My Everyday Life: Week 36

Here’s what this past week looked like- My Everyday Life: Week 36

Treat yourself to breakfast. You deserve it.

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The reason why I am late in posting this week’s photos.

Adult kickball with a lot of booze. Mama has been in slow motion today. Ugh.

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Finished last night at the Peso….which was probably a bad idea.

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Find Ella.

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There she is in a small patch of light.

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Sunday is my laundry day.

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Things lined up.

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I spelled calories wrong. Typewriters don’t have spell check.

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Here kitty kitty.

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Spent all Friday night working on a book.

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Schmeep.

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Lunch with my dad. We split a salad and a sandwich. My dad gave me a pep talk.

I really needed one. I also really needed all those fries.

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Popsicle + whiskey= Friday Times

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Afternoon sun.

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Back to School Night tradition.

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Those drinks were bomb.

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So golden.

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I didn’t take many pictures this week… but when I did it was mostly of my cats.

Look at how Rosie fills out that bowl.

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This is the same bowl with my robe in it. Look at how little Ella is.

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Walked through a cemetery.  Some of the people were born in the late 1800s.

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Teach them young.

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He’s not wrong about sharing food….with someone who is sick.

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I miss the rain….mostly because I love puddle reflections.

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Peachy smoothies for a play date.

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Last minute dinner situation.

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Early morning wake up.

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My work buddy.

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Inspiration at Jonathan Adler.

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I brought home some coasters.

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A smoothie bowl that should have just been in a cup. Too melty. But vibrant!

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I know, Rosie. I know.

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Coffee date with Emily from Cupcakes & Cashmere.  

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She’s even more awesome in person. I love that we both grew up in the same area.

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Standing on top of a table shooting a fallen pie. As one does.

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A moment of quiet.

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Lucky boy.

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Lucky me.

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He found the light in a hardware store.

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Play date with my friend Helen Jane. It was one of those days when I had so much fun that I didn’t take a picture because my phone was off in another room.

I love days like that. I need more days like that!

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My babies from the Alameda Flea last week.

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Let’s take a trip down memory lane:

Week 36 in 2015

Week 36 in 2014

Week 36 in 2013

Week 36 in 2012

Week 36 in 2011

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  • Zoe

    What kind of cats are Rosie and Ella? So cute!

  • Natalie

    That is the most perfect avocado I have ever seen.

  • Missy

    Wow….real talk with that typewritten piece! Your posts always move me in some way..,usually with awe of the beauty you see in the world and what I imagine is the “perfect life” (as one does..)
    But today I’m struck cold at this glimpse into a struggle I’m all to familiar with,
    I want to make sure that’s recognized, I see you, I felt that, I hope you continue to be open,

  • Caitlin

    Thanks for being so real abt food. I’m going through the same thing right now (and on and off my whole life). It’s really hard.

  • Sarah

    I second the comments above regarding the words on the typewritten card. I feel like I could have typed them myself. Thank you for sharing.

    Do you mind sharing what program you recommend to create your photo books? I’m just beginning my research on who to go with to create the layout and print. Thanks!

  • Rebeca

    Tracy, that letter pains me because I felt that way many, many times. What helped me get out of that vicious cycle was cutting sugar and refined grains out of my diet. I know it may seem extreme to some, but it’s the most liberating thing I’ve ever done. I’ll be happy to tell you more about it if you’re interested.

    • Tracy

      Would love to hear more! I am going to be doing the Whole30 pretty soon. Hoping that kickstarts my period of being good to myself-physically + mentally. I know I have the discipline once I have rules for myself.

      • Rebeca

        I’ll email you!

      • Sara

        I did a whole30 and ate “paleo” for a while, and while I lost weight and felt good, I decided life is too short to live without bread and cookies. I struggled with binge eating for 20+ years and what finally helped me was the book Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole. I found that food and exercise rules make me nuts. When I come from a place of being good to myself (e.g. what kind of exercise would FEEL GOOD to me today instead of YOU HAVE TO RUN FOR 5 MILES OR YOU WILL TURN INTO A BLIMP, or what am I truly craving for lunch instead of YOU BETTER HAVE A SALAD BECAUSE YOU ARE HAVING PASTA FOR DINNER) it really helped break the binge/diet cycle for me. Realizing I’m awesome as shit no matter how big my pants are and shifting my focus from the size of my ass to health and overall well-being has been life-changing. It has taken years to get over binge eating. And dealing with some meh childhood issues and super uncomfortable feelings. But you can do it. Finally, I want to point out a bright side to those with binge eating tendencies. If that urge strikes for me, I see it now as more of a prompt to step back and look at what is going on with me. It’s like a built-in flag. It’s never about food, ya know? So if I have the desire to eat an entire cake, I take some time to try and figure out what is not quite right in my life at that moment. Keep us posted on how you’re doing. That honesty is so appreciated.

        • Tracy

          I think what might work the best for me is trying harder to slow myself down. I eat without thinking most of the time and then I’m not sure what the heck happened. I eat out of impulse or sometimes I am just nervous or bored and I’ll just eat to pass the time. I do like rules because it’s easier to say no when I’m in the zone. Like…no I don’t eat rice and that’s that…. But then I want a delicious sandwich but the bread will probably push me over the edge and then I’ll start eating things I didn’t want to eat. Then I go into a place of worthiness. Like how could I spend my whole life not eating bread?? I should be able to eat it.

          If I’m slower and deliberate about what I eat(and really ENJOY EATING IT) then I think I’ll be fine. I’m learning at this stage of my life is how effectively coach myself through these moments when I might be self-sabotaging.

  • Shawna

    Wow, the last time I was at the Silver Peso was 19 years ago on Wednesday. We went for my husband’s 30th. Gosh, he’s old! LOL

    Getting real with your typewriting! We went camping this weekend (lots of whiskey and s’mores!) and I started a juice fast today. Not sure for how long but I’m planning on doing Whole30 after that. The plan is to get healthier and more focused by the holidays. Your Reset Button salad will be on the menu, fo sho!

    • Tracy

      Looooove me a reset button salad. Also that’s so cool that he celebrated his 30th at the Peso :)

  • Katie

    I love the stream-of-consciousness typewriter poem! Sounds like my mind 100% of the time :)

  • Katie

    That is such a beautiful purple bag! Who makes it please?

  • Joy

    Everything about the Lucky Boy photo is wonderful!

    I love the typewritten note. My new go-to when I feel like binge eating is to write instead of eat so seeing this makes me feel better knowing I’m not the only one! I’ve been asking myself “why” a lot lately and I don’t know the answer yet, but writing out my feelings helps.

    • Tracy

      I am still figuring out the whys. There are a lot of them. Seeing feelings on paper makes things so much easier to process them. YES!

    • Sara

      Those were the two things that really stood out to me, too. I want to display that typed piece. Modelling healthy eating for my two (rather picky) kids has been a good motivator for me. For example, we started eating more and a better variety of fruit once my now 15 months old daughter was old enough to share. Cutting way back on alcohol and desserts has been my big thing. And my body definitely lets me know when I haven’t been eating enough vegetables. :)

  • charlene

    LOVE your cats.. I had rescued a cat of this breed… and LOVE the whiskey pop!!

    • Tracy

      Yay! Abyssinians are really amazing animals. I don’t know how I lived without one all of these years!

  • Megan

    Us women so often lack to see the beauty in ourselves, but we see it so clearly in others. I’m guilty of this as well. We all are trying…be good to you. You are everything you need to be. (saying this to myself as well…) Hope you have a lovely week.

  • Monica B.

    I admire your courage for your typewritten note. As I was reading it I found myself substring the ways I devalue myself. My go-to response can be food because it feels like the only thing I know how to do. I find if I start my day with ‘clean food’ I can have a good start for the day -act of self nourishment. Sending you good vibes for the week.

  • Paula

    Omg how jealous am I that you got to have a coffee date with Emily from cupcakes and cashmere?!?

    As for the typewritten note, please do not be so hard on yourself. We are all human and we all have a binge from time to time. As someone who likes to grab the ice cream and eat all my feelings every so often (and by often I mean report card time, after having a hard day at work, a tough parenting day, etc etc) I totally get the shame that can follow. Hang in there girl.

    • Tracy

      Emily is so wonderful!

      The typewritten note was just me trying to process my feelings instead of eating. It’s a way for me yo no be hard on myself :)

  • San

    Your cats are so photogenic. And I wish my week would just look half as good as yours for once :) Love your pictures.

  • Evelyn

    Just a little note of encouragement from a long-time reader….

    You got this, Girl, whatever “this” is!!! We’re linking arms with you and cheering you on from behind our computer screens! :))))))

  • Judi

    Standing on top of a table shooting a fallen pie. As one does.
    With socks on.
    Poor pie!!
    Love, Judi

  • Lauren

    Tracy you bring so much joy to my life with your work. I so appreciate your honestly and vulnerability. Thank you. AND I FREAKING LOVE YOUR CATS!
    I had a eating disorder for many many years. Lots of years (and therapy) later I have found balance. I wish I had an easy answer, I don’t, I did lots of inner work. Here’s one thing I know for sure ( like Oprah) depravation does not work or change your relationship with food. Whole 30, paleo, etc etc. I will tell you who inspires me to eat like my life depends on it(which of course eventually it does!) Food Babe. Her philosophy is pure and simple, eat real food.
    Here’s another tid bit, when asking myself if I want more food, more wine, more wine, more wine, more dessert, I ask myself “How do I want to feel?” It works for me most of the time.

  • Hannah

    I finally redefined my relationship with food by following the 28 Day Quick Metabolism Diet…it wasn’t an easy 4 week journey but it did help me gain focus on what I should be eating daily and that food is the fuel for my mind and body…I felt better without the sugar and dairy, and brought it back in moderation, because I do enjoy it and won’t live the rest of my life without it :) Most importantly I changed my internal dialogue and no longer determine my self worth bases on the number on the scale or the food that was on my plate at my last meal.
    Take good care of yourself Tracy!

  • Karen

    Tracy, I can’t recommend the LCHF (low carb high fat) diet strongly enough. My diet consists mainly of grassfed beef, bacon, eggs, nuts, free range chicken, and coconut oil. I’ve lost weight, I have tons of energy, my skin is clear and my teeth have no cavities. I’d recommend reading the books Wheat Belly and Eat Fat, Get Thin.

    • Tracy

      I did low carb high fat many many years ago and it worked out so well for me! Thanks for the book recommendations :)

  • LJ

    I thought about commenting right after readying the typewriter piece and not only am I not alone but I see here neither are you. *hugs*

  • Danielle Reavis

    May I ask where your beautiful bracelets are from?

  • Denise

    Love this post. Love that your dad gives you pep talks still. We need to get together – will be home from the south tomorrow!

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