The Depression Cure!
Thursday, February 03, 2011      4 comments

I just read The Depression Cure by Stephen Ilardi, and I'm impressed! It basically outlines parts of a lifestyle that affects depression. He mainly blames depression on an unhealthy lifestyle and calls it a "syndrome" rather than a "disease". Hi... Read more
Anti-Cancer Diet
Saturday, January 08, 2011      3 comments

The World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research have reviewed the scientific literature and come up with dietary recommendations to help reduce a person's risk of developing cancer. BODY FATNESS Be as lean a... Read more
A to Z of me!
Saturday, September 25, 2010      0 comments

A - If you were an ANIMAL, what would you be? Hard choice, but probably a raven. I am intelligent and solitary and always wanted to fly. B - BOOKS: What's on your reading list? I read all kinds of things... right now the Joe Grey series and... Read more
Mood Foods
Wednesday, September 22, 2010      0 comments

As a person who has struggled with depression for many years, and as a person whose diet could use some improvement, I looked up some natural mood-enhancing substances in food and which foods had them. I thought I'd share my findings here for ot... Read more
Took the pushup, curlup, and squat tests.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010      2 comments

Starting on the programs I mentioned in my last post, I did the initial tests for them. I accomplished 100 curl-ups, 70 squats, and 0 pushups. I did do 4 pushups against a table, however, so I will do the program using table pushups. I tho... Read more
Taking the Challenge
Saturday, June 12, 2010      0 comments

I've decided to take the 100 Pushup Challenge, 200 Situp Challenge, and 200 Squats Challenge. I'm not going to do any modified pushups either! I don't need any equipment to do these, I just need to do them!
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Maximizing my metabolism!
Thursday, June 10, 2010      0 comments

Since I'm breastfeeding, which requires quite a bit of energy, I cannot cut my calories too much to lose weight. So I looked up ways to boost my metabolism instead so that I burn more calories. Coach Dean wrote a great article here: www.... Read more
What are your favorite healthy finger foods?
Friday, June 04, 2010      4 comments

I had a club meeting at our house last Wednesday and we did our usual pita and hummus, cookies and fruit. I should've looked on SparkPeople though, for other healthy appetizers! A search of the site gave me some good ideas for next time: C... Read more
Productive day
Friday, May 28, 2010      4 comments

I went on a 2 mile walk to the bakery and picked up some nice whole-wheat bread (day old so half off!) with my baby and dog. Dog was happy and baby slept! I carried my baby all the way so an extra 15 pounds to help me burn those calories! After ... Read more
Nutrition goals met!
Thursday, May 27, 2010      4 comments

Well, I did go over sodium slightly. I had to eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich at the end of the day to meet all my goals. Yum. I love breastfeeding; I have to figure out where to get more calories from at the end of the day rather than fi... Read more
Changing my diet
Tuesday, May 25, 2010      4 comments

I need to get more protein and fiber in my diet. I'm going to focus on eating at least one fruit or vegetable at each meal, and eating more nuts, lowfat dairy, and eggs.... Read more
My vision statement
Monday, May 24, 2010      1 comments

I want to be in good health if I get pregnant again, to give my baby the best possible start in life. I want to be a good role model for my daughter, to help her have good eating and exercise habits. I want to have energy and enduran... Read more
I will do it!
Friday, May 21, 2010      7 comments

This is the start of (another) weight loss journey. I want to go gradually so as not to trigger my metabolism (and reduce my milk supply): 1 pound every 1-2 weeks over the next year. I want to get squarely within my healthy weight range. I want ... Read more