#WhatIWantToTellYou

Have you seen the #WhatIWantToTellYou hashtag on Instagram this week? Someone had this beautiful idea to create a campaign about what you’d tell your younger self. Kind of like our own version of #itgetsbetter. My friend Jane (@themuchomama) shared her story and it's spread like wildfire. I’ve loved seeing everyone’s childhood photos show up in my IG feed. There is a lot of Peter Pan collars, blunt bangs, and 80s hair happening! But it didn't quite strike a chord with me because my 5 year old self was learning how to do the monkey bars and read books - and she was having a damn g...

Fennel Apple Slaw Recipe!

My girl friends from NYC came to visit last weekend, and we were intent on getting in all the Fall things! We danced at a party in a barn, we had dinner al fresco around a campfire, and we went apple picking at an orchard outside New Paltz, NY. We bee-lined for the Honey Crisp apples, but Mr. Big also wanted Empires, so we got some of those. Then the Jona Golds looked good, so we got some of those, and before I kn...

10 Things I Learned In Portugal – Part 2

Vacations are a perfect time to rest, relax, and hit the “reset” button. Let’s be realistic – our lives are busy. There’s always more to do than we can achieve in a day: to-do lists, carpools, work obligations, family commitments – you name it, we’re got them. And each of these things takes up time, effort, and ultimately, focus we don’t have to put into our weight loss goals. So when Mr. Big and I visited Portugal, I took some time and energy I wasn’t spending on my to-do list, and put it into taking stock of where I am today in relation to my goals. And I’ll be honest, I was fully embraci...

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