Home, Relationships

Considering the stay

I'm sitting at work and I have music playing and "You Matter to Me" from the musical Waitress comes up next in my shuffled playlist. When I saw the play, I sobbed during this song. Mostly because I was meant to see the play with my boyfriend and instead was seeing it with my little… Continue reading Considering the stay

Travel

Weekend in the Country: Part 2

Saturday - Rest: I slept like a queen in my king-sized bed on Friday night. Saturday morning, I woke up early, dressed for the gym, and ran to breakfast to beat the other guests to the buffet line. I'm not a huge people person (and I suffer from horrible social anxieties) so if I can… Continue reading Weekend in the Country: Part 2

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Weekend in the Country

It's finally here - my best friend's wedding! No, I'm not Julia Robert's and I am not planning on stealing the groom. While he might be my oldest friend, I don't harbor any unresolved romantic feelings for him and, anyhow, this is not a 90's rom-com. Today, I boarded the Adirondack Trailway bus and embarked… Continue reading Weekend in the Country

Home, Travel

‘Ocean City, Maryland – Open for it’

On Wednesday, my family and I returned from a 5-day beach vacation in Ocean City, Maryland. This is our third trip to Ocean City and hope there are many more trips like these in our future! My vacation this last time was the first time that I ever wore bikinis on the beach, or in… Continue reading ‘Ocean City, Maryland – Open for it’

Fitness

Week “4”: Running with Bachelors

July was one of the best months of the entire year. Some of you might not know this, but I am a major Bachelor/Bachelorette fan. I have watched almost every single season since Juan Pablo first uttered the phrase "It's okay". I skipped Arie's season and most of Colton's, until we got down to the… Continue reading Week “4”: Running with Bachelors

Home, Relationships

It’s bigger than us

I am a die-hard fan of The Hills and now of The Hills: New Beginnings. Both shows are famous for using some beautifully poignant music for each scene or big moment in each episode. Last Monday night, we saw Justin Bobby and Audrina finally sit down to talk about all of the drama that's happened… Continue reading It’s bigger than us

Relationships

Down the Rabbit-Hole Once More

It seems that I never learn my lesson. After six months of complete radio silence, the bastard had the nerve to text me back and act as if he hadn't contacted me in six days. His sudden reappearance and confusion was very much a kindred spirit of Buffy the Vampire Slayer's "Becoming Part 2", minus… Continue reading Down the Rabbit-Hole Once More

Fitness

Week 3: Intermittent Fasting & Tracking Food

My current weight is 280 lbs - it might even be slightly less than that, since I have not formally weighed myself in a few weeks. My goal weight, in the short term, is 200 lbs by December of 2019. Dropping 80 lbs in less than a year is no easy feat. I have been… Continue reading Week 3: Intermittent Fasting & Tracking Food

Travel

#FAMSTERDAM2019 Continues

Welcome back for the final installment of #FAMSTERDAM2019 ! It warms my heart to know that part one didn't bore you and scare you away --- truly. The first half of our site-seeing adventures in Amsterdam were exciting (though I was pretty grumpy because of all the trams, bikes, cars, and Vespa-ish motorized bikes). I… Continue reading #FAMSTERDAM2019 Continues

Books, Home

The Noel Stranger by Richard Paul Evans

Title: The Noel Stranger Author: Richard Paul Evans Genre: Fiction, Holiday Fiction (352 pages) Publisher: Simon & Schuster (November 6, 2018) Pre-Order: Amazon Barnes&Noble A few thoughts: Agnetha (Maggie) has been through the mill. Her husband is a bigamist, and has a second family, she is feeling shunned by the public after her divorce, and she can't… Continue reading The Noel Stranger by Richard Paul Evans

Fitness

Week 2: Working Out

Last week, I talked about using the Teami Detox Teas. This week, I incorporated new workout routines and activities. I have two gym memberships: Planet Fitness and Title Boxing Club . Planet Fitness is for my cardio and strength exercises. I have a Black Member Card there, which is $21.99 a month, so that I… Continue reading Week 2: Working Out

Fitness, Home, Teami 30 Day Detox

Week 1: Teami 30-Day Detox Challenge

A new month means a new health regimen. In the past, I have tried to implement alterations at the same time, but I have never seen the results I am hoping for. This is probably because I try to do too much and change too many things at one time, and I have never been… Continue reading Week 1: Teami 30-Day Detox Challenge

Relationships

Falling into the arms of friendship

As a teen, I received all of my best life advice from the classics - Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul. Last weekend, I was nosing around my bookshelves and I found my copy of this life-saving book and a quote just stood out to me: “Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing… Continue reading Falling into the arms of friendship

Relationships

Ghosted by my 31-year old boyfriend

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day. Even when I was in a relationship, I never celebrated so why should this year be any different? For me, it's just a normal day. I'll go to work, come home, work out, make dinner, and then watch some television with my family. I suffered a major heartbreak at the tail… Continue reading Ghosted by my 31-year old boyfriend

Anything Else, Home

Julie and Julia changed my life

The first time I heard the name Judith Jones was during Sony Pictures Biopic Julie & Julia, based on the book (of course) which centers the "parallel" lives of Julie Powell and beloved chef, Julia Child. Julia was a world-renowned American chef best known for her insane use of butter in her recipes as well… Continue reading Julie and Julia changed my life

Anything Else, Home

Reading while Sleeping

My entire life has been a struggle to fall asleep at night. Sure, I've had those nights when the moment my head hits the pillow, it's lights out, but those are few and far between - even more so lately. So, how do you get yourself to fall asleep? I've tried everything from putting the… Continue reading Reading while Sleeping