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Cheap n easy

Tuesday, January 22, 2013      5 comments

Dry Vs. Canned Seems people like either one or the other. I stay home. That may make it easier for me to make beans from scratch. In my internet research, I have harnessed these basic truths about beans: Dry Beans Canned Bean... Read more

I've gone to the dogs....

Sunday, January 20, 2013      7 comments

2012 brought much success in healthy eating and spending less on groceries and household necessities. Which brings me to a few days back. DH lets me know we are on our last feeding of dog food and it is, yet again, time to go to town fo... Read more

Cheap n Easy ~ pictures of my bike rack

Thursday, January 17, 2013      5 comments

Good things come to those who wait... For the past two years I've been looking for the "perfect" thing to hang in my kitchen corner for pots and pans. I shopped online about a year ago and found "just the right thing" which came with a pri... Read more

Kiss plan for healthy living...

Tuesday, January 15, 2013      3 comments

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Born in a barn....

Saturday, January 12, 2013      10 comments

The best things I've learned from a whole sparking year.... January 29th will be my one year Sparkaversary (sp?). Until then, the following quote pretty well summed up my health and wellness plan; "The definition of insanity is doing ... Read more

5 4 3 2 1...

Wednesday, December 26, 2012      4 comments

Slowing down long enough to check in with you all and say, Hope that you all had a very merry holiday! 12/26 am - next to last load of dishes going in dishwasher. Took Christmas totally "off" from doing dishes - Yay for me! ... Read more

One vote for food tracking Yay!

Saturday, November 03, 2012      15 comments

Well, the proof is in the pudding, as they say. I just got finished looking back on all the food tracking I have done since starting SP in late January 2012. Specifically, I wanted to know how much we have reduced our red meat consumption. ... Read more

One more word on the bird...

Thursday, October 18, 2012      12 comments

In addition to the extreme value of roasting your own turkey in a bag is the reduction in sodium! So who cares, you say?!? Well, when you are Dave and I, and you thought you were pretty fit, you further thought that you ate pretty g... Read more

Let's talk some turkey...

Wednesday, October 17, 2012      6 comments

I have always had trouble coughing up the money for a turkey or turkey breast mid week. You know, no holiday, nothing special, just for our meals. With our new diet this year, this has changed. From January thru July we roasted or grilled abo... Read more

Week One 5% challenge - Snap out of it!!!

Tuesday, October 09, 2012      9 comments

I heard about a funny, yet effective reminder. Wish I could give credit where it is due, but I just saw it in passing on TV a while back. Wear a rubber band on your wrist. Use it to snap yourself back to reality. I decided to incorporate... Read more

Healthy Halloween? Oh yeah!

Wednesday, October 03, 2012      8 comments

I have always been the compulsive, type A kind of gal. I learned a long time ago, do not bring the Halloween candy into the house until about five minutes before sunset on Oct.31st, if you get my drift. I am not worried about having candy ... Read more

Just for Today in pictures....

Tuesday, October 02, 2012      7 comments

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Eight weeks (or less) to my goal...

Monday, October 01, 2012      4 comments

Saw Dr. OZ on a commercial ( health tidbit ) this morning. Like an answer to my prayers, he was speaking about hitting a “plateau” while on a diet. OK, I sparked to attention quickly ~ LOL. He suggested the “Zig-Zag” approach to get losin... Read more

Cheap & Easy 100 calorie snack

Friday, September 28, 2012      5 comments

I used to really love microwave popcorn. A couple of years ago, we would eat it almost every night as a snack during the fall and winter months. Somewhere along the way, we noticed that the corn was burning quicker and it just did not tast... Read more

Born in a Barn ~ part three assignment #7 of the 5% challenge

Thursday, September 27, 2012      2 comments

I had an ah-ha moment with my Fall 5% challenge today. This is a private, 8 week, I call intense, challenge. The actual dates are October 6 thru December 1, 2012. We are already on assignment #11! I am really appreciating the level of expe... Read more


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