What is the Best Way to Eat Eggplant?
I am in need of advice. Having added eggplant to my garden this year, I now am in need of tasty recipes for this veggie. I am aware that SP has a recipe site, but I want to be sure that someone REALLY adores their recipe before I waste time, e... Read more
I AM a Prisoner in My Own Home!
Don't get me wrong... I don't want to complain. However, I will do just that. I have been unable to go to work for the past month because my husband has been ill. I am tired of being homebound. Even though I love my husband and I do not mind... Read more
If You Are in Your Late 40's or Early 50's and You Think You are Going Crazy... Read This!
I knew that menopause caused grumpiness, but I was unaware of some other little factors which have cost me much needless worry and money this past year.
I was teaching a class of eighth-graders this past Spring when I felt my chest poundi... Read more
Where WIll My INspiration Come From? (I think my typing must be Freudian, because I see the answer!)
Okay, here I am ALMOST back to "Square One." I had lost 40 pounds, and I was feeling great. Now, I have gained all but 10 pounds of it back. My ankles are beginning to scream! My back is starting to complain! I am feeling O-L-D and heavy ag... Read more
Trying to Look to the Positive :o)
I am a teacher who has her summer off. I have plenty of time to exercise each day, but I find myself NOT doing it. Why is this happening? I mean, I can find time for Facebook and SparkPeople, but why is there no time to exercise? There IS ti... Read more
I Tried, but I Didn't Succeed
I tried without success to eat everything (that I liked) off my pantry shelves. Call it comfort foods? It was initially. How long did this binge go on? Well, it started about a month ago when my husband was laid-off from his job. This was al... Read more
CAST TWO SHADOWS by Ann Rinaldi- One Great Book
I am an eighth-grade English teacher who has stumbled upon the most thorough and accurate piece of historical fiction ever! It is a novel that both the males and females can enjoy. Not too much chick flick.... not too much macho male.... JUST ... Read more
Have You Ever Done Something SO Stupid That You Couldn't Believe It?
Three days ago, I did something SO stupid that I am still amazed. I was running late for work, and was rushing around like a crazed person. I ran to the car, pushed the garage door opener, jumped into the car, looked in my rear-view mirror, an... Read more
Misguided Self -Perceptions
It's funny how we often have misguided self-perceptions. After my first year of high school and through my first ten years of marriage, I was slender. This skinny girl image is the perception that I had of myself. As the years passed, and I m... Read more
Making Changes in the Present to Improve the Future
Okay, I have finally lost ONE magical pound, after a month or more of no weight loss! Now, I must confess... I have been fairly "religious" in my daily cardio exercise. But, I have not been logging my food. I have not done strength training f... Read more
I just realize that I have a terrible photo phobia. I love to take pictures, but I detest having my picture taken. It probably has something to do with the fact that one day I awakened to find a photo that showed a fat and gray-headed female v... Read more
Ages ago, in a past life... when I was dating (in high school), I had a boyfriend who quipped, "She broke my heart, so I busted her jaw." Well, last week in summer school, the truth was just as strange as fiction.
The typical teenage hor... Read more
MY CRAZY CAT
After returning from a three-day trek to Washington, D.C. with over one hundred students; I returned home on Friday night, and my cat was outside when I returned, so I went to bed. Then, this morning I let Booger (my cat) come into the house wh... Read more
I Am at a Self-Inflicted Plateau
Why is it that I am the one who is sabotaging my weight loss?
I am at a self-inflicted plateau!
How have I achieved this, you might ask? Well, I have figured out how to exercise just enough to eat what I would like without gainin... Read more
Temperature Issues- Is Anyone Else Feeling This?
Okay, now that I am finally losing weight, I have another problem that is cropping up...
You see, I am freezing in air-conditioned rooms now! My husband loves it to be cool, and at 325 pounds, he keeps the house "hang meat" cold. In addition... Read more