Passing on the Fries
This afternoon I went with friends to lunch. After looking at the menu I ordered the shrimp quesadilla. When it came....surprise half the plate was filled with French fries. And for the first time in my life, I remembered some of my spark peo... Read more
Stress and the dreaded committee meeting.
My work is relatively easy. I've had jobs I hate, jobs I like and now the one I love. When you love your job, the day is easy and energizing and a blessing. And then the committee meeting. Have you had this experience. The committee chairper... Read more
I love my public library.
Due to changes at my office, I have the day at home. This is always dangerous because, I eat when I'm at home. I slump in my lazy boy when I'm at home. I enjoy my husband and my dogs and I'm very sedentary....at home.
So, on days like today... Read more
Last Night's veggie soup is even better tonight.
Veggie soup is so easy. Start with a can of diced tomatoes add, beef stock, tomato paste and whatever veggies you have on hand. I used corn, sweet peas, kidney beans and potatoes. Then add water. I added some dry French onion soup mix becaus... Read more
I miss the Farmer's market
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday I sell Honey, beeswax and pollen at the Farmer's market. I love the Farmers market. But, it's winter, no body is harvesting beautiful produce so, the market is closed. Can you remember the joy in the summer when yo... Read more
Saturday at the Farmer's market
Vegetables are fresher, fruit is sweeter and shoppers are more friendly at the local Farmer's Market. My husband and I sell honey at three Farmer's markets. I enjoy the friendly vendors and the shoppers who alert to the importance of shopping ... Read more
Ready for the weekend.
The week has been uneventful. It's beem very nice. Sometimes I look for the difficulties so I can whine or complain about how difficult my life is. But this week has been nice. As I get ready for the weekend, I'm looking forward to watching m... Read more
Watching Biggest Loser
There's something great about eating nutritious meals, exercising, drinking my 8 glasses of water and then sitting down to watch Biggest Loser. Actually, I never let myself start the show until I've had my workout. So, tonight I recorded the fi... Read more
I'm not losing weight, but....
I like seeing the scale numbers drop as much as the next person. They just aren't moving for me. But, yesterday two different people said I look good, have I lost weight. And, my clothes are much more comfortable. I know I'm eating much bett... Read more
color me surprised
I just got back from a church reception. The usual food, chips, cookies mixed nuts and....wait for it....little smokies. Wow. What an eye opener when I went to track my nutrition just now. Not kidding, those things, just 5 links, are more ca... Read more
World Series High
The best World Series ever. Even if you don't like baseball, there's an incredible journey to the Cardinal's series that was the thread throughout their victory over the Brewers, Phillies and Rangers. All fantastic teams. My hat off to the Ph... Read more
This weekend my husband has a conference at a resort and spa. I'm so excited. I've got a couple good books, and my laptop so I can keep up with Sparkpeople. He'll be in meetings, I'll be relaxing outside, taking long walks and having a great ... Read more
Sunday afternoon supper.
Is it possible to fix an old fashioned sunday after church supper and not go over 1,000 calories. I enjoy fixing a meal on sunday where all the family sits down. We talk about our day, the sermon, our hopes and difficulties. And we laugh, at t... Read more
Shout out to the Cardinal nation.
Yes, I'm ready for the Cardinal World series game tonight. I've planned healthy goodies. I'm trying like crazy to make snacks for my friends and family that are not just heathly for me but good for the guests too. AND, I'm not bringing anythi... Read more
Today, I did not work out.
In the past, I've been zealous about working out every day. Then I pulled a muscle in my calf and my physical therapist friends educated me. I explained how the injury happened. I had to laugh. All I was doing was taking laundry downstairs a... Read more