18 February 2011

08 February 2011

Love at First Sight

I walk in on this all the time and I can't get enough of how much they love each other. No one can make Mimi smile and laugh like Jonas can. And no one makes Jonas happier than Mimi. Even when I try to take him on a date by himself, he wants Mimi to come with.

Number 49503 on my list of things to be grateful for: My kiddos love each other.

Update: 7 months later, they are still like this.

04 February 2011

To Do: Win a Writing Contest. DONE!

Sometimes there are things on your To-Do List that you had no idea were there until after they are done.

For instance, last month, I had no idea Spend 2 hours on the phone with Bank of America was on my to-do list, followed by an unforeseen Rip hair out after phone call.

Before the week started, I would never have guessed I would put "Prepare for snow day" on my must-completes.

Or when I woke up this morning, I had no idea that my daily task list would include Win a Writing Contest.

Say, what?!

Well, sort of a writing contest. After changing our nutrition habits and finding so much success with it, I submitted my story to Whole9 last month and crossed my fingers. From the comments section of their blog, there were a lot of great stories floating around so I wasn't expecting much.

This is what I woke up to this morning:

I'm absolutely thrilled. I'm in such a good mood, I may even let Jonas watch The Muppetts Take Manhattan while I bounce around the house.

I thought the highlight of my week would be a No-Snow Snow Day. This is even better.

Read my entry here on Whole9

01 February 2011

Introducing the Newest Member of the Family

UPDATE: Links functioning. Thanks for the heads up, Randa!

For months, I've decidedly chosen not to create a new blog. Months. Every time I consider it, I think "No time! There's never any time. No time to study, no time to wash my hair..."

And yet, every few days the thought pops into my head: "Start a new blog."

That's where the inner argument begins:
I don't want to.

You should

I shouldn't. I don't have anything to say

Whatever. You always have something to say, whether you should or not
That's true. A great strength and flaw of mine. And then it continues:
So if I start this blog, what's my focus? I have an opinion on everything. I'm all over the place.

Yeah, you are.
End conversation. I think my inner self is giving me permission to give up. But my inner self is giving me permission to think.

So after months of thinking and arguing, I decided to start a new blog. I figured it was that or admitting myself to Bellevue.

January was prep time and now the family blog is pleased to introduce our newest member of the family:

Risqué, I know!

I spend a lot of time researching PCOS, Paleo nutrition, exercise, sustainable/ethical farming, and overall fitness. I also spend egregious amounts of time implementing what I learn. Now it's all coming together in one place. To share and to learn together.

It has been a long road, but I feel like I'm finally at a place where I can be healed from PCOS, enjoy good food without being hungry all the live-long day, exercise a lot less than I used to, and become for-real toned (not fake toned).

After years of not even realizing what a zombie I was, I finally feel alive. (And I've lost 45 pounds and counting, which is awesome in and of itself).

There is a heavy PCOS slant (for now), but I truly believe the nutrition and fitness principles are for everyone. I'd love some feedback, so if you have any questions or comments, kind or scathing, send them my way.

Read the first chapter of my PCOS story and a handful of other articles here.

And PS, we had twins. PATRICK started a blog too! My world has been totally rocked. In a good way.