weight loss

Burst into Summer Check-in #2

Burst Into Summer Challenge

So I’m not too happy to post this check-in. Honestly, I feel in some ways I’ve dropped into an emotional pit the last 4 or 5 days. I’m still waiting on test results so the waiting has my anxious. Illness has also made for some not too great communication on the home front so that has added to it. And the scale this morning proved the effects of emotional eating. Sigh.

I had a gain of 1.6lbs. So I’m back up to 135.8. I am not a happy camper. But the good thing I can take from this morning is a swift kick in the rear and motivated to make sure it doesn’t happen again. I’ve got my water bottle full and apples in the fridge to snack on (instead of chocolate and peanut butter deliciousness that seems to call my name when I’m stressed). Seriously, I need you all to find me on twitter in the afternoons and ask me what I’m drinking! If I know someone is going to be asking, I know I will stick with it!

This week’s mini-challenge is to eat  your fruits and veggies. Fruits I typically don’t have a problem with but veggies are an issue so I will have to work really hard this week to make this a habit!


Here is the weekly damage stats:

Starting Weight: 135

Current Weight: 135.8

Change: +.08

chronic illness

Ask Me Anything – Chronic Illness

So I decided its time for another round of Ask Me Anything! I’ve answered some random questions and questions about adoption so this time I decided why not open myself up to questions about life with chronic illness? They can include anything from how and when I was diagnosed to parenting with chronic illness to day-to-day living. I’m pretty much an open book on this. The good, the bad, and the ugly.


So what do you have for me?


summer beachthis picture serves no purpose besides letting you know where I’d like to be right now.


Counting down to Bloggy Bootcamp!

I still have close to 4 months to go before heading to Atlanta but preparations are being made! Currently Type A is going on (so close to home too!) so my twitter feed in filled with awesome 140 character bits of information about social media and blogging which is making me even more reading for October 22nd to roll around!  My conference ticket was purchased a couple months ago and I reserved my hotel room this week! A kid-free weekend with 100 amazing ladies! Don’t get me wrong, I love my child more than anything, but I am really looking forward to a grown-up weekend!


While I am extremely excited, I am all kinds of nervous already. I’m quite a bit shy but the cool thing about BBC (short for Bloggy Bootcamp) is that they assign seating for the morning session ensuring that you have the chance to meet new people! If it weren’t for that, I would be the dorky introvert in the corner by herself!


Of course, being female, I’m already trying to figure out what to wear! Being with a 100 social media fanatics you know there will be cameras! I was tagged in pictures this week on Facebook from college and wow. Wish I had known how long those things would be floating around. I may not have worn this:

Boy I loved me some overalls back in the day! But just as a defense, I wasn’t the only one in the group pictures sporting them! It does make me think of cutting my hair back off though. I really don’t need that temptation.

So in preparation for BBC, I’ve been scouring the net and checking out posts about blog conferences, especially those directed for first time attendees. Here are some of the best I’ve found:

Tips & Tools for Attending Conferences by Felicia Fibro

Why Should I Attend A Blog Conference via Social Dialect

Attending A Blog Conference: Tips & Advice via Blogging Basics 101


Is anyone else in the planning stages of your first blog conference? If so, which one? If not, what is holding you back?