Personal Archive

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I’m Afraid to Step Back on the Scale

I haven’t stepped on a scale in at least six months. It all trickled down. I abandoned a weight loss plan that was giving me results, I became more lax in tracking my indulgences, I abandoned Couch to 5k, and I stopped posting weight loss updates. Eventually I quit weighing myself too.

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Dance With Me Daddy

Every time I hear the song “Summertime Blues” fond memories of dancing with my dad come to mind. The chink of the quarter dropping into the jukebox.  Pressing the familiar buttons, queuing up the song.  As the first notes hit the speakers he’d take my little hand in his, guiding me along.  Twisting,

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How We Went From Friends to a Couple Part 1

I’m going to admit to you right now that the details of how Brian and I connected are starting to get fuzzy. It saddens me, but man! That was over 10 years ago! We are coming up on our 7th wedding anniversary and had been together for 4 years before that. Good

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Because Prompts are Fun: An Introduction to My Life

“So, where do you want to start, Mrs. Za-Zaloo-” “Zalewski.” I watch as he unpacks his bag, clicking on a mini recording device. “I’m not sure. I mean, I always dreamed of a book about my life but not written … Like this.” I gesture at him. “Right, I could see that.

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5 Random Family Facts

I’ve shared tidbits about me (and my family) all over his blog, there’s still more for you to learn about us. You already know the coolest fact which is Brian and I share the same birthday, but I have more fun things to share… Not that we are the most fascinating people

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32 Candles

If there was a sequel to 16 Candles it’d be 32 Candles, right? Today Brian and I are celebrating our birthdays. I recently had someone ask if we take turns each year. Nope! When we started dating it became our birthday. We share it and sort of cancel each other out lol

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Working Towards a New and Improved … Me in 2013

Before I can start listing out my personal goals for 2013 and develop my plan of attack… err action, I must first look at last year’s list.  What did I accomplish? What is still in progress? What needs to be revised?  It’s kind of sad, but I forgot about several of them

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How My Kids Helped Change My View of Christmas

Do you remember how I shared last year that the holiday season has been tough for me emotionally over the years? Throughout my life I’ve lost several family members around this time of year and last year my dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Not fun stuff, I assure you. (Though good

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Please Welcome Our New Son!

In case you missed the announcement we put out on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook…our son has arrived! Please welcome our newest family member – Xander! He was born on December 8th at 3:15pm; weighing 7 lbs 4 oz and measuring 21 inches. More information to come about our birth story, but for

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WW: My Happy Little Helper

While she does her share of pushing my buttons, Rissa is also a pretty good helper for me. We know I need it right now!