The Closing of the Year

What a year it has been! Initially, this was going to be a "State of Kate" post, but I think it needs to be something a little different. After all, this time of year is all about reflection, isn't it? It's good to look back and see what went right, what didn't go so well, … Continue reading The Closing of the Year

You Know You Better than “They” Do

Earlier this year, my husband and I decided to hire a financial planner. We were taking stock of our finances and realized that if we ever wanted to actually retire, we should probably do a little more than bury jars of cash in the backyard. And you thought those raspberry bushes were my attempt at … Continue reading You Know You Better than “They” Do

State of Kate Weekly Update

I feel like it's been almost a month now since I last posted a traditional "State of Kate" update. Perhaps it is time to get back on that bandwagon. Let's go, shall we? The Physical Activity: Soft WIN. I'm slowly working my way back to the activity levels I had before my tumble into the … Continue reading State of Kate Weekly Update

State of Kate: Coming out of the Deep End

As I intimated in last week's State of Kate, I was was struggling. This week was more of the same. However, instead of floundering and trying (unsuccessfully) to pull myself up by my bootstraps, I said screw it. I let myself have a bad week. And bad is, of course, relative. Nothing terrible happened. No … Continue reading State of Kate: Coming out of the Deep End

State of Kate. . .Gets Real for a Moment.

For the first time since I started this blog a couple months ago, I sincerely thought about skipping my weekly update. I've been struggling for the last couple weeks, and this week really seemed to exemplify everything "wrong" in my life. I woke up feeling like "screw this. Nobody cares and this will just be … Continue reading State of Kate. . .Gets Real for a Moment.

State of Kate Weekly Update

Weather-wise, it's been a roller coaster of a week. It's been rainy and fall-like, it's been preternaturally warm and summer-like, and now we're back to the gray and damp of autumn. The Physical Form I'm Inhabiting Starting weight: 154.7 Last week's weight: 151.6 Current weight: 152.3 WOMP. Although, having a heaping plate full of nachos … Continue reading State of Kate Weekly Update

State of Kate Weekly Update

I feel like I ask if this has been a weird week for you too every week. And yet, it was the first thing I wanted to ask you today. Weird is normal, I guess. This past week saw four days of rain in a row, which made it hard to get outside and do … Continue reading State of Kate Weekly Update