What's for breakfast?????
The eternal question, isn't it! I do my menu planning for a week (and do my grocery shopping list @ the same time). I found 2 special recipes on Spark that I have to give a try.
French (Women Don't Get Fat) French Toast **obvious homag... Read more
What's in YOUR past??
One of the more painful fitness moments in my life happened when my then 2 yr. old son looked @ me right in the eyes and said to me, "Mommy, your tummy is huge! You're fluffy!" Talk about a sting! He was, in fact, stating the obvious . . . we... Read more
Oh, the places my feet take me each day! (apologies to Dr. Seuss)
I put on my socks, lace up my shoes and my feet lead the way!
This way or that, which way shall we go?
My feet will always let me know,
pedometer strapped on the miles will show!
What do my feet ask in return for all the miles we travel... Read more
OoohLaLa French Burgers
1-1/2 lb. lean ground beef (10% fat) OR 1-12 lb. ground turkey OR mix 3/4 lb. ground beef and 3/4 lb. ground turkey
3 Tbsp. dijon mustard (can sub any kind of mustard you like)
1 Tbsp. minced fresh thyme
1 Tbsp. white wine (... Read more
I just love doing that! You know, the way the soccer announcers do it! Just fun.
Onto the point of the blog. My goals for the week:
1. Stay with my maintenance program. 1200-1400 cal/day, mixing up the ST and the cardio, 32,000 st... Read more
What's love got to do with it??
Only everything!!! That's how I feel about my Spark Community.
The day I joined Spark I was sick, tired, defeated, unhealthy, not enjoying life. Good grief! There is NO time in life when anyone should feel like that. But it takes SELF-L... Read more
Low Carb Blueberry Bread
One of my Dad's favorite treats is Blueberry Bread. Mine too! I had to tweak the original recipe to make it more nutritionally friendly.
Low Carb Blueberry Bread
1 cup white flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup shredded wh... Read more
Life is like a box of chocolates . . .
you never know what you're going to get! Of course, most of us know this came from the movie "Forest Gump". Now I loved that movie on many levels, but the one thing I loved most is despite perceived challenges, Forest never saw himself not bei... Read more
And the Oscar goes to . . .
YOU! Huh? Didn't have a starring role in a movie lately? That OK.
Every morning we wake up and get started with our routine. Some days are more difficult or challenging than others. Sometimes that inner child of ours is . . . well . . ... Read more
Today . . .
is it really important to your health?? To you??
Well, only YOU can decide if today is important to you. For me, today is important. Every day is important. Being mere mortals, we don't know how many days we have here on this planet. B... Read more
I'm a believer . . .
not a trace of doubt in my mind . . . anymore!
This is completely NOT what I intended to blog about before, but it is WAY more important for me to share this with you for right now. So, here goes.
My son has had a very rough time of i... Read more
Just random thoughts
Needing some prayers from anyone who can spare some.
1. Mom is having her right knee replaced. Mentally she is scared. I can't say I blame her for that at all. Trying to get her to focus on the fact that she'll feel better once it's don... Read more
" . . . so ya can't please everyone, gotta please yourself!"
From Rich Nelson's song "Garden Party" . . . ok from my distant youth! LOL
But I love that idea, because it really is impossible to please everyone, and when you TRY, you end up compromising what makes YOU happy most of the time.
I h... Read more
March 5, 2012
Well, my dear son John is off now. I don't think any of us got sleep so didn't need the alarm to get up this morning @ 3 am. Was WIDE AWAKE! Had a chance to have one last cup of coffee @ the table as a family before we left to drop him off... Read more
It's here, it's here!!! Birthday party!!!!!!
First of all, let me start by sending a huge THANK YOU for all the notes, goodies and well wishes. I can't begin to answer everyone's response personally (tried to keep up . . . can't type fast enough). PLEASE know you're all so very special t... Read more