March 27, 2014

Thai Mushroom Chicken Stir Fry

Jan22
Thai Mushroom Chicken Stir Fry @beautyandbedlam

For twenty years, I’ve been making dinner for our children, and while I think I’ve “finally” gotten the hang of it, the majority of these meals have pretty much stayed within the realm of comfort foods. I stray outside that […]

Join Me: 17 Day Carb Detox Challenge

Jan6

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

Mar19
Red onion

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 […]

7 Day Detox Diet: GM

Feb4
weight scale

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. […]

Printable Fitness Calendar (30 Days of Healthy Living)

Aug1
fitness calendar

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

Jul27
weight scale

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

Sep26

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)

Sep24
discipline

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

Sep18
30 day shred

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)

Sep15
cartoon cry

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 honestly, […]

30 Day Shred – Day 2 (Check in)

Sep14
30 Day Shred

(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 […]

30 Day Shred – Finished Day 1 (Chime in)

Sep13
exercise cartoon

Day One of the 30 Day Shred is over, and I KNOW I can do this (repeat this five times fast). I just can’t tell you how much I dreaded this day, but I finally got it over. Not only […]

Join me on the 30 Day Shred & Giveaway

Sep10
30-day-shred-jillian-michaels

Reading the comments on my last post, The Weight Loss Roller Coaster, excited me to no end (and made me a little nervous too). I am thrilled that many of you want to join me during these 30 Days of […]

The Weight Loss Roller Coaster

Sep9
weight scale

I’m tackling a subject matter over over the course of the next week that I have been avoiding for too long. A topic that steps on toes. A topic that pulls at the root of many womens’ emotions. A topic […]

Confessions of a Running Mom: 5 Frugal Fitness Tips

Jun21
5 Frugal Fitness Tips

Can I tell you a secret? I hated running as a child. Okay, that’s not much of a secret…in fact anyone who knew me then, could tell you that. But growing up I hated any form of exercising, and running […]