It was a love and food filled weekend for me.

On Saturday I got to spend the day with my family, immediate and extended.

My great-aunt Ethel just turned 95, and my mom, dad, aunt, and uncle headed to my cousin’s house for a family visit to celebrate. If I could be anyone when I grow up it would be Ethel, I think she’s just about the most amazing person that has ever existed. And let me just say, that woman makes 95 look good!

Forget 95, I hope I’m in half as good shape as she is when I’m 35!

Sunday was my best friend’s bridal shower.

I couldn’t be more excited for a wedding if it were my own. My best friend and her fiancé (also one of my closest friends) have been together for ten years, and have been engaged for half that time. They’ve been saving for their dream wedding for years, and now it’s right around the corner!

Isn’t she going to make the most beautiful bride?

I consider myself extremely lucky to count these two foxy ladies as my bestest friends.

After all the celebrating and hugging was done I was ready for a nap. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I may have had my fill of cake for a while…

Who am I kidding, there’s no such thing as too much cake!


In the meantime I’m returning to regularly scheduled eating and exercise.


Oatmeal/cottage cheese/egg-white (tastes better than it sounds)pancake with maple syrup


Chocolate protein shake with almond milk


Whole wheat wrap with tofurky, tomato and onion
Steamed broccoli


Post workout chocolate muffin


I had class tonight, a class that conveniently caters dinner. Salad with candied pecans and oranges—yummo!
Half a goat cheese, pesto, and vegetable sandwich

Exercise: 35-minute jog, 30-minute stair climb, 60-minute strength training (with personal trainer)