Plans & Plates: Testing out Plan To Eat & Week 45

Menu planning is hard.  So many people put it out there that it is so easy, but it’s not.  Not when you are managing larger families, have growing kids, picky eaters…well, anything beyond a family that eats the same exact things at the same exact times.  Not knocking that…actually I envy that!  I envy the […]

Picture Me Imperfect: Food & I

This last year has been hard.  Like really hard.  From August 2012, I had been on this crazy journey of learning to run and weight loss.  In that time I have run over fifty races from 5Ks to ultramarathons.  This body has gone from 212 lbs to 140 lbs (all-time high was 265 lbs in […]

Plans & Plates: Apple Pear Crisp Recipe & Week 44

Lofty goals…  That’s what I had!  Lofty goals.  Okay, maybe not lofty but I definitely did not pay attention while I menu planned.  I saw “easy”, “instant pot” and a delicious picture.  I need to be more thorough when I look through recipes for menu plans though.  Almost every one of them required prep work […]

Kodiak Cake Protein Pancakes in a Mug

  My family was scavenging early Sunday morning.  It was the week of payday aka the week that the refrigerator is completely empty all of the sudden.  Everyone was getting a little whiney.  This one wanted eggs.  That one wanted pancakes.  Someone suggested frozen waffles.  Everyone shot that down.  And to be quite honest, I […]

Plans & Plates: Your Monday Reminder & Week 43

I suck at winging it last minute. I never remember to defrost the meat. Sometimes I actually setup the crockpot and turn it on…sometimes. But mostly, my pretty fresh veggies for menu plan get tossed because I’m not following the actual menu plan. That kind of stings to reveal being I am going to school […]

Date Night @ Local Tap House

DATE NIGHT!!!  WHAT WHAT!!!  After the last six years living very far from family, I have to say this was everything we could have asked for.  Truthfully, it was not planned.  My husband and I are both taking classes online.  He is in a bachelor’s degree program for electronic engineering-nanotechnology and I am finishing up pre-requisites […]

Something imperfect…

As I was beginning to write another “Fit Foodie” blog, I stopped myself.  I stared at the blank cursor and wondered what am I doing?  I have an abusive relationship with food.  Food loves me and then it hurts me.  I love Food, it rewards me with instant gratification and then adds more weight to […]

Fit Foodie: Farm Fresh to You

Excited does not even describe how I feel about this delivery this morning!!! I have never lived in an area that had this type of service or maybe I have and never knew about it. Either way…it’s here and in my kitchen!!!! I don’t know if this is everyone but it sure is me. In […]

Fit Foodie: Making moves back to normal

Pizza night here!!! Chicken Green bell peppers Onions Ricotta Salt Pepper Oregano Garlic This one was one of my hands down favorites that we’ve made!!! Gosh I love love love homemade pizza night! Mainly because you know for me to get toppings to that extent I may need a part time job but seriously it’s […]