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April 2012

Like Magic

More than 2/3 of the way through the Gossip Girl Challenge – my personal hiatus from celeb gossip. And it’s going really, really well. I did struggle bit to find something to read at the nail salon today.  Good Housekeeping to the rescue!  It was actually a much better magazine than I imagined it would [...]

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Hey, hey.  The Healthy Tipping Point book drops tomorrow!  And to celebrate, I’ll be running reader/blogger success stories all week long – I don’t know about you, but I love a good success story!  I especially adore stories that prove that healthy looks different on different people and encompasses much more than just diet and [...]

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Prizes, Sweaty Gear, and Crystal Balls

I have the post-weekend blues.  I looked forward to this past weekend for so long; and now, just like that, it’s over!    Side note: A few people asked if BabyHTP was a boy because some of our shower gifts – but we really don’t know the sex and won’t until birth!  Popular vote amongst [...]

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BabyHTP’s Shower

Did you read Pat the Bunny when you were a kid? Seriously – most terrifying book ever.  I couldn’t make myself pat the bunny as a kid, and I can’t do it as an adult.  I am not faking that face of fear.  Pure. Fear.    Today was BabyHTP’s shower, and not only were the [...]

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Shower Brunch

Amongst a very busy weekend filled with family and friends… look who I found! Today is my baby shower, and my buddies Kath and Megan drove in from out of town just for the event – so nice of them.  Such gestures mean so much to me!  So it was the least I could do [...]

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Sore Saturday

Whoa, momma.  You know those mornings \when you wake up and discover that everything is sore from your workout?  My mom and auntie arrived yesterday, and after dinner, we went on a long walk – so I ended up doing two workouts yesterday.  Between the swim and the walk, every inch of me is aching.  [...]

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Share Your Success (Plus, a Giveaway)

This totally made my day.  Key word: “probably.” We’re still on the hunt for a living room rug.  I found one I really liked, but it’s out of our price range…. Figures.   Lunch eats! I scrambled two eggs and mixed in baby spinach and kidney beans.  All wrapped up in corn tortillas. Yum. Plus [...]

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Max Out

What is your max out point with workouts? I don’t mean how fast you can run or how much you can bench press – I mean, at what point do you emotionally max out?  My max out time for a treadmill is 3.0 miles… maybe 4.0.  If I’m running outdoors, I can go forever (well… [...]

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Officially Wiser

My very awesome birthday involved:   Eating a total of three delicious vanilla cupcakes. Tending to a total of five extremely bloody appendages when two Girls on the Run girls collided mid-run and destroyed their respective knees and elbows.  I ended up using the ‘emergency’ maxi pad in the first aid kit because they bled [...]

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Twenty Eight

So – today is my birthday.  I’m 28.  I feel older (note: older, not old) and a little wiser.   This birthday is kind of a weird birthday for me. Something feels different about it… (or maybe birthdays are just not as exciting anymore – damn adulthood).  I actually feel like I should be celebrating my [...]

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Working Out to BPM

On the agenda: do the Walk the Dog Workout.  Reality:  Just walked the dog.  Still counts though! As mentioned yesterday, my sciatic nerve (the long nerve that runs from your low back/butt down your leg) is killing me, due mostly to pregnancy weight gain.  Obviously, any sort of compression (standing, walking) makes it worse, so [...]

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BabyHTP: 33 Weeks

On maternity photographs   I feel like I’m in the home stretch.  Only 7 weeks to go until my due date… but only 4 weeks until I’m ‘full term.’  Life is going to change, and it’s gonna change SOON!   I officially feel every inch of 8 months pregnant.  I waddle.  I could go to [...]

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From OMG Gold to ORB Beautiful

I forgot to mention my very favorite kind of workout buddy… The four-legged and furry kind! Check out… How to Pick Up Friends at the Gym   I had grand plans to take James on a  long walk this morning – he was definitely my motivation to pull myself out of bed.  But then I [...]

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Bubble Buddy

I am so excited because I FINALLY have a swim buddy… DadHTP! I’ve tried for two years to convince a friend to fall in love with swimming, but no dice.  It’s easier to find a running buddy than it is to find a swimming buddy.  But when Dad moved to Charlotte, he promised that he’d [...]

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