Category Archives: Living

Get it Right

In about a year, I’ve gained XX lbs. I blame the post wedding bliss and lack of wedding planning stress. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Right before the holidays I decided to get serious and was at least able to stop the uphill climb of the scale. But that didn’t do anything […]

This Old House

Our air conditioner is out. Again. Third time this summer. Well, technically it’s the first time for this A/C unit, the other unit was broken on two separate occasions this summer. By the time it’s all said and done, we’ll probably spend the cost of a brand new unit on repairs to these two. The […]

Curry Shrimp & Veggie Stir-Fry

This calorie counting thing is no joke. If I’m home, it just involves a little advance planning. If I’m on the go, it involves a massive amount of willpower, hunger pains, and a herculean amount of willpower. After having a 1700 calorie dinner at a fantastic Mexican restaurant in San Diego, I was ready to […]

Back to Calorie Counting

Calorie counting worked really well for me.  It helped me lose and keep off 12 love pounds and it has reset my idea of what enough food is even when I’m not actively calorie counting.  Now I still have 20+ pounds I want to lose, but those have been with me for years now they’re […]

A Deep Breath

While running, I find myself panting for air.  I slow down and my breathing gets under control but the second I start back running, I lose it again.  And when I say panting, I really mean panting. And this breathing difficulty is not just due to running.  I have a tendency to pull my stomach […]

Check Writing

Don’t let your mouth write a check that your behind can’t cash. I grew up hearing this saying over and over again.  It was normally in relation to some little kid mouthiness.  It has stuck with me even today but every now and again, I seemingly forget.  On a cold ambitious day just a couple […]

Societal Norms

Who does most of the cooking in your house?  Do they also do the post-cooking clean-up?

Restroom Etiquette at Work

Restroom Etiquette for the Office

My Decision

Thanks to all who chimed in on my post regarding those twelve effing pounds.  I appreciate the encouragement.  You all helped to turn a very crappy day into one that wasn’t so bad.  I’ve taken the many suggestions into consideration and have an initial plan. I know I need to keep a food diary because […]

Columbia Heights Day

Was a HUGE success.  The field was full of families and urbanites taking it all in.  The petting zoo had a camel, a real live camel as well as a cow, sheep, goat, ducks, rabbits, and other animals. The Tivoli North Business Association showed up with snacks to sample as well as news that Thai […]