For those of you who read my blog post on my cousin-in-law but live outside the Twin Cities, I wanted to share the segment from WCCO news. You can watch it below. Thanks to all for your great feedback and support for Jaime’s recovery! * The video is no longer available at https://minnesota.cbslocal.com.
Late last summer, my husband received a horrible phone call from his father: His cousin Jaime had a stroke. She was 25 years old. It was an otherwise normal August evening, and Jaime was at her new apartment, waiting for her family to pick her up for her sister’s 21st birthday dinner. As she was... Read more »
I had high hopes for January. With all the excitement around Commitment Day and New Year’s Resolutions, I was ready to tackle some new goals — and lose more weight to get closer to my goal range (depending on much muscle I put on/retain, that’s another 36 to 46 pounds to lose). It’s definitely doable,... Read more »
On Thursday, I posted about boosting my immune system. A bad cold virus has been circulating in Twin Cities offices and day-care centers, and I wasn’t about to let the infection get to me. But that was more than four days ago. The cold? It won. It started with a headache, then a cough, and... Read more »
As a 5K newbie, I felt really lucky to have my coworkers join me in walking the Commitment Day event on New Year’s Day. It was extremely cold at the Minneapolis location (nearly 30 5K races happened across the country), but we bundle up and smiled as we walked the route. I think I even... Read more »
Hello dear readers! I’m blogging over at Unedited today about Commitment Day, a 5K in which I’ll be walk/running on New Year’s Day with my coworkers and friends. You’ll still find my weight-loss journey and healthy-living changes here, but I’ll be posting there once or twice a month as well. If you like what you’ve... Read more »
After I posted about Day 4 this morning, I was watching the news at lunchtime and heard of the heartbreaking tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. It almost seemed pointless to even think about gratitude when I felt such sadness. But then one of the little boys, among the many in shock,... Read more »
Yesterday, our new office manager, Brandi, decorated the office with festive, sparkly decorations. It was a simple thing, but every time I walked around the corner and saw a wreath or snowflake or glittery garland, I smiled. Somehow, that made everything brighter, so that I noticed a stranger holding the door open for me and... Read more »
Today my friend celebrated his birthday, and at his party, I was introduced to his network of friends that I had heard about for over a year. As I spoke about how my husband and I met in Florida through mutual friends, I realized the power of connections, and how we’ve been fortunate enough to... Read more »
From my journal entry last night: Hooray for pomegranate seeds at the salad bar! Thankful for newish tires on my car. While several cars were spinning on the icy roads, my Subaru trekked on, slipping only in the ruts of frozen snow on the streets. This lead me to conclude that, frugal as I may... Read more »
I love a beautiful snowfall. Today I was outside watching our dog Chloe race around in the fresh powder, stuffing her face into snow banks like it was the first time she had been in snow. She’s 7 now, but still acts like a puppy outside, always ready to play. She made my day.
One of my favorite lessons from a seminar with Maryanne O’Brien of Live Dynamite was to keep a gratitude log. You can do this in a journal, on cards or Post-its that you keep in plain sight, in a mental record, or with various online sites and social media. Generally, I note my appreciation in... Read more »
In October, I feared the dreaded weight-loss plateau, as I only managed to lose a pound for the entire month. That said, I had a few challenges, so in November, I stepped up my training and cut back on grains in an effort to break through my stalled weight loss. And this month, the scale... Read more »