Forgiveness, for yourself
Today's Sparkpeople Reflections email about forgiveness contained a powerful message, and reminded me that if I don't forgive, I hurt myself most.
What I struggle with is that the person I find it hardest to forgive is a close family membe... Read more
Kale and Feta Breakfast Casserole
When your garden gives you kale, Kale and Feta Breakfast Casserole.
I got the recipe from Kaylyn's Kitchen Blog, so it is South Beach-friendly (I... Read more
Why roasting veggies has changed my life
Let me begin by saying that I grew up eating what my mom cooked, that it was a fairly balanced menu and that veggies were always included on the plate. My family ate a good variety of veggies including iceberg lettuce salads, tomato sandwiches,... Read more
No good deed goes unpunished
So, being the loving mother I am, I spent yesterday afternoon cleaning DS's bathroom (helping him move). With the help of rubber gloves, bleach spray, an old toothbrush and all of the motherly love I could possibly muster, I scrubbed the corner... Read more
Visiting DS today!
We're off to the big city (Milwaukee) to help DS with some things in his apartment, hang out a bit and take he and his girlfriend to dinner.
I'm so excited to spend the day with both DS, DD and DG (his dear girlfriend).
Hanging out wit... Read more
Overwhelmed by vegetables
I've always been a veggie eater; there are few foods I don't like. (OK, I'm not a liver fan) This year, however I've embraced eating veggies. I've learned new cooking techniques (roasting, where have you been all my life?). DH and I always h... Read more
Feeling uneasy today
I went walking with a good friend this morning, and unfortunately talked about a subject, common to both of us, that I promised myself I would not discuss. This subject, about a person in our common group of friends, is doing some things that I... Read more
Dealing with the deluge of zucchini
I made the baked zucchini sticks on Sparkrecipes.com (the recipe with the highest rating.
I ate three servings for dinner with pasta sauce. What a treat! I highly recommend this recipe!
I also made zucchini bread ... Read more
Knocking on the door of 50 lbs. down
As I weighed myself this morning, I was pleased to see a 1.5 lb. loss this week
which brings me to 47.2 lbs. lost since January. I've been consistent with my food tracking and exercise and it's paying off!
Sparkpeople and the SP commun... Read more
Great weekend in beautiful place
We were invited to our friends' lake cottage this weekend.
It was relaxing and quiet and I feel like my batteries have recharged.
No TV, no internet (which broke my 190+ day SP login streak - - but I'll get over it).
Just good conver... Read more
Memories of grandma
I logged onto SP this morning, and proceeded to read a health article on Tamoxifen and how much it helps the survival rate of some breast cancer patients. The low cost and high effecacy amaze me and I'm glad we have made this advance in women's... Read more
As I sat this morning, sipping my coffee and reading articles on Sparkpeople, I was struck by how quiet it is in my house in the morning. I've learned to use the time for planning, reflection and sometimes, a good "self pep talk".
I feel... Read more
About halfway to my goal
Life, for me, is rarely black and white. Always shades of gray.
I'm about halfway to my first major goal, and I'm feeling a bit impatient today.
Admittedly, I feel proud of my lifestyle change and weightloss so far.
I did spend 30 minu... Read more
I stumbled upon a wonderful little poem called The Paradoxical Commandments
by Kent M. Keith, which can be found here:
Here are the first few lines:
People are often unreasonable, illogi... Read more
Popcorn for lunch
DD works at a movie theater and one of the perks we enjoy is free movies. She took me to see "Horrible Bosses" today (funny, but definitely rated R for a reason).
I ate movie popcorn for lunch...and I enjoyed the heck out of it!
Mod... Read more
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