Success without Scales
I'm an old timer around here. My 5th Spark anniversary is coming up. I joined Spark on July 3, 2007.
I first started my fitness journey a year before in 2006. I was a member of eDiets during that time. When I found Spark, I switched. W... Read more
Supporting the Food Revolution
I watched this season's episodes of Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution on ABC's website last night. I'm absolutely stunned by the political stonewalling by the school superintendant of LA who is preventing Jamie from taking a look at their school l... Read more
What I've Made with the Yogurt
The homemade yogurt is a hit! I'm already running low!
The things I have made so far:
- Daily breakfast: yogurt, blueberries, and cereal
- Cucumber raita: yogurt, mint, cucumbers, and cumin
- Creamy wine sauce for lamb: pan deglaz... Read more
Rollercoasters! (and staying on track while on vacation)
This past weekend, we went on a mini vacation to Florida! We originally went to see Space Shuttle Endeavor's final launch, but it was canceled. We missed probably our only opportunity to see a shuttle launch. :( The timing doesn't work out f... Read more
Quick Note about the Yogurt
I'm going to be out this weekend, so today is a two-fer blog day!
I posted a quick status feed update yesterday that my yogurt maker arrived! Yay! Last night I made my first batch of yogurt, which was ready this morning! Perfect timing, ... Read more
Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff
When someone says vegan, what do you think? Honestly?
- Lots of Vegetables and Fruit
- Low Fat
- Soy frankenfoods
- Tastes bad
- Low protein
I, personally, am an omnivore. Lately I identi... Read more
Swimsuits, cats, fish and fiance
Lots going on in the Cathy household!
I posted last week about "The Motivator". A new swimsuit I bought for our vacation to Mexico in August.
I took pictures of ... Read more
Spaghetti alla Puttanesca
Poor spaghetti. It went from America's favorite food to evil incarnate in a couple of decades.
Most people eat huge plates of spaghetti with heavy sauces. Bolognese; alfredo.
I'm not sure what traditional puttanesca is (I still need ... Read more
Make Soups with Easter Hambone!
Did you have ham for Easter? Great! I hope you remembered to save the hambone!
Do one of the following:
- Put the hambone in a large dutch oven or stockpot, about 8 quarts. Cover with water. Bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer.... Read more
Weekly Weigh In
I'm pleased with my weekly weigh in results! And it's not because I lost weight. I "gained" weight. But I did better than losing weight - I lost 1" off my waist and 0.5" off my hips!!
If you're exercising and eating well, then a weight g... Read more
Horseback Riding (and calorie data)
Today was a wonderful day to go horseback riding. We went to Lawton Stables in Hilton Head, SC. We've driven by it a number of times during our weekend outings. Yesterday, we decided to make a reservation.
I'll get back to that in a minu... Read more
N4 Heart Rate Monitor
I just bought a new heart rate monitor. The one that I got is the New Balance N4 Heart Rate Monitor Pearl for Women. I've seen it on Amazon for about $70, but I bought it from Costco for $40.
It comes with a watch and a chest strap.
... Read more
Here it is. The motivator.
We're going to Mexico in 4 months, and I'm gonna rock this thing!
I fit in this now, but I do not fit in it WELL! The bikini bottom i... Read more
Fitness Gadgets to Make Daily Workouts Fun
I'll admit it. I do not like going to the gym. Peddling for an hour on a elliptical or bike machine aren't my most favorite activities.
When I lived in Seattle, I had no trouble getting on my bike everyday after work and riding the Burke ... Read more
Did anyone else think Goldilocks was a high maintenance picky eater? I think Goldilocks grew up to be Sally from "When Harry Met Sally", and my fiance is her cousin!
Last week I wrote that the fiance declared he was on a diet, and wanted n... Read more
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