Clean Eating Challenge: Day 5 - Almost There!

Clean Eating Challenge: Day 5 – Almost There!

Happy Friday! Today is the last day we’ll be sharing all the details of our Clean Eating Challenge. Our fearless leader Allison is posting again today. It’s a good thing it’s her and not me. I’m almost veered off the…

Clean Eating Challenge: Day 4

Clean Eating Challenge: Day 4

It’s Day 4 of the challenge, and I’ll be honest: my enthusiasm is waning. This is just about how long I lasted on my social media detox. Is there any scientific evidence that people only have enough willpower to deny…

Clean Eating Challenge, Day 3: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Clean Eating Challenge, Day 3: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

I was apprehensive about signing up for the Clean Eating Challenge. Despite the fact that I could essentially make my own rules, and regardless of the support I would get from my fellow clean eaters, I was nervous. So Monday,…

Clean Eating Challenge: Day 2

Clean Eating Challenge: Day 2

Well, the first day of the Clean Eating Challenge is in the books. Did I get a little crabby at 9:30 when I couldn’t have my evening treat? Yes. But overall, it was manageable. I was glad to feel in control….

Clean Eating Challenge: Day 1

Clean Eating Challenge: Day 1

It’s the first day of the Clean Eating Challenge. So far, I’ve done pretty well. I sent any remaining cookies in the house to work with Pat, and spent a good chunk of the morning at the YMCA, quite possibly…

Clean Eating Challenge Kick-off: Let the Cravings Begin!

Clean Eating Challenge Kick-off: Let the Cravings Begin!

Well, it’s here. The first day of the Clean Eating Challenge. As I mentioned Friday, I inadvertently got myself into this, but I’m glad I did. While my eating habits are generally pretty healthy, they could definitely use some spring cleaning….

Happiness, one sentence at a time

Happiness, one sentence at a time

Greetings from the end of a great long weekend. Yes, I said great. It’s true: the kids were out of school for five days straight, and we all survived. On top of that, Pat and I went out two unprecedented…

Monday mantra: Be here now.

Monday mantra: Be here now.

On Saturday, merely hours into my social media detox, I went to my favorite yoga class at the Y. The teacher is a powerhouse sprite. Tiny, muscular, exceeding cheerful, presumably Canadian. (I’ll have to ask her some day; I’m basing…

36 hours and still standing: the social media detox report

36 hours and still standing: the social media detox report

Well, I made it through one full day without Facebook and Twitter. And it wasn’t as bad as I expected. I have to imagine some of you are rolling your eyes right about now, saying, “Well, duh. Why were you…

February: footloose and Facebook-free

February: footloose and Facebook-free

Well, it looks like I’m going to succeed in my spending freeze resolution for January. It’s been easier than I expected, and actually rather freeing. Best new discovery: Unroll.me. All those seductive “50% off!” emails tied up in one tidy package. It’s…