Thursday, October 27, 2022

Fall Thoughts

Hello! I’m not sure how many of you are still out there reading this now. I’ve been silent for long periods of time all throughout this past year. In those times of silence on the blog, I’ve thought about writing a post or two, but then I’d just continue on to my next task. There have been a lot of those lately - tasks. 

There have also been a lot of good moments of rest - many of which have been happening with a toddler reclined back onto my chest as we sit together cuddled up in a blanket. 

Oh, these are some of the sweetest days. I have been savoring these moments, drinking them in. We’ve been having a lot of “family couch” time this Fall - where we’re all cuddled up on the couch after our long days. Fall is a season that is so good for moments like these.

Fall has been good to us, so far. We’ve gone on a pumpkin walk, been to pumpkin patches, trailed around Zoo Boo, and enjoyed playing in the leaves.

I’ve baked probably a dozen batches of muffins - all with a new whole wheat muffin recipe I found on Pinterest and have been loving! I use this recipe as a lighter version of banana and zucchini muffins. Baking with whole wheat is a win for sure. We’ve been trying to include more whole wheat and healthy grains into our diets. We’ve switched to rye bread, brown rice and whole wheat pasta. They weren’t hard switches for us - we’ve been enjoying these things for a while!

Up until recently, I haven’t felt very motivated to focus on weight loss. I’ve been feeling that way for a better part of this year, actually. It’s been nice to just maintain my weight without much thought about it - because there are so many other places my thoughts, time and energy have been this year. However, I do still have the desire to lose weight - and more importantly, gain better health. 

Maintaining my weight has happened naturally this year, but losing weight and working toward better health takes intentionality and a certain kind of prioritizing. Nothing has really changed for me as far as my responsibilities go. If anything, I have more responsibilities now than ever. So what needs to change is how much I prioritize my health in this season. It needs to get bumped up to the top or else all the other things will crumble.

I’m not sure if by reprioritizing my health that automatically means you’ll be hearing from me more in this space. I may try to blog more frequently but, I’m okay if that isn’t what happens during this shift in my priorities. For a long time, my blog helped me maintain a certain kind of accountability that I needed. Now, it’s more of a space where I want to keep a record of where we’ve been along the way.

I’ve thought about privatizing my blog, so that only my family could look back and onward. I may still do that as I’m not sure how many people are still around. Leave a comment or send me a message to let me know you’re here. I appreciate you being here!


  1. Enjoy the moments with the little ones. Times flies and before you know they are grown and have their own lives. Probably doesn't feel like that now but one day it will be here before you know it. ♥ Love your hair BTW!

  2. I enjoy reading your blog and I'm always happy to see when you post!