Big News: We Are…..

NOT! Ever since I started talking about our big news I have had tons of people ask if it is that we have baby #2 on the way. I’m only five months postpartum! Let me tell you we are actively trying NOT to get pregnant (birth control all the way- ParaGard IUD for those who are interested). I don’t know how people have two (or three) under two I think I’d lose my mind! We will be sticking to one child.

Stay tuned for the real big news.

I’d Love To Hear What You Think

It’s been awhile since I have reached out and asked your thoughts.  Things have really changed around here from making the transition from CVL to RWT, to leaving my office job to be a full time stay-at-home-mom/health coach/blogger/freelance writer and oh yeah I had a baby.

Now that I am home I am spending more time focusing on the blog as well as our family blog so I am really looking for your feed back on what your likes and dislikes are on the blog, what you think about the look/layout and what you would like to see more or less of.

So for those of you reading this in your reader here is what RWT looks like right now:

I think that over the years I have really made some improvements to the blog and have evolved from a recipe centric blog to a healthy living, lifestyle focused blog (hence the transition form CVL to RWT).  So now I’m asking you to take a few minutes to provide some constructive feedback. If you can’t answer the survey in your reader head on over to the RWT mainsite and fill it out (pretty please).

Thank you your feedback is appreciated so much!

WIAW: Recipe Testing

Breakfast: I have decided to bring back one of my favorite breakfast this week- soygurt with berries and raw oats. Yesterday I had lemon Whole Soy Yogurt with raspberries and oats- so good!

Lunch: Leftovers from Monday night dinner, Peanutty Noodles with Tempeh- a recipe I’ve been working on.

Snacks: Apple and pistachios (not pictured)

Dinner: For dinner last night I worked on another recipe, Sweet Potato Bean Stew, topped with tomato, avocado and sour supreme with a few whole grain crackers.

Dessert: Swiss Almond Coconut Milk Ice Cream (not pictured)

What did you eat Wednesday?

CVL Eat-In Challenge

Yesterday marked the start of of the CVL Eat-In Challenge: 30 Days Restaurant Free.

The Challenge:

And now, here’s your challenge.  Starting on October 1st and running through the month until October 30th, challenge participants are encouraged to eat-in for all meals.  This includes snacks and beverages.  I am not going to state any exceptions because this is something that you are doing for yourself.  Just remember if you do “cheat” one day it doesn’t mean the month is a loss.  Just start right back up; each meal is a new chance to jump back in.
Set a budget for the month and stick to it.  This budget should include all of your meals, snacks and beverages and should be based on your personal/family needs. This means making your coffee at home, avoiding vending machines at work (you should avoid those anyways). Do you crave dessert? Make sure to add it to your grocery list, try to avoid those late night runs to your favorite dessert spot.   Every budget will be different but make sure it is one that you will be able to work with for an entire month.
    • My monthly grocery budget for October is $360 plus CSA (two remaining share baskets)
    • How you are going to keep yourself on track and what measures you plan to take to make this a successful challenge.
      • I am going to blog about my journey, menu plan and focus on buying vegetables, whole foods and bulk items.
If you are participating:
  1. On October 8th, 15th and 22nd post a progress report.  The post should include:
    • Discuss how things are going and whether you are on track for budget.
    • Discuss the meals you had over the course of the week.
    • Something you learned, a challenge you faced and how you over came that challenge

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