***DISCLAIMER*** I do not have a medical degree (shocker), so I cannot give you sound medical advice. I can only share my experience and encourage you to talk to your doctors if you have concerns. There is no substitute for amazing doctors. Also, TMI warning. I will be talking a lot about breasts. On Friday,… Continue reading Breast Surgery
It's that time again. We have eaten our fill of sushi and dark chocolate and the occasional treat and we are SO ready for a Whole30! We want to extend an invitation to all of you to join us July 5-August 3 as we jump into a new Whole30! So, "how do I start", you… Continue reading Whole30 July!
Dear Dad, Most days I can muster up some grace and look on you with pity. What did you go through in your life to make you so mean to your wife and children? So cruel? If I work really hard, I can have sympathy and imagine that you made things right with God before… Continue reading What you missed…
I was struggling for a blog post today... I have several things in my drafts that I've been working on/praying through, but nothing was coming together. Then today, as I scrolled through my facebook memories, this post from two years ago today caught my eye... This was 18 months post diagnosis, 180 pounds lost, and… Continue reading FREE!
People love a good weight loss success story. They love to read about a magic diet or pill or surgery accompanied by a knock out before and after photo. The first thing they ask is "how did you do it?" And what they actually want to hear is something simple like "I just increased my… Continue reading The secret to my success
I'm sorry. I've been pretty quiet on here for the past few weeks. I didn't send Christmas cards. I didn't go caroling or sign up for bell ringing with the Salvation Army. But you know what I did? I rested. I enjoyed my family. I cuddled up on the couch and baked cookies with my… Continue reading New year, new goals
First, this is hilarious. And I promise, someday I'll stop talking about the marathon... but, it's time to talk recovery. I read several articles about what to do in recovery. How your body reacts after you ask it to run 26.2 miles. How you go through a bit of a let down. How it's much… Continue reading Recovery
This question keeps running through my head as I run. In the early mornings, before the sun breaks over the horizon, when we're pounding the pavement and the only sound is our breaths and an occasional passing car, I hear the words. Do I make you proud? I only have one memory of my dad… Continue reading Do I make you proud?
Does anyone else love scrolling through the "Memories" posts on Facebook? It's usually how I start every morning and love seeing what we did as a family years ago. 2 years ago yesterday on June 20, 2016, my husband and I decided to go hiking. For the first time. One kid was at camp and… Continue reading It’s all an adventure . . .
Our official Marathon Training Plan kicked off on Monday, June 4. This is a 20-week plan that I got from somewhere I can't remember and then tweaked to make it our own. I can tell you now, we won't be 100% successful at executing all of this. There will be bad days. There may be… Continue reading Marathon Training Blog, Week 1