I Tried Cava + Other Recent Meals

chopt salad

Sometimes I wish I had more time (both actual time and mental time) to write blog posts as often as I used to in the past. But then I remember that my job takes up much more time (both actual time and mental time) than it used to and that I can only do so […]

Let’s Talk About Oatmeal + Recent Meals + Purple Sweet Potatoes


  I spoke with two separate people over the last few days about eating oatmeal. I’ve been eating oatmeal for breakfast, every single morning, for years now. I stopped sharing pictures of my daily bowls of oatmeal because it started to feel really repetitive for me to share, not to mention, my bowls never look […]

WIAW – Lots of Sea Salt & Salad

cheesecake factory salad

Jumping right in to what I ate yesterday! Breakfast: Pre-Run: Coffee, water, small bowl of oatmeal with mashed banana. There’s nothing more satisfying to me than my post-run oatmeal especially when served in an almost empty peanut butter jar. Remember a few months ago when I sort of fell off the peanut butter wagon? Well, […]

What I Ate Wednesday July 13, 2016

BBQ Ranch Salad at The Cheesecake Factory

  Lisa sent me an email yesterday morning wondering if I was having comment/comment reply issues. I had no idea that I was but after looking into things, some of your comments have been going to spam and many of my comment replies were not being emailed! I apologize if I didn’t receive your comment/you didn’t receive […]

In A Food Mood (WIAW)

cheesecake factory salad

  I didn’t mean to miss a post yesterday but it just sort of happened. The weekend was crazy which made Monday even crazier for me in terms of catching up that I just didn’t have time to finish up the running post I was working on for yesterday. Here I am now though! And it’s already Wednesday! […]

when you just need a brownie sundae

godiva brownie sundae

  Every so often, I have a day when I am hungry yet nothing is appealing to me. Monday was one of those days. Breakfast is never really my issue. I really like and look forward to a small bowl of oatmeal with banana (plus coffee!) before my run and I always like oatmeal after my […]

I Didn’t Go Food Shopping All Week & Weekly Dinner Plan

cheesecake factory salad

  I must inform you that I have gone a full week, as in 7 days, without walking into a grocery store. Somehow we have survived. I am hoping to hit up the grocery stores today and if I am lucky, I will get my food shopping just right again in order to avoid those midweek […]

Random Stuff & Next Week’s Meal Plan

Cheesecake Factory Salad

  Thank you for your sweet comments yesterday! I always appreciate what you have to say and love hearing your personal stories too 🙂 Really, thank you for sharing with me. So I am all excited it’s Friday and even more excited that winter break is approaching. We may not celebrate Christmas but I do look […]

weekend stuff & workout recap

weekend stuff and workout recap

  How is it Sunday already? Let’s catch up a bit before looking at my workout recap from the week. Dinner at The Cheesecake Factory because I needed another photo of my favorite BBQ Ranch salad in my wordpress image library. Cold Stone was out of chocolate dipped waffle bowls again but I remained calm. Oats in […]

2 Things To Tell You

Pure Barre

  I need to let you know that I had Linda’s Fudge Cake topped with vanilla ice cream, hot fudge and whipped cream Saturday night at The Cheesecake Factory but I didn’t take a picture of it which almost makes it feel like it didn’t happen but it did happen, just like old times. But that […]

8 Weekend Things To Tell You


  1. I made it a full week without stepping inside a Trader Joe’s store but of course they didn’t have everything I needed which means I have to go back. 2. If you are looking to order my salad from the Cheesecake Factory, it’s called the BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad. But, I order it […]

Thinking Out Loud – August 20, 2015

red rooster food

  I don’t really know about this flavor combination. I was always a pickle fan, the more sour the better, but I never cared for the dill. Pickles mixed with popcorn? I just don’t know about this. They were giving out samples in Trader Joe’s earlier this week. My son was all about trying it and said it was terrific […]