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Let’s Pretend It’s Yesterday…

February 6, 2012

Happy Monday everyone!

I hope you all had a great weekend! First of all, I realized yesterday afternoon that I didn’t acknowledge a big milestone! Yesterday was the 6 month anniversary of my blog! It’s crazy to think that I started this blog hoping I would make it a week and then see if I still liked it, and now I’m going on 6 months!

Check out my old blog before I bought my own domain name. Or my FIRST POST! So weird to go back and read those!

Starting my blog was something I just did for fun, I read so many other blogs that I just wanted some kind of creative outlet to write about things in my life. However now, it’s so much more! I’ve realized what amazing women are in the blogging community and how generous and welcoming they all are!

Blogging is now not only a creative outlet, but also a way to keep myself accountable with exercise and trying new healthy foods, and a great way to meet new, amazing people! I’ve gotten to spend some time with Chelsey, like when we ran 7 miles and then ended it with a 5K race! Or my lunch dates with Kathleen and Cate, as well as blogger meet ups both back in September for a cooking class, and just this past weekend for yoga and dinner. I even got to meet Kate yesterday for some coffee!

I’ve also talked to a lot of women online who I consider my blogger friends and hope to meet them one day! Haha, Ashley, we’ll make it happen one day!

Not only have I met a lot of great people, but I’ve also changed quite a bit over the past 6 months. I got back into running and ran several 5Ks, a 10K and my first ever 10 mile race! Now I’m training for a half marathon and I’m signed up to run the Chicago Marathon!

I also found out that I am intolerant to white sugar, pasteurized milk, gluten and soy! Whew! Quite a list! But if it weren’t for the blogging community, I have no idea how I would have dealt with it, or had any idea of what to eat!

I also fell in love:

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Molly happened! And we all know how much I love Molly.

So thank you to everyone who reads my blog, you have no idea how much I appreciate your comments, as well as any personal messages or e-mails that you send me!


Now, on to more delicious things!

Yesterday I went to my Bikram Yoga class (my Groupon runs out in March!) and then afterwards met up with my cousin for brunch. We decided to go to Yolk, because I had seen it on Kathleen’s blog and I knew it had to be good!

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I looked up the menu online beforehand and knew it was perfect for me. Since I can’t eat gluten, breakfast can be hard. Almost everything on the menu has wheat: pancakes, waffles, french toast, crepes, biscuits, english muffins…. But Yolk had a TON of omelets, scrambles and frittatas!

After some serious debate, I ended up ordering the Garden Delight Omelet:

Fresh zucchini, asparagus, spinach, mushrooms, and tomatoes
rolled into a three egg omelette. Topped with monterey jack
cheese and sour cream.  9.9

I got it with egg whites, fruit on the side, and salsa instead of sour cream. It was HUGE but totally delicious!

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Can you tell that I had a bite of my omelet before Allie reminded me to take a picture? Thank goodness for friends. I would have completely forgotten! Just like I forgot to take pictures from drinks and dinner at a Mexican restaurant the night before… Oops.

After brunch, and plenty of running talk, I headed over to my beloved Argo Tea to get some work done, and then met with Kate! It was great getting to meet another Chicago-area blogger, and runner!

Then I headed home, made a quick lunch, and kept working away! Don’t worry, there was some relaxing too… I bought The Help on i-tunes! I had a gift card and couldn’t resist, I loved the movie and the book! And no, I did not watch the Super Bowl. 1) Because I don’t have a TV and 2) I just wasn’t into either of the teams this year. But don’t worry, I’ll be looking for commercials on You Tube today!


How much as your life changed in the past 6 months?

What is your favorite thing to order when out for brunch?


And Just FYI – I added a Running tab at the top of screen, with past races and upcoming races!

34 Comments leave one →
  1. February 6, 2012 8:36 am

    My life has definitely changed a lot in the past 6 months. I started a job and was working while also going to school and I saw my free time dramatically disappear. It’s worth it in the long run but my time is so much more limited than before!

    Also, I love ordering omelets or scrambles when I go out for brunch. I never make them at home (I don’t know why) so they’re a special treat!

  2. February 6, 2012 9:05 am

    Happy half birthday!

    I usually order sweet stuff when I’m out for breakfast or brunch! I like waffles or french toast if I want a treat, or oatmeal if I’m keeping it relatively uneventful. 🙂 There’s also this place my dad always takes me when I visit him that has the BEST granola in the world. Too bad its thousands of miles away from me…

  3. February 6, 2012 9:05 am

    PS – I am thinking of switching blog domains. Did you find most of your followers followed (for lack of a better word) you? 🙂

    • February 6, 2012 11:14 am

      I’m not sure if I lost any people, but my readership continued to grow after switching domain names. I definitely got a lot of people who got to my site through my old site for a while, but so far I’ve only been growing!

  4. February 6, 2012 11:13 am

    I started my blog in the last 6 months too! Happy half blog birthday!

  5. Lauren permalink
    February 6, 2012 12:18 pm

    I haven’t been to Yolk, but I’ve passed it a bunch of times. I’ve been into savory brunch lately – egg sandwiches top my list. Esp after a run.

    • February 6, 2012 1:54 pm

      See, I’m more of a sweet brunch person, but I don’t get much of a choice! Hence the fruit! You should try Yolk!

  6. February 6, 2012 1:02 pm

    CONGRATS on the 6-months mark!! SO exciting 🙂

    That b-fast looks awesome!

  7. February 6, 2012 1:29 pm

    Mmm, looks delish! I love a good veggie omelet.

  8. February 6, 2012 3:25 pm

    Happy half birthday!!! Great to meet you yesterday and hopefully we’ll hang out again soon!

  9. February 6, 2012 6:25 pm

    wow, good life has changed a lot in the past 6 months too! For one, my boyfriend moved in. That’s a huge shift right there!

  10. February 6, 2012 6:30 pm

    Hi! Just saw your blog on HTP. I am a Chicagoan (suburbs, boo) and runner too. I am always excited to find another local blogger 🙂

    Molly is TOO adorable!!!

    In the last 6 months, hmm, I have been eating a lot healthier, and that makes me feel good!

    • February 6, 2012 6:40 pm

      I LOVE finding more people from Chicago! And yay for healthy eating, it definitely has made me feel better! And yes, Molly is very cute… Haha search Molly on my blog and you’ll find several photos and videos…

  11. Amy permalink
    February 6, 2012 7:11 pm

    I love Yolk! It’s a really fun brunch place and there are always many people there, but there is never a really long wait. I don’t eat gluten or dairy and I love their salads since I don’t like eggs.

  12. February 6, 2012 8:22 pm

    Congratulations on the 6 month anniversary!! I’m definitely still kind of in the stage of “just blogging to see how I like it” but now that I’ve been at it for a month or so, I can tell that I love it! Mainly for the same reasons you do – as an outlet, and to get to know other awesome girls who have the same interests I do!

    While my life hasn’t changed a ton in the past 6 months, my plans sure have! As of 6 months ago, I was trying to convince myself I’d be a teacher for the rest of my life. Now I am quitting and going back to school – woohoo!

  13. February 6, 2012 8:24 pm

    Congrats on 6 months!

    In the past 6 months, I’ve run a half marathon, gone on my first plane trip (I know…I’m a wuss), and gotten my master’s degree! It’s been a great 6 months!

    • February 6, 2012 8:36 pm

      your first plane trip!?!? Haha I was probably 1 when I went on a plane the first time! Congrats on the half and the masters!!! Awesome!

  14. February 6, 2012 8:46 pm

    ohhh i can’t WAIT to meet you someday! 😉 we will make it happen eventually… and congrats on your six month blog-iversary! that is so exciting! you’re right, quite a bit has happened since you started your blog. i can relate… my love for running has increased, and i’m doing a half marathon, which i never in my life thought i could do before i started my blog. i love how encouraging and inspiring the healthy living blog community can be! i’m so glad we’re “blog buddies”! 🙂

  15. February 6, 2012 9:14 pm

    I walked past Yolk before! It looks good. I haven’t been out for brunch in a long time because I wasn’t eating eggs and couldn’t order anything. I can’t wait to go out for brunch again!

    • February 7, 2012 8:17 am

      We should go to Yolk! They had so many egg options, and then also a whole page of salads that I didn’t even have a chance to look at!

  16. February 6, 2012 9:43 pm

    I love Molly’s puppy belly!! Bikram Yoga! How was that?

  17. February 6, 2012 11:06 pm

    Look how much Molly has grown! Adorable 🙂 It’s crazy to think just how much happens in six months time. These past six have been calm for me, but I’m planning big things for the next 🙂

  18. February 7, 2012 6:30 pm

    Yay for six months of blogging! 🙂 You’ve definitely done a lot and it looks like there is more good stuff on the way! I am constantly amazed at the support and connections I have made through blogging.

    I’m glad you liked Yolk. I have been there a few times and always find something tasty.

    • February 7, 2012 7:26 pm

      Maybe we’ll have to do a blogger meet-up there! Everyone I’ve talked to said they love it or want to try it!

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