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I literally have like one and a half minutes, but I am so happy I just wanted to share these few updates. My brother called my sister, and they were able to overcome differences that have been...


Summer is happening, and I’m happy about it. This morning I dropped my daughter off at her grandma and grandpa’s house with her new swim suit and swim shoes. I don’t know if they’re going to use...


Yesterday, for the first time in my life, I had sex with the primary intention of making a baby. This was extremely exciting for me! When I got pregnant with my first baby, I had no idea if I wa...


June 29, 2020

Raviolis in Our Dinner Menu

Total calories: 398 Serving size: 6 pieces Ingredients: Pasta Prima Organic Spinach and Cheese Ravioli Kroger Simple Truth Organic 4 Cheese Pasta Sauce This is another very basic meal that does...


Total calories: 529 Serving size: 1 potato Ingredients: 2 russel potatos 3/4 cup frozen sweet corn 1/2 can black beans 3/4 cup salsa 2 garlic cloves Shredded Mexican cheese blend Sour cream We s...


Total calories: 203 Serving size: 1 chicken breast, 1 cup green beans Ingredients: Chicken breast Marinade Green beans Butter We defrost our chicken in the fridge at the beginning of the week. O...


Total calories: 403 Serving size: 1/2 recipe Ingredients: 6 cups chicken broth 3 cups cooked chicken breast, diced 2 cans great northern beans 2 cups salsa verde 1 teaspoon cumin 10 large bruss...


June 29, 2020

Flautas in Our Dinner Menu

Total calories: 580 Serving size: 4 flautas These ones are kind of cheating, because we buy them exactly like this and just throw them in the oven. We typically have these on nights we have no t...


I just created my calendar for the month of July, and it’s going to be a busy month. I’m adjusting my work calendar slightly to accommodate my workout routine. The way it was, I was finishing wo...


June 26, 2020

GTFO in Staying Connected

Over the past week or so I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about our space, or lack thereof. Then one of my Facebook friends posted a picture of an outdoor bar that she and her husband ha...


SELF I’ll be honest. After a week of eating a handful of spinach instead of a chicken sandwich and working out every day, I’m a little disappointed that I haven’t even lost one pound. That being ...


Father’s Day was good! My father-in-law seemed to like the putting green we got him, and my husband seemed to like the tabletop grill I got him. He’s excited to try grilling salmon and vegetables...


June 22, 2020

Homemade Pizza in Our Dinner Menu

Total calories: 634 Serving size: 2 slices Ingredients: Pizza crust Sauce (we use garlic alfredo, organic, store brand) Shredded cheese (we use mozzarella, store brand, and buy the block and shr...


Total calories: 892 Serving size: 2 quesadillas Sadly, these guys aren’t very photogenic, but I assure you they’re delicious. Ingredients: Tortillas (we use the same tortillas we use for tacos)...


Total calories: 675 Serving size: 1 beyond burger, 1 sweet potato Ingredients: Beyond burgers (we buy them in bulk at COSTCO) Sliced cheese (we buy the store brand, pre-sliced, white cheddar) Gr...


June 22, 2020

Tacos in Our Dinner Menu

Total calories: 603 Serving size: 3 tacos Ingredients: Tortillas (we like to use flour tortillas, Mission “Street Tacos”) Chicken (we buy a bulk bag of frozen chicken, cook it in the oven, shred...


June 19, 2020

Freedom in Staying Connected

This week has been a pretty good week. I finished I Know This Much is True on HBO, and man it was good. The main character, played by Mark Ruffalo, goes through so much trauma and bullshit. I cr...


June 18, 2020

Vanity in Staying Connected

I hurt all over my body. My quads, my gluts, my abs, and to a lesser extent my chest, shoulders, and triceps. The routine of full body workout one night and core-cardio the next night is going to...


June 16, 2020

On Track in Staying Connected

I must say, I am pretty satisfied with the way this weekend went. My husband got the bamboo fence up over our balcony, and it turned out great. I rearranged the things we have out there and my h...


June 15, 2020

Mental Blocks in Staying Connected

I feel like I waste so much time being anxious. I wish I could figure out how to break out of it. Yesterday was a rollercoaster. The morning was fantastic. It was the first Sunday morning I can ...


I was thinking about it the other day and I realized, from the time I was about 16 years old until now, I’ve always had a vice. SIXTEEN It’s hard to remember the exact order of things, but I’m p...


June 12, 2020

Inner Critic in Staying Connected

I think I’m beginning to notice a pattern within myself. Things get quiet right before a storm. For the past couple of days, I’ve thought to myself, “what should I write about?” and then, “I’ve ...


June 09, 2020

Lighter in Staying Connected

Good news. My husband’s unemployment checks finally arrived, complete with backpay. This means I can pay off my credit card and afford plane tickets to visit my family this summer. I know some p...


The hubby and I had a productive conversation yesterday. We dropped our little girl off at her grandparents’ house and took a nice, long, afternoon walk. It was established before we left that t...


June 08, 2020

Help in Staying Connected

I have spent the last 24 hours feeling deeply anxious and upset. It doesn’t matter if my husband works more hours, if we work the same number of hours, or if I work more hours (which is the case...


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