A few days ago, I talked about how things are for me now that I’m 55. My body has gone through so many changes over the last several years. I’ve talked about the weight gain, hot flashes and night sweats. Another thing that I haven’t talked about is my change in diet. For many years,… Continue reading My current diet
Wow, it’s the last day of January 2021, guys! Here in Iowa, we are once again dealing with more snow. It’s been a really snowy winter. I’m thankful that I don’t have to commute every day to work right now and can just stay indoors where it’s safe and warm, although there are a couple… Continue reading Let’s do this!
Winter. Is. Coming. Yes, I know, it’s only October and the fall season is here. But with frost warnings and snow hitting nearby states, it’s only a matter of time. Winters here in Iowa are brutal. Lots of snow, ice, and frigid temperatures. It makes me want to act like a bear and hibernate, so… Continue reading Winter game plan
Good morning! I woke up really early this morning and because it was still dark out, I thought it was still the middle of the night, but when I looked at my phone I saw that it was 6:30. Sadly, the days are getting shorter. I just wanted to check in and give an update… Continue reading Lean & Strong Phase 2, Day 5
As you know, my husband and I started working out at a gym last November. David has been doing great; he has lost close to 30 pounds and we had to go shopping last weekend because all of his clothes are too big. As happy as I am for him, I found myself being a… Continue reading F*ck you, scale!
Hey there! I hope your weekend is going great! It was 68 degrees yesterday in my neck of the woods, so you can betcha I was outdoors for a run! I ended up doing 5 miles, and can you believe I was wearing a tank top and shorts? In February? Love it! After all of… Continue reading What’s for breakfast?
I’ve been absent for a bit. I haven’t been inspired to write anything, and nothing exciting is going on. I don’t want to bore people with my normal routine of work, exercise, and what I’m eating. This morning, however, I saw this clip of Ricky Gervais on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and it… Continue reading I love food….and wine.
Ahhh….Sunday mornings. I love them, don’t you? My plans for today include seeing La La Land with my daughters and then everyone is coming over for dinner. I love when the kids come over for dinner. The house is full again, as well as the dining room table. I thought I’d share my five current… Continue reading 5 Current Favorite Recipes
Why is it that my smoothies never look as pretty as the ones on the internet or in cookbooks? Regardless of how they look, though, I haven’t made a smoothie that I didn’t like so far. This morning’s smoothie is made with: 1 cup frozen mango chunks 1 banana (with a couple of bites missing… Continue reading Sunshine smoothie
When I look back at 2016, a lot of great things happened: I ran my second marathon. I also got to meet an online friend in person and we ran the marathon together. It was pretty damn epic. I went to Wrigley Field for the first time and saw the Cubs play. By that time,… Continue reading I’ve had enough of 2016