Posted in October 2012

Weekly Round-Up: Progress

Drumroll, please… Mama lost 5.6 pounds! I feel good.  I’m pleased that I can make this Weight Watchers thing work for me.  I’m hoping to lose four more pounds by the time we travel to Philadelphia for Thanksgiving (then I won’t feel so bad when I gain it back sampling my mother-in-law’s apple pie). This was a … Continue reading

Cheater Cheater Compulsive Eater

One cheat day!  One!  I ate some cookies.  God, universe!  THREE cookies at a Halloween party and my weight spikes up again.  The scale and I are at an impasse, y’all.  (I’m still down about 2 pounds.  But go straight TO HELL, scale.) In happier news: I’m doing “two-a-day” workouts now, as I affectionately call them, … Continue reading

Weekly Round-Up: Burning the Cardigan

Hello, friends! I shamefully have not had a moment to sit and write about my progress this week.  Vanessa, my best friend from college, was in town with her 21 month-old daughter.  We had an absolute blast, even if the kids forced us to retire each evening around 9:30 PM (three kids under one roof … Continue reading

Weekly Round-Up: Relapse

Oh, you guys. It’s telling that I have not posted in a few days.  I have been flailing.  Miserably. It all started when I realized that I hadn’t run four miles last Friday.  Somehow, my Runkeeper app made an error; I had only run three.  I discovered this after my Sunday long run, in which I … Continue reading

Getting Things Done

I’ve been slowly reading through David Allen’s Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity for months now.  It’s by no means a page-turner, but some of the ideas in it have really revolutionized my life.  (I do wish I had purchased a physical copy, however.  It’s difficult to navigate on a Kindle, as I’ve … Continue reading

Weekly Round-Up

Another week has flown by, and I’m pleased with my progress thus far.  It’s not always easy, but I feel fantastic, despite still not really sleeping well and fighting off the pestilence that has settled upon our house since H began school. Some updates, though not a whole lot has changed from last week: What I’m … Continue reading

The Truth About Style

I dragged the kids to Barnes and Noble the other day seeking out a few books.  In particular, I was looking for this one. (BTW, did you know they make book trailers now?  I find this new practice unspeakably awesome.) I love Stacy London and love books with pretty pictures to ogle.  (True confession: I … Continue reading

Good News, Bad News

Today was a two-mile run or crosstrain day.  Since I knew I wouldn’t make it out of the house, I did the Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred with my two-year old while my nearly seven week-old looked on happily from her chair.  Hendrik helpfully grabbed my legs while I did jumping jacks, exclaiming, “There you go, Mommy!  That’s it!  I’m so … Continue reading


I just discovered this fabulous site over the weekend and had to share. It’s called Fooducate.  Check it. I’m actually more interested in the app, which lets you scan a barcode and get all of the nutrition information for the food you are about to eat.  It also GRADES the food, and then flags any … Continue reading

Long Run

I feel completely overwhelmed right now, what with the kids and the fitness and the writing and the everything else. Yesterday was my first “long” run (I use quotation marks now as I’m trying to ease in to avoid injury).  I managed to run for about three miles yesterday, and I walked for another 1.2.  Not … Continue reading