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Give The Gift Of Time With Jord

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Wood Watches For Men

Beautiful and stunning… those are the words that popped into my head when I opened the box. Truly breathtaking, and honestly I usually don’t get this excited over something unless it’s some running or fitness gadget. But Jord took my breath away with their wooden watches. .

If you’ve never heard of Jord before, they are known for their 100% natural, hand-finished authentic wood watches. Jord watches come in various styles and colors. From battery to hand wound, there is truly something for everyone. And if you are looking for an awesome way to present and store your watch, Jord does that too. Can you imagine giving this to someone as a gift?



The presentation alone in my opinion is a gift. But the beautiful watch inside will definitely bring smiles.




(And if you are l…

It's All Fun And Games Until

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It's all fun and games until the stomach bug hits your house and your entire schedule gets rearranged. Yep, our first sickness of the school year. Lil Man's first day missed. Thankfully the stomach bug was very short-lived. He was actually almost back to normal in just a few short hours.


But because of germs (his and me just being paranoid of picking up other germs) we didn't make it to the gym all week. He was well enough to go, but yeah... I have an issue with germs.. so we skipped.

I was able to get in some treadmill runs, and a run here or there with Miles.



But overall my week felt really off because I didn't make it to the gym. I guess I'm just a gym rat.

However, I guess that I can't say that it wasn't an active week, because as I type this I'm at 91,560 steps for the week. And technically the day isn't over yet.

I'm Still Here

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Ya'll, I'm still here. I had no idea that trying to juggle everything could be so difficult sometimes. I mean I really have it great that Hubby will help with Lil Man when I need him and those types of things. But he's been traveling some. I've been trying to spend a lot of time with Lil Man with reading / library. He checked out 16 books the last time we went. And he got 12 the time before that. We went twice in one week. That's a lot of reading - it's great - but I found it was more time consuming than I imagined ;) But I've very happy to spend this time with him. And I love his new found freedom of having his own library card.

Also, I've been helping out at school, and the days that I'm not helping out, I've been walking. Yep, you read that right walking. And I don't mean the power walk right below a jog level, I mean walking. As in putting on some music and going for a stroll - whether it's outside or on the treadmill. And I have foun…

A Week Into Intuitive Eating

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Well, I wasn't 'supposed' to weigh - it's part of the intuitive eating thing that you don't weigh. The reason? Well because it can cause binge mentality or back to dieting - which is basically what Intuitive eating isn't about.

So I didn't weigh. I didn't plan to. I've felt the best that I've felt in a long time. Overall, I feel the last week was a success with my eating. I probably didn't listen to my body maybe 3 days last week. But for my first real week to give it 100%, I felt that was success. So I didn't want a number to dictate my mood. But I felt sooooo great and just knew that the scale had budged that I stepped on that evil little device.

Because I Said That I Would Be Honest

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You know those pounds that I lost last week? Well, they are back. I am back up to 127lbs. Is it water weight? Maybe?  More than likely not... Am I frustrated? YEP!

Gone are the days in my 20's and 30's where I could drop 5lbs in one week by well, not changing much at all. Since I had Lil Man and I dieted to lose the 50lbs that I had gained during pregnancy, plus marathon training and dieting to try to get to ideal race weight, well my weight has been an issue for me - both physically and mentally.

I guess that was my first time that I actually tried to lose more than a few vanity pounds, and well since then I have struggled ever since. And I'd honestly like to know why, because I think if I figure out the why then maybe I can find a solution (for me).

And what I really want...

That Number On The Scale

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I truly hate that the number on the scale would more than likely dictate my mood... if not for the rest of the day but at least briefly. I almost didn't get on, because seriously, it's just a number.

And although I am trying to go by non-scale things, I also wanted to see if there was any change this week with the scale.

If you will remember, (Was It The Plan Or Was It Me) I had gained 2 lbs the week of Sept 16 and I was hovering around 127/128lbs. So I was actually nervous to get on the scale. Had I gained more? I closed my eyes as I stepped on the scale, took a deep breath, looked down and saw the number...