This past weekend, we went to Charleston, SC to celebrate my birthday. My birthday isn't actually until Tuesday, but I wanted to go to a particular restaurant in Charleston. So we decided to have a night in Charleston. We found a bargain on P... Read more
I need help critiquing my dad's diabetes diet. He has recently decided to work more on his diet, rather than medication. Avandia is causing heart and kidney damage. So he went to see a dietician. The dietician recommended a 'low carb' diabet... Read more
Pizza often ends up on a lot of dieting no-no lists. Not good for low-fat dieters. Too many carbs for low-carbers.
I learned to cook because I wanted to make foods I like, using good quality ingredients. Good ingredients make good health... Read more
The number 1 way that most of us can improve our health and reduce medical costs is to lose weight. So why are weight loss treatments not considered expenses covered by healthcare?
I was just going over the list of items that I can expense... Read more
I went to the dentist last week for a cleaning. While I was there, I asked about teeth whitening. They recommended getting a dental mold made, with a whitening gel. It is very pricey, though. They said I don't have any issues that would preve... Read more
Note: This is an off topic blog today.
9/11/2001. I was no longer a full time student in college, and had dropped down to part time. A year earlier I started my first full time 'real world' job on an IT support team for Worldcom in downto... Read more
I just got back from an appointment with my new dentist. I've been experiencing some cold sensitivity on my tooth, and I was overdue for a cleaning. I have a history with teeth problems. I normally build up tartar at a very rapid rate. Four ... Read more
The way I do plan my goals, whether with diet or in general life, is not a straight line. It is a moving target. I have a number of small goals that I try to achieve, that make up a larger strategy.
With diet and fitness, it is impossible... Read more
I just got this Spark article in my inbox. I'm writing a blog because comments aren't enabled.
www.sparkpeople.com/reso urce/nutrition_articles.as p?id=590
I mean no disrespect to the Spark hosts, but I disagree... Read more
I'm back from our Mexico vacation! We had a nice time, but it was much more hot, humid and rainy than in past years. We were isolated from the storms in the Atlantic, though. We had no idea there was a hurricane going on in the East Coast!
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Few weeks ago, I mentioned a few projects I was working on. I was hoping to have a couple of dresses and jewelry to take on vacation with me.
So how have things been going? Well, not good. I'm leaving on Friday and I don't have anything ... Read more
Now that I've figured out how to shed bodyfat, I realize I have done this before.
I was not overweight as a kid, teenager, or early twenties. I was raised in a meat eating family. Meat, veg, and rice or potatoes. We ate oversized portion... Read more
When I first started doing low carb, I thought the idea of low carb Mexican food to be an impossibility. Tortillas, rice, beans - Mexican food is a land mine of grains and starches.
This was really distressing. I grew up in the southwest ... Read more
I'm learning quite a bit about clothing alterations. Mostly about how my figure deviates from the fashion industry 'ideal' in almost every way!
I bought a pattern for a fitting shell. I'm attempting to make a base template that I make the... Read more