Livin’ the Vida Matcha: Mixing Things Up

I’ve been at a bit of a plateau,  right at 200. It’s driving me bonkers,  honestly.  I can contribute some of the plateau to my recent difficulty in getting to the gym.   But even so,  the weight should be dropping.  I’m absolutely draconian about counting my calories (always under 1200), heavy in protein and…

Week 9 Check-In

Still struggling to get to the gym, but this is a new week.  I’m hoping I’m able to get there this week.  I was sick yesterday, but I should at least be able to get there tonight, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday.  Thursdays are out because my husband has “f-ing ensemble practice,” so he’s not able…

Weeks 7 & 8 Check-In

I’ll admit that the past few weeks have put me in a dark and twisty spiral at times. I know, I know, it’s just a number, but I want to see a lower damn number if I’m going to walk around feeling hungry and weighing/tracking every damn thing I eat. I didn’t check in last…

WIP Wednesday:  2017 Socks #3

I’m finally working on socks again. I love the stripey sock yarns,  so this was another pair of striped socks.  The pattern was my favorite,  the Tootsie Roll socks by Paper Daisy Creations.  The yarn is also one of my favorites,  Nomadic Yarns Twisty sock in the Indio colorway.   These were my second completed pair of…

F is for Fuhgeddaboudit:  Week 6 Check-in

Well,  this is a couple of days late.   My birthday was last Sunday, which coincided with Easter.  So wine (ok, I had a free-for-all and had 3 glasses of delicious wine, yo), birthday cake,  salty delicious ham,  cheesy potatoes, baked goods at church.  GULP.  It was a rough day.   But the wine was…

E is for Emotions (and energy and ego and exercise)

  I am a better parent when I exercise.  I’m an academic at heart, so I tested it.  On days when I’m not at the gym, I struggle with my temper.  I’m impatient.  I’m snarky.  And I’m more tired.   But if I go to the gym for just an hour and bust my ass,…

D is for Delays (and Distractions): Week 5 Check-in

I’m,  like, supposed to be blogging daily.   I always sign up for these daily blogging challenges and fade off about halfway through,  partially from distraction and partially from lack of interest and inspiration.  This time,  it’s mostly because I’ve just been hella busy and uninspired.   I’m going to try to catch up this…

C is for Chicken (and Can’t Catch A Break):  Week 4 Check-in

Mondays are weigh-in days.  I was looking forward to seeing my progress this morning because when I stepped on the scale yesterday, I was 209.6.   This morning, my official weigh-in was 211.2.  So for those of you following the numbers, that’s 2 pounds down from last week, 11.8 pounds down in the 4 weeks…

B is for Breakfast (and Baking)

I love to bake.  I always have, really.  It’s how I wooed my husband.  We were dating long distance, and I often baked him spicy chocolate chip cookies  (chocolate chip cookies with cayenne pepper).  We often joke that he thought that flush he got was because he was in loooove, but it was really the…

2017 A-to-Z Blogging Challenge:  A is for Accountability

I love writing.  It’s where my heart resides, if I’m to be honest about it.  I’m not a poetic creative type, mind you.  I’m not someone who loves writing about research either.  I do, however, love memoir-style writing. I just love the art of wordsmithing and painting my life with words.   Maybe it’s because…

Cooking with Kids, Beef Stew

My twins will be 4yo this summer, and I find that I’m often unsure what they’re really capable of, in terms of gross and fine motor skills.  Sometimes, I over-reach and give them tasks that are just a bit too advanced for them (better to try, though, right?), while other times, I find that they’re…

WIP Wednesday, one day removed

I’ve been working on another pair of stripey socks, and I’m loving these colors.  Nothing too interesting, in terms of pattern.  These are the Tootsie Roll pattern, and I love they way they are kind of slouchy, 80s-style.  The yarn is from Nomadic Yarns, and the colorway is Indio.  These will also get an afterthought…