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Trying to Teach Friend about Nutrition
Saturday, March 05, 2011      8 comments

In my last post, I gave high praises to teachers and the job they do. I don't know how they do it, day in, day out. Especially kids in grade school. I'm tearing my hair out trying to teach an adult friend about good nutrition. She has to... Read more
Public Education is Essential to a Good Society
Friday, March 04, 2011      10 comments

I don't often engage in political discussions here. Not that aren't about food or fitness debate, anyway. This one is a bit off topic, but I am deeply passionate about it. It's about public education. I'm absolutely appalled by what is h... Read more
A Rant: Learn to Cook!
Wednesday, March 02, 2011      11 comments

Today's blog is going to be a bit of a rant. There's couple of phrases that has been raising my shackles lately. They are the number of people who say, "I don't have time to cook" or, "It's too expensive to cook at home." Hogwash. Bul... Read more
The End of Overeating Review
Monday, February 28, 2011      9 comments

I am a compulsive overeater. It's not an eating disorder like anorexia or bulimia. It's more similar to a drug addiction like cocaine. I have come a long way in being able to manage it. I've lost 30 lbs and have maintained it pretty stab... Read more
End of Personal Challenge?
Monday, February 14, 2011      1 comments

My month long personal goals may become a '2 week' challenge. I wanted to eat vegetarian meals for breakfast and lunch, end reserve meat dishes for dinner. I also wanted to increase my fitness hours to 1 hour a day. Unfortunately, I exper... Read more
Day 10: Feb Challenge, and Chicken Thai Curry Soup
Thursday, February 10, 2011      1 comments

I'm finding the hour of exercise hard to do. If I would just get up earlier in the morning, it would be fine. So, tomorrow, I quit rolling around bed half snoozing and get to the gym. The tight muscle in my leg is loosening up. Not quite... Read more
Day 9: February Personal Challenge
Wednesday, February 09, 2011      0 comments

Past couple of days has been difficult. I somehow injured my leg. I don't know what caused it, but I woke up on Monday morning with a tight, sore muscle in my thigh. I'm not even sure which muscle it is. It goes along the outer thigh. I don... Read more
Those who can laugh at themselves...
Tuesday, February 08, 2011      7 comments

...shall never cease to be amused! This is one of my favorite 'anonymous' sayings, and it so sums me up! Believe me...I am always laughing. ... Read more
An Imaginary Trip Back in Time
Sunday, February 06, 2011      8 comments

Yesterday, I carried bags of groceries up 3 flights of stairs to my apartment, two trips. Each bag weighed about 15lbs each. I felt like an 'iron woman' because little ole me was hauling big bags of groceries up 3 flights of stairs without get... Read more
Week 1: February Personal Challenge
Saturday, February 05, 2011      2 comments

Week 1 of my personal challenge for February to eat "Vegetarian until 6" and increase fitness minutes to 300 per week is down. I normally eat mostly vegetarian meals for my breakfast and lunch, but I just wanted a more focused goal to do it... Read more
Day 4: February Personal Challenge
Friday, February 04, 2011      2 comments

Today is my day off. It should be the perfect time for me to get 60 minutes of exercise, and have breakfast at an less rushed pace than a work day. Except I'd rather just surf the net, watch tv, or play games. Last night, I learned to... Read more
Day 3: February Personal Challenge
Thursday, February 03, 2011      2 comments

Yesterday I removed the shrink wrap from Denise Austin's "Shrink Your Fat Zones Pilates" workout DVD. I am hoping that it will give me the courage to sign up for a class. Denise Austin is the 'anti Jillian Michaels'. She's cheerful and en... Read more
Day 2: February Personal Challenge
Wednesday, February 02, 2011      3 comments

Sparkfriend DASHAKAY posted new goals for herself yesterday as well. One of the things she listed was wanting to join a group class at the gym, like Pilates. It just so happens that I have a similar goal! I've been meaning to join two classes... Read more
Day 1: February Personal Challenge
Tuesday, February 01, 2011      3 comments

Yesterday I wrote about how I was changing my diet and exercise goals for February. I did research on 'flexitarianism', and it is a very broad term. There isn't a single meaning. Some people only eat meat once a week. Some more occasio... Read more
Vegetarian until 6PM and New Fitness Minutes
Monday, January 31, 2011      6 comments

I'm starting to get more focus on what I want to accomplish. For the month of February, I've decided to do the following. It's a short month, so if it doesn't work out, I'm not committed for too long! 1) Eat 'vegetarian' until 6PM. While... Read more

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