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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Cool Realization.

Good morning loves!! I had quite the random night....let's talk about it:)

First stop, Costco, to get some gas and load up on the essentials (bread, eggs, brocc, spinach, tortillas and apples) and we couldn't escape the food court without spending $3 for two......

Hotdogs and drinks.

Something cool happened tonight.  In my past (5 years ago) there was NO WAY that I would have come within 5 feet of a hot dog (not because it was meat but because it was one of my fear foods) you can read more about that here and here.  Once I started getting past my disordered thinking I started eating my 'fear foods' without guilt but I was also running 60 miles a week and teaching spin classes which helped me to transition into that stage of feeling no guilt.

Here is where the awesome part is coming in......I am not exercising right now and I can eat my old 'fear foods' without feeling any guilt and guess what.....I didn't wake up 900 lbs or feel sad in the least bit.  I feel like a normal person, hallelujah.

Sorry, I just felt like sharing that in case any of you are afraid to eat certain things without exercising it off....... ya know what I mean?  No more feeling guilty for indulging in a $1 hot dog every now and then missing some workouts, you are perfect just the way you are!

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After Costco, we drove straight to my parents to celebrate my brother's 49th birthday.

I think we look alike in this picture.

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Please notice my excellent wrapping job for his present......newspaper is the latest thing.

He was kind and let my niece help blow out the candles.  I am not that generous and on my bday I don't let anyone breath near the candles.

Isn't my gma adorable!

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You bet your bottom dollar that we had the same dessert as Sunday nights dessert because once we find something we love, we stick to it.

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As we were eating dessert we heard a noise coming from the deck, we looked out the window and what did we see......

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My bro-in-law randomly bought two baby lamb today.  The kids freaked out....I have never seen them so happy and excited in their life.

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I should have guessed something was up when he called us earlier in the day asking where to buy those glass coke bottles (he doesn't drink soda).....little did I know it was to make bottles for lamb.

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He may be sleeping on the couch for the next little while....don't think sissy is very excited about this considering they don't live on a farm......but at least the kids are beyond happy!!  Perfect for Easter:)


What animals did you have growing up?  What animals do you have now?

-We had dogs, hamsters and birds at one point.  No pets yet.....still working on getting my responsibility chart filled up with stickers before Billy will let me get one.

Are birthdays a big deal in your family?

-Yes, I like to sing the bday song at least 3 times, presents, dessert and dessert round 2.

Favorite angel food cake (in our case vanilla bean cake) toppings (even though I think it is a sin that it doesn't have frosting)?

-Lots o' whipped cream and strawberries or peaches when they are in season.

What is your Wednesday workout?

-I am going to pump and skipping any of the lower body lifting.....I will just stare (wow, I am creepy) at my fellow classmates while they are in pain and agony from 4 trillion squats.


At April 20, 2011 at 6:50 AM , Blogger theAlmostRunner said...

We go all out for birthdays... it's a big deal. But we never had pets! Boooo.

At April 20, 2011 at 6:50 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it's great that you ate that hot dog without guilt :)! I am going to Zumba's my usual Wednesday workout!

At April 20, 2011 at 6:50 AM , Anonymous Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) said...

That is so BRILLIANT that you are so far past your disordered eating now! I totally understand what you're talking about, and you are AWESOME:)

And the lambs are so CUTE!! I want them!!

My Wednesday workout was spin+weights...I feel like you! :P

P.S. I went to Pump, and although I could do the squats I can't do the lunges cos of my shins, so I did the creepy stare thing too- between us we're making it a trend:)

At April 20, 2011 at 6:50 AM , Blogger theAlmostRunner said...

Also, CONGRATULATIONS on the hotdogs. They are so nasty, but so good. : )

At April 20, 2011 at 6:56 AM , Blogger Susan said...

I never went full on disordered eating, but even now I'm trying to learn how to step away from calorie counting. I've got to trust I have the tools to manage my healthy weight, like you have. This post helps me with that trust!

For animals, I grew up with 6 cats (at the same time!) plus a dog. Very full house. Right now I have two cats. They own me - no doubt about it.

I was supposed to get up and run this morning, but I didn't wanna so I didn't. I'm too excited for a long drive I have today - to PA for Easter with family!

At April 20, 2011 at 6:58 AM , Blogger Lizzi said...

That is truly such a huge and awesome breakthrough and I am really proud and happy for you :) I am not yet QUITE at that stage but I'm gettin' there. And I simply CANNOT WAIT to enjoy my first guilt-free, exercise-free hotdog (/ice cream/chocolate bar/popcorn/pizza/all of the above).

At April 20, 2011 at 7:01 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

So cool that you can eat your old "fear foods" w/o worrying about it! I'm working on being able to do that!
I've actually never had angel food cake......always wanted to try it, though!

At April 20, 2011 at 7:02 AM , Blogger Lauren said...

Thanks for posting about your fear foods... welcome to my life! you are awesome... period.

At April 20, 2011 at 7:04 AM , Anonymous Laura @ Meet Virginia said...

Your grandma is the CUTEST and so are those baby sheep!!!

At April 20, 2011 at 7:04 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

omgosh those baby lambs are the most precious thing ever.

im glad you were able to eat the hot dog guilt free! i'm really happy that you have come so far and that you share it with us! :) I havent had a real hot dog since I was 5. they scare me!

Birthdays arent a big deal in my family but my sister and I make a big deal out of each others.

I didnt have pets growing up bc my parents wouldnt let me but I did get the cutest pup of all time a few years ago. her name is Pita! And she is the sweetest little thing ever! Then my dad fell in love with pita and got his own tiny little dog. Its too funny.

I dont think I've ever had angel food cake.

I'm going to an hour and a half of hot yoga after work. Super excited about it!

At April 20, 2011 at 7:04 AM , Blogger Jogging with Fiction said...

So exciting about the hotdogs (that's a really weird sentence)!

I had one dog as a pet as a kid. I was deprived. What are the lambs for???

I'm not sure what my wednesday workout will be today. Mike has poker tonight, so it might be time to chain myself to the treadmill and tv to entertain myself.

At April 20, 2011 at 7:08 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only animals we had growing up were fish. My sister is allergic to pretty much anything with fur. :D

I'm planning on going to "yolates" and then maybe seeing if I can squeeze a run in.

At April 20, 2011 at 7:09 AM , Blogger ihatepickleslikewoah said...

Lambs?? Too cute!
We had dogs, birds, hampsters, vunnies and goldfish. My sister is cursed bc all of HER pets died!!

I was JUST telling my hubby about how i never thought i woulld have a NORMAL relationship with food and it feels sooooo good to be here!!!! Congrats to us!! ;)

Gonna work arms, shoulders and abs today.

At April 20, 2011 at 7:17 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The lambs are so cute, and the children are adorable for feeding them!
I've always had a dog (golden retriever!) and a cat, and I miss them when I'm at school. I can't wait to get my own dog to run with me.

At April 20, 2011 at 7:17 AM , Blogger Madison Michele said...

I grew up with lambs!! My grandparents had them and they always let each grandchild name one and call one their own :) love it!

ps you will laugh at my race picture! check it out! half marathon!!

At April 20, 2011 at 7:19 AM , Blogger Molly said...


I have dogs, cats, and horses- big dogs, always, never little yappy ones, and fast horses. I can't wait for this semester to be over so I can go home and hang out with my horses- we have 3 at the moment!

I've been trying to convinec my parents to get me a goose, but the parentals are not buying it.

At April 20, 2011 at 7:22 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

fear foods are so tough and it is amazing how "silly" you feel after eating them and realizing how they really DO NOT impact your weight. BUT- the tough part is eating the fear foods and then not saying "I ate a fear food...not I guess I will eat another"

Have a great day!

At April 20, 2011 at 7:22 AM , Blogger Trying To Heal said...

i am so glad that you had that realization with the hot dogs. isn't it a great feeling, that the things you were afraid to eat and were doing to make you gain weight if you didn't exercise...don't?! so awesome! i'm so proud of you!!!!

and i love the lambs!!! so cute!!! but yeah, i bet your sister isn't the happiest lamb in the bunch...hehe....

At April 20, 2011 at 7:23 AM , Blogger Jen said...

I had to laugh at the lambs. That sounds like something my husband would do! I don't think he'd dare do it without asking me though. I must be meaner than your sister. The chickens were about as far as I'll go!
That cake looks so moist and better than angel food cake. I think you need to post the recipe. ASAP!
Hope you had a good pump class this morning!
Oh, and birthdays! I love them! My husband grew up not really celebrating birthdays. He remembers one or two cakes and never had a party. Can you believe how sad that is?!!!

At April 20, 2011 at 7:29 AM , Blogger Mallory said...

How cute!!!

We didn't have pets growing up because of my allergies. Lame.

Birthdays definitely are a big deal, as they should be!!!

At April 20, 2011 at 7:30 AM , Blogger Julia said...

I cant believe he bought hilarious! they are super cute though :)

We definitely LOVE birthdays. I think I am like the leader of the pack though...I seriously am addicted to ice cream and cake.

I loved reading about your realization...that has got to be SUCH a great feeling!

At April 20, 2011 at 7:32 AM , Blogger Alyssa said...

I can't believe he got lambs! That's crazy. I have an obsession with Costco but normally my husband just goes alone because it's right by his work, when I go I usually have 500 samples plus frozen yogurt so it's sort of bad news. That's awesome that you are able to eat former "fear" foods with no guilt now. I fear getting injured and gaining a ton of weight - it's something I need to move past but you have the exact right attitude! I just did a post about birthdays in my family - basically all holidays are RIDICULOUSLY OVER THE TOP HUGE. Fresh berries sound good on angel food cake with a ton of whipped cream but an actual cake with frosting and ice cream sounds even better.

At April 20, 2011 at 7:40 AM , Blogger Karleen said...

Yay for eating food without guilt! I just love your attitude.

Growing up, my Grandparents lived on an 80-acre farm and had sheep. I loved when the lambs were born and we got to bottle feed them. I'm a sucker for farm animals to this day. They are so cute!

At April 20, 2011 at 7:57 AM , Blogger Regina said...

Good job for eating the hot dog without guilt! That is awesome-

I always just had a dog growing up, but now we have a golden retriever (my 4th child :) a couple of cats, horses, and we just got 5 baby chicks! (yay for fresh eggs!)

We always have a big party for birthdays, all of our family lives fairly close.

Always strawberries and fresh whipped cream for angel food cake!

At April 20, 2011 at 8:11 AM , Blogger Lorraine said...

My big family is the same way with birthdays! My mom always told us that we have to clear our schedule for birthdays lol
It is always a huge family get together with tons of food and homemade cakes. So Good :)

At April 20, 2011 at 8:13 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uhhmm you realize those lambs are going to end up on a dinner plate in a few months when they get too big to live on a deck, right?

At April 20, 2011 at 8:20 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Girl way to go on overcoming "fear foods!" I'm not gonna lie, I definitely still struggle w/ a little bit of guilt after indulging when I haven't worked out. It's so great to see beautiful confident women like you who have succeeded in breaking through that! Have a great Wednesday!

At April 20, 2011 at 8:25 AM , Blogger Britt Burns Kelly said...

I've had a lot of pets in my day, but never a lamb! Thats really neat, and I am jealous even though I don't know how to take care of a lamb or what their needs entail. What does one do with a lamb???

If you like hot dogs you must come visit Chicago ASAP, after all we are the hot dog capitol of the world!

At April 20, 2011 at 8:37 AM , Blogger Christina @ The Athletarian said...

You are so INCREDIBLE! I'm not 100% guilt-free after eating a 19-pound bag of Mini Eggs, but I know I will get there and I'm so excited about it!

In terms of birthdays, my family is the same. But there are usually 312 different desserts on the table. It's a nightmare and a dream all at the same time!

Wednesday's workout will be a practice spin class all by myself (exciting, right?). I need to prepare myself and test out my playlist for my first ever teaching gig on the weekend!

Have an "awesomesauce" day!

At April 20, 2011 at 8:46 AM , Blogger Caroline said...

I love your blog, and read it every day...I don't know if I've commented before, but I love your posts...your humor is great. Also, congratulations on your success with "fear foods" I know exactly what that feels like, and it feels like you've finally conquered something!

At April 20, 2011 at 8:46 AM , Blogger Mon Amour said...

I had a parakeet growing up, a cat and three hamsters. Nothing too exciting but enough to keep me happy. Now my family has 4 cats, 2 birds, and a puppy. The kittens and the puppy are legit best friends. So cute.

My workout today is running, Insanity, and swimming.

At April 20, 2011 at 8:50 AM , Blogger Amanda@runninghood said...

Hey girlie! Thanks for your comment. Yes, I find myself thinking or obsessing about running in church even! Yikes! So it was time for a reset. :) Tonight's workout is mixed intervals on a crappy treadmill in a strange city ...ahh the joys of traveling while training. I had a nanny goat when I was a kid. :)

At April 20, 2011 at 8:52 AM , Anonymous Holly said...

Hi Janae :)
I just love you! I had to get that out- first & foremost :)
That is such a wonderful realization. I had a realization over this past weekend too- I actually ate a bagel! I thought I was a in a different body or something, because they were always my fear foods- just all of that bread in one sitting- oh the horrors. (ha!) But I loved every bite of it & I can't wait to have another one!!
I read your previous post (the one from January about gaining the 5lbs) & I think it's hard to realize how MUCH food our bodies really need with all of the exercise...but it's amazing how much better your performance is when you up calories. It took me a while to realize that- like a good 10 years..but I think I might just be super close to a very happy place in my self image. Every day is a different day, but as long as the majority of days are 'happy days' then I think I'm doing something right :)
Thank you for posting this- really makes me think :)
I love the pictures of the baby lambs- if your sister doesn't want them- just tell her she can fly them down to me in Florida :) :)

At April 20, 2011 at 8:52 AM , Blogger Vanessa Kennedy said...

Those baby lambs are ADORABLE! Wow! So cite!

-I had cats and a dog growing up, but no pets now...I'm hoping to someday find a sweet dog that will go on runs with me!
-Not so fam is pretty scattered, so we aren't usually together on bdays :(. Christmas, however, is huge!
- 6 mile tempo run :) I'm juuuust starting to get the hang on tempos and I LOVE 'em!

At April 20, 2011 at 8:57 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats on being guilt free! I hope that I can get there in the near future as well. I find your blog very inspiring and its quickly become one of my favorites :)

I only have/had cats and dogs but at school I get to play with all kinds of animals (my favorites are cows!)

At April 20, 2011 at 9:00 AM , Blogger Thisisme said...

hotdogs used to be a fear food for me too! now I love them!! costco ones are delish (; check out a chicago dog sometime!!

I grew up with a millions different farm animals. we never knew what would be in the barn when we went out in the mornings. The best are the goats though. I love love love them!! (;

At April 20, 2011 at 9:02 AM , Blogger Rene said...

Is your brother really 49? If so I want the genes in your family!
Growing up there were dogs, cats, horses, chickens, a pig, turkeys, and a few sheep. I hated them all (except the horse I named after Sid Vicious). I do like other people's pets. Now my kids have a hamster and a beta fish. That is all they will ever have. I am so mean.

At April 20, 2011 at 9:11 AM , Blogger Rachelle Wardle said...

Me and my sister once brought a rabbit home from the county fair. lol it was a wild rabbit and ate half the house.

I can't believe your brother is 49? Your parents look far to young to have a child of that age. Were you an accident child Janae?

And yes my family goes full throtle for every single b-day. Sunday party, day of bday party, going out to dinner party. I love Birthdays!

Have a great day beautiful girl. P.S. you look gorgeous in the pick with the hot dog. :)

At April 20, 2011 at 9:22 AM , Blogger Samantha @ Mama Notes said...

I used to love Costco hotdogs but now they make me sick. Everytime I think I want one, I get one and I hate them the entire time I’m eating them. haha :)

I’m running 6 miles tonight, can’t wait!

At April 20, 2011 at 9:30 AM , Blogger Runners Fuel said...

You should always be able to eat anything you want, in moderation. I always have a hard time eating "bad" things and not wokring out. I know how you feel when you no longer have that feeling of feeling guilty.

At April 20, 2011 at 9:34 AM , Blogger Mandee said...

You are hilarious, I just have to say. And yay for eating the hot dog. I am somewhat obsessed with exercise and running as well so I can relate! My Wednesday workout is going to be a one hour Pilates class and then hitting golf balls at the driving range for one hour later. Running tomorrow!

At April 20, 2011 at 9:36 AM , Blogger Laura said...

What is your brother going to do with the lambs? That is such a funny pet.

At April 20, 2011 at 9:37 AM , Blogger Lindsay and James Cotter said...

Such a blessing ins diguise, right? Mental health is top notch! I love it Janae, you always inspire us with these realizations! I love birthdays, just not celebrating mine, haha. I like to make my family food. Made with love and its a cheap gift. haha, don't tell them that!

At April 20, 2011 at 9:40 AM , Blogger Lynn said...

i made that exact dessert yesterday..was at Sam's Club and they gave out a sample of angel food cake so duh i had to buy it. topped it with fresh strawberries and cool whip....loooove cool whip!

those lambs are adorable!!

At April 20, 2011 at 9:41 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

two baby lambs??? adorable!! i want i want!

At April 20, 2011 at 9:48 AM , Blogger Emily @ said...

that is a great realization! its an amazing feeling to be able to overcome something that constricted you so much. in high school i was psycho about what i ate and how much i worked out. i wouldn't eat anything with any fat in it (i didn't believe any fats were "good" fats) and would exercise for hours every day. i remember one day in my dad's kitchen when he was making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and i thought to myself "i will never eat something like that" and it gave me anxiety to watch how much peanut butter he used. i'm not like that at all anymore, i don't restrict anything from my diet (i just try to have a good base of fruits, veggies, proteins and grains) and now i eat peanut butter almost every day!!

i want those lambs SO badly!!! they are the cutest things ever!!

At April 20, 2011 at 9:55 AM , Blogger Miles In Murray said...

The baby lambs are SO CUTE!!!!

My parent's didn't let me have an animal until I was 15! It was a cat. Now, I have 2 dogs :)

At April 20, 2011 at 10:03 AM , Blogger Chelsea J Raynes said...

Aw! Those baby lambs are so cute!! I could totally cuddle! We have had dogs, cats, mice, hamsters, rats, birds...and a great dane which equals a horse. We have our lovely son Ridley now, a chocolate lab who I love more than anything. Animals are very important in our family. It is amazing how important Birthdays are in our family. If you havent called that person by noon to wish them a happy birthday you could not be included in cake and ice cream. My wednesday workout will be a 5 mile run outside (since more snow is coming tomorrow!) and weights!

At April 20, 2011 at 10:14 AM , Blogger Finallyfit2011 said...

We had "Lance" growing up! Our beloved golden retriever from 8 weeks old until the sad day we had to put him down at 11 yrs. old. For my family we have always "tried" to have a dog but my son is allergic to MOST breeds. FINALLY, 3 yrs ago we adopted a Bichon Frise that doesn't bother his allergies & we love him so much :)

Bdays are a big deal around here but having three kiddos we have a tradition of alternating their "big" birthday parties. One year will be just family, the next a party at a cool place or friends, etc.

At April 20, 2011 at 10:24 AM , Blogger Stefanie D. said...

Wow, your bro-in-law is pretty brave!! :) My husband would be in the dog house FOR sure if he brought home two lambs. I mean seriously? What would we do with them? Ride them?

At April 20, 2011 at 10:30 AM , Blogger Brandy said...

49?!?! Did you type that right? He looks more like 29! I have been staring at that pic for like five minutes trying to decide if that was a typo or not lol

At April 20, 2011 at 10:32 AM , Blogger Zaneta said...


just wanted you to know that i linked to your blog from mine ;)
I was trying to be cool like you but I think you're still cooler ;)

Hope you're doing well!
Love ya!

At April 20, 2011 at 10:45 AM , Blogger Krista said...

Okay, lot's of people want to know now if you meant to type 49!!! If that was the correct number, he looks great!

The lambs are adorable. I had goats growing up in Oregon and they are great pets. I am trying to figure out if my HOA will allow that in Arizona. Maybe I will just stick with a dog and cat.

When I was growing up in Oregon our neighbors down the street had pet cougars. You could hear them at night. It is so weird that I now have a phobia of cougars....

At April 20, 2011 at 10:48 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have a donkey and I kid you not. My parents bought a second house about 6 years ago and the man always promised to find a new home for the donkey but he never he still stays there.

At April 20, 2011 at 10:52 AM , Blogger Monica said...

I'm waiting for the recipe for the vanilla bean cake, unless it is a family secret of course.
I have a not so secret love of hot dogs. in fact, I recently dedicated an entire blog post to the amazing Sonoran dog I had in Arizona. Still thinking about how good it was.
I came home one night to find a giant frog named blob that my husband had bought for "his son", I think he was the one that wanted it. At least the lambs are eating from a bottle, Blob the frog eats live mice. Gross!

At April 20, 2011 at 10:56 AM , Anonymous Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn said...

Those lambs are SO DARN CUTE!!! I am with you on the whole "fear foods" thing...sometimes I can't eat them if I'm not working out that day but I try so so hard to get past it. Sometimes it works:) I am so proud of you for getting past it!!

I have had cats, dogs, and a chicklet egg one time that never hatched it just smelled bad.

At April 20, 2011 at 11:22 AM , Anonymous Rachel @ The Perseverance Diaries said...

There you go again tempting me with that strawberry angel food cake ;)

I have a puggle. She is pretty much the cutest dog in the entire universe, she's a little fat but that makes her extra cute.

No Wednesday workout, sick :(

At April 20, 2011 at 11:24 AM , Blogger Pam said...

Glad you ate the hotdog. They're totally worth it :). We never had any interesting pets growing up. Dogs and sometimes fish. I think I'll ALWAYS have a little dog. They make me happy :)

Wednesday workouts are low-key for me. Walking a bit and a pilates class. It's probably my favorite all week! Perfect mid-week relaxing break.

At April 20, 2011 at 11:37 AM , Anonymous Sheena@inbetweenruns said...

I love that there were lambs at the party! My Grandpa had a sheep farm and one of my fav memories was feeding the lil lambs. So cute! PS. So is your Grandma :)

At April 20, 2011 at 11:39 AM , Blogger Lindsey said...

We sing happy birthday at least 50 times a day! What cute little lambs! Growing up we had dogs, cats, ducks, chickens and geese. Yeah. We did. Now we have 3 dogs!

At April 20, 2011 at 11:58 AM , Blogger Linda said...

Hi Janae,

You little devil, you know that Greg was 37 this year!!! You are so funny! I would look pretty good if I had a 49 year old son though. Have a great day honey.
Love, Mom

At April 20, 2011 at 12:07 PM , Anonymous margot@fasterbunny said...

Hey Janae,
I TOTALLY know what you mean about being afraid to eat without being able to exercise it off. This summer, I went on a cross country trip and didn't do anything for a whole week but sit and amazingly, I remained exactly the same :). It really was liberating.

Those lambs are ADORABLE !!

At April 20, 2011 at 12:09 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

YAYAAY for no guilt! there is none to have!!!!
wait i seriously feel honored to be commenting below your mom :D!

workout today was an interval run thang... dripping sweat- woo!

At April 20, 2011 at 12:10 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

OH SHUCKS!! margot@fasterbunny beat me to it by 2 seconds!

At April 20, 2011 at 12:16 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, Lamby's!!! =)
How precious!
Your gma is precious as well.
What a wonderful family you guys are.
God Bless You All!

At April 20, 2011 at 12:41 PM , Anonymous janetha @ meals and moves said...

THose lambs are so cute! We saw some baby lambs on our walk yesterday and I decided they look like Randy.

Love the realization. xo

At April 20, 2011 at 12:45 PM , Blogger Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

I was wondering if you were still teaching spin--assumed you had to stop that to help the healing. Quite the transformation you have made in your self talk regarding food!! COngrats!!!! HUGE STEP!!

You and your family are beautiful. Really and truly. You radiate this happiness in all your pics with them. I haven't seen my 'rents since Thanksgiving and am so excited to pic them up from the airport on Sunday!! yay me!

Lambs! I bet the kiddos were squealing.

And, you had me at angel food cake! I can down that stuff faster than you can blink with whipped cream and strawberries being my fav topping!

At April 20, 2011 at 12:51 PM , Anonymous Tara @ said...

oh my goodness those lambs are SO sweet :) I would have stolen one to bring home for myself!

At April 20, 2011 at 12:54 PM , Blogger Emily said...

I had a turtle growing up. We used to feed it live gold fish. I hated going to wal-mart to buy them. The name on the tank was "Feeder Fish" How cruel? I thought it as gross feeding him but I would always sit and watch till the turtle at the fishy up.

At April 20, 2011 at 12:55 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know how big that is, and I am PROUD of you!!

At April 20, 2011 at 1:33 PM , Blogger Jennifer said...

I can relate to your fear food of "hotdogs". I have always struggled with my weight. I lost about 40 pounds 10 years ago and struggle EVERY DAY to keep it off. 10 years later, and it's still hard because I LOVE my food. Anyway, when I first lost all my weight, I was VERY restrictive with how I ate. Then, I would over exercise if I ate anything that I thought wasn't healthy. Hot dogs were from the devil, in my opinion (only kidding). If we ever had a family bbq, my mom would bring fat-free hotdogs for me. One family bbq, the fatfree hotdogs got mixed up with the regular hotdogs. AFter I ate mine, my brother-in-law told me he accidentally gave me a regular hotdog rather than the fat-free one. I about had a meltdown - like I was going to gain 10 pounds because of that hotdog. I can laugh about it now, but I was so seriously mad back then. I am now much less restrictive with how I eat - I've put on some weight, but I'd rather enjoy life more rather than live life restricting. Thanks for your honesty. I just love reading your blogs. I'd like you to blog 3x a day if you can find the extra time:)

At April 20, 2011 at 1:54 PM , Anonymous Dorry said...

I love all of your family gatherings! You and your brother definitely look alike in that photo - lucky him. :) We love birthdays in my family. It usually involves a backyard BBQ because we have most birthdays in good weather months. I've been to yoga twice today. Ha. I'm taking a break from running the past few weeks and focusing on strength, balance and flexibility. My knees are happier. Love ya.

At April 20, 2011 at 1:56 PM , Blogger Jess said...

Janae, This post made me tear up. We are SO wired (especially with disorder eating backgrounds) to fear food. Food was created for our bodies to FUEL them. Having a hot dog (or another fear food) will only make our body love us more. I think so often I've gotten caught in the... "Well I at X, therefore I must exercise".It's crazy thinking! I have learned over the past couple of months that our bodies will never betray us and if we listen to them (in taking the time off), they will do what they are suppose to do! Okay, rant over ;) Love you gorgeous girl!

At April 20, 2011 at 2:18 PM , Blogger Puddles Of Run said...

You probably don't remember but a couple months ago you sent some very encouraging words my way. Now it's my turn to try and encourage you. You are a strong beautiful woman who has overcome fear of foods and you will overcome this injury and be back and better than ever encouraging all your readers and kicking butt!!! :)

At April 20, 2011 at 2:27 PM , Blogger Allison said...

Wow, your BIL gets coolest dad of the year award for buying his kiddos lambs. I'm obsessed with animals and I want them.

We had chickens growing up. Until the roosters got too big and woke up all the neighbors with their cockadoodledoos. We didn't live in the country either. Pretty random, but oh so fun!

At April 20, 2011 at 2:52 PM , Anonymous Shannon said...

I want a baby lamb! Best dad ever!

At April 20, 2011 at 2:58 PM , Blogger Monica Whitney said...

It's hard to believe that a girl like you- beautiful, thin, accomplished and fit-would ever feel guilty about anything!

At April 20, 2011 at 3:08 PM , Blogger Spencer Family said...

Cake recipe? It looks delicious!

At April 20, 2011 at 3:09 PM , Blogger ashley & sundance said...

Costco hot dogs are the

Umm?? Lambs?? Seriously?! That's gonna be cute for a few days, then what? Lol. Lambchops? Or back to the farm???

At April 20, 2011 at 4:07 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lambs? That's crazy awesome! Is he planning anything specific with them? Like raise them for wool or something?

I did 5 miles this morning. I should go foam roll or something, but I had active release therapy done on my hip this morning and it's killing.

You are gorgeous and it's great that you are finally at a point where you feel comfortable eating anything!

At April 20, 2011 at 4:49 PM , Anonymous Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife said...

baby lambs!!!?? That is SO cool :) I did yoga+zumba, and am teaching BP tonight-so I rested all day. haha.

Love that you are gettin' over what haunted you--it feels great, eh??? Totally know the feeling! CONGrats to you!!!

At April 20, 2011 at 5:40 PM , Blogger Adrianna said...

lambs...that is awesome. so is the cake.

birthdays are a huge deal in our house...we get to choose dinner, our cake, and always got out of daily chores for the day. my mom still goes all out, even though we're all out of the house. love it!

we had cats, always, to kill the mice, and our dog we had for 13 yrs just recently passed. we had some chicks at one point, too.

thank you for being honest, and reminding me its ok and i wont wake up heavier if i indulge. i, too, have come a LONG way dealing w/ guilt, fear foods, anxiety, etc, but sometimes i still struggle a bit. last week was rough...lots of eating out and such. but i'm still the same girl each morning when i wake up, still go to work, still have a great family, etc. food is just that; its not ME.

you rock :)

At April 20, 2011 at 5:56 PM , Anonymous Connie the cookie monster said...

omg u say gma too! i said that once and eveyrone around jstu bursted out laughing cuz they thought it was so ridiculous LOL

At April 20, 2011 at 6:38 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love your post. I agree...there is no harm in a hot dog!! :)

At April 20, 2011 at 8:56 PM , Blogger Jill @ Run for the Hills said...

Can you please talk to me about this vanilla bean cake recipe? I'm sure momma made it, so she can email me too. :)

Growing up, I had the normal dog and cat, but when I reached highschool, I had an odd obsession with frogs. I had 3 frogs and a veiled chameleon in college. Now, I have 2 Great Danes, a cat, 2 horses and the world's oldest rabbit.

At April 20, 2011 at 10:19 PM , Anonymous Kat said...

I had a guinea. My parents - rightfully - didn't trust me with anything else.

We always have a really nice dinner and dessert, but other than that, no.

Whipped cream and syrup. Everything is better with whipped cream and syrup :)

I went for a run this morning and did a bit of upper body - pushups and tricep dips.

At April 20, 2011 at 10:20 PM , Anonymous Kat said...

*guinea pig. Ooops. Having all the proper words in your sentences is soo 2010.

At April 21, 2011 at 9:53 AM , Blogger Big Daddy Diesel said...

Costco hotdogs are the BEST


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