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So you're feeling too fat to be photographed...
Sunday, February 03, 2013      13 comments

One of my friends posted a link on Facebook to this FABULOUS blog entry. I encourage you all to read it.
-be-photographed/ Now dig out that camera and charge u... Read more
More leaves!
Sunday, January 06, 2013      9 comments

On Saturday I raked up the remaining leaves in the front yard, and then brought FOURTEEN large wheelbarrowfuls (is that a word?) of leaves to the backyard in a pile. I can now fill a Volkswagen with leaves... ... Read more
Yard Work
Friday, January 04, 2013      8 comments

While we were away, ALL of the trees in our yard lost their leaves. Lots and lots of leaves. When I arrived home, it looked like an abandoned house or something. How embarrassing. So today I spent an hour and a quarter raking the leaves ou... Read more
Food choices and falling off the wagon
Thursday, December 20, 2012      5 comments

Too late to edit the previous entry so I'll make a new one. :) Today I am traveling. I left the house at 4:45am for the airport and then the flight was delayed, causing me to miss my connecting flight. So I'm spending the night in Denver at... Read more
Taking the stairs
Thursday, December 20, 2012      4 comments

In the hotel I've been taking the stairs instead of the elevator. I'm on the fourth floor. Three flights of stairs is easy, and the fourth gets my heart pumping and lungs working. Compare that to one flight of stairs four months ago! Next ... Read more
Holiday time at the office
Wednesday, December 19, 2012      7 comments

ARGH!!!!! This happens several times a week here. Good thing I have apples in my drawer... sigh.... Read more
Cooking again (soup - it must be winter!)
Saturday, December 15, 2012      8 comments

I'm so happy that it's finally cold enough to want to make soups! After a week of not eating well, I have been cooking up some healthy foods for the week to come. Canja de Galinha - Brazilian chicken soup This is one of my favorites. He... Read more
Back to life
Friday, December 14, 2012      4 comments

Thaks to everyone who sent me sympathy, goodies, comments and kind thoughts. The kindness was very much appreciated. The past week was a total loss as far as diet and exercise. I started out depressed, then I lost the key to my bike locker ... Read more
Sad Day
Friday, December 07, 2012      14 comments

Today I received word that one of my loved ones in Brazil was killed in a freak car accident. I am feeling terrible and shocked. I just want to hide in my room and cry all day. It will be a real challenge to eat properly and exercise today... Read more
Cool tip for freezing meals!
Tuesday, December 04, 2012      13 comments

I want to share an awesome tip I found on another website (sorry, I don't remember which site). I love to cook in large batches, so this is perfect for me. Use muffin tins to freeze soups and stews and other one-dish wonders. Measure the f... Read more
More cooking!
Monday, December 03, 2012      3 comments

This evening I still had half a pound of ground beef and a head of cabbage, so I found a "Cabbage and beef stir fry" recipe here on SP and modified it. To be honest, I really never thought of a head of regular cabbage as a stir fry veggie,... Read more
Sunday, December 02, 2012      4 comments

I adore cooking! I am having a great time adapting recipes to make them healthier. Today I did makeovers of two recipes, both of which you can find under my "Favorites" section (upper right, select More and then Favorites). Aloo Matar Keem... Read more
My strategy for bedtime snacking (instead of bingeing)
Tuesday, November 27, 2012      6 comments

I try to keep my late night snacks within my daily nutrition plan by making sure I have some calories left to "spend" at the end of the day. I usually keep on hand some snacks that are super rich in flavor and "decadence" but not high in ca... Read more
Never give up.
Sunday, November 25, 2012      3 comments

Watch this video. Please. And never give up. The Amazing Transformation of a Guy Who Didn't Give Up!
j2laIPeiMtE If he can do it, we can do it. ... Read more
Made it through Thanksgiving!
Sunday, November 25, 2012      4 comments

Not only did I not GAIN weight over Thanksgiving, I was shocked to see this morning that I had actually LOST a pound over the four day trip even though I felt like I ate a ton of heavy food. "Playing with kids" is in the fitness tracker for 513 ... Read more

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