Urban Hiking Week 2 was awesome! Beautiful day and we covered 5.8 miles!

Yesterday I read their reflection journals about the first hike. They all really liked the class and were pleasantly surprised by the mix of learning, exercise, and relaxation!


Last week: 183.2

This week: 183.2

Change: 0

The scale has been stalled out for a few weeks now, but that’s okay. I’m looking forward to doing monthly measurements this weekend. Plus I can SEE my body looking different, I FEEL different in my clothes, and I am PUSHING myself to lift heavier in Body Pump. 









Hey, can we make Toot Your Own Horn Tuesdays? It really rolls off the tongue.

Come on, guys. Toot your own horns! Let’s see what you’re working with!

Ya girl is quick to toot her own horn!

This is a great idea – share you success!!

Holly crap – you both are awesome! Can I join in on this?

Wow, awesome work everyone. This is me now.

I love this!! You guys rock!! Here is me.

Join the progress train – we have snacks! 🙂 

I don’t have a ton of pics of my highest weight, because I refused to take anything but selfies the majority of the time. Sometimes it’s hard remember how far I’ve really come!

Here’s mine.

Amazing what insight, perspective and hard work can do.


That photo of me in the purple shirt is from Thanksgiving Eve 2009, I remember seeing that picture was the last straw. I also remember I had to wear stretchy pants because I couldn’t fit in any of my jeans.

Yummy Egg Bake that I put a Weight Watchers spin on

Warning: I am not a “recipe” girl, but here’s what I did haha

I used an 8×8 pan, heated the oven to 350 (then raised to 375 because it was taking too long). I did the 2 ingredient dough – 1c self rising flour and 1 c 0% greek yogurt. I sprayed the pan with olive oil spray and spread the dough across the bottom of the pan. I then took liquid eggs and filled the plan halfway up. then topped with peppers, onions, and 1 c Jimmy Dean Turkey Sausage Crumble + salt and pepper. I baked it for about 30-40 min until eggs in the middle firmed up. Points for the whole pan = 12 points for dough + 5 points for 1 c turkey sausage crumbles. Cut into ¼ for~4 point breakfast. 

You could also add cheese when baking. Dish reheats nicely in the microwave, I just had a ¼ for breakfast today!

Yesterday was the first week of the Urban Hiking class I am teaching for 5 weeks at the University I work for.

I felt like I was “legit” and the students saw me as such. I know I have the skills, knowledge, and experience, but it’s still a weird identity shift to see myself as a qualified outdoor educator and enthusiast since it’s only something I’ve gotten into in the last few years. 

We spend the first hour of class doing some icebreakers, going over the syllabus, discussion health/safety, and expectations. It was a great time, I enjoyed 1/1 conversations with different students throughout the 3.9 miles we logged! I’m excited to #OptOutside for the next few weeks with them!