The not-so-skinny on salads
The Today Show this morning ran a segment on salads at some popular restaurants -- some of them had as much calories as I eat in a day! That really shouldn't be so shocking to me, because I have heard this before, but somehow it still is.
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The importance of NSV
If you haven't figured it out yet, NSV stand for non-scale victories.
According to the scale, I haven't lost much weight in the last couple of months. While not exactly a plateau, it's close.
Yet I must be doing something right, becau... Read more
Getting back on track
Not with my eating or my exercising, but with my cleaning! Although maybe in a small way with my eating, too.
Cleaning is a challenge for me. I enjoy a clean home, but I hate the work it takes to get there. There are just so many other thin... Read more
Losing weight is like walking the dogs
Some days all the stars align and you just have the perfect walk. There's little traffic on the way down to the hike & bike trail and you just breeze on through. The temperature is perfect. The dogs are into it, and you're not dragging them with... Read more
Have you heard about SMART goals? They're:
It's certainly timely to be considering them, considering it's the start of a new month. But what I really want to talk about is measura... Read more
Think healthy and beautiful will follow
There's a booked called "The Truth About Beauty" by Kat James, which has been out for several years. I've eyed it for quite some time, even reading some of it at the bookstore. I finally bought it at a used bookstore.
I'm sure I've read thi... Read more
I don't wear my HRM every time I walk -- most days our walks aren't that vigorous (due to the dogs). But I do add jogging intervals to my walks a few times a week. For the first time in my life, I've been doing this consistently for somewhere ar... Read more
My report card: savory breakfasts
It's a mixed bag. Since I had a leftover half an omelette, I was all prepared to have that for breakfast one day. But I also had a leftover muffin that I'd defrosted for my husband. I could have eaten it all in one big meal, but I prefer to eat ... Read more
Sorry, Leslie Sansone fans
I bought one of her DVD's a while ago at a used book store really cheap. I finally tried it out this weekend. Sorry fans, big yawn.
It wasn't that it wasn't a good workout -- it was just plain boring to me (and I've got my flame retardant s... Read more
What are you really depriving yourself of?
We go on "diets", and we never stick to them because we feel like we're deprived -- eventually. Sure, you're all fired up at first, but eventually diets never work because we're missing all those fatty, sugary, salty foods that we crave.
I ... Read more
Stuck in a rut?
I think our bodies become accustomed not only to exercise, but to food, too. It's easy to get really comfortable with the same meals all the time. After all, they worked in the beginning, didn't they?
But when things slow down or get stuck,... Read more
What will it be like to be a couple again?
I wonder, sometimes, what the effects of living together again will be. Is it coincidence that I've managed to lose 20 lbs as we've been living apart? Altho I didn't start losing weight right away.
I eat out much less by myself. I really do... Read more
Rethinking my eating habits
The truth is I'm constantly rethinking my eating habits. It's a process that I'm continually learning about. And my blog the other day about sneaky sugars got me thinking -- which is usually a good thing.
I started to think about the light ... Read more
Add, don't subtract
I read this somewhere recently. None of us likes to feel deprived, and here's a simple solution: focus on what you can add to your healthy eating plan that will help you be successful, rather than focusing on the things you can't have.
I re... Read more
We're having an interesting discussion on my Clean Eating sparkteam about protein bars. A lot of them are glorified candy bars. And even some of the good ones, that have decent ingredients, still have a lot of sugar in them.
I like Luna Ba... Read more