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New Haircut - New Shape, and a MERRY Christmas!

Friday, December 26, 2014      10 comments

Christmas morning was the first time I got on the scale after completing the Whole30 and I was so pleased. I had lost six pounds, but that wasn't the amazing part; I also ... Read more

My Healthy Approach To The Holidays

Wednesday, November 26, 2014      8 comments

Originally, I was going to wait until January to start the Whole30, but I have slowly been adding about a pound a week and I can't wait until the first of the year. So here is my plan for the holidays: I printed the Whole30 shopping list an... Read more

Payback Can Be A Bear!

Sunday, November 02, 2014      14 comments

Sometimes you can be bad and eat whatever you feel like and there are no repercussions, or so you think. emoticonRead more


Monday, September 29, 2014      14 comments

It is really rare that I have three Giant Swallowtails emerge all at the same time. I just wanted to share them with you. ... Read more

I've Got A Tiger!

Thursday, September 04, 2014      10 comments

This beautiful Eastern Tiger Swallowtail just emerged today. It is a real magnificent specimen, measuring more than five inches across. The last picture is of all my baby Giant Swallowtails that hatched from those eggs I just gathered a few days... Read more

I Don't Just Love The Butterflies, I Love The Caterpillars Too!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014      9 comments

The Exotic Flower on the Dutchman's Pipevine The Giant Swallowtail Caterpillar getting ready to for... Read more

Here Is Another Beauty!

Sunday, August 03, 2014      7 comments

I have had other Zebra Longwings, but this is my very first one raised from an egg. Only a few hours old, but ready to fly. Now that I have been releasing them, I see them around the house all the time. You need to have the host plant, Purple Pa... Read more

My First Pipevine Swallowtail!

Saturday, August 02, 2014      9 comments

When we first started raising butterflies in 2010, the Pipevine Swallowtail is the one we wanted to raise. Although we have had several Dutchman's Pipevine (their host plant) we never even saw one. There was a Swallowtail that laid eggs, but it ... Read more

This Is Where I Usually Sabotage Myself!

Monday, July 07, 2014      10 comments

In previous years, I have come so close to my goal and never made it. I am less than seven pounds from my goal and I really want to get there this time. I am really working hard to ignore the things that tripped me up in the past; my clothes are... Read more

I Raised A Giant!

Thursday, June 05, 2014      11 comments

I have been raising butterflies for over four years now, but I never had a Giant Swallowtail or a Zebra Longwing lay eggs until this year. Instead of citrus, I thought I would try planting a Hercules club and sure enough, I only had the potted p... Read more

OMG! Are Those Abs Under There?

Tuesday, May 20, 2014      13 comments

Well, I did notice that my pants were starting to get a little loose, but I really didn't pay attention because the scale has been moving pretty slowly. I'm not complaining about that though because it is moving in the right direction. I don't w... Read more

Inspired By My Friend, Jen!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014      11 comments

I was reading a post that Jen had written and it was about how she prepared for a party in a very healthy way. The food sounded so delicious. It just proved to me that you can eat healthy and still entertain, make dishes that taste good and look... Read more

Spring Is In The Air - Butterfly Porn - Oh My!

Monday, April 28, 2014      8 comments

Love is all around us and the butterflies are all a twitter. Just this morning, I saw two Gulf Fritillary butterflies do a little mating dance and before you know it, he was dragging her around in mid-air. Must of thought he was a caveman ... Read more

You Could Help A Cancer Patient By Buying A Book!

Friday, April 25, 2014      3 comments

I am reaching out to my Spark friends to try to help my brother and SIL. She was diagnosed with cancer and will have surgery next week. They don't have a lot of money and the treatment is expensive, so I am trying to help them out. If you would ... Read more

My Camp Plan

Saturday, April 12, 2014      12 comments

Since I am really just getting back into exercising, I'm taking it slow. Although I have signed up for a 5K race this month, I am really going to be walking and slowly jogging. I just want to be in the game. If I just work to do my best, I am ha... Read more

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