Things I’m Loving Thursday

Who doesn’t love a good blogger list? Every week, I want to share what I’m really loving — things, people, places. You get the idea.

Welcome to my first Things I’m Loving Thursday!

I am loving this Wisconsin summer!

We have had the BEST weather in Wisconsin this summer! Daytime temps in the 70s. Low humidity. A few early morning runs where I could actually see my breath. Normally we only have this awesome weather for a week in the spring before it gets nasty hot and for a week in the fall before it gets freezing cold. I know some people wish it had been hotter this summer. I am not one of them.

Our deck and backyard

I am loving the No-Fad Diet!

Jason and I are trying to get healthier together. We’re both eating better and working out more. One of my strategies has been to follow the American Heart Association’s No-Fad Diet. I purchased the book after learning about it at a Go Red for Women event last fall.

The No-Fad Diet book from the American Heart Association

I’m following the meal plans in the book, and it’s the first time I’ve successfully followed a meal plan. The options are meals I would actually eat outside of a “diet.” Even Jason, a notoriously picky eater, has liked all the dinner recipes I’ve made. It has made cleaning up my eating habits a lot easier and tastier at the same time.

I am loving old friends!

This summer, I have been so glad to see some of my great friends who are spread out around the country. In July, I was able to catch up with Ellen over lunch on her way through southern Wisconsin during her summer road trip. Ellen lives in Duluth, and we hadn’t seen each other in close to two years.

One of my best high school buddies, Kyle, invited Jason and I to a Brewers game during his summer vacation. Kyle lives in Texas, so I was pumped to spend a little time with him during his quick stop in Wisconsin.

Finally, I got to celebrate my best friend from college, Lisa, at her Wisconsin baby shower. Lisa and her husband, Patrick, moved to Alabama over a year ago. We miss them bunches.

With friends at the Big Ten Football Championship Game

Share one thing YOU are loving this week!

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  • Reply ellenhatfield August 21, 2014 at 11:47 am

    I loved seeing you too in July!

    • Reply Laura August 22, 2014 at 4:42 pm

      It had been too long. One of these years, we’re going to make it up to Duluth 🙂

  • Reply Lisa August 21, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    Oh! I am touched! We made your blog! I loved seeing you in Wisconsin too! Now, we have to get you to come to Alabama to visit!

    • Reply Laura August 22, 2014 at 4:43 pm

      My blog could never be complete without you in it 🙂 Jason and I are discussing our trip to Alabama. We’ll keep you posted!

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