Good morning and happy Hump Day! It’s time for another edition of Monday In Meals where I share what I ate throughout the day. Every Monday is a little different, but I’m typically ready for a healthy week ahead, so sharing my meals and snacks on CNC at the beginning of the week gets me on track and keeps the momentum rolling. That said, here’s a recap of my Monday In Meals! Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with red potatoes, peppers,…

Hi, friends! How’s it going? Here’s a little recap of yesterday””eats and happenings! My day started with a routine glucose test to screen for gestational diabetes in pregnancy. I couldn’t eat after midnight the night before, so I arrived at the testing center bright and early to get it done. (I’m such a breakfast gal and miss it so much when I don’t have it.) The first blood draw was done as soon as I arrived…

Good morning! One of my goals for September was to buy a new book, so, on Sunday, I visited Barnes & Noble and purchased Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson (aka The Bloggess). You remember Beyoncé, the metal chicken, right? Same author. And she’s hilarious. I’ve only read the first two chapters, but I absolutely love it so far. I’ve already laughed out loud a bunch of times! That’s when you know it’s a…

Anytime Mal and I struggle in life, we always remind each other of something his Grandma used to say: accept and adjust. I’ve blogged about these words a few times in the past, but when it comes to health issues, they mean so much more. My own grandfather had a similar piece of advice when things don’t go your way: life is not fair. Basically, you can get all bent out of shape and dwell…

Hi, friends! Remember my 10-Day Packing Challenge? If not, I basically tried to get all of this: Into these two carry-ons: I eventually made it happen, but it was quite the packing challenge! What I packed for my vacation: 4 t-shirts 2 long-sleeve shirts 4 tank tops 1 sweatshirt 3 pairs of shorts 2 pairs of jeans 1 pair of capris 5 bathing suits 4 bras (3 regular, 1 strapless) 12 pairs of undies 7…

If I could pick any place in the world to be right now, it’d be on this beach in the Cayman Islands: Surrounded by this crystal clear water: With this handsome guy: Man, we had an awesome vacation. I want to go back!!! I honestly can’t wait to tell you guys all about our cruise. I have lots of fun posts planned. Most of them will be “Show & Tell-ish” since I was on vacation…

Vacation countdown: 2 days! 😎 It seems like a bunch of you guys missed my post about our upcoming vacation, so just in case you did, Mal and I (and six of our friends) are taking a week-long cruise to Cozumel, Belize, Honduras, and the Cayman Islands. Woohoo! Our ship departs from Miami, so, with our travels to and from Florida, we’ll be away for a total of 10 days, which poses quite the packing challenge…

I welcomed hemp milk back into my diet this morning. I love it””it’s so tasty and nutritious””but, man, it’s expensive. Whole Foods had a coupon for it last week, so I splurged a bought a carton of it. Breakfast This morning’s breakfast was “Oatmeal” Minus the Oats made with hemp milk instead of almond milk. There wasn’t much of a flavor difference because the banana typically dominates, but it did taste a tad more “nutty”…

After my hour-long appointment with the Nutrition Response Testing (NRT) doctor, I had a lot to think about. Even though it seemed a little out there, I promised myself I’d keep an open mind about NRT, so I gave myself plenty of time to consider everything, do my own “research,” and bounce some ideas off of my husband, who always brings me back down to earth when I start to get ahead of myself with my crazy ideas and…

Obviously, I’m proud of myself after my half marathon performance this weekend, but the race definitely lit a fire under my butt. A year ago, I ran the same half marathon 2 minutes and 30 seconds faster. Of course, I had been training and in better health, but if you look at my half marathon times over the years, I haven’t improved all that much. Rock ‘N’ Roll USA Half Marathon Washington, DC, March 17,…

Good morning! One month from today, Mal and I will be on vacation! We’re taking a week-long cruise with friends to Cozumel, Belize, Honduras, and the Cayman Islands. Woohoo! I imagine our time on the cruise will look something like this: And this: And probably this: Anyway, we’re psyched and cannot wait! I’m planning to take a true vacation and not blog at all on the cruise, but I also don’t want to leave CNC…

Good morning, friends! Murphy says “heyyyy, ladies!” He’s just throwing out the pug vibe this morning. Breakfast My morning started with a delicious bowl of “Oatmeal” Minus the Oats. Instead of almond milk, I used soy milk, and I added a big scoop of Teddie Peanut Butter at the end. Delish. I also drank a glass of iced coffee with sunflower milk. Feel Great Weight In the past, I lost weight by being super strict…

Almost two years ago, I wrote a post called I Bet You Didn’t Know where I told you guys some things about myself that I didn’t think you knew. It was a fun post, so I decided to bring in back this morning. I bet you didn’t know”¦ I’m weirdly obsessed with having cleans sheets on our bed. This, of course, is somewhat problematic when a dog sleeps in it almost every night. I just…

Brrrrrr! Check out the wintery scene that I woke up to in our backyard this morning: Ick. Snow. I’m just not a fan. And I like snow even less when it comes to motivating myself to leave the house to exercise. The last thing I wanted to do this morning was venture out into the snow and freezing cold. I mean, bundling up, cleaning the snow off of my car, scraping the windows, and dealing…

GAH! Look what happened overnight! Ok, fresh snow is kind of pretty, but I could have honestly gone all winter without it. Now, I’m patiently waiting for it to melt. Come on high of 47 degrees! Work your magic! (Man, I am such a snow hater!) Breakfast I love “Oatmeal” Minus the Oats! It’s my new favorite breakfast. I also added fresh blackberries and two scoops of peanut butter to the mix. So satisfying, so…

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