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Babycakes' Edition of Wordless Wednesday

I don't know about you, but I can't believe it's only Wednesday!  I am completely wiped out from this week.  I started training the new girl at work on Monday, and feel like I've been talking nonstop for 36 hours.  My throat hurts, my head hurts, and I know we're never going to get it all transfered over (the vast knowledge in my head, that is, from the last 3 years of working at the same company).  But, in the grand scheme of things I've already given more than necessary...and I'm ready to s ... Read more » about Babycakes' Edition of Wordless Wednesday

Before and After

Struggling with my weight for my entire adult life, I finally decided life is too short to live perpetually unhappy.  I have lost 55 pounds in the last year and am currently working on the last 25.  I made a few simple changes to my lifestyle (less sugar, smaller portions, and more veggies) and have never felt better! I'd like to share a number of "Before and Afters" with you to detail the differences from my old life to new. ... Read more » about Before and After

Slow Cooker *Mostly* Vegan Zuppa Toscana

I really have to laugh at myself for this one.  I was so excited about my new plan: to cook more vegetarian meals to help Dear Hubby get more vegetables and less animal fats/proteins per the doctor's orders!  I went to the market and bought a bunch of weird new foods (ha!) - cheese that's not really cheese, meat that's not really meat, and a whole host of new veggies and fru ... Read more » about Slow Cooker *Mostly* Vegan Zuppa Toscana

Big Changes Ahead

You may remember that I hinted in this post about something exciting brewing in my future.  On a scale of 1 to 10, it's definitely a 10 in my book!  However, it can be a sensitive and divisive issue for some people...so I'm going to tread lightly.  After 10 years of working day in and day out, I'm going to be joining the ranks of "Stay At Home Momma" in a few short weeks!! I decided I really wanted to spend more time pouring into the things that really matter to me: Babycakes, Dear Hubby, church, and this blog/ new business ventures I'm working on.

Family Rejuvenation: Hiking, Mountains, and Creek Splashing

I wanted to share with you a few highlights from our Father's Day weekend.  I hope yours was really special!  To all those fathers out there: Thank you for the love, time, and energy you devote to us, and for helping us to truly enjoy "life to the full!" You are appreciated beyond measure.  I started off the celebrations by letting Dear Hubby sleep in... 'til 9.  Those of you without kids are thinking: "9?! ... Read more » about Family Rejuvenation: Hiking, Mountains, and Creek Splashing

Broccoli + {Go-To Meal: Lemon Ginger Sesame Chicken}

As you probably know, I've made it a priority to get healthy this year: going from the Obese BMI range down to the Healthy BMI range, which I celebrated with a photoshoot!  This all stemmed from my strong desire to teach Babycakes what it looks like to life a happy healthy life.  How could I teach her, if I wasn't living it out myself?  It has been a wild ride, with challenges along the way, but I a ... Read more » about Broccoli + {Go-To Meal: Lemon Ginger Sesame Chicken}

Determination + {Strawberries & Cream Pancakes}

Last night everything was screaming "NO RUN"...legs were sore, Babycakes wouldn't go to sleep, stomach hurt, and even dear hubby was whispering: "You could just skip it tonight." But my heart wanted it.  I had commited to YOU on Facebook that I would run 2 miles after work, and I just wanted to do something GOOD for my body.  So, I tied those purple laces and headed out the door while dear hu ... Read more » about Determination + {Strawberries & Cream Pancakes}

Running, Playground Strength Training & Lunges, oh my!

I started off my long weekend right with some serious exercise!  Afterall, I have some new goals to hit.  And in order to hit them, I need to focus on healthy clean eating and moving MORE! Since I was by myself with Babycakes, I didn't get many pictures of ME doing the exercises, but I did get a lot of cute shots of Babycakes copycatting mommy :)  Here she is trying slightly elevated pushups - ... Read more » about Running, Playground Strength Training & Lunges, oh my!

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