Food Friday: Hearty Taco Casserole


Gosh, I love to eat.  I especially love anything with a Spanish flair.  It must be the Mexican blood coursing through my veins.  But yeah, I love casseroles and and I love salsa and I love Spanish casseroles topped with salsa. Es muy bueno. This is a simple, yummy, delicious, scrumptious … [Read more...]

Shrinkvivor Tribal Council, September 23, 2010

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Thanks to CLICK for sponsoring the Shrinkvivor Challenge! Have you tried their espresso protein drink? It's delicious! A few fun facts about the filming of this video: This is my 2nd vlog ever. I had so many technical difficulties trying to process it. It still won't come out clear... … [Read more...]

Shrinkvivor Challenges #2

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It's looks like everyone totally rocked last week's Fitness and Non-Fitness Challenges! Way to go Shrinkvivor Tribes!! Okay here's the next set of challenges. I hope to see even MORE enthusiasm and participation this week. No groaning, yo! Also, if there are people on your tribe who cannot … [Read more...]

Weekly Check-In (Shrinkvivor Weigh-In #2)

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Yo, yo, yo!!!!  How are YOU guys doing?  Shrinking?  Are you on your way to being the Ultimate Shrinkvivor or will you be heading to Exile Island or worse?!  I've been planning my work and working my plan not really but I'm really trying to. Welcome to the 2nd weigh-in for Shrinkvivor Challenge.  … [Read more...]

Return of the Last Chance Tworkout!


I. Am. PUMPED! Tonight is the premiere of season TEN of the Biggest Loser, and you all KNOW what that means! The return of your LAST CHANCE TWORKOUT! If you're new here, we all hop onto Twitter at 8 p.m. Central and get one last workout! (Twitter + Workout = TWORKOUT = FUN!) And I'm told there are … [Read more...]

True Confessions!

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Ah yes, here we are again. Another Tuesday, another chance to air our grievances of the past week. And friends, I have a few. I haven't worked out since last Friday Thursday Wednesday. REALLY? Wednesday? Not so good considering I have a race this weekend! We had a road trip this weekend. … [Read more...]

Celebrate Apples:: Recipe Carnival!


Who doesn't love apples? They come in tons of varieties, they taste good, and they are good FOR you! Fall is quickly approaching (unless you are in ND, we are apparently going straight to winter) and it's a great time to take your family out to gather some apples! Maybe you have apple trees in your … [Read more...]

Sister Spotlight:: Dawn


I was so excited and touched when Ann chose me as the Sister to spotlight last week. I may have even shed a tear or two while reading her post. This week, it's all up to me to choose who gets the honor. I have chosen.... drumroll, please... Dawn (babyboy3)! Dawn has been around the Sisterhood … [Read more...]

The Saturday Review & Giveaway: Kardea Nutrition Bars – UPDATED!


Update! Winners have been chosen - check the comments. If you're one of the lucky winners, please contact me at [email protected] with your snail mail info! Thank you!! ******* I am constantly on a quest for a healthy snack bar. There are SEVERAL out there, but I always find something … [Read more...]

Editors’ Weekly Round-Up

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It’s time for the Editors’ Weekly Round-Up, where I (or Christy) share some of the fun, interesting, and meaningful things we’ve come across during the week. First up, one of my good friends, Kirsten, is selling BondiBands to raise money for her 14-year-old niece, McKenna who has been diagnosed … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday- Let’s Zumba!

Back in the day, like WAAAAYYYYYY back in the day, prior to marriage and during my mid-20's, I considered myself a Latin dancing superstar not really- in my head I danced way better than I did in real life.  Regardless, my girlfriends and I would regularly visit our favorite salsa dancing club … [Read more...]

O Christie


O Christie. Christie O. Christie with an IE. Christie. She's an inspiration. A super-hero (seriously, she has a cape). An amazing woman. The best mom. A best friend. She's happy, healthy, and so damn funny. Not one average thing about her. She's willing to jump in … [Read more...]

Shrinkvivor Tribal Council #1

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Welcome to our very first Shrinkvivor Tribal Council. While we didn't really have anything to council over, we are announcing the first Physical Challenge for the Immunity Idol. The team who wins the challenge will get the Immunity Idol and will be safe from going to Exile Island at the next Tribal … [Read more...]

Thursday 3 :: A Love Letter to Me


Dear April, You may not know this, but I know you. I have been right here with you every step of this amazing journey we call life. I've been with you through the best of times and the worst of times. I've been right there with you when you've been happy and when you've been sad. I've seen you … [Read more...]