The Before Pic

I suck at “before” photos. Sure, I’ve got lots of unflattering pics banished to the trash folder, but none of them capture how I really feel about my size, which is near the heaviest…ahem…curviest I’ve ever been in my life.

It’s just that, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with this size.

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Heading Back Home

Earlier today, while I headed home from Italy, my sweet girl was put into her first soccer game in Germany and she immediately got the ball! I am so excited for her, and couldn’t wait to hear all about it when I got home.

Date Morning

No kids and a €20 airport breakfast makes this a Date Morning before I’m off to Rome for a work trip. Everyone cycled thru the flu last time I was gone, so let’s hope everyone stays healthy and safe this time!


These ladies insisted on blocking the one trail leading to Germany’s most famous castle, waving to their friends to join in one-by-one for a series of group photos. Realizing they weren’t going to let others pass any time soon, I grabbed Jaz’s hand and jumped in! I hope it’s their favorite.

Ashley tells me, based on their reactions as I walked away, it was not.


I was up super early this morning, jet-lagging at 1 am with Anthony Bourdain. I love to travel, but I’m definitely feeling the effects more and more.

I felt like myself later this morning, so I think I’m over the hump. Yesterday was AWFUL, though. Really had to push through the feeling of sand in my brain.

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