Cabin Week Plan
A week at the lake is going to be tough -- Lots of relaxing and the temptations of snacking (S'mores!), having some cool beverages, not to mention a huge neighborhood potluck picnic on the 4th of July!. I doubt I will be able to follow a strict... Read more
Excited About New Menu Options in Town!!
Today something neat happened in my small community (population approx. 2,000) . In conjunction with our county public health office, five of the area restaurants each developed several new healthy menu choices. All of the recipes were review... Read more
I'm sitting here soaking my feet in warm water with some Dr. Teal's Therapeutic Epsom Salts - Eucalyptus Spearmint scented. It is SOOOO soothing and relaxing. It's the first time I've opened the package since buying it a week or two ago. I ca... Read more
What an incredible feat!
Here is a link to an article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune about a man who has reached an incredible goal -- one step at a time!! I'm not sure how long it will remain posted on their website, so hopefully you get a chance to read it before th... Read more
Poor ol' Suzy
We've all heard it said -- maybe even said it ourselves: "Isn't that too bad about Suzy Schmoozy?? You know, she lost ALL that weight last year and now she's gained it all back and then some!" Well, I don't EVER want anyone to say that about... Read more
If you like pizza ..
. . . you might want to try this recipe for a quite healthy version. I made it for supper last night, and hubby loved it! Easy dish for potlucks.
4 c. cooked brown rice
1/2 c. Egg Beaters
1/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese
... Read more
2011 Progress Report
The first two months of the new year have passed (well, almost). I've earned my 100 points for the No-Binge Challenge, and have my massage scheduled for tomorrow. I have had 7 binge episodes, but have noticed that the amount of food I eat dur... Read more
In a Crunch
One of my goals for the month of January was to do 100 crunches a day. Actually, after the first couple days I started doing 120 crunches a day because it was easier to track in sets of 30. I didn't miss a single day, but in all honesty, I did... Read more
I have a box of Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies sitting on my kitchen counter. It's been there since Friday. It's still unopened. It's very possible, even likely, that once it's opened I'll eat the entire box. On the other hand, they are only 4... Read more
1-800- WRONG NUMBER!
What a day I had at work this morning! Buy.Com had re-done their website overnight and their Customer Service phone number contained a typo -- resulting in listing the phone number of the small law office where I work as their customer service ... Read more
January Challenges Re-cap
The 100 CrunchesPer Day Challenge went well. The first few days I did 100 crunches; after that I did 120 (4 sets of 15 reps). I didn't miss a day. I still feel like I have abs of jello, so I think I will continue this for the months of Februa... Read more
Chocolate is my addiction of choice!
Well, I have lots of "wiggle room" in my meal plan for today, so I've decided to have a piece of chocolate angelfood cake and a cup of dark chocolate cocoa for my evening snack. The question is -- will I be able to practice moderation, or will ... Read more
With the cold, snowy weather, I'm look for new ways to keep the indoor exercising interesting and new. I ordered the Tony Little Easy Shaper with videos. It's due to be delivered tomorrow. I'm anxious to have a new fitness "toy" to play with.... Read more
New Year Challenge Progress
As for my no-binge challenge, I have earned 16 points toward my reward (massage). I did, however, have out-of-control carb consumption on Saturday night, breaking my streak.
On my January crunch challenge, I have completed a minimum of ... Read more
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Numbers on the Scale
One thing I have learned the past few years is that sometimes the scale seems to have no clue what has been going on with your body. This past week I've been so proud of myself for sticking to my nutrition plan, having NO binges, and getting in... Read more