Welcome To The Rumble Strip

On nearly every highway and even on some town roads you’ll see the distinctive grooves near the white shoulder lines known as the rumble strip. It’s a safety precaution that was first used on New Jersey’s Garden State Parkway in 1952, to alert drivers when they crossed the white shoulder line. If you’ve ever hit…

More Than The Scale

I did something today that surprised me and made think of success. Jeff and I are taking a last minute trip to Virginia. We stopped in the rest area to grab a coffee and switch driving. He ran inside and it was my turn to drive. I hopped over from the passenger seat to the…

The 3177 Day Promise

Finishing the 2016 NYC Marathon was one of the greatest accomplishments of my life and truly the realization of a dream. Running isn’t something that was new to me. I actually started running… well “running” back in 2007. I quit smoking on April 15, 2007, after 18 years of a multiple pack a day problem. Smoking…

Listening To My Body

I’ve been waking up around one in the morning the past few nights. I wake up and can’t immediately fall back to sleep. I’ll be up for a couple hours, fall back asleep and wake up again still long before my scheduled time. Since I don’t go to bed much before 11pm, this has been…

She Believe She Could… Kinda

I love the R.S. Grey quote from the book Scoring Wilder: She believed she could, so she did.  Despite the book’s controversial content, the quote has taken on a life of its own inspiring women everywhere.  After the past few years with weight loss surgery, losing a lot of weight, trying new and adventurous things…

Perspective Shift

I read something the other day that I absolutely loved.  Absolutely! People often think that after weight loss surgery our restricted diets are a problem. Limiting sugar, fat, and carbs can seem pretty daunting as is eliminating junk food and fast foods from your diet. I know I didn’t think I could do it at…