Locus of Control

Even though it's a lot of work, I love graduate school and I love my grad program.  Last week for one of my classes we focused on creating a learning assessment.  Through various assessments I was . . . Continue Reading »

Some Early Fall Favorites

1. Fall colors (source) 2.  PUMPKINS -- in all different forms! (source) 3.  Pumpkin Pull-Apart Bread (source) 4.  University of Iowa Football 5.  NFL (source) 6.  Dunkin Donuts Coffee . . . Continue Reading »

Weight Watchers CORE Plan

Biggest Loser Challenge Week 1 Starting Weight: 226.6 pounds Week 1 Weight: 224.8 pounds Total Weight Lost: 1.8 pounds Woop Woop!  1.8 pounds lost!  A great first week.  Last week I really . . . Continue Reading »

Hodge Podge Monday

Today's post is rather hodge podge as there is so much I want to share.  First off,who has seen this commercial?  I cried the first time I saw it and it still gets to me every time... It 's really . . . Continue Reading »

Amish Market Giveaway

This morning I met up with my Aunt Danielle at the Annapolis, Maryland Amish Market. Before going inside though, my rock star Aunt taught me how to fold a fitted sheet!!  Checked that one off of my . . . Continue Reading »

Only 9 More Weeks?

Yesterday I received the most startling e-mail... We are only 9 weeks from Black Friday!! AHHHH!  I' ll be honest,I had a small panic attack as I haven't even thought about the holidays yet.  They . . . Continue Reading »

Super Food!

When did it get so dark in the mornings?  Today is my day off, from workouts, and I thoroughly enjoyed "sleeping in" until 6:30AM.  I actually could not figure out what that noise was at 6:30AM until . . . Continue Reading »

My Scaleless Summer

This summer I tried out a Scaleless Summer, where I put away the scale and focused on what I was putting in my mouth instead of focusing on the number on the scale.  I started out the summer weighing . . . Continue Reading »

I Want To Be The Biggest Loser

Staying motivated is an extremely important part of losing weight.  Back in 2006-2007 when I set out to lose weight, I had loving friends and family around me to support me, but my biggest motivator . . . Continue Reading »

Cleveland Rocks!

This past weekend Neal and I went to Cleveland, OH to visit Neal's sister Jill and her husband Rob. We set off on our adventure after work on Friday,hitting the road at 5:17PM. The drive up to . . . Continue Reading »

Learning a New Hobby

Yesterday started out with a 2 mile run with Neal.  We 've been really good about training and wake up bright and early on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday to do our runs.  Although we' re running . . . Continue Reading »

Cereal Wars

I have learned so much about myself these past two days,just from counting my calories on myplate.com.  Yesterday I started out the day consuming way more calories than planned and learned a lot . . . Continue Reading »

Mexican Turkey Meatloaf

Lucky Charms... why do you do this to me?  This morning I decided to pour myself a bowl of Lucky Charms instead of having a bowl of oatmeal as planned.  I poured myself a bowl of cereal and enjoyed . . . Continue Reading »

Counting Calories

Happy Monday Everyone! Hard to believe that this will be my first full week of work in over 2 weeks.  Vacationing in Iowa gave me a two day work week two weeks ago and then Labor day gave us a 4 day . . . Continue Reading »