Merry Christmas

     So…Whole30 will officially start tomorrow. I succumbed to the holiday baddies. But Moo and I are so pumped to start this, and look forward to sharing our adventure with you all! In the meantime, a very merry Christmas toyou and yours. Mimi.



Starting Whole30 on Christmas Day!

     So yeah, I’m crazy. But everyone already knows that, right? I’m going to start my Whole30 challenge tomorrow, which is Christmas as you know. After reading more information, testimonials, tips and…binging on a ton of food…I decided to put it off no longer and “jump right in”. I’m starting this full body cleanse for several reasons, but mostly because I am so very tired of the guilty feeling I constantly have plaguing me. It really has become a mental game I’m playing with myself; I tell myself “no”, then balance the options, convince myself that I deserve to eat those five cookies in the break room and ultimately succumb to my own silver tongue (or mind?). And that’s just plain awful. It is time for a change, and it being Christmas is not going to stop me. Christmas shouldn’t be about justifiably eating ungodly amounts of chocolate and pie, nor should it be about the presents. So in a way, this seems like the perfect opportunity to begin this adventure! Yes, I’m going to call it an adventure for my own mental sake. 🙂

     From here on out, I will keep you up to date about what I’m eating, feeling and how my body is changing. I’ll start with a weigh in tomorrow morning (most likely AFTER the presents), but won’t touch the scale until the very end (one of the rules on the website). Tomorrow will probably be one of the most difficult tests, especially since I know that there is coconut and mint chocolates chilling in the bottom of my stocking this very moment.

     To wrap it up, I just wanted to list a few reasons as to WHY I’m attempting…nay, completing this challenge (saying attempting isn’t going to help me get anywhere -_-).


  1. To kick-start my menstrual cycle (TMI, I understand, but definitely one of the most important reasons for this challenge).
  2. To drop a few pounds (because let’s face it, I’d be lying if that wasn’t a main reason)
  3. To see if it doesn’t help with dandruff/hair loss and acne
  4. To possess more energy throughout the entire day to accomplish so many more tasks
  5. and most importantly, to overcome these mental games and prove to myself that I CAN accomplish anything I set my mind to. I’m so very sick of repeating to myself, “well, I ruined today’s streak, so I’ll just eat this box of cereal and start over tomorrow”. NO MORE!

     So without further ado, I begin my journey. Moo will most likely be joining me on this adventure, but will keep you updated in her own time and way. If anything, I hope that my challenge will perhaps inspire others who feel the symptoms of “fake food”, and want to change their own lives for the better. You are never alone. Stay tuned. Mimi.

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New Year’s Resolutions

Just thinking about the concept of New Year’s Resolutions and realized that I managed to keep 1 or 2 for 2013. As I draw up the list for 2014, there are several repetitions of last year’s as well:

Exercise daily– while it didn’t happen daily, I was able to hit the workouts at least once or twice a week (which is more than I’ve EVER done before!). I noticed changes in my body, and found out (surprise!) that my best days are the days I’ve done some form of workout. So this will undoubtedly be added to 2014’s list, as I aim to work harder at it and see better results.

Keep records of life– this is a rather general topic, but I was also able to keep up with this. While I initially intended on keeping a Project Life (that ended at the end of January…), I kept my journal for the most part and wrote down the not so interesting yet more important aspects of my life and thoughts. I’m pretty proud about this because I can’t tell you how many times I’ve attempted keeping a journal and failed.

I’ll post our 2014 resolutions soon, but just want to remind you that they don’t ALL have to be hard! Make some fun resolutions that you know you’ll keep, such as trying new foods or going on a road trip. Mimi.



Our first ever movie alert, Anna and I want to let you know which movies we’re watching and give you a review.

Last night we went with friends to see “Saving Mr. Banks”, a story about how Walt Disney managed to get P.L. Travers, author of “Mary Poppins”, to give him rights to create the beloved movie classic. We both adored the movie, and thought that both Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks performed wonderfully. The music score uses the old songs, and the only drawback is that they will inevitably get stuck in your head. Yes, you will be humming/singing those songs for days afterwards. You may even contemplate flying a kite with the family. On a scale from 1 to 10, this movie definitely deserves an 8 or 9! A must see for all those who loved Mary Poppins growing up.


Almost Christmas!

Christmas is right around the corner now, and I think that I am finally getting into the season! Classes and finals threw me off of my normal Christmas routine (which usually consists of whipping up a couple quilts, making several scrapbooks and having a ball over-decorating the entire house), but I managed to get back into gear!

Starting to draw up next year’s bucket list, as well as preparing to keep up with project life. Keeping up with this blog is on the list!

Keep calm and merry Christmas!


Preparing for Finals!

Its that time of year again! No, I’m not referring to the wonderful Christmas season…its almost finals week. Time to get down and get dirty with vocab terminology, equations, dissections and so forth. Only one and a half weeks left of the semester, and then FINALLY we can start talking about Christmas!

Stay tuned because Anna and I are going to be making some big changes to this blog! There will be interesting facts of the day, recipes, book reviews and much more. Just need to get past finals…