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Success without Scales

Wednesday, May 04, 2011      9 comments

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

Tuesday, May 03, 2011      15 comments

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

Monday, May 02, 2011      5 comments

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)

Sunday, May 01, 2011      4 comments

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

Thursday, April 28, 2011      12 comments

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

Thursday, April 28, 2011      7 comments

When someone says vegan, what do you think? Honestly? The Good: - Healthy - Lots of Vegetables and Fruit - Low Fat The Bad: - Soy frankenfoods - Tastes bad - Low protein I, personally, am an omnivore. Lately I identi... Read more

Swimsuits, cats, fish and fiance

Wednesday, April 27, 2011      9 comments

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

Tuesday, April 26, 2011      9 comments

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!

Monday, April 25, 2011      2 comments

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

Sunday, April 24, 2011      5 comments

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)

Saturday, April 23, 2011      4 comments

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

Friday, April 22, 2011      3 comments

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

The Motivator

Thursday, April 21, 2011      4 comments

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

Thursday, April 21, 2011      7 comments

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

Marrying Goldilocks

Wednesday, April 20, 2011      6 comments

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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