Drank a whole bottle of wine on Saturday with pizza (and half a bottle on Friday — note post about my excessiveness in all things). Ate a lot of pizza the following day to stave off a hangover and consumed a whole bottle of Mexican coke. GymBuddyTara chastised me for self-sabotage. She’s right. This week, I kept that in mind. Self-sabotage is passé. Very late 1990’s. So, I logged in MyFitnessPal everyday this week. Making small changes and improvements.

I’d love to hear how your week was!



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Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Binghamton and a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall Law School. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, creative endeavors, and photographing mushrooms. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, serves on the volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), holds a seat on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, and is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance.


  1. Finished week 6 of C25K this week.

    Have lost at least 20 lbs since June (not weighing myself often. Once in June at the Dr. and once a couple of weeks ago when the kid made me). Fitting into pants that, until now, I’d wondered why I bought. Strangest of all, the weird little man breasts I’ve had since high school are almost beginning to take on the appearance of honest-to-god pectoral muscles … in the right light.

    Thanks for being part of my inspiration, Mary & Merritt!

  2. Congrats Chris!!! That is awesome.

    Fitting into long forgotten clothes is one my biggest joys. Just this week, I unearthed a raincoat that hadn’t fit me last rainy season and now it fits OVER A SWEATER.

    So glad we’re an inspiration.


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