Weekly Top 5, Vol. 33 – Last Week of Summer

Ok, it’s not the last week of summer, but it was when I wrote most of this.

I’m a little late on this Top 5 (like three Mondays and a few hours). I missed the first Monday after a Sunday night trip to the emergency room (everyone’s fine, the youngest left with two stitches in his tongue). Then I missed the next 2 Mondays due to life. Now I’m just pulling the Band-Aid off to get back on track and so happy to be back! Here are the things making me happy… Continue reading

Weekly Top 5, Vol. 30 – Small Steps

Good morning! Another week is here! The first thing I’m happy about this week: how did I get to 30 of these? Lately I’ve been really hung up on the power of one small step, then another, and another. When I started this part of the blog, I was scared I’d never be able to fill in a list week after week. Now I’ve done it 30 times!

Other things I’m happy about: Continue reading

Meal Planning: As Hot as Hansel Right Now

I hate throwing food away. I hate $200 grocery bills. I definitely hate the “what are we going to have for dinner” conversation (so much that I posted about it here).

I hate making bad food decisions. And I hate ordering out (It’s always more expensive than I think it should be, I’m never happy when they say, we’ll have that ready for you in 45 minutes, and I eat too much).

Lets be clear: Continue reading

Weekly Top 5, Vol. 28 – Sunny Habits

Happy Monday. We had had a really great weekend. We enjoyed the PGA, explored local places, and played in the sunshine.

But if anyone knows where the “on” button is for kids’ listening ears, please let me know. I had a runner at the park and then a non-runner at the neighbors (i.e. I’m not coming home. I. want. to. stay. here.). I know, I know Continue reading

10 Things I Have Good Reason Not to Eat and 1 Thing I Have No Good Reason Not to Eat

Last week, I wrote in general about how and why my diet has evolved. This week it’s a list of the things I don’t eat. When I sat down to write this, it was actually hard because they don’t feel like rules.

I did not wake up one morning and say, I’m not going to eat these thing. Instead it’s been a work in progress over the years to refine what I put in my body. Fun fact: while writing this I found this article which identifies almost everything on this list as an inflammation culprit – another great reason to cut these foods. Here it goes… Continue reading