I really need better cleaning habits.

by Elizabeth on August 30, 2013

Good morning! We are off to Noah’s “Meet the Teacher” for his MDO he’s starting next Wednesday. Expect to be bombarded with his gelled hair, button up shirt pictures shortly.

Today marks one week of sticking to my decision not to run. Many park trips have been made during the days just to get out of the house and stay sane :-) I’m going to be 100% honest here? the not running isn’t all that hard. It’s the eating more on top of not running that is truly my challenge. I believe that prayers are answered though so if you are a praying person shoot one up for me ;-) TIA!

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Oh, one time I cleaned my camera lens.

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Yesterday I my sister in law brought us chic fil a and we had a picnic at the park with her and my nephew. We decided this would become a Thursday afternoon tradition.

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Noah did NOT want to hold Connor but he really liked giving him kisses.


I know I haven’t shared many recipes with you this week but that will soon be changing. I’m planning to do a 30 Days of Fall Foods starting September 1st so am getting a head start on that! I can however show you some things I’ve been enjoying after dinner.

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Enjoy your weekend! Tell me anything random you have planned or feel inspired to tell me and whoever else happens to be browsing the comments!

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1 Kira @ cyclingthrough.com August 30, 2013 at 5:58 am

Noah is the cutest! I love the way you dress him!! And I’m proud of you for staying honest about not running and struggles you have. It’s so refreshing in a world that tries to only show it’s fa├žade.

This weekend we are camping with friends!! I’m super excited because I love camping plus it’ll be the first time we all hang out with our husbands outside of work! On Saturday, we’re going tubing down the river and hopefully walking into this cute little town. They have the best little ice cream shop!

And on Sunday, I’m hosting my sister’s bachelorette! Just a week until my little sister is a Mrs.!!
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2 Ashley @ OurPersonalRecords August 30, 2013 at 6:23 am

Good job sticking with your running and eating changes! I’m really looking forward to 30 Days of Fall Foods!! Fall food is my favorite! I will be making blueberry doughnuts this weekend for the first time. I worry that purchasing a doughnut pan was a bad decision; if they turn out good I may become a doughnut making machine. Have a great weekend!
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3 Courtney @ Don't Blink. Just Run. August 30, 2013 at 6:44 am

Noah is such a cutie! You can’t really go wrong with park days. And those caramels look amazing!

We have a five hour drive ahead of us tonight for our trip to VT. I’m hoping the weather doesn’t ruin our plans for hiking and kayaking and going to the local county fair! BOOOO!


4 Debbie @ DebRuns August 30, 2013 at 6:44 am

I hear you on the eating when not running being a challenge and scary. You’re doing great so far!

I love the Russell Stover nuggets or turtles (can’t remember what they’re called). They sell them here wrapped in university logo wrappers. We always have them for our football parties!
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5 char eats greens August 30, 2013 at 6:57 am

Mmm…I can’t wait for fall food and lattes (<–had to throw that in there!). I thought the title of this post was going to relate to housework then I was going to say "yay!" haha kidding. Kind of. Ok, I'll just go and start cleaning my house for the day then… haha
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6 Amy @ Long Drive Journey August 30, 2013 at 7:01 am

I love Chick-fil-A. That is all.
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7 Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves August 30, 2013 at 7:24 am

I will definitely send prayers your way! :)
Hmm, I’m having a little picnic with my friend today while we sew our ballet shoes! Random, but I’m excited. I’m going to make banana soft serve for her!
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8 Jojo @ RunFastEatLots August 30, 2013 at 7:47 am

I got a huge jar of coconut oil, so I’ll be experimenting with that! Speaking of fall recipes, I want to make pumpkin pie :P
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9 Liz @ The Girl on Fire Now August 30, 2013 at 8:42 am

Love Noah! I shot up a prayer for you – I really hope that you feel more comfortable soon!
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10 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries August 30, 2013 at 8:51 am

Praying for you girl! Enjoy your weekend! xoxo
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11 Katie @ running4cupcakes August 30, 2013 at 11:46 am

Have fun at meet the teacher! Chick fila is the best. I wish there was one closer to us in MN. Maybe you can bring some when you come for HLS? ;) We are headed to the Lake. Only 5 more hours til we are on the road, not that I am counting, ok yes I am. :)
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12 Erica August 30, 2013 at 1:45 pm

You know how when you are running, and you want to stop and sit on the curb, but you never do, you just embrace the suck.
That is what got my anxiety to lose its grip. I put myself in anxious situations (mine deal with food too) and just embraced the suck. It took a lot of positive self talk, no different than when you are running. Low and behold years after first committing to that, I would not even call myself an anxious person anymore.
Prayers for you this is not an easy journey but you have the courage. You got this!


13 HilJo August 30, 2013 at 4:23 pm

One thing that I did that helped me to gain weight without too much anxiety was eating a bowl of oatmeal before bed each night and eating lots and lots of peanut butter (a jar a week baby!) :) Those foods did not make me feel “too full” and though I was able to quickly gain weight, it did not make me feel bloated, stuck in another body, or any of the weird feelings that can come with weight gain. And, you are in my prayers!


14 Alyssa @ See This Girl Run August 30, 2013 at 6:14 pm

oh! So excited to read the recipes! Everything you make always looks so amazing.
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15 Kylie August 31, 2013 at 6:28 am

I definitely understand the feeling of eating more when you aren’t running. Prayers for ya.

Noah is adorable! And I can’t wait to read your recipes!
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16 Sarah @ A Refining Adventure September 7, 2013 at 7:56 am

I TOTALLY know exactly what you’re feeling with the whole no exercise + more food thing. That was the hardest thing for me…in fact, I still struggle with it. I’m ok when I have to eat more as long as I can exercise, and I’m ok not exercising as long as I can eat less. Ah…but, that’s not the life I want to live for forever, so I’m sucking it up with ya girlfriend!
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17 Elizabeth September 8, 2013 at 7:48 pm

it’s really helpful to have people that can relate! Thanks for sharing with me :-)


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