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Tomato Season

Friday, July 27, 2012      2 comments

I'm so thankful that the dry conditions haven't destroyed the tomato crops in my area. For me, a summer without tomato and cheese sandwiches is a wasted summer. The red cabbage is good, too, just steamed - it's wonderful, and just a bit sweete... Read more

Happy Easter, Everybody

Sunday, April 08, 2012      0 comments

What a glorious, sunny day we have here in Pennsylvania to honor our Lord's resurrection! Are we surviving the chocolate bunnies, the marshmallow peeps, and the Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs? Just one more day. Keep our fingers out of the ... Read more

How Frozen Food Diet Programs Work

Tuesday, January 24, 2012      2 comments

It's all about portion control. You don't have to think; you just grab a frozen dinner and nuke it in the microwave. Success - it's dinner! I used to always wonder if you couldn't go on a tv dinner diet. I figured if I ate nothing but ... Read more


Monday, January 23, 2012      0 comments

Food is my blankie, my support system, my best friend, my comforter - and my nemesis, all rolled into one big package. It is on my mind constantly. At night, I think about what I'll eat the next day. In the morning, I think about what I... Read more

60th Birthday Last Saturday

Saturday, November 26, 2011      0 comments

Well, I had my sixtieth birthday last Saturday. Thanks to all the extra weight I've carried around with me all my life, I've always felt like eighty, so sixty is nothing to me. Some people say sixty is the new forty. I say sixty is sixty and ... Read more

One at a Time

Monday, June 13, 2011      0 comments

One decision at a time. One day at a time. God help me every time. emoticon... Read more

Ugly Ripes

Sunday, May 22, 2011      1 comments

I don't know about every place else in the country, but here in Pennsylvania we have a tomato called "Ugly Ripe." Ugly Ripe tomatoes are the best-tasting tomatoes outside of homegrown, and they fill that void we suffer through until tomato seas... Read more

Here We Go Again!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011      1 comments

Finally, my mind and the scale are moving in sync - in the right direction, for a change. And tomato season is just around the corner if it ever stops raining. Life is good. Read more

Sweatshirt Season

Monday, May 16, 2011      0 comments

Sweatshirt season is only five months away, and I desperately want to fit into my beautiful sweatshirts that currently are about two sizes too small. Calories, calories, calories... Read more

House Autry Delicious

Saturday, May 07, 2011      0 comments

House Autry has a great coating for chicken and for pork called In Your Oven. You don't add anything to it, just wet the chicken or pork, shake it in the enclosed bag, and bake. Easy as pie, no fuss, no mess, only thirty-five and forty calorie... Read more

DWTS - Kirsty

Friday, May 06, 2011      0 comments

She's starting to really show her weight loss. I wish she'd settle down and focus so she doesn't get the boot because watching her and Maks is entertaining, and I'd like to see her finish her weight loss journey on the show. I love success sto... Read more


Monday, February 28, 2011      0 comments

Well, I've been skulking around SparkPeople again, trying to put some new "oomph" into my weight loss efforts. Gained eight pounds while off in the Land of Many Excuses. Ate just about everything I shouldn't have over the holidays, getting som... Read more

Gloomy Weather = Danger in the Food Zone

Sunday, August 15, 2010      0 comments

Gloomy weather can be peaceful, slows us down a bit and provides some much-needed rest. But when continuing for an extended period of time, it can negatively impact our dietetic choices if we're not careful. There's something comforting to bei... Read more

Fall Starts Next Month

Tuesday, August 10, 2010      0 comments

Hopefully, summer's heat will have burned itself out by then. emoticon... Read more

Three Sacks of Potatoes

Monday, August 02, 2010      3 comments

I've lost three - count 'em, THREE - five-pound sacks of potatoes! We went to the grocery store last Friday, and I'm sure if anyone was watching (and someone always is) when I hefted three five-pound bags of potatoes to get a physical sense of ... Read more

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