About Me

I started blogging back in June 2009 as a way to document my journey to healthier living.  I had lost 50 pounds on Weight Watchers in 2003, going from this:
To this:

But then, after a fabulous trip to St. Lucia in July 2007, I managed to put 30 pounds back on.  It happens to the best of us!

This blog (which started out under the name "Diary of a Shrinking Chick") was my outlet.  Since starting this blog, I've re-lost the 30 pounds that crept back on and made some amazing friendships through the blogosphere and twitter (you follow me, right? click that link on the left if you don't!).  I've also discovered a love for running.  I've run every distance from the 5k to a full marathon and in August 2013 participated in my first 200 mile relay!

I have a wonderful, supportive family which includes the Hubby - M, my girl - K, and my boy - D.  Aren't we an attractive bunch!

I can't talk about my family without including Squirt.  Squirt adopted us about 15 years ago when she was a tiny, abandoned kitten and has been snuggling with me ever since.  She is my sweetie-pie.

If you've followed me for any length of time, you know I love to change how I look.  My hair color has ranged from blond to red, short to long, straight to curly.  Right now I'm rocking dark brown waves (see profile picture), but when I'm running, I look more like this:

or this:


Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you enjoy reading as much as I enjoy writing.

Much love!