Archives for February 2016

Guest Post – Angelisa Stone

I wrote a children’s book. Not to make money. Not to get rich and famous. Not to win any awards. I did it to simply carry on a tradition that my mother started with us when we were children. I wanted more people to share in the joy of what we’ve always done, The Wishing Santa. My daughter is five-years-old. For a treat for all of her classmates in her kindergarten class, I went in and read them the book. They liked it. One boy picked his nose. Another girl stood up and showed me how her dress swirled out. Emersyn, my daughter, said the words aloud with me—she’s heard it quite a few times. But when their teacher told them that I was the writer and creator of the book, you would have thought I … [Read more...]

Monday Check-in 2-8-16

Well it all caught up to me. I gained back 3 pounds in a week! FUCK YOU SUPER BOWL! Honestly, I deserved it. I didn't even bother watching what I ate or exercise this past week. I will be better this week! At least I checked in. So, how about you? … [Read more...]

Monday Check-In 2-1-16

Hi! So maybe this checking in thing is working! I'm down 6.4 points total, 1.8 from last week. I'm not sure how. I guess I am being more mindful. I went out for breakfast with my friend the other day, and only ate half the bagel and didn't get hashbrowns. Tonight when my family all got cheesesteaks, I got the steak and cheese on a salad. I exercised more than usual, but only made my step goal twice :( I didn't exercise today either, because I woke with a pretty bad backache. But tomorrow, hopefully I will be back to better decisions, more water and more steps. I'm encouraged by the results! If I keep losing 6 pounds a month I'll be where I want to be in a year. Works for me! This week … [Read more...]