Posted in January 2013

Yes! Yes!

Yes! Yes!

Yes yes? Yes yes! This is the battle-cry in my Sunday morning spin class taught by the…ummm…evervescent Cody. The fact that I use the words “my” and “spin class” in the same sentence still blows my mind a bit. Several years ago I would have rolled my eyes at the thought of climbing on to … Continue reading

The Bouncy House Workout

The Bouncy House Workout

What’s better than a party on the weekend? A party with a bounce house! In celebration of my newly-four-year-old buddy’s birthday, his awesome mom and dad sequestered a bouncy house for him. Is it bounce house or bouncy house? I’m not sure, so I’ll use both. I had already asked for “adult swim” time in … Continue reading

Skinny By Inauguration

Skinny By Inauguration

As if Michelle Obama wasn’t doing enough to fight childhood obesity, she and husband, President Barack Obama (woot!) got out of their limo during the Inaugural Parade yesterday to squeeze in some extra steps on their pedometers. Surely that’s why they were walking. I’m sure it had nothing to do with the hoards of cheering … Continue reading

Held Hostage By Hunger

Held Hostage By Hunger

Does anyone else ever get paralyzed by an occasional snack choice or is that just me? Not always, but from time to time I will get so overwhelmed by the idea of having to decide what to eat when I am hungry that it will take me over an hour to decide what to eat. … Continue reading

Girls! Girls! Girls!

Girls! Girls! Girls!

“I promised myself that if I ever got this chance, I would thank Chad Lowe.” This is why I love Lena Dunham. Among other reasons. Namely her honest, funny, weird, outrageous HBO show, “Girls,” for which she won Best Actress & Best TV Series—Comedy or Musical at this past weekend’s Golden Globes.  But the awards … Continue reading

Boxed Lunch of the Future

Boxed Lunch of the Future

Sometimes we’re in a rush. Sometimes we don’t have time to think about things like sustenance and nutrition. And then we get hungry and we eat the wrong thing. Or we carry an apple and a string cheese with us in our purse all day that doesn’t get eaten and ends up all mushy and … Continue reading

Ode to the Pink Chairs

Ode to the Pink Chairs

My Weight Watcher’s meeting has been in its new location for several weeks now but I have to admit, I’m having trouble adjusting. Not that I want to go back to the crowded pink plastic chairs in the room with the slightly moldy carpet that lies tucked in the back of a building which houses Wilhelmina … Continue reading

I’ll Take Those Lemons!

I’ll Take Those Lemons!

You guys. I just discovered that my iPhone fits in the key pocket in my new lululemon pants and it has changed my life. I’ve been doing a lot of walking lately which is starting to really feel great. This does not mean that I necessarily feel motivated to do said walking and sometimes I … Continue reading

Don’t Panic, Make This

Don’t Panic, Make This

Welcome to Monday! Whatcha making for dinner? Hadn’t gotten that far? Well, I have an idea! I made this on Friday for some friends and it was delicious! You should make it too! It’s a creamy, comforting, cheesy carbfest that deliciously masks the fact that it’s made with a whole bunch of butternut squash and … Continue reading

Enjoying the Enemy

Enjoying the Enemy

I spent all day yesterday walking around, catching glimpses of my reflection in shiny surfaces and thinking, “Ugh-blech-blurgh.” But then I remembered that my #1 New Year’s Resolution is to enjoy myself no matter what I am doing. And since right now what I am doing is carrying around 15 extra pounds that seems to be … Continue reading