October 2009

Operation Beautiful WINNERS!

For the last two weeks, I hosted a submissions contest for my upcoming book, which is based on my other blog, Operation Beautiful.  I received over 200 thoughtful, creative, and amazing entries, which are all now jammed into my Official Book: But I can only select 19 notes for prizes.  125 of the notes will [...]


POM Wonderful Plane Ride

If you recall, I rode in a small plane on Tuesday as part of my POM Wonderful experience. I much preferred the little 6-seater plane while it was on the ground. :) We rode over the POM Wonderful orchards.  I was a wee bit scared, if you can’t tell by all the screaming.   Hope [...]



My shipment of Glo Bars finally arrived!  The US Post Office temporarily “lost” my package.  I ripped into an Awake Glo Bar in the car: If I bought these in a store, I would be impressed.  But, I’m even MORE impressed eating them because I know exactly who baked it (Angela) and all the hard [...]


Back to Reality

Good morning.  I must admit that I am SO happy to be home.  :)  Just knowing the Husband and doggies are in the same building makes me happy.  It’s so corny, but I feel like a part of me is missing when I’m away from my family.  True love.   I am still quite sick, [...]


East Coast

I'm back in Orlando...  And I'm sick!   I told the Husband I was just love sick after three days away from him, but he took one look at my snotty, dripping nose and hacking cough and said, "No, you're really sick."   I have an awesome post of our tour of the POM Wonderful [...]


Fat Talk Free

Morning! Today is my last day in California.  :(   This morning, I joined the group for another wonderful breakfast buffet.  I’m always so impressed by breakfast buffets that aren’t gross and feature healthy options: I had oatmeal with raisins, brown sugar, and granola: And a fruit bowl: And a fresh-squeezed OJ.  I feel like I’m [...]


The tour of the POM Wonderful orchards was amazing.  Rows and rows of POM Wonderful trees as far as the eye can see! When I stepped out of the van, I was immediately struck with how colorful the trees were.  They reminded me of Christmas trees with the POM fruit as red balls! Brad, the [...]


POM Wonderful Plane

I just experienced one of the most exciting moments of my life! But let’s go back to the beginning….   The POM Wonderful group hung out for a while in the hotel, so I ended up eating another small portion of oatmeal.  We had a long drive ahead of us! And then we drove about [...]


My eyes snapped open at 4 AM.  I think my body is a little confused about the time change (California is three hours behind).  I forced myself to go back to sleep until 5:30, and then I woke up to get some exercise in.   But when I walked over to the hotel gym, it [...]


Dinner with the Bloggers

Immediately after checking into the hotel, Tina and I headed to the gym and get a quick workout in: But I realized that I was STARVING.  I had been in such a rush to pack the right clothes that I forgot to pack snacks!  I had to rely on a Hammer Gel that I happened [...]


Welcome to California!

Breakfast was simple and quick.  I was rushing around the house like a madwoman trying to repack my suitcase.  I packed as if it would be COLD in Fresno, but I think it’s going to be warm.  I had PB bagel and a banana: Guess who I ran into this morning at the Orlando airport?  [...]


SO MANY THINGS to talk about!  :)   Fat Talk Free Week   First of all, and most importantly, this week is Fat Talk Free Week.  Fat Talk is negative self-talk and it has NOTHING to do with being overweight, average weight, or even underweight.  Like Operation Beautiful, Fat Talk Free Week has everything to [...]


Wedding Reshoot

The Husband and I had so much fun re-creating our wedding pictures tonight.  In case you missed the back story, we did NOT like our wedding pictures at all. With Katy’s help, we found a great photographer named Adam Wiggall, who was looking to build his wedding portfolio.   It was SO strange to wear [...]


A Macro View

Good afternoon!  I woke up around 7:45 and immediately cursed myself because I forget my sneakers at home.  No one else was awake, and the hotel gym was empty… but running on the treadmill in stilettos or sandals doesn’t work!   Around 10:30, we went to brunch: It was a cute little restaurant. I had [...]

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