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Tales From the Nursery: The Toddler Years

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Let’s Hear It For Non-Scale Victories! {Weight Loss Update}

No surprise that I haven’t followed any eating plans to a T nor have I been completely strict with my running/exercise schedule. They are important components to living a healthier life, but they aren’t


Will I Ever Run a 5k? {Weight Loss & Couch to 5k Updates}

Two weeks ago I was so close to hitting my next weight goal. Without tracking my food and WW points, you can see how my weights have fluctuated. Week 16: 213.4 Week 17: 211.6 Week 18: 208.8 Week


Expand Your Child’s Library at My Usborne Books Facebook Party!

Okay, so, I feel awkward sending out party invites to the masses. I really do, but I want you to come by tomorrow, if you can. Not to my house though because it’s a


So I’m Thinking About Running… {Weight Loss Update}

Generally I avoid apologizing for lack of writing because I know you understand what it’s like to be busy. We are all busy and sometimes things slip, like tracking my food and writing my


The Struggle is Real {Weight Loss Update}

A struggle with self-image and my weight is a recurring theme in my life. One that started in 3rd grade and is still present today. In fact, I wrote about it – really wrote


Feeling So Fabulous {Weight Loss Update}

If there’s one thing I’ve learned this time around, it’s about the whole journey. Focusing on the results of just one week misses the bigger picture. I could get really upset about last week’s


What’s My Size Again? {Weight Loss Update}

Much to my surprise, I’ve reached my first non-scale weight loss goal. It almost seems too soon. One thing is for sure, my body shape changed with having kids. Before kids, it took me


The Scale isn’t the Only Number Changing {Weight Loss Update}

I’ve said it before, but I need to start tracking measurements. Problem is, I don’t really know how to measure myself properly. I’ve never quite figured out where my “natural” waist is… It’s been


Living Life While Losing Weight {Weight Loss Update}

One of my fears about losing weight is missing out. Missing out on fun and food because, let’s face it, a lot of social activities surround food. Food is social and that can create


Time to Buy New Pants! {Weight Loss Update}

Getting healthy and losing weight have pros and cons, much like anything else. One of those is shopping for new clothes. I’ve been looking forward to needing new pants and I finally had to buy


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I’m a Loser, Baby! {Weight Loss Update}

I never really liked the show The Biggest Loser. Admittedly, I’ve never watched an entire season. The few times I watched, it was the season finale. I always cried, listening to their stories and


Scale Victory: Reaching My First Weight Loss Goal

One of the things I love about the Weight Watchers program is how they encourage you to break down your weight loss into smaller, achievable goals. I know I need to lose about 100


Rissa’s Disney World Quotes, Comic Book Nursery & More – It’s a BabyZone Round Up!

I was busy writing away over on BabyZone this past week! Is it a bird? Or a plane? No, it’s comic book decor! I found 18 fun things for a comic book-themed nursery. I shared fun


Mom Dating, Milk Donations & Mobile Devices for Kids – It’s a BabyZone Round Up!

Here’s what I was talking about and sharing on BabyZone this past week! Maybe my view on technology is a bit skewed because of what I do. My life and work are intertwined on this


Back on Track {Weight Loss Update}

After a gain last week, I got back on track this week. It wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be to bounce off and on program. I mean, it’s not supposed to


Preschooler Negotiation, Vintage Airplane Nursery & More – It’s a BabyZone Round Up!

If you’ve ever met my daughter, you know what a little negotiator she can be. sometimes she does the normal 3 year old tricks of begging, whining, crying and tantruming. But other times she


You Lose Some, You Gain Some {Weight Loss Update}

After two weeks of losing weight after starting Weight Watchers again, I gained the third week. But I’m not discouraged. In fact, I expected the gain. Of course, I hoped by some miracle I’d


Getting Out of the Plus Section {Weight Loss Goals}

I don’t have a problem with plus size itself. I really don’t. There are plenty of people who are plus sized and healthy. However, it’s unhealthy for me…at least at my current size. And


I’m Sick of Being Fat (so here’s what I’m doing about it)

It’s no secret that I’ve struggled with my weight for most of my life. I look back at my teenage years when I was a size 8/10. How did I think I was grossly


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Imaginative Play, Maternity Photo Tips & More – It’s a BabyZone Round Up!

Just as I got used to “regular” winter weather again after the polar vortex, the negative 20 below temps return. That means the kids and I will be stuck inside for a couple days