Turn That Frown Upside Down – #NSNation Update Week 37 #samp

I am going to severely honest here -- I think I've always had some form of low self esteem. If you've ever met me in person, you have have a hard time believing that. I am one of those people can talk to anyone. I can get up and give speeches. Heck, when I was thin in high school, I thought I was fat. According to the BMI, I still fall into the … [Read more...]

What having surgery taught me . . . .

Now, if you follow me regularly, you will know that exactly one week ago I was having an ablation done.  This was done to control the last 5 years of what doctors would call "breakthrough bleeding".  I like to call it the neverending period.  After we would spend months figuring out a birth control that would control this, my body would laugh and start up all … [Read more...]

I Lost a Kindergardener – #NSNation Update – Week 22

I know I probably have you all confused right now. What does the picture of Will and a losing a kindergardener have in common? And what does that have to do with weight loss? Well, I was talking with a friend and fellow blogger last week who felt like a failure because even though she had lost 150 lb., she still had so much more to go. For me, 150 pounds … [Read more...]

#NSNation Update – Week 15

So  a weird thing happened on the way to Madison's First Communion this weekend.  I had a stressful long week.  I skipped Zumba, so I could get my house ready.  I didn't even mow the lawn to help Bill out (he did it himself!).  I ate some "real" food instead of all Nutrisystem food.  I was terrified of weighing in this morning. That all being said, since I … [Read more...]

Letter From Santa

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons Stores. The opinions and text are all mine. It is hard to believe, but it is that time of year again! With Christmas right around the corner, Jewel-Osco wants to help you this time of year even more magical. They are assisting in […]

Hoorray! A new cooking app in time for the holidays and a $50 Giveaway Too!

Looking for an app that will help you to find and share recipes and connect with other food enthusiasts?  Hoorray is everything you need and more and is available through a free app download on Apple iTunes and the Google App Store. Hoorray was developed to get Americans excited about cooking in their own kitchens, […]

What are your #GameDayTraditions?

Are you ready for some football? I know I am! There are so many ways to get ready for football games. Now, in my house, we are a house divided. For those of you who don’t know, I am from Green Bay, Wisconsin. I currently live in the suburbs of Chicago here in Illinois. Now, […]