I love to learn new things and find that personal experience gives me a better perspective. I like to take on challenges and measure the results. Here you will find the stories of my challenges.
Recent Blog Posts
I write these posts from the bottom up each week as filling in the stats and my report card helps me to think about what I want to say. This week, I needed to take a little extra time because the results were shocking to me and I needed some time to really process...read more
In my post last week I mentioned that I was going to revisit eating sugar-free this week. I did that Monday - Friday this week. That helped me turn in a loss of 3.7 pounds this week, coming in at 244.7. I've lost 98.5 pounds since I began this journey and am now only...read more
Pot Roast I made a pot roast this week that Wendy and Sarah both said was really good. Sarah actually said, "this is the best pot roast I've ever had". I followed this recipe: https://www.favfamilyrecipes.com/sunday-pot-roast-instant-pot-recipe/ Mine didn't turn out...read more
This week was a great week for experimenting in the kitchen, but I'm definitely indulging in too many of my daughter's desserts. I more than doubled my goal for sugar this week. I was aware and managed my overall calories and exercise fairly well which allowed me to...read more
There were two things that got me excited about learning how to cook: Emily is really good in the kitchen, so I know she will be a big help (ok, let's be honest - she does all the hard stuff.) We have an Instant Pot, which to me feels more like I'm playing with...read more