I was watching a rerun of "Sex and the City" the other night, in which Carrie is visiting a new boyfriend, David. They’re enjoying a nice picnic on the grassy hillside, and David mentions that there are beautiful hiking trails all aro... Read more
It's freezing cold outside, it’s dark when you get home, and you're still recovering from those extra holiday calories you put away over the last couple weeks. That’s a pretty good excuse to sit inside by the fire, snuggle up... Read more
Hiking is a fun cardiovascular workout, burning 350 to 400 calories an hour while providing beautiful scenery and a chance to escape the city. But did you know it's as good for your four-legged companion as it is for you? Most dogs will happily a... Read more
I needed to get a social life. This revelation hit me late on a Friday night when I realized I had spent another evening knee-deep in laundry when I really wanted to be out having some fun. Busy with work and family, I hadn’t seen my girlfriend... Read more
It's an excuse many of us have heard or even said ourselves: I want to get fit, but I can't afford a gym membership. While a health club can be a fantastic place to work out, it's not the only way to get fit. In fact, you can enjoy a vari... Read more
There was a time I could diet and lose weight easily. For about 6 years now (I am 56), I cannot lose weight at all. Eating too many calories as suggested on SparkPeople just doesn't work for me. I really need to lose about 40 pounds but wonder if... Read more
What do you do to help get through that dreaded week of the month? I'm in the midst of it and am bloated and showing +4 lbs on the scale. (I know, I know. AVOID THE SCALE! lol) I'm still exercising, eating healthy, drinking plenty of water. I feel bl... Read more
I stumbled across this blog today and thought that I would share. Personally, I have been struggling with the number of calories I have been "allowing" myself to eat and this struck a cord wit... Read more
So as I approach that lovely time of the month, I'm wondering: is there any way to combat the water weight I normally retain that whole week? Obviously loading up on plenty of water could help some, but it never seems to help me. No matter what I do,... Read more
Want a sense of an accomplishment? Hike. Locate a hill nearby, climb to the top. Get the reward of beautiful scenery when you get there. And to boot, it burns a crazy amount of calories.248... Read more
Last Sunday, I reveled in the first day of spring by going for a hike at a nearby park. It was sunny and 60 degrees—perfect hiking weather! I'm always a little nervous when I hit the trail by myself because you never know what could happen.... Read more
Happy fall, everyone! While it's still 92 degrees and humid here in Cincinnati, this weekend will mark the unofficial start of fall. Bring on the corduroy and boots, warm soups, and hikes through the leaves.
Chef Meg and I are cooking up (ha, ha)... Read more
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