1. I have a Masters in Social Work with a specialization in Eating Disorders. Before the kiddos were born I worked at Georgetown Hospital in their Eating Disorders clinic and then in a private practice counseling mostly adolescents. I loved my job and really enjoyed helping young women make steps towards recovery. It was very challenging and very rewarding. Once the kids came, I made the decision to stay home with them and left the field. Although I no longer practice, I remain involved and interested in women’s issues and encouraging girls and women to feel comfortable with who they are. I try to stay current with research and info in the field. I’ve kind of toyed with the idea of getting some sort of sports nutrition certification.
2. I am happily married with 2 teenagers. No idea how that happened! (the teenager part I mean) My husband is in Republican politics and travels quite a bit. I have a son who is a rising 9th grader and a daughter who is a rising senior. Will certainly be an interesting school year. I know they don’t need me as much as they used to , but I still need them! I love that I had the opportunity to stay home with them when they were young and watch them grow into responsible (almost) adults. They are really very good kids.
3. I’ve been a vegetarian since I was 12. I eat dairy, eggs, beans and lots of soy for protein. I love cooking and discovering new and interesting ways to prepare foods. Having the blog has helped me to be a little more creative with my recipes. I tend to eat the same meals a lot. I’ve been focusing on cleaning up my diet lately. One of my favorite breakfast casserole recipes is here. Confession: My family does not always embrace my quinoa, kale & tofu ways so I’m embarrassed to say that I often cook to dinners every night. I know! Don’t judge! I do need a little chocolate every day-I mean who doesn’t? My favorite are these:
4. Along the lines of #1 above, I stopped weighing myself about 9 months ago. I just didn’t see the point of torturing or rewarding myself with a number everyday. It’s so liberating and I’m so happy about it. And guess what? Nothing bad happened! I’m still wearing the same clothes in the same size. I figure, I exercise 6 days a week and eat a healthy vegetarian diet so I am doing everything I am supposed to be doing. It’s made the world of difference for me. Anybody else done the same??
5. I am the “Ambassador of Rock” for the DC Rock n Roll Marathon & Half marathon. So that means I get to throw some fun parties during the year to help hype up the event in March. I love giving away free entries and products at our pre events. We had a huge group of MRTT mamas there last year and everyone had a blast! There was an awesome turnout for our National Running Day event so this year’s race should be epic!
These are a few things you may not have known about me. Anything surprise you?