Relay Foods Menu Planning

Relay Foods Menu Planner Review

In 2013 I was introduced to Relay Foods, an online grocery store serving and delivering to DC and cities around Virginia and Maryland. Relay Foods, which brings local farms, stores, and small . . . Continue Reading »

1 Month Without Dieting


A funny thing happened when I stopped dieting four weeks ago. When I allowed myself to eat whatever I wanted, I actually started eating less food.  Although I knew that part of my weight loss . . . Continue Reading »

Weekend Recap


Now THAT was a long weekend! Neal and I took Friday off to spend time with my parents and turned our 3 day weekend into a 4 day weekend. I kicked off the long weekend in the kitchen with my mom, which . . . Continue Reading »

Scaleless Summer

Scaleless Summer 2013

In 2011 I had a crazy idea. Why not go scaleless for an entire summer?  Instead of being focused on the scale, I would spend 3 months focused on other indicators of my success.  I have participated in . . . Continue Reading »

Week In Review

Week in Review

  On The Blog Weekend Recap What I Ate Wednesday Currently May 2015  CSA Week 2 Around The Web A Perfect Reading Area Grilled Veggie and Pesto Flatbread On Instagram This lunch This . . . Continue Reading »

CSA – Week 2

Taco Seasoned Zucchini Dinner

This week we enjoyed the second week of our Lancaster Farms summer CSA. We picked up our meat and vegetable shares and ate our way through them. This week we received and . . . Continue Reading »

Currently May 2015


Currently: Today is actually an incredibly special day!  Not only are my parents flying to DC today for a visit, but it's also their 32nd anniversary!  I'm so excited to see them and to spend the long . . . Continue Reading »

What I Ate Wednesday

Dannon Pina Colada Yogurt

Some days it's hard for me to comprehend how I'll reach my goals without dieting. It's so easy for me to want to find a plan that will keep me on the small and narrow. Although I'm not following a . . . Continue Reading »

Weekend Recap


This past weekend was an absolute blast! I didn't want it to end! We kicked off the weekend we an amazing dinner Friday night. Giant sent me their new Limoncello Risotto to try and it was oh so . . . Continue Reading »

Week In Review

Week In Review

Workouts Saturday - 45 minute spin class Sunday - 4 mile run Monday - Weight Lifting Tuesday -  Turbo Fire HIIT 20 and Abs 10 Wednesday - Rest Day Thursday - Weight Lifting Friday - Rest . . . Continue Reading »

CSA – Week 1

CSA Dinner

This past week our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) with Lancaster Farm Fresh Coop started. Each week, for 26 weeks, we'll receive a box of vegetables, meat, eggs, and soon, fruit. Here's what we . . . Continue Reading »

Mother’s Day Weekend


I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and a happy Mother's Day! Neal, Magnolia, and I have been fighting colds this weekend, but we made the most of the beautiful weather. Saturday after my spin . . . Continue Reading »

Week In Review

Week In Review

This past week was up and down, but it's fun ending it with Mother's Day. Sadly Magnolia has been fighting a cold all week. I ended up having to stay home with Magnolia Tuesday, but she's doing better . . . Continue Reading »

A Week Without Dieting

food journal

It's hard to put into words what my experience has been like these past 10 days.  My decision to stop dieting has been years in the making, but it took me a while to realize that it would be the . . . Continue Reading »

What I Ate Wednesday


A little over a week ago I made the decision to stop dieting.  I'll have a full update for y'all tomorrow, but I wanted to share what I ate on Monday for this WIAW.  As I'm not following a diet plan, . . . Continue Reading »