Machines

Machines

Me: I think that I can get down to like 215 by 7/11…which would be way easier to race with. Stend: Absolutely. Plus you’ll have so much muscles. Me: I was 222 my first tri. Stend: I don’t think you should even focus on the numbers. Just get that heart rate used to long activity and push yourself … Continue reading

Zucchini, Chicken and Rice Casserole – 9pp

Zucchini, Chicken and Rice Casserole – 9pp

  Zucchini, Chicken and Rice Casserole *Adapted from Cooking Light’s Chicken and Rice Casserole Thangs you need 1 onion, chopped PAM/cooking spray 8oz chicken breast 14oz. Fat Free Chicken Broth 1tbsp butter (or 2tbsp whipped butter) 2 large zucchini, chopped 2 large yellow squash, chopped 1tsp minced rosemary (I use fresh, but I also have … Continue reading

Fresh Starts

Fresh Starts

Tie my shoes. Fight the dog off. Retie my shoes. Open the front door and take a deep breath. Stretch. Start my running playlist. I can do this.  Mile One: it was fine. Yes, I was definitely slower than my 12 minute mile pace. Okay, I was a lot slower. Whatever. It’s fine. Check my … Continue reading

Make Yourself a Runner

Make Yourself a Runner

I was going back and forth on my fatty forums with Sunarie, a delightful user, about if I want to do the half marathon I am registered for. I have 10 weeks to train. Training would start TODAY. Our conversation went something like this: Me: 13.1 miles of nothing but running…I hate running. I love cycling … Continue reading

French Onion Soup – 7pp

French Onion Soup – 7pp

FRENCH ONION SOUP – 7pp   I’ve had quite a few people ask me about French Onion Soup. Is it hard to make? How do you make it? Can I have some? Etc. French Onion Soup is probably one of the easiest soups to make in my opinion. It’s incredibly flexible. Don’t like beer? Use … Continue reading

Huck

Huck

Meet Huckleberry, whom we call Huck. He’s our new 10 week old Bull Dog / Jack Russell / Lab mix (Bull Jack Lab). He’s a rescue with a few separation anxiety issues. The first 10 weeks of his life were pretty rough. I don’t know if I could be any more in love with him. … Continue reading

Choosing Good

Choosing Good

Here we are, wrapping up 2014. What a whirlwind of a year. 2014 sucked. 2014 sucked a big fat donkey dick. When I think about 2014 I think of my Grandmother passing away, infertility and miscarriages, gaining 50lbs, and battling depression. It’s SO easy to get lost in that. It’s too easy to get lost in … Continue reading

Invincible Summer

Invincible Summer

A couple of Kevin’s coworkers sent us the most beautiful flower arrangement that did wonders for my spirit. It made me feel hopeful and gave me purpose. As soon as I started feeling sad I’d look at these flowers and be reminded that even though things feel so ugly, there is still beauty in the … Continue reading

Grattitude

Grattitude

Thank you. A lot of people have said they’re encouraged, inspired, and thankful I’ve been so open with our infertility struggle, with our now second miscarriage, etc. And some people don’t get it. It’s such a personal, intimate thing someone goes through. I’m sharing the most inner details of my life. Our lives. I ask Kevin … Continue reading

Gutted

I guess there is no easy way to say this. It happened again. We made it to 5 weeks this time. We found out at 3w3d, told our immediate family at 4 weeks and had a miscarriage at 5 weeks. I was going to tell the rest of our family on Christmas and tell y’all … Continue reading