could be habit-forming.  Consider that your warning… If you like Mexican food and have a Jenny Craig Southwestern Chicken Fajita Bowl in your freezer, you’re in luck.  Not only does this recipe tra…
    - 20 days ago 30 Sep 16, 11:00am -
  • Kohlrabi Spaghetti with Caramelized Onions, Bacon, and Shaved Parmesan
    I’ve loved kohlrabi since I was a kid. I remember going to my babysitter’s house and she would slice up kohlrabi for the kids.  Placing it in front of us with some ranch dip, we devoured it.  I didn’t know what it was… but it was crunchy an…
    - 22 days ago 28 Sep 16, 11:00am -
  • Currently: September 2016
    Random post warning:  You know the drill.  Here’s all my September randomness, all wrapped up in one pumpkin-spice flavored post. CURRENT IMPRESSIVE TRAVEL ACHIEVEMENT How often can you say that you visited the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocea…
    - 24 days ago 26 Sep 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

  • Phallic Foods not Freud.
    Reader/EaterWould it be weird to write a sonnet about a character? Granted, I am TURRRRIBLE at the sonnetting. I can’t sonnet to save my bonnet. Three quatrains and a couplet. That seems really difficult for a blog post. Plus, there’s all that s…
    - 9 days ago 11 Oct 16, 4:59pm -
  • So a Spinster and a Dragon Walk Into a Bar–It Serves Sudafed.
    Reader/EaterOk, so right now I am hiding under my blanket fort, coughing like a nightmare, with no voice, praying for an early night’s rest–or, you know, SWEET SWEET DEATH. I have a tendency to overreact. But I’m not too sick not to tell you a…
    - 22 days ago 29 Sep 16, 12:30am -
  • 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…
    - 27 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.…
    - 40 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…
    - 43 days ago 7 Sep 16, 4:53pm -

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…
    - 56 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…
    - 57 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…
    - 58 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…
    - 61 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…
    - 62 days ago 19 Aug 16, 10:40pm -