Sunday, April 14

Almost 2 years and I forgot how to blog

So I'm back trying to be healthy, eat healthy and lose weight!  I'm trying IsAGenix- has anyone out there having good success?

Wednesday, May 11

I'm Back

Since the New Year I've been struggling with GI issues, they are finally at bay.  I met with a Nutritionist today and had a metabolic resting rate test.  More on goals and food choices later. I just updated my weight loss ticker above, I've managed to regain 7 lbs back since the New Year.  At least I didn't back step all the way to ground 0.

Tuesday, January 25

New Year's Resolution

I've been missing from blog land for 5 weeks or so! I do miss everyone! My New Year's resolution is to master the 8 angle pose pictured a couple of posts ago. I am happy to say that I was able hold the crane pose steady for 6 seconds! Thanks to groupon I was able to find a great instructor and took a hour and 1/2 class last week. The groupon was for 10 classes for $25(saving $95). Since the New Year I have been plagued by the stomach virus which looks like it developed into IBS. So any magical Irritable Bowel friendly recipes would be much appreciated. Right now my Doc asked me to avoid dairy and take probiotics. Help!!!

Sunday, December 19

Brain Dead in the Burbs and Cooking Your Way Back to Sanity

This is the title of the book that my sister-in-law just published the end of November and I have been busy trying to get the word out.  It is hilarious!  A fabulous stocking stuffer,  also a great book club "book" to read and share stories. 

It's available locally in St. Louis at a few bookstores, at

This is the type of book that describes one of those crazy insane days that you wish you could write about!  And my sister-in-law, Laura, has written all of these great laugh- out-loud stories.  You'll love it.  Each chapter ends with a delicious recipe!  Which I have to admit is partly to blame for my recent weight gains.  So now I'm back to blog world to gain support from all my blogging buddies to get me back on track!  Please check out the book, it's amazing!  I'm so proud of her for publishing.  Many of you may remember back in August my posts regarding Laura making all of her dishes so we could photograph them for the book.  Well it has all come to fruition!  If you get a chance to visit her website or read the book then let me know what you think.

Monday, October 11


After resting my sore shoulder/back from too many resistive exercises, I got back in a Yoga class on Sunday.  If I had to measure a successful class based on how I felt before & after, then this class was an A+.  Muscle where tight & sore before hand and after a few poses (like the one above) then I felt great.  Ok, I have never quite mastered that pose, but nevertheless it was a great class.  I'm so proud of all of us who had to sit out of some of our normal exercises last week due to sore muscles.  Just think sore muscles continue to burn calories just to repair themselves!  Also, if you were taking a break to let your body heal that is so much better than just not being motivated to exercise.

This is an arm balance pose called the "Crane", Baskasana for you Yogi's out there.  This is a slighly easier pose compared to the Eight-Angle pose above (Astavakrasana).  I have only been able to acheive the Crane pose once for a balance moment of .5 seconds.  Impressed?