As many of you know, I've been learning about the hazards of vegetable oils, soy, and sugar, and have been trying to eliminate them (or at least reduce my intake - in the case of sugar!) from my diet. This has meant a further move away from pro... Read more
My son's Navy Boot Camp graduation was in North Chicago. He was supposed to have liberty for the whole weekend, but they changed that and he had to leave the day after his graduation. I was already scheduled to stay the weekend, so I had time ... Read more
When I found out that my oldest son would be graduating from Navy Boot Camp the morning after my youngest sons graduated from high school, I wondered if I would be able to make it to my son's Navy Boot Camp graduation. It was at 9:00 a.m., in C... Read more
This June marks three years that I have been commuting to work on my bike. As I look back to three years ago, I realize what a huge impact the decision to bike to work has had on my life.
June 2008 was the time that gas prices first went o... Read more
My sons are graduating next week (two from high school and one from Navy boot camp - yeah, it's going to be an eventful week).
It's hard to believe that this moment is here. That my boys are growing up! It went so fast!!!
Last night ... Read more
I saw a movie last night that opened my eyes about genetically-modified foods. The movie is called "The Future of Food" and it's available for free on Hulu (www.hulu.com). Here's the direct link: www.hulu.com/watch/67878 /the-future... Read more
Over the past 8 years, I've been moving towards eating more and more whole foods (and dragging my family along with me...lol).
We started by switching to organic and eliminating all foods with additives, preservatives, colorings, and other ... Read more
No matter how much I try, I don't like whole grain pasta - except for Kamut pasta, which is too high in iron for me to eat. It's just too grainy for me.
However, I was thinking if I make my own, with my own finely milled flour (which has b... Read more
I had an awesome moment on yesterday's bike ride. As I was in the middle of an internal rant about elitist cyclists - you know the type, they usually travel in packs, have expensive bikes, all the "right" gear (usually all matching), and they l... Read more
I was watching the Spark Streak awards on my page and noticed that some of my goals were WAY out of date. I hadn't tracked many of them since February. I went to go catch up and realized that it was silly - those goals were meaningless to me b... Read more
I'm having problems with my knees, and my massage therapist asked me what kind of fat I eat. I told her that I use canola oil and olive oil, and I eat walnuts every day in my yogurt. This led to a discussion about fat, and I discovered a coupl... Read more
The spa I went to last night is a Korean, woman-only spa. The spa has heated rooms that have different temperatures and cleansing properties - one has sand on the floor (under a canvas covering) and charcoal on the walls, one has salt on the fl... Read more
I have learned a way to resist the nummy mochas from the coffee shop in our building. We can't afford them, so that helps, but it also prompted me to learn to make my own mochas. Now I like mine better, AND they're less calories! WIN!
Ho... Read more
A couple months ago, I was feeling pretty down. I was still recovering from broken toes and couldn't exercise. My husband has been laid off 17 months out of the last two years, and times are tight. My job is tenuous (because the company is st... Read more