Gratitude, Life

Some complaints + gratitude :)

The end of this week has felt overwhelming to me. Despite our heat wave, which has been a welcome change, and has made everything feel nice, bright and very "summery". But I don't know, I just feel...overwhelmed. My brain dump list from last week has remained untouched, except I've thought of a bunch of things… Continue reading Some complaints + gratitude đź™‚

Health, Meals, Workouts

Macro tracking: the negative side

A nice sample of a balanced breakfast: Fruit Loops! (treat mode) with unsweetened cashew milk, plus 1 egg, 2 egg whites, pepper jack cheese, arugula and salsa verde. Great combo of macronutrients while mixing fun foods and healthy foods. P21, C 29, F11, 306 calories. Okay, okay, okay, okay.....I realize this entire post could come… Continue reading Macro tracking: the negative side

Kids, Life, Parenting

Heat wave and teens/compromise

It's Hot We've entered summer, apparently, here in Wisconsin.... never mind that just last week we seemed firmly on the outskirts of winter. Spring just never showed up this year. It was 90 degrees yesterday. !!!! I heard on the news that it was actually a record high temperature for May 10. I finally caved… Continue reading Heat wave and teens/compromise

Holidays, Kids

A phone use argument with teens + Mother’s Day weekend

Phones at school Last week we got into a big "discussion" with the boys about taking their phones to school (or not). Ever since they got cell phones around Christmastime, we have not allowed their phones to go to school with them. What for?! They are at school. Well, during play rehearsals a couple weeks… Continue reading A phone use argument with teens + Mother’s Day weekend

Household, Life, Misc.

Workday appointments, resisting temptation and spider dreams

Good morning....I've been up since about 4:18 a.m., when I woke suddenly from dream. In the dream, I had felt a little something under my pillow. So, (in the dream), I of course moved my pillow, and found dozens of SPIDERS crawling all over the bed! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Like, big, black, disgusting spiders!! Ivan and I… Continue reading Workday appointments, resisting temptation and spider dreams

Goals, Health, Podcasts, Workouts

Over the 8 day hump/ nutrition podcast rec

I'm happy to report that I am still tracking my macros. Yesterday was Day 8. "Day 8" (or thereabouts) tends to be my kryptonite. Usually, any time I try to implement a change, or do a "program" (like when I tried repeatedly to do the #75Hard program...), I go forth strong for...about 8 days. I… Continue reading Over the 8 day hump/ nutrition podcast rec

Family Fun, Movies, Weekends

A very Mama Mia-full weekend

Weekend Recap: Friday night- Asher had swim practice from 6:20-7:35, so I drove him to that. After, Ivan and I went out for our pretty typical Friday night date night, to his friend's Mexican restaurant. We, as usual, got the chicken and steak "nachos fiesta", no sour cream, add raw jalapeno. If you're wondering if… Continue reading A very Mama Mia-full weekend