Rooted and uprooted

I saw this on social media this morning and it hit home. I tend to dig in, plant roots, and get stuck.  Routines are great as long as you are not stuck in a rut. Today I needed the reminder that I can make changes… move on from routines and learn. With that, I share…

Sharing

At my home, this is a weekend typically filled with celebrations and fun with family and friends.  Typically, this means food. Jar because I am being more careful with my food choices doesn’t mean I need to bring “diet” food!  A few of my favorites… Janeva’s buffalo chicken meatballs.  Brought those to a potluck.. 150…

Changing the “can’t”

One word that threatens my ability to move forward is “can’t.” When everything is super regimented, it feels like I am living in what I can’t have and can’t do… This is where I get stuck. And depressed… and angry. My sister reminded me: I am the one with the power. Yes, I will hear…

When to seek help

I can blame the stress. I can blame my health, I can blame the world. I choose to accept that I own my problem. I got tasked with a new challenge… and I have an awesome boss who preaches work life balance (and actually walks her talk.). She reminds me daily not to burn out……

Confessions of an addict

Any one who has ever battled an addiction knows. We know what quitting means, we know that making good choices is the path to healing. Whatever your addiction, it’s a pull to something that is beyond reason. I come from a very long line of addicts. Food, alcohol, drugs, shopping, hoarding… my family has a…

It’s a choice

I awoke this morning with a ton of things to do. The color run starts in 1.5 hours, house cleaning, doctor appointments, laundry, grocery shopping, meal prepping… and my family coming for a visit. The dog needed to be walked, the fur babies needed to be fed. I started my morning feeling overwhelmed. Silly. It’s…

Depends on where you look

I was walking my pooch this morning and all the sudden it was raining.  It’s May, it’s cold, it’s raining… again.  I looked up… dark clouds… to the right and front of me blue sky.  What the heck? I started to feel like a cartoon character where the rain stays right over that guy..  and…

Something right

Tonight my hubby came home with a big batch of flowers… just because.  Not that long ago he would have come in with a bo bowl of popcorn!  I must be doing something right! That, ladies and gentlemen, that is how you tell someone you are thinking of them and proud of them!

The color of life

Lots of my family and friends tell me they hate veggies.  I get why my brother feels that way.  When we were growing up a salad was ice berg lettuce with ranch dressing… big blah bowl of colorless blech. Today I pulled out my salad and someone stopped and said wow, that’s pretty.  I would…

Plan B

Sometimes you can’t control anything.  That’s when you have to implement plan B… or in my case C… because …. life. Was planning to work from home, so salad fixings ready but not packed.  Emergency required me to go to work… Salad pieces thrown in bag… go Get to work.  Forgot a bowl, lettuce, silverware,…

Random acts of kindness

My coach and I were talking and I was relaying a story. She commented on how I take emotions in, and how they affect me deeply. I did some listening and assessing this week. She is right… but it is who I am. When something happens, good or bad, to someone I care about… I…

The gift of prepping

I know it’s only been a week… and I know I am a hormonal train wreck… but for the first time in a while I feel good. It doesn’t matter what the scale says… I see a lot of posts about people on their second+ round. You get back on and it’s harder. That is…