Me and my hubby Sept 2, 2011
Me and my brother, December 25, 2009.
| current weight: 140.1
Sharing a Holiday side dish for any special occasion; enjoy:
GLAZED CARROTS W/PECANS
• 1 tablespoon olive oil
• 6 cups diagonally sliced (1/4 in.) peeled carrots
• 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
• 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
• 1 1/2 cups toasted pecan halves
Heat oil in a nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add carrots and cook, stirring frequently, 4 minutes. Stir in ginger and sugar and cook, stirring, until sugar melts, about 2 minutes. Add pecans and cook until carrots are tender when pierced and mixture is glazed in sugar, 3 to 5 minutes.
2030 days ago
It's December already; can you believe it? November and December are the busiest months for me (besides July and August and September!) It seems the Holidays bring our friends and families closer and we spend more time visiting, and entertaining during these two months than any others; lots of Holiday preparation going too!
I find that I don't often get an opportunity to get around to Sparkpeople as much, but I try to stay focused as much as possible. Sometimes my good friend Will Power (who is always a welcome guest) doesn't show up until 'after' dinner, but I'm working on that as well.
I hope things are going well for you and you don't find yourself too busy to take care of yourself. You are the most important person in your life!
Keep in touch!
2037 days ago
How's things going for you today?
I'm excited and eager to lose weight to get fit.
I'm so glad to be motivated again, it took a long time, but finally I'm inspired. Some people just want to get sexy; not me...I just want to get healthy.
Keep on keeping on!
Whatever your personal goals are and whatever you do today...do it for YOU! Your worth it!
2065 days ago
I must apologize for neglecting you these last few months...I've been really slack this summer and now into fall...oh I've been mindful of my food intake...but I have to admit that I haven't been restricting myself the way I should have been. Now to pay the piper! Oy! But I must say that the time has passed quickly and I now find it too cold to do too much outside (I'm a wimp) so I should have more time for sparkpeople.
I seen this tip recently in some publication and thought it noteworthy to share and try:
Add this to your rice and curb your appetite all day long...
Shrink your appetite, your calorie intake, and your pants size with just one little addition to your rice: vegetables.
In a recent study of normal-weight people, mixing vegetables into a plain rice dish at lunch helped people feel fuller for the rest of the day. So much so that they ate way fewer calories at dinner than the folks who had their rice straight up.
Oh I almost forgot! We have friends, Jim and Laura Tutt, that used to live in your neck of the woods. He's in the sign business. Small world, hunh?
Have a super wonderful week!
2088 days ago
Have a super 4th of July and remember safety first!
2189 days ago