Gettin' by and Gettin' Happier
Tuesday, March 13, 2012      3 comments

Hi all! Things have definitely improved for me over the last month or so. I still have the occasional knife in the side pain, but it is not all day, every day. I'd call that an improvement! I'm not exactly losing weight at the moment, but I ... Read more
Hormones are a B#@!$
Wednesday, February 15, 2012      3 comments

I cannot believe that I have been struggling with this pain for a year now. I have had every test under the sun. I have even had abdominal surgery to try to fix it. The pain has been consistently nagging and even got to the point that it took... Read more
Health Update
Thursday, February 09, 2012      2 comments

Hi all! Things have not improved much around here, but I'm muddling through it. I still have severe pain in my lower right abdomen, so I have started my rounds of doctors appointments all over again. Yesterday I met with my OB/GYN and I think... Read more
New year, fresh start
Sunday, January 01, 2012      3 comments

Hi everyone! I have so many things to be thankful for this year, despite the tremendous setbacks that I keep encountering. In the last year I became more physically active than I have ever been in my life. I began seeing muscle definition tha... Read more
Can't wait for December!
Monday, November 28, 2011      4 comments

Only a couple more days of bad luck, I keep telling myself. Maybe December will be a better month than November. I can honestly say that November was the worst month of my life, but my spirits are rising, I'm getting back on track, and I'm goi... Read more
Update on my painful week...
Friday, October 14, 2011      5 comments

Less pain today is the best news that I have to report. Other than that, it was doctors visits and tests. During my exam my doctor went over all of my past reports and she seemed completely perplexed. She pushed around on my abdomen, bringing... Read more
More downs than ups lately. :-(
Thursday, October 13, 2011      7 comments

Some of you may remember my issues last February that kept me from running my race at Disney. The day before we left on our trip I got such severe pains in my lower right side that I ended up in the ER. They scheduled an OR, suspecting appendi... Read more
My healthy recipe far!
Thursday, September 08, 2011      3 comments

As promised, here are the recipes that I have tried so far and have been family approved! Pan-Fried Trout with Tomato Basil Saute Serves 4 (1 fillet, 1/3 cup sauce) 2 oz chopped pancetta 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved 1 tsp minced g... Read more
My week of healthy recipe experiments!
Wednesday, September 07, 2011      2 comments

This week I have decided to shake it up around this house and make some more interesting food! Not unhealthy food, but interesting, healthy food, that actually tastes good. Hopefully I'll get time tonight to enter some of these into SparkRecip... Read more
My Spark Flickered
Friday, August 12, 2011      3 comments

Hi everyone! I have been having a rough couple weeks since coming back from our Florida vacation. I gained 6 pounds in my week away from serious calorie counting and exercising. I didn't completely abandon the exercise - we biked absolutely e... Read more
The beauty and challenges of vacation!
Tuesday, July 26, 2011      5 comments

Saturday night we came home from one of the best vacations we have ever taken as a family. It was just the four of us, with no specific plans - nowhere we had to be, no one we had to accomodate, nothing we had to do. It was wonderful! The kid... Read more
Yet another cake!
Tuesday, July 12, 2011      6 comments

Here is what I've been up to this week! For those of you who have no idea what that is, it is the Harry Potter Sorting Hat! My friend is having a Harry Potter party ... Read more
My Baking Blitz!
Friday, June 24, 2011      7 comments

I am now completely exhausted! I just finished a 3 tiered cake for a cousin's first birthday, as well as a few hundred cupcakes for my niece and nephew's graduation party tomorrow. My house is destroyed, my legs are sore from standing on the t... Read more
Great Weekend in Chicago! (PICTURES!!)
Monday, June 20, 2011      7 comments

Our weekend started pretty late Friday - my hubby had to work a full day, so we went to his office to pick him up. We didn't get on the road until almost 8 pm! Our kids were so good on the drive and we only had to stop for bathroom breaks twic... Read more
Chi-town Suggestions?!
Sunday, June 12, 2011      4 comments

Next weekend my hubby and I are taking the kids on a road trip to Chicago! We've been there quite a few times before, but this time we want some local suggestions. We are going to be staying in a hotel the Oak Brook area and we will be doing a... Read more

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