Bohol, Philippines

Hello Friends! I hope you’ve been well. I’ve been great. Still fat, yes. But happy. I took a gap year to some amazing places. Australia Cambodia France Hungary Indonesia Malaysia Philippines Portugal Serbia Thailand Vietnam If you’re at all interested in checking out my travels, please hop over to my brand new blog I didn’t […]

 Everyone’s aware I’m single. Some seem more aware than others. My Mom’s showing strangers my Facebook profile pic at my nephew’s football games. My brother, however, refuses to introduce me to his eligible friends. I accept that I’m at an age where, if I want to have a baby, I cannot afford to leave my house without looking presentable. […]

Weather’s getting cooler. Days are getting shorter. I couldn’t be happier. Maybe it’s denial. Or Maybe I’M STILL ON A HIGH FROM MY TRIP TO COSTA RICA!! I’m in love! Not much pre-trip, weight-related freak-out this time. I did want to go from a size 14/16 to a size 12. I had 10 weeks to lose […]

Hellooo Summer. Twelve weeks of partying and pitfalls. Already I’ve spent a couple days in Atlantic City with my family not winning big. A couple days at the Firefly Music Festival with the hipsters and Public Enemy not not drinking delicious beer. Lots of syrupy pancakes with fresh local berries. Some karaoke. My first taste […]

A few months ago I decided to take a more DIY approach to food — if I could make it myself, I would. If I couldn’t make it myself, I wouldn’t eat much of it. I’ve made significant progress with this. I’ve basically kicked my Lean Cuisine and Progresso Soup habit. I make a mean white […]

I’d like to apologize to my clothes for gaining weight, then losing weight, then gaining weight again. I’ve put my jeans to the test. Just when they thought they were getting some relief, we’re back to pulling at the seams. Special thanks to my American Eagle crops for being the most forgiving. Today I salute a particular piece of […]

   My May goal was to run 31 miles in 31 days. Mission Accomplished! On to the next one. I’ve set a goal to have an official mission statement before my BDay. I have a job that I don’t hate, but I feel like I’m not living up to my potential. I want to do something different, […]

It’s been an off week for me. I haven’t cooked one thing, but I’m glad I didn’t revert to junk eating. Today I started out with a spinach smoothie. Lately this has been my breakfast at least twice a week since I’m trying to cut down on my cereal consumption. Today’s version had avocado, raspberries, strawberries, almond milk, […]

I Love being a Delawarean. My state’s a small wonder. It’s home to beautiful beaches, tax-free shopping, and deliciously awesome communities. Most beloved, The Amish. Yup, Dover has a full-on Amish community. That surprises people who pass through visit, but I’ve seen Amish kids park their horse and buggy in the mall parking lot and […]

This picture is of my dog Star (left) and my Mom’s beloved Bebe (right) having a little puppy party just because I’d walked into the room. It’s good to be acknowledged for doing very little. But it’s also awful. This Ted Talk says that when you tell people about your goals, your brain signals some of […]