The Day It All Came Crashing Down

June 28, 2018

The other day I was working from home, sitting in my living room, my laptop on my lap. I was updating a spreadsheet when the quiet was punctured by a sudden, horrific crash. There was a violent clanging of medal, and a heavy thud, and then it was quiet again. It only took a second to realize that my rack of race medals had fallen off the wall.

Damn, it was scary! I startle easily, and Read the rest of this entry »

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I PLAY WITH MY FOOD: Leaning Tower of Tuna

June 26, 2018

What’s this? A mug full of cucumber?

Yes, but there’s so much more! Underneath the cucumber are layers upon layers of other tasty, healthy things, and I planned this meal so that they’d get revealed in a very dramatic fashion. Read the rest of this entry »


Mark Your Calendars and Come See Me Speak in Michigan!

June 24, 2018

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: I’ve been invited to speak about weight loss and fitness in Michigan and you can come! Mark your calendar for Thursday, July 12th… and keep reading for details!

Speaking at the Fitbloggin’ Conference in Denver a few years ago.

I’ve been lucky enough to have a Read the rest of this entry »


The Next Steps In My Exercise Break, and My Fight Against the Negative Voices

June 20, 2018

I can’t believe it’s been almost two months since I started my much-needed exercise break. Although I didn’t know what to expect when I started it, I had some vague thoughts that by now I’d be back at full capacity. And I’m not. Ultimately, I’m fine with that. I’m staying active, and my thinking has evolved.

This post is about how it’s all going, what I’m doing now, and the nasty voices in my own head. Read the rest of this entry »


An Impromptu Hike, From Summit to Sea and Back Again… and With Lots of Stairs!

June 19, 2018

I needed a change of scenery on Saturday. I wanted to go someplace new, see something different, have an experience. So I jumped in my car and headed south to Orange County, and ended up on an epic hike that took me from mountaintop to beach, and up and down plenty of stairs!

I researched hiking options before I left, and settled on Aliso Peak, a small mountain in Laguna Beach. I liked the idea of Read the rest of this entry »


I Have a Steak Recipe For You… And It’s Vegan. Yes, Vegan!

June 14, 2018

A few months ago, multiple people in a Facebook group I’m in all posted pictures of their cabbage steaks. Cabbage Steaks? I was as intrigued at that moment as you are right now!

So I recently pulled that old red cabbage out from under the bed, dusted it off, and made some delicious cabbage steaks with it. And here’s how I did it. Read the rest of this entry »


Trying New Things: I’d Like to Buy A Vowel

June 13, 2018

Here’s a fresh batch of new-to-me supermarket items that I bought, tried and wanted to share. Keep reading for a meaty snack and a healthy, fresh entree. First, though, is a beverage that will drive your spellcheck crazy. Read the rest of this entry »