Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Welcome to the new world!
I am so excited we are cancer free I can't even blog anymore!! 
But really.
Now what do I do.
This was my outlet to the world of Adam's crazy medical"ness" and now that it's all over..
<fingers already crossed for the next scan in May>
I don't have anything more exciting than the next fashion, cupcake making, tea drinking, mother of the perfect four, skinny and sewing blogger.
And so, I post about being a LAB RAT.

I signed up to do a glutamate weight loss study at UC Davis. 
Meeting with a dietician once a week AND getting paid to lose weight??
Why wouldn't I?
Well, because I only get to eat 1500 calories a day. 
Most certainly.
But what about those wee hours of the night when a bag of chips and cheesecake are the only things on my mind! 
To break it down I have about 40 appointments with these researchers over the course of 6 months. 
The first 9 weeks I am to lose 5-10% of my body weight.
Then the next week is testing galore. 
I believe I'm doing like 25 hours of tests that week.
Then it's research time.
For 4 weeks they give me all my meals and before each one I drink 4 oz of broth.
The broth is either MSG or just a salt broth. Double blind here folks.
Then more testing and I'm free.
Six months is a long time.

To being healthy and supporting scientists!!  

Also, I'm headed to Fresno tomorrow for some more haircuts, colors, and lashes.
LOVE my job:)
Below is a snap from my most recent shoot. 
Clearly obsessed with the ombre technique.


  1. Ohhhh, I wanna be a lab rat. Well, actually it sounds like work, but getting paid and hand held to lose weight, sounds good to me.

    Totally didn't know it was called ombre, here in good ol' Utah we call it melting. I think I like ombre better...

    PS- congrats on the cancer freedom, you guys rock!

    1. Thanks so much! we're loving the good health!
      ombre=melting but in a different language. same thing!!:)

  2. Loving all your ombre pics.. Kind of making me want it, but my hair has always been brown. and plain. haha. Miss you!

  3. I am happy things are going well for you. I hope you keep blogging because you are an excellent writer.

  4. We're crossing our fingers for Adam too.

    I still think it is the coolest thing you get to be a lab rat.

    I love the hombre too. If only my hair could be thick and luscious.