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Whole30. Day30. The Benefits and...What Now??

Wednesday, October 02, 2013      6 comments

Whole30. Day 30. As I get ready for my weigh-in tomorrow morning, I am taking stock of all of the things that have improved in my life over the last 30 days: 1. I saved money on groceries by planning ahead in spite of eating more expensiv... Read more

A Visit from A Plain Man or Hungry on the Hudson or Sharing the Spark

Friday, September 27, 2013      7 comments

Whole30. Day 24. My uncle came to visit me from Ohio this week. He's young-ish, and a very fun guy, but there is one thing that I forgot about him as I was planning our time. He is by his own definition "A Plain Man." He lives on hot dogs an... Read more

Budget Paleo

Friday, September 13, 2013      7 comments

A friend of mine recently said that she was interested in Paleo but was worried about her food budget getting out of control. This is a rational fear as Paleo eating is rather more expensive than the Standard American Diet (SAD). So, I made a ... Read more

Decadent String Beans & Tomatoes

Friday, August 30, 2013      4 comments

For all of you seeking a great side dish accompaniment for your grilled chicken breast cutlets this weekend, here's a yummy recipe -- a little decadence and a lot of goodness. I used to live in Italy and I got addicted to eating string beans on... Read more

Battling the Fudge

Thursday, August 29, 2013      4 comments

Today's Challenge: HOMEMADE FUDGE!... which someone very conveniently left DIRECTLY in front of ME to be shared among the group. If I can not eat this, I can beat ANYTHING... See, FUDGE is my FAVORITE!!! Or is it brownies?... Yes, it is -- FU... Read more

A Fun "Cheat" Day

Saturday, August 24, 2013      9 comments

This week while eating my eggs, etc for breakfast every day, I was really craving something simpler that I could just grab and go that wouldn't necessarily be a hot meal in the morning. Is it me or are hot meals in the morning sometimes a littl... Read more

Searching for my exercise spark...

Friday, August 23, 2013      3 comments

Hello Sparkies! It's been over a week since I have had time to post a blog entry, although I have come to do so several times only to have a reminder buzzing about somewhere else that I was supposed to be or something else that I needed to ... Read more

Change is A-Comin'

Tuesday, August 13, 2013      5 comments

This morning, it was raining and gray and disgusting. I woke up before my alarm and proceeded to lounge around as if I had nothing to do and nowhere to go. The whole time, in the back of my mind, I was trying to convince myself to go to the gym... Read more

The Day After Day One

Thursday, August 08, 2013      4 comments

I love the day after day one! It is the only day that you can practically guarantee a drop on the scale. You also wake up feeling so good about everything that you did on day one that you are really excited to tackle the next goals. That's ho... Read more

Onward and upward -- or downward!

Wednesday, August 07, 2013      2 comments

Ok... So, yesterday happened and it was fine -- better than the day before, but not fantastic. Today is a new day. Onward and upward. I was encouraged this morning by the fact that all of my blood work was normal and my blood pressure, as alw... Read more

A bad, bad, baaaaad day!

Monday, August 05, 2013      7 comments

Today was a bad, bad, baaaaad day! I have no excuse. Maybe I was catching up from not cheating on my road trip. Or maybe it was just because I was starving from my pre-blood work fasting. In any event, I ate macaroni and cheese cookies from ... Read more


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