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September 12, 2011

Mingle Monday Blog Hop!

Ohh Monday... we meet again.
I don't know about you guys, but this morning hit me head on. Luckily after a cup of coffee and some breakfast in my office I feel much better!

How was your weekend?? What were you guys up to? Well my weekend was very relaxing and productive. It feels good to start the week off with a clean house, fresh laundry, food in the fridge, and a happy heart.

In case you're playing [Life of Meg] catch-up, let me help you out! I need your help on deciding what to do on my Chicago trip in a few weeks - advice needed! Also, if you're in the mood to bake, I posted my Toasted Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe yesterday.

One last thing... the Fall Frenzy Blog Gift Swap closes tomorrow at noon. if you'd like to participate, stop by and sign-up, it's going to be a blast! :)
Have fun browsing!

{ Let's Mingle!! }


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Pass on the Mingle love. Slip it in a post. Share with a friend. Anything.
As always, if you can find a special kind spot in your heart to want to spread the word, I would love that! Hearing from all of you seriously makes my day, and I would love to get our other friends in here!

{ Thank you!! }

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How To Mingle:

1) Must be a [Life of Meg] follower to participate.

2) Scroll down to the bottom of this post and click on the link to enter your blog.

3) Go visit other blogs saying hello from Mingle Monday!

4) Come back to [Life of Meg] and leave an encouraging review of the blogs you visited!!

5) Answer the weekly question...

(After a week or two of too much junk food, the scale is up and I'm back in serious mode and jumping back on Weight Watchers! Suggestions kindly welcomed!)

** What helps you get back to healthy eating? Any weight loss tips work for you? **


** MINGLE FAIR -- all blog & runs (not commenting) will be removed. **


Just in case any of you out there have your own business or know of someone who might like to advertise, I just had 3 spot become available. All ads are posted in the top right corner of my blog, and sponsorship spots go quickly!

E-mail me if you would like more information:

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Have a fab Monday, girlies!


  1. hi meg! thanks for hosting!! i had a crazy fun weekend in boston..where i ate LOTS of not-so-good for you food. so this week i am trying to get into my workout routine again and ive planned some healthy meals. also instead of going out to dinner with friends i am going to make a healthy dinner! xoxo jillian:: enter to win a knit cowl!

  2. Hi Meg!

    I've found that if I keep a food diary it is easier to lose weight. I like seeing my progress put on paper.

    xoxo, Nali

  3. Hi Meg!! I love mingle Monday! I like finding healthy recipes and keep salt/sodium to a minimum. One of my favorite places for healthy tasty recipes is


  4. @Jillian - I totally entered the giveaway this morning, pretty pumped! I need some new healthy recipes! We'll get back on track together! :)

    @Nali - What an awesome idea! A food journal would be perfect for me since I am such a visual person!

    What great ideas!! Thanks so much for the advice, girlies! :)

  5. @Amanda - Loving this web site! I've needed a new place to go for healthy recipes and you totally helped me out - thank you so much!!

  6. I am super bad about eating healthy but usually the sooner I get my workout done in the day, the more likely I am to make healthy decisions for the remainder of the day.

  7. Oh and too lol!

  8. @Rachel - I always eat much better after working out early too. I think it's because I don't want to cancel out my hard work due to junk food!;)

    @Amanda - it's been a while since I've been on spark people, but I always love their recipes - thanks!!

  9. Happy Monday Meg! Always get dressed to workout, even if you don't wait to - by the time your all suited up - you will find the motivation to do it!

    CornFlake Dreams was featuring a girlie from MI - so cool - my home state...

    Flying thru Life - enjoyed her blog - wife of a pilot...I can't imagine being away from my husband all the time..

  10. Nali's post for a lazy Sunday makes me want to go shopping at J. Crew.

    I like to use calorie counting websites. It helps you see how bad some food is for you, and you start to make better decisions about what you eat.

  11. Thanks for hosting Meg :)

    As far as weightloss, I find it goes best for me if I make sure to get in just a little time to work out during the day. Also, if I start active (even if it's just running around getting some things done) in the morning, it helps me eat better throughout the day. I probably shouldn't give advice though because my weekend eating wasn't so great either!!!

    Rachel has an exercise log on her blog that is inspiring me right now!

  12. Thanks for hosting!
    Happy Monday!
    I find that if I can get back into my habit of working out or running, eating healthy comes pretty naturally! Also, food journaling! Or just take pictures with your phone of what you eat through the day

  13. I wish I had some weight loss tips...but I really just don't. My husband is all about the "Insanity" workout DVD's. But oh my's SO HARD. He's definitely seen results though. He's lost about 35 pounds in the 3 months and has some serious abs now, haha!

    I visited Amanda's cute blog and pretty much drooled over her Carrot Cake truffles. Yummmm

    I also visited Syndal where she showed us pictures of her amazing garden. I can barely keep a bush her flowers were pretty impressive. :-)

  14. Stopped by @Synfully Delicious! WOW! Love her flower garden post! So amaizng!

    Also stopped by @Its the Little things! LOVE her blog! I am going on her vacatio with her! LOL!


  15. I just googled Monday Blog Hop, and that's
    how I discovered your blog.
    Thanks for hosting!

    By the way, I'm your newest follower via GFC from the Monday Blog Hop.
    Please feel free to visit my blog. Looking forward to seeing you there, and hope you follow me back. Thanks!

  16. Hey there! I checked out 'For the Love of Cupcake' and really thought it looked sweet - both the writing and the cupcakes! For me, I do WeightWatchers now and then, I use to keep track of what I eat, I have gym membership and I also do The Running Room which is a run club here in Canada. I'm in the Learn to Run program. :)

  17. Hi, thanks for hosting! Having healthy food around is definitely a must for me; if I don't have it here I end up eating out and doing really terrible with my healthy eating plan. Have to go grocery shopping in just a bit, actually!

    I visited Running Backwards in Stilletos (who has some wonderful weekend photos today), Flying Through Life (who also went to a wedding - I'm loving all of these 9-10-11 weddings!), and The Amazing in the Ordinary (who's sharing some hilarious confessions) today - 3 new blogs I'm looking forward to reading again!

  18. Your Hostness,

    Best thing to lose weight? Caloric restriction and healthy eating. No need to "diet," just be careful with what you eat!

    I stopped by Bowling Adventures, and she's about to get a Hobby Lobby near her. AWESOME.

    Corey at Learning Patience (Sunday Funday) shows off some great pictures (and looks hot in a tiny bikini!) from her vacay in Barbados.

    Tiffany at Librarianista stated some fun facts about herself, one being she hates Christmas music. Crazy, right? She also could watch Donnie Darko over and over. My type of lady.

    <3 Happy Monday!

  19. New follower here. And I joined your hop too. I hope to make some new friends from it! Thanks for having it. I hope you will stop by my blog too and check out my hair jewelry

  20. I don't have healthy tips -bahaha!

    Eat slower. Don't eat infront of the TV. Try to put your fork down as often as possible. Greek yogurt! :)

  21. Hi there! My secret motivation for getting back to eating healthy is a little stupid, but basically when my jeans start feeling tight...ha!...but seriously. I don't really follow my weight, but if the jeans are a little tight, then I make sure to cut back on what I eat. I try to eat everything in moderation and if I can eat a little less than a serving that helps also.

    This week I visited:
    -- Reading Escapes
    -- Scissors and a Whisk

  22. Hey Meg :) Thought to stop by -as I have, once in a blue moon. I checked out Corey's site -thehinzadventures. Her instagram pics are cool -but, I think she's much cuter than they are cool. She's a reminder to me that blog posts are nice when they're short & sweet :)

    Getting back to eating healthy -that's been on my agenda, too. What I like to do is start reminding myself that once you eat something, the happiness is so short-lived. It's over before you know it. Also, I like remembering the fact that life is much Sweeter when you're living it and not consumed by what your next meal is-easier said than done, but once it's done, it's in the bag. ;)

    Hope you are well!

  23. I stopped by It's the Little Things where she had some amazing pics of the Amalfi coast for me to daydream about while at work. I also went to The Amazing in the Ordinary where she listed a bunch of "confessions", many of which I can relate to! :)

  24. I'm new to your blog & am now a follower and loving it - I'm going to see if there is still time for me to participate in the swap - looks like fun!

    I'm having a giveaway if you want to take a lookie:


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