I wanted to find clarity in the woods, and I sure as hell got it. Only it wasn't at all what I wanted, or thought I wanted, anyway. At all. It was more like clarity in a cup. A very large cup of vanilla ice cream blended with peanut butter cups and chocolate sauce. Wait 24 to 48 hours. Repeat.
Welcome to the first week of my "8 Weeks in the Woods" series. My family has made it to Michigan and we're living the dream. We're also sharing a cabin that was recently inhabited by mice and cockroaches; but the way I look at it, they're part of our beautiful world, too. Just slow down … Continue reading Week 1: Slow Down and Breathe
My family is heading to Michigan this summer! My husband has a job at a camp and I'll be bringing my job and two cantankerous-but-delightful kids with me. My brother is coming to help with the kids (hurrah!). It's the adventure of a lifetime for all of us, wouldn't you say? So what am I … Continue reading 8 Weeks in the Woods: Let’s Do This
I've been running so much that I haven't had a moment to sit down--let alone stand--to share my experiences here. And for the record, when I say running, I don't mean lacing on my gym shoes and jogging around the neighborhood. I mean moving from one task to the next, from one distraction to the … Continue reading Running to Stand Still
I'm so grateful for the outpouring of support from my friends as I share my healthy lifestyle journey. I need to say this for myself, if not to clarify my intentions to whomever might be reading this, that I am not retooling my lifestyle in order to achieve a certain appearance. Sure, I care about how … Continue reading What’s This REALLY All About?
This isn't an easy post to write. I've been avoiding it, actually. For as hard as I've worked to change my behaviors and for as far as I've come, I'm incredibly frustrated by the fact that I still use food to deal with discomfort. Eating is absolutely the most satisfying thing to do, even if … Continue reading Confessions in Obstinance
Let's take the Whole30 for another whirl!
Getting the family kitchen organized is a challenge for many parents. Staying organized? That's another thing altogether. An important key to my recovery from overeating is cooking a healthy dinner and not taking seconds--and that includes not eating off of the kids' plates. I feel like we cycle through the same 8 meals week after … Continue reading Family Kitchen Dinner Menu