Christmas, let's do this (but don't forget the whiskey)

Well, it's not even Thanksgiving yet and I'm already breaking one of my major rules: No holiday music until the Friday after the big stuff-your-face day....more
Sure sounds good. Tomorrow I'll be making fruit cake. If you have time stop in at my blog for a ...more

A Slip of the Lip

Well, I finally did it.  At work, I confessed to being a vegan.  No time better than the day before Thanksgiving for that, right?I hadn’t planned on it.  Like so many impromptu disasters, it “just happened.”  I guess I was in a holiday mood when I mosied up to the workstation of one of our secretaries and began a conversation about something totally unrelated to food and diet.  We actually discussed a few different things before she asked me whether I will be cooking the turkey this Thanksgiving....more

How to Follow the 80/20 Rule for Being Healthy

As a fitness professional, it's expected that I follow the rules. I work out almost every day, I rarely take a day off. I hardly ever eat out. I eat clean and commit to my daily Shakeology. Sounds good right? Where are those abs? Come on baby belly, when will you leave me? I still cheat almost daily. I allow myself to have one cookie. Sometimes I eat an extra carb. ...more
calmabrave I have lost 60 lbs. Most of that was because I stopped binging and cheating. If I do ...more

Thanksgiving Eve

We spend an inordinate amount of time prepping for the holidays. Like today, its the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and spending time with family, friends or running a 10K. The anxiety put upon ourselves is pretty unbelievable because the next few days is suppose to be spent relaxing and chilling and volunteering....more

Ferguson, America Stands with You

Last night, I sat in the living room with my wife, my mother-in-law and my nephew.  Secure in the bosom of my family, we turned on the television and watched the reaction of Ferguson, Missouri following a grand jury’s refusal to indict the police officer responsible for the death of Mike Brown.  We watched President Obama’s brief remarks, after which my wife commented that our commander in chief didn’t seem very pleased with the events of the day....more

My 50 Pleasures – Cee’s Share Your World

Posted on November 25, 2014  NaBloPoMo Day 25...more

Bad Mothering 101: Situation normal

Situation normal. Within about ten minutes of their return from school today, both my kids had cracked the shits with me. One had stormed off muttering. The other was sitting at the dining table staring out the window munching on seventeen slices of sourdough toast and a jug of chicken soup.   Crime Number One...more

Soldier Boxes - Part 1

We just sent our first care package of the holiday season to our soldiers overseas.  We’ve been doing this for a few years now, using the website www.anysoldier.com to obtain the APO/FPO addresses of Marines and other service members who are busy protecting us halfway around the world.  They are in places like Qatar, Djibouti, Kuwait, Jordan and Pakistan.  And, of course, Afghanistan.  Some of them are stationed aboard aircraft carriers and other giant ships, plying the waters of the Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea and Indian Ocean for...more

Daily Post Prompt Attention!

Posted on November 24, 2014 ...more
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