I just walked to the mailbox in my swimsuit. And then what?

I just walked to the mailbox wearing my bathing suit... ...more

5 Things Everyone Should Forgive Themselves For, but often won’t.

I am the bearer of guilt.  Not just growing up guilt that we are all given as children, but guilt I gave to myself. I don’t believe that self-guilt is primarily a woman’s affliction.  Yet women are the loudest about their burdens. We like to talk about them, regret things, and ponder them out loud for discussion. While men tend to just clam up and silently carry around their guilt. However through the years I’ve come to realize there are some things that are just not worth dragging around with me. Learning to let go of things that are in the past is one of the hardest lessons I’ve ever had to learn. And honestly, I still struggle with accepting when it is time to forgive and forget. I find forgiving myself even tougher. ...more

How To Start A Healthy Diet (The simple way)

"How can I start eating healthy?"Everyone wants the fast results... so they jump straight into the deep end but we all know that slow and steady wins the race....more

Getting Back On Track

This is the last time you will see me use the word winter, or a picture of the snow, until 2016. Promise!But, it's been a long winter for me.First, my back surgery in the fall (which went famously well by the way, it's just with any surgery, there is a time of forced slow down and recovery.  I clearly didn't like that!), the flu (I almost never get sick and I got the flu??), virtually drowning in snow, a touch of SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder.  A lack of sunlight will do that. Not easy to get outside when it is 15 and snowing most days!)....more

Body Talk: How I Really Feel About My Body

It dawned on me around November of last year when people were being struck down left and right with illness that I hadn't been sick for a single solitary day in the calendar year 2014.  Not once.  I actually had to check my blog to find out that the last time I got sick enough with a cold to miss a day of work was January 2013 and it had been a year prior since I was sick before that.  Last month there was one occasion where I had a weird cough and another that I felt a little stuffy at night for a few days but nothing that materialized into anything requiring a day off work,...more

How To Eat In Between Holidays

Ugh, the dreadful month of December....more

Handing Down Healthy Habits to My Teenage Daughter

Tis' the season for the college kids (maybe yours included) to come home for the summer....more
We totally agree with you!  Each of us moms on this blog have a teenage daughter in a singing ...more

Maybe I can look like this????

WhateverNOT... Ok, I am soooooooooooooo sick of seeing these made up women on advertisements. I seriously could just puke. It' s NOT real....more

Life After Weight-Loss Surgery: Does My Body Really Look Like That?

My boyfriend and I recently took a nice trip out of the country and I was able to get some much-needed rest and relaxation. We did a lot of sightseeing, met up with some friends, and just enjoyed our time together. I was focused on getting in some exercise and minding my food intake, as I've put on a few pounds in the last year and have been somewhat concerned about it....more
Thanks for sharing this.  I had RNY surgery and now, 5 years later I have gotten myself back up ...more