Italy, pattys fitness journey

The Tale of Two Sisters – Metamorphosis and the Silk Worm

Wednesday afternoon - meeting Miriam and learning about the silkworm, silk, reviving traditions and metamorphosis was for me (next to the ancestry portion) the highlight of the trip. First of all, I am very interested in the older generation. I feel like they are rich in knowledge and wisdom and I would love to spend… Continue reading The Tale of Two Sisters – Metamorphosis and the Silk Worm

Italy, pattys fitness journey

The Tale of Two Sisters in Italy – Wine, Wine and more Wine

My sister had done a lot of legwork previous to our once-in-a-lifetime trip. She worked with the travel agency MyBellaVita who specializes in heritage/ancestry tours. Cherrye put together an itinerary for us based on our needs and desires. Today we were to visit Statti Winery. I had been wine "tasting" before when I was 21… Continue reading The Tale of Two Sisters in Italy – Wine, Wine and more Wine

Hashimotos, non-scale victories, pattys fitness journey, Wellness

Reclaiming My Life in More Ways Than One – Hashimotos

WOW! Hmmmm. Oh my! Those were the words coming from the Nurse Practitioner's mouth at my first Endocrinologist appointment ever. She was reviewing my blood test results and apparently they were impressive! But not in a good way. I was one year into my fitness journey and my weight loss had stalled. A friend persisted… Continue reading Reclaiming My Life in More Ways Than One – Hashimotos