November 17, 2017

10 Books That Have Influenced Me & Impacted How I Do Life


My phone rang last week and it was my precious friend, Christy from Southern Plate. “Let’s share what ten books influenced us. You don’t have to spend a ton of time thinking about it and they don’t all have to […]

Hectic Schedules? Key Reminders to Keep Kids Healthy


These past two weeks marked the ultimate in “Can I Just Keep My Head Above Water?” question. Yes, this momma if feeling the pull. The pull where I’m going in many different direction and when the tug of war ends, I’m […]

Try and Guess the Age of this Hamburger. It’s Crazy!


Recently, our extended family gathered at our home for a visit and my older nieces and nephews asked about  my “famous” burger. They wanted to see it and check out any changes that had happened in the last few years. […]

Join Me: 17 Day Carb Detox Challenge


In Mid December, I announced on my facebook page that I was going to do a Carb Detox, but that I wanted to fully enjoy my holiday festivities first. Many of you chimed in asking to join me and while […]

Down 12 Pounds – 17 Day Diet Ideas


So many of you have asked about my weight loss and what I’ve been doing that I thought I would share just a short follow up to my “Keeping the Weight Off” post. This beautiful vegetable and I have bonded […]

Keeping the Weight Off: What are You Eating?


Healthy organic, dark chocolate peanut butter  balls (no processed sugar) Nearly a month ago, I completed my 7 day detox, and after I posted about this GM Diet Plan, I received a lot of questions. As I mentioned in my […]

7 Day Detox Diet: GM


Since I started my blog over four years ago, I have gained a little over fifteen pounds. When I mention that to friends, they all chime in, “No you haven’t. You look fine. You could never tell, ” etc. etc. […]

Day 1 of our 30 Days of Healthy Living: the 30 Day Shred


The first day out of our thirty day healthy living challenge is over, can I hear an “Amen,” but yes, the thought of 29 more (or better yet, a lifetime of new habits) is challenging. How did you do? If […]

Printable Fitness Calendar (30 Days of Healthy Living)


It’s important for me to feel and see the results of my hard work when I diet or exercise. I created a very simple printable fitness calendar and exercise chart which we can print off and fill out each day. […]

Enough is Enough: Join Us for a Month of Accountability


Last September, I shared openly my struggles with my Weight Loss Roller Coaster. What came from that post was a month long time of accountability here on my blog, as women tackled some personal aspect of fitness, diet or exercise. […]

Finding Fellowship in Unique Forms…(in)courage


This challenge to choose 30 Days of Healthy Living has been difficult, but I’m sharing over at (in)courage today the impact that these two short weeks have had on me by those of you who have banded together so uniquely. […]

1/3 of the Way to a New You – Discipline (ugh)


Chuckling as I wrote that title, I realized that is sums up the way I’m feeling about my choice to embrace this challenge of the 30 Day Shred.  Yes, it sounds cheesy. Yes, it’s even teetering on the brink of […]

30 Day Shred – 11:35pm, but it’s done


I had the privilege of dining at both Food Network’s stars Bobby Flay and Todd English’s restaurants within twenty four hours. The whole time I thought of all the shredding I had done, and the additional shredding I would have […]

Choosing Healthy Living…Day 3 (Check in)


Why am I doing this? This 30 days of torture is about a healthy lifestyle, right? Remind me of that, and I am reminding you of the same thing. 🙂 Day 3 of the 30 Day Shred is over, and […]

30 Day Shred – Day 2 (Check in)


(Jen wondering if this is really worth feeling this horrible) Day Two of the 30 Day Shred is over, and I was actually looking forward to starting the work out. I was sore before it began, but my arms finally […]