And the scale says…plus more information about calorie counting and Noom

I promised last week that every Monday I would share my weight. Here goes... I don't want to get ahead of myself or jinx anything, but it seems like I am busting through the plateau. Since I started this blog I have lost 5 pounds. I'm sure hiking for 5 hours on Saturday probably helped … Continue reading And the scale says…plus more information about calorie counting and Noom

Virginia is for lovers and Old Rag Mountain is for hikers

Luis and I got back this morning. We had a great time camping at Shenandoah National Park. We camped at Loft Mountain. This is important to note, because there are multiple campgrounds affiliated with Shenandoah National Park. It's huge. We woke up early on Saturday morning to drive North to Old Rag Mountain. Boy oh … Continue reading Virginia is for lovers and Old Rag Mountain is for hikers

Speaking of Pinterest trends…I’m all about the bullet journal “habit trackers”

I know, I know. Bullet journaling is silly, because it's basically just journaling. Whatever, y'all- you can throw shade if you want. I enjoy doing it, and that is all that matters to me. I like doodling with purpose! I don't do much with my bullet journal other than track my habits. This habit tracking … Continue reading Speaking of Pinterest trends…I’m all about the bullet journal “habit trackers”

Happy 4th! I experimented with another Pinterest recipe and the outcome was *delightful*

Happy 4th of July friends! My husband had to work, and all of our close friends from Baltimore are celebrating out of town. That means I had a leisurely day of doing laundry, washing dishes and working out. I also may or may not have watched a few movies from the Lifetime Movie Network "Fourth … Continue reading Happy 4th! I experimented with another Pinterest recipe and the outcome was *delightful*

2 pounds down: slowly chipping away at my plateau

I weighed myself this morning. I was weighing myself every day, but it was messing with my head. So I'm back to only doing it once or twice per week. I am now 174 pounds! I am determined to keep up this downward trend. I'll post my progress once per week when I officially weigh … Continue reading 2 pounds down: slowly chipping away at my plateau

Stay busy and create structure for yourself

While I have not been teaching since the end of the school year or actually a little earlier than that since I took a brief leave of absence to help take care of my mother who was just recently diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer and a separate primary lung cancer in May, I have … Continue reading Stay busy and create structure for yourself

Meal planning, because eating grilled chicken with steamed vegetables for every meal does not a happy Hillary maketh

  When I am not on summer break (I'm a public school teacher), I plan my meals for the week on Friday and go grocery shopping on Saturday morning or *early* afternoon. I absolutely hate grocery shopping in a crowded store. I get hives just thinking about it. So rolling up to Whole Foods at … Continue reading Meal planning, because eating grilled chicken with steamed vegetables for every meal does not a happy Hillary maketh

I tried another banana Pinterest recipe and here’s what happened

So many Pinterest recipes, so little time. I am a compulsive "pinner" and I will often do it to kill time when waiting for an appointment or sitting in the airport, etc.  I have tried a few recipes from Pinterest and have had mixed results. I tried peanut butter banana "overnight oats" and absolutely hated … Continue reading I tried another banana Pinterest recipe and here’s what happened