Happy Birthday America!

What are holidays other than an excuse to spend time with family? We were pretty low-key this year for the 4th of July. We went to the Aerospace Museum of California and let G run around like a madman looking at planes, helicopters, and anything with an engine. He loves it there.









Then, instead of the traditional hot dogs and potato salad, I wanted to try something healthier for dinner. We had the most delicious “healthy” chicken pitas. I was quite proud of myself for making it all. They were pretty easy too. Prepping the chicken was the most time-intensive part. Can’t wait to make these again. Maybe I’ll post my make-shirt recipe one day too.


And because we still have a toddler on a pretty set schedule, no fireworks for us this year. My thinking and hoping with all of these “when he is older” moments is that he has his whole life to enjoy them. Maybe next 4th of July he’ll be ready to stay up and watch the fireworks. Most importantly, while I heard fireworks for about 3 hours straight, he barely flinched. I’m always worried the raucous would wake him up but he slept like a champ.

I hope everyone had a happy and safe 4th of July!



The Biggest Loser – One Month Down

Happy Monday and as always, I apologize for my absence.

We are about a month into our Biggest Loser Challenge and work, and while I had success as the biggest loser for last week (I’m the only one who lost), I’m definitely feeling defeated today. I know that fluctuations are normal and I am finally fighting an uphill battle but days like these, it hurts to not see any progress.

I have been working out 3-4 times per week. Not as much as I would like but it is progress.

I have been eating somewhat better. I know this is my real problem. I am not consistent with the foods I eat at all. The weekends are the worst. I don’t know what to do when I get bored. After Gabriel goes to sleep, I’m not sure with my time.

Self control. Will power. This is what I need to succeed.

Additionally, I am dealing with some medication issues with my doctor/insurance. I am in transition and so I think noting being on my medication is part of my issue. I don’t want to rely on medication to help me lose weight but I feel like it is a good starting point for me right now to get my diabetes in better control.

We have eight more weeks of our challenge and though I don’t think I will win, I know I will build some great habits along the way and hopefully continue to get healthier.