The Milk's Gone Off

31 Pounds and 3 Observations

I had a goal of 31 pounds down by my 31st birthday… And I crushed it! This is the Post-It note that’s been attached to the side of my monitor from the beginning, and I can finally take it off. It’s funny how something so simple can be so motivating. Those little stars told me,…

The Things We Lost To The Fat

If you’ve ever had a significant amount of weight to lose, there comes a point where you finally realize all the things that you’ve “lost” to the fat. Here are my top six things I’ve come to realize were sacrifices to the hamburger gods. Energy I’ve had ADHD my whole life. It’s not just about…

The First Twenty Pounds

I’ve done it. As of today I’ve officially lost the first 20 pounds of 220. Now I just have to do it ten more times. It was slow going at first. The first month I only lost six pounds. That’s perfectly acceptable in the parameters of healthy weight loss, but to me it was discouraging.…

Where Are The Book Reviews?

Not literally. I mean, I hope you can see the menu option that says “BOOK REVIEWS” and will take you to that self-same magical land. But I’ve had a few people mention that I haven’t reviewed a single book this year. So, I wanted to clear that up. I am still reading. A lot. I’ve…

The Two-Year Slimdown

I am fat. I don’t say this as an insult. I am a lot of things. I am tall. I am brunette. I am passionate. And I am fat. I have been overweight since I hit puberty. Before then I was scary skinny–like, the cords of my neck stood out when I smiled, skinny. But…

Rope & Ribbon Wastebasket

We desperately needed a new wastebasket for the upstairs bathroom, but do you know how much garbage cans cost? Oh my god. You’d think they were made of gold! I’ll spend a lot of money on a lot of things, but a place to throw used tissues isn’t one of them. So I hopped on…

Make Your Thermostat Pretty

Thermostats are not very pretty. They’re kinda boxy and hang out in the middle of an otherwise perfectly good wall. But, no, since the thermostat’s there you can’t do anything with that wall. It’s boring and out of place. On Pinterest you can find a lot of solutions to this that can basically be summed…

Seaside Bath Wreath

I’ve been obsessed with sea-themed bathrooms for years. I have no idea why. I guess it’s a relaxing way to spend that last half hour before you go to work each day. We don’t have a lot of room in our downstairs bathroom. Heck, it barely fits a person. But I wanted it to have…