Battling the baby bulge (excerpt)

I'm getting close to finishing my first round of edits on my WineCountryMom eBook.  It's been kind of cool to read through those old entries and see where we've traveled from - all the things I struggled through and overcame, and how much the kids have grown since then.  It's also pretty eye-opening to see... Continue Reading →

Oh, fat baby.

How did I do it before - the effortless way I lost weight before the wedding, when I actually said out loud that I needed to figure out how to stop the weight loss so that my dress didn't fall off? How arrogant of me. The official tally of weight gained since the day I... Continue Reading →

Beans and rice

Our church is challenging the congregation to take part in a Beans and Rice Challenge on Monday through Friday of this week.  Basically that means to make beans and rice the main course for every meal of the day. There are two purposes to this challenge. The first is to give us a taste of... Continue Reading →

What’s in 400 calories?

This morning I packed myself a good, healthy lunch.  I made my usual two-egg breakfast, each wrapped in a corn tortilla.  I put some cherries in a container.  And for lunch I had the meat off of two chicken thighs and 1/4 of a potato.  I ate each container of food at their regularly scheduled... Continue Reading →

Weight a little bit

For the past year I've been eating Paleo - specifically no grains or dairy about 80% of the time.  And it's done wonders in getting rid of my "wheat belly" and in making me feel a lot more energized and healthy.  But it has done nothing to help me lose weight. With the wedding getting... Continue Reading →

Paleo Coconut Pancakes

I'm constantly looking for ways to make eating Paleo more interesting.  Dairy and grains usually make up a huge part of a regular diet, and a diet that is void of them runs the risk of being bland.  So I was more than excited to find a recipe for pancakes at the Civilized Caveman (a blog... Continue Reading →

Heart and salt sole

The other day, Mr W and I were in such a stress rut from constantly needy kids on spring break and the endless demands from work that he gave me an offer I couldn't refuse. "Let's get massages," he said.  "I'll pay." Ok, where did I find this man, and how did I get so... Continue Reading →

Tempting fantasies

I dream in chocolate. It taunts me. That luscious dark brown color, the smoothness in its texture. I want to inhale its aroma and then slip it in my mouth, savoring it as it melts down my throat in a satisfactory climactic explosion of cocoa bliss. I want to bite into salted truffles, guzzle thick... Continue Reading →

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