I love cooking. I love feeding people. I love to make people close their eyes and moan when they eat food that I've prepared. I love to give people foodgasms - and I like to have them myself.
Today marks a milestone for me.
We had a... Read more
So, I get diagnosed with the IBS-D, yay. So now I need to figure out the 'triggers'.
So far, it seems to be fresh, raw produce - the very things I'm supposed TO BE EATING.
Lettuce and tomatoes - I LOVE salads. I ADORE fresh, ripe tom... Read more
Oy - cleaning the garage yesterday has taken it's toll - I was just exhausted today. But we have a HUGE pile of stuff for Got Junk to take tomorrow - YAY!
Feels good to get rid of this stuff - can't wait to get rid of MORE.... Read more
No couch potatoes in THIS house this weekend!
Yesterday we 'did' Costco and Home Depot. Between that and putting everything away, it was over 5000 steps on my pedometer.
Yesterday morning my husband announced that Got Junk is coming a... Read more
Yesterday I managed to score a Wii Fit Balance Board - dang, those things are harder to find than puppy teeth in the carpet!
My husband and I are REALLY enjoying using the Wii together - for the first time in my life I'm doing exercise that... Read more
We have a center island that has a raised ledge on one side - too high to use as a countertop, and 'dead space' beneath it. However, I do kind of like it, since it faces into the family room, so it kind of hides my prep area from view.
I ... Read more
My husband has lost a LOT of weight. We are going to a family wedding in Atlanta next month, and the suits he bought last year for a niece's graduation needed to be taken in.
He tried on a lovely cream rayon short-sleeved shirt and tan li... Read more
Yesterday I was out running errands. I had something to return to Walgreen's, so I used the GPS to find the nearest one. The GPS directed me to a part of Beaverton I hadn't been to before - we moved here two years ago this month.
I passed... Read more
Written by my good friend, and neighbor, Martin Anderson on his FB page (shared here with permission):
I know that many of you feel that health care is a right and that the health-care reforms bills passed b... Read more
Goddess, after nearly two weeks of searching and calling - we finally got a Wii.
We went to a Wally World for the FIRST TIME IN OUR RELATIONSHIP. It was late on a Saturday evening, so it wasn't as bad as it could have been. We drove 64 ... Read more
Today was recheck day at the doc. In October he was very not happy with my cholesterol.
He's been practicing for 35 years (he's getting pretty good! har har har!), and he said that doctors sometimes ask each other what the highest HDL cho... Read more
After reading Lala's blog from today, I KNEW I needed to post this. I'm pretty sure all of you who've lost a few pounds can relate...grin!
www.youtube.com/watch?v= le0QZkIknIE&playnext_from= TL&videos=RoTcKNoHYT0&playnext=1 <... Read more
Still working on the right combination of meds, and the doc says it does take a while for them to work. At least I'm no longer in the 220/100 range - I'm down to the 170/90 range. Seeing him again on Friday so he can check my potassium - one d... Read more
Last September my husband and I honeymooned in England. We were there two weeks, and visited many different places - including Bath, London, and York.
There was a pub in London that served the most delightful fish & chips and something c... Read more