Bathing suit time!
Are you ready for bathing suit season?
I'm not. We recently went on a vacation to a beach resort. I packed my two favorite bathing suits with flattering ruching ... and discovered that, after 6+ years, the elastic wasn't working so well... Read more
My Relationship with Food
On Friday, I made (and posted) beautiful (if I say so myself) chocolate cupcakes for my daughter's third birthday dinner. Yesterday I posted a newsfeed photo of my kids eating ice cream -- our treat after a morning at the beach. I felt like I wa... Read more
Day by Day
Every day is different.
Sometimes you eat the bear, and sometimes the bear eats you.
Yesterday was a good day, health-wise. I didn't get to the gym to exercise, but I made time to walk. I hit 10k steps and ate within my calories. I suc... Read more
Survival guide for long days
I'm back from family camp! A good time was had by all. We tie-dyed, spent time together as a family, and got to meet some new Jewish families. We spent lots of time examining the flora and fauna of the vicinity (at least, if you count lizards, b... Read more
Offline for the weekend
I'm headed to family camp this weekend.
A few times a year, my family goes to a weekend camp. It's set up by one of the Jewish sleepaway camps in our area. There's cabin or motel-style housing for families, food is provided in the dining hall... Read more
Binge vs. Treat
So today, for the first time since I recommitted on April 1, I had a binge.
I ate an entire pint of ice cream in front of the TV.
Now, it was Halo Top ice cream, so an entire pint is only 240 calories, and high in protein. And it fits... Read more
On fluctuations in weight
Today I did a late afternoon work out, and after that, I made the mistake of weighing myself.
I weigh in at the gym weekly – I got rid of my home scale years ago after learning that obsessive weighing was only leading me to craziness and... Read more
There is a crack in everything; that's how the light gets in
I have spent a lot of time cursing my own human frailty. Why do I binge? Why do I overeat? Why do I yell at my kids? Why do I succumb to laziness, vanity, greed, any one of a hundred other tendencies I would rather not have?
Here is a beaut... Read more
Not binging but splurging
Today I woke up in the morning feeling saggy and droopy. Despite over eight hours of sleep (according to my fit bit) I just didn't want to get up this morning. It's been a very kid–intensive week, and the thought of another day spent with them w... Read more
Under calories today!
I think I figured out what works for me with lunch!
Today, I spent all day with the kids, so of course it was exhausting. I had baked oatmeal for breakfast, to which I add lots of protein powder as well as milk and eggs, so it's high pro... Read more
Still troubleshooting lunch
First of all, I'm very proud of myself today for getting in my exercise even though I couldn't go to the gym as planned. Our nanny cancelled, so I was on the hook for picking up the kids at 3pm. Our gym has a kids' club, but I'm planning on taki... Read more
On brain chemistry
If you've read my other blog posts, you know that a few days ago, I was in complete depression and despair. It had started suddenly. And it ended just as suddenly. No reason, no rhyme.
Just like that, for about a week or ten days, I was rea... Read more
Time for more protein!
Today I swam for the first time in at least six months. Wow! What a workout! I swam for about 40 minutes, 40 lengths of the pool, (a little more than half a mile), a mix of freestyle and backstroke, and at the end, I exited the pool completely w... Read more
Playing with our food
Mentally, I'm feeling SOOO much better today. Not sure why, but I'll take it!
For dinner, I made buttermilk-beet borscht (a super easy and yummy recipe, and a great way to start a meal), followed by pan-seared grouper and roasted cauliflowe... Read more
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Tough times and rocky seas
I have been having a tough time for the last week or two. Lots of stress, lots of enmity towards the children. Who, of course, usually deserve it -- but a good mommy just doesn't act on all those feelings of frustration. There's a difference bet... Read more