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Week in Review

I don’t have a clue what I did last week, or where I would begin writing a post for Week in Review hosted by Meghan from Clean Eats Fast Feets. I feel like I didn’t accomplish anything! I recall going to Kylah’s volleyball games, but I didn’t take photo proof. My good friend Christy came over on Monday night for wine and snacks; that girl is just so good for my soul.


I’m still eating a shit tonne of veggies. If it’s not a big bowl of salted roasted broccoli, it’s a huge salad or even a bowl of Amy’s veggies soup. Maybe it’s not as many veggies as you guys eat, but it’s 100% more than I used to consume! The God honest truth is that I used to go not just days, not just weeks, but MONTHS without eating a single baby carrot or banana. That is THE TRUTH. Crazy, eh? And the main difference I notice is in my fingernails. They used to be paper thin and brittle and now they feel like steel. Imagine how my new way of eating has affected other body parts and organs that I can’t see! Pretty cool.

Anyway, enough about that. I got some work done on my arm. Christy came in to keep me company (photo above) and then my sister Tracey stopped by to hang out for a while too! It was such a great day, and I’m thankful that Andrew was able to cover me while I took this time to myself.


If you’re curious about the turtle, you can read about it here.

Andrew got work done on his arm too but I don’t have any good photos of it yet. I’ll take some today!

We went to our counselor on Wednesday to talk about our inability to deal with conflict without completely losing our shit. Our counselor is the guy who married us, so we feel so safe in there with him and he helped us a whole lot in that hour of time we saw him. Maybe I’ll write about it later this week sometime. Thank you Kristen for babysitting Callum while we went for counseling!

Friday night was a bit crazy. Andrew was getting his ink done and so I had to pick up Kylah, drop her off at home, take Katie to dance, book it over to the tattoo shop to check out a sketch, make it back to Abbotsford to get Katie at 6 and then pick Kylah up at home and bring her to Chilliwack for her soccer game at 7. A lot of drive-thrus happened that night; good thing I had my veggies earlier that day!

We spent the day yesterday down at Whidbey Island to visit Andrew’s parents; they’re camping in their trailer there. To say Callum loves Grandpa and Grandma Slane is an understatement. He played hopscotch with Grandma:


And kept their kitty cat company in the trailer:


While Andrew and his dad worked on the juiciest burgers ever:


Another week has begun! Today is the anniversary of the day Andrew and I got all our kids and family together for our commitment dinner three years ago! We’re going to pull out the video sometime today and watch it. But first, I need to get out of my pajamas and brush my teeth.

Have you ever seen a counselor? Hate it or love it?

What’s the coolest thing you did last week?

What’s the longest you’ve gone without eating vegetables?



{ 22 comments… add one }
  • Meredith @ cookie chrunicles October 24, 2016, 10:30 am

    You took over my eat all the veggies role for now! It is amazing though what the nutrition provides us.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com October 24, 2016, 11:57 am

      I actually didn’t know how amazing they’d be for my body. We obviously get preached at over and over about the importance of nutrition but I guess I’m the type of person to have to try it myself to believe it.

  • jade October 24, 2016, 10:42 am

    I had to comment because just yesterday I was noticing how hard my nails are, they’re like steel! (I’ve upped my veggie intake tremendously over the past month). And Callum gets super sonic airtime doing hopscotch!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com October 24, 2016, 11:57 am

      The nails are the first to change, hey? I love that I’m able to point to something noticeable and be like hey. Veggies are powerful.

  • Susie @ SuzLyfe October 24, 2016, 11:15 am

    Your tattoo is beautiful! How long did it take? I feel like that is always the second stupid question that is asked, after “did it hurt?”
    The longest I’ve gone without veggies is colonoscopy prep. Otherwise, hell to the no.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com October 24, 2016, 11:55 am

      Well, this time took 4.5 hours. I probably have a couple hours left. It doesn’t really hurt, no. Totally not a big deal. If you’ve done colon prep, you can handle a tat. On your arsehole.

  • Megan @ Meg Go Run October 24, 2016, 11:29 am

    How many tattoos do you have? I will have to go read about that turtle! Did you and Andrew plan to get tattoos at the same time(ish) or did it just happen that way?

    I have no clue how long I have gone without veggies! It would actually probably be in the summer because my secret to getting veggies is to pack them for lunch and take them to work. I *have* to eat them then!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com October 24, 2016, 11:59 am

      I don’t really know how to count them because they all blend together. I only have tattoos on my left arm, nowhere else. We planned to get them done at the same time(ish) although we’ve both wanted them for a very long time, for totally different reasons and in two totally unique styles. We did get matching puzzle pieces on the insides of our arms, which we need to still get filled in.

  • Helly on the Run October 24, 2016, 12:49 pm

    Your arm looks beautiful!!!

    So one day, a long time ago, we were at a grocery store and were in front of this lady with an arm sleeve. Lauren asked, “Mommy, what does she have on her arm?” And I said, “She has art.”

    “Mommy, it’s pretty art!”


    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com October 24, 2016, 1:38 pm

      I love what comes out of the mouths of babes, especially the ones belonging to loving, open-minded mamas. <3

  • Una October 24, 2016, 12:55 pm

    We struggle with veggies here. Not because we don’t like them but because I’m challenged in his to cook them so that they’re palatable for everyone. Olivia has eaten carrots approximately 2.3 times in her life. I’ve seen her take a spoonful of fried rice with a single tiny piece of carrot in it, eat all the rice and spit out the carrot. Mom fail.

    Counseling… I think it depends on the counselor. Brad and I went for couples counseling and our counselor was super awesome. I went for individual counseling with someone different and it was not so good, so I’m trying to work up the ‘energy’ to go see our couples counselor again.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com October 24, 2016, 1:38 pm

      Callum really really loves roasted broccoli with salt and olive oil! He actually ASKS ME FOR IT.

      I’ve had bad experiences with counselors before too. One guy handed me a baseball bat and a pillow and I’m like, do you really trust me with this right now?

  • Amy Lauren October 24, 2016, 1:12 pm

    I love your tattoo and hooray for more veggies. I am trying to eat more veggies as well. I eat veggies most days but I do eat my share of junk too. You are not the only one and there’s a good reason I don’t have a ton of food pics on my blog. I’d like to see all the junk that people binge eat after posting those kale pics, especially if they’re working out a LOT.

    I have seen a counselor on several occasions, during college and then after a few times. It is a really great idea to see one, it’s good to have someone who is an outside party to help you discuss issues/problems because they see things from a different perspective.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com October 24, 2016, 1:37 pm

      Yes, they can see the forest through the trees!

      I’d do anything to see what people REALLY eat every day. I think all anyone has to do is take a peak at the seams along their seats in their vehicles…CRUMBS DON’T LIE.

  • Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home October 24, 2016, 6:02 pm

    I’m sure when I was younger I went weeks without veggies! I probably still don’t eat enough of them. Don’t do as I do, do as I say…

    Beautiful artwork on your arm. I see a family whose mom owns a tattoo parlor and she’s a walking canvas.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com October 24, 2016, 8:39 pm

      Thank you, Wendy!

  • molly rose October 24, 2016, 8:42 pm

    I’ve seen a counselor the past 2-ish years, which reminds me… I’m probably due for a good long cry of a chat…and I find it helpful BUT no one’s going to have all the answers or can “fix” things for me. That’s all me. It’s gotta come from within. Learned that.

    That mid-jump hop scotch shot you got was sick. Sports photography could be your future. (fist bump)

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com October 24, 2016, 9:27 pm

      I’ve cried so hard in my therapist’s office that I’ve boked in his wastebasket. THAT is therapy. 🙂 But yeah, no. He can tell me all he wants but nobody can do shit all about my life except me. *fistbump* back atcha, Molly Rose! <3

  • Laura @ This Runner's Recipes October 25, 2016, 5:15 am

    Your tat is beautiful! I think the longest I’ve gone without veggies is maybe 24 hours when we’re backpacking or something. And then I miss them fiercely and stuff a huge salad into my face.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com October 25, 2016, 12:26 pm

      Ha ha I can’t picture you stuffing a huge salad into your face–you’re way too proper. RIIIIIIGHT, Laura? 😉

  • Ana October 25, 2016, 8:40 am

    You arm tattoo is beautiful! I love the picture of Callum jumping! perfectly captured moment!

    I am right there with you on the inability to deal with conflict… I totally lose it! I blame it on my mother having more flexibility and patience than a human should be allowed. I rarely saw conflict being dealt with properly growing up, so my solution has always been to walk away. and If forced to deal with it, I get mad and want to throw things.

    I went to a Psychologist in college, at the mention of being sad, he gave me some anti depressants and sent me on my way. No other questions asked.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com October 25, 2016, 12:25 pm

      I didn’t really grow up with a lot of conflict just because my siblings weren’t close in age to me, so I never really acquired the tools I needed to negotiate, compromise, stuff like that. My ex husband Jason and I never fought, like ever, so I didn’t have to learn it there either!

      Your psychologist in college sounds lazy.

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