Health and Wellness

Goodbye Scale, Happy Thanksgiving!


I woke up the day after Halloween feeling like crap because I drank too much wine and ate too much chocolate the night before. Which gives me insomnia. Which means I don’t feel like exercising. Which makes me feel like crap. Which I did. I looked in the bathroom mirror. I wasn’t happy with what […]

On November 27, 2013, in Health and Wellness, Middle-aged Angst, by juliejulie

Psychic Fitness Games: are you a Free Soul Feeler?


I was wandering around Dudley’s used bookstore in Bend, Oregon the other day when this  “Are you Psychic?” book caught my third eye. It’s by Pete A. Sanders, Jr. and it’s all about the Free Soul Method of expanding your psychic abilities. He is an MIT trained scientist, according to the cover, so he knows […]

On August 26, 2011, in Health and Wellness, Humor, by juliejulie

My Golden Aura in Oakland, CA


I was hanging out on Kristin’s bench by Pete’s Coffee, and one of her friends read my aura. He said it was golden. That seems good? Golden Aura Color: The color of enlightenment and divine protection. When seen within the aura, it says that the person is being guided by their highest good. It is […]

On August 14, 2011, in Health and Wellness, Travel, by juliejulie

Trader Joe’s Tuesday: My Famous Paleo Curry Chicken Salad


Every day at about 3:00 p.m. I suddenly realize I’m starving. And I need food, NOW. And it needs to be a balanced combo-pack of Paleo goodness, which in my case means some protein, fat and carbs. A handful of nuts won’t cut it when I’m on the edge of low caloric meltdown. I stand […]

On August 2, 2011, in Food, Health and Wellness, by juliejulie

Meeting in Real Life: Why I Went to the FitBloggin’ Blogger’s Conference


The thing about a conference like Fitbloggin’ is it makes you feel real. When you write about health and wellness, about fitness and weight loss, things get personal. We are sharing stories about our bodies, after all, and how our legs and arms and stomachs feel about getting off the couch, carrying babies (if we […]

On May 25, 2011, in Health and Wellness, Travel, by juliejulie

Why Yoga Makes Me Cry


In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been on a bit of a journey this past year. We moved. Twice. So there’s that. I helped the family get settled, and now I’m networking my way into a new community for work, finding old friends and making new ones, and starting the Chubby Mommy Running Club in […]

On May 14, 2011, in Fitness Adventures, Health and Wellness, Middle-aged Angst, by juliejulie

My Trader Joe’s #Paleo Pick of the Week


It’s Trader Joe’s Tuesday! Every week I’ll profile a Paleo Diet friendly product I’m in love with, and maybe a recipe. Hey, it’s my blog, so I get to  make up the days! Maybe we’ll start a Costco Friday next. Think of the possibilities! So anyway. I’m totally into these Trader Joe’s chicken sausages. They’re a good […]

On May 11, 2011, in Food, Health and Wellness, by juliejulie

How I lost 25 pounds on the Paleo Diet, and my Trader Joe’s Product Pick of the Week


First of all, I’m not a nutritionist, or a trainer, or any sort of expert on how or what you should eat. You know that right? I have a degree in English. And one in Fine Arts. Just so we’re clear.

On May 6, 2011, in Food, Health and Wellness, by juliejulie

The FedEx Guy and My Triathlon Training Gear: does this wetsuit make me look fat?


The FedEx man knocked on my door while I was in the bathtub. The dogs went nuts. I didn’t know who it was, but I hadn’t heard from my mom in several days, so I had a hunch it might be her, stopping by, like she does sometimes. I grabbed a towel, and went to […]

On April 28, 2011, in Fitness Adventures, Health and Wellness, Humor, Triathlon, by juliejulie

Run, Bike, and Swim? How to train for a Sprint Triathlon


When Sarah over at IronGirl called me to ask if I’d be interested in a sponsorship to their Portland, OR Sprint Triathlon in June, I laughed. My running coach, Robin, over at Every Mom to Iron Mom has been telling me it’s time for me to do a Sprint, but I keep whining about not […]

On April 16, 2011, in Fitness Adventures, Health and Wellness, Running, Triathlon, by juliejulie
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