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Not All Sugar is Equal
No matter what your diet paradigm, most of us would agree the processed foods aren't doing anybody any good. Americans are fatter and unhealthier than ever. The biggest growing industry in America is healthcare. There's something disturbing a... Read more
A Little Over a Year, How My Diet has Changed
"Never give up. Never surrender." - Galaxy Quest
"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success." - Thomas Edison
Back in May 2011, I made the switch to a lower carb diet. Here's how my progress h... Read more
Rediscovering the Joy of Food
You know the old saying. Food is the way to a man's heart. While originating in a very different era, perhaps a modern interpretation would be "Food is the way to a lover's heart" because it goes both ways. I love that my husband likes to coo... Read more
Confession of a Near Hoarder
One of the most frustrating things about tackling big projects is knowing where to start. Everyone knows how to spot the big picture end goal. Lose 50lbs. Earn xxx in sales this quarter. Remodel the kitchen.
But where to start can seem ... Read more
Easy Banana Bread
I don't do a lot of baking. Mostly because I dread the cleanup. I don't have a lot of kitchen space, so I don't have a kitchen mixer. I have a small handheld mixer for those occasions when I need it. Most baking recipes conjures up images of... Read more
Only If It's Worth It
You all know that I am a traveler. I love going to different places and exploring this little planet we call Earth. It is truly a special place, and I love going to new places, meeting their people, and eating their food.
Especially eatin... Read more
Lifestyle Change, Even on Vacation
Going on vacation is usually the bane of my health goals. Especially all-inclusive resorts where there is unlimited food and drink available almost 24hrs a day.
But not this time. I didn't think or worry about calories consumed or burned.... Read more
Aruba in a Pot
I just got back from Aruba as our honeymoon destination. Since I was a little girl, I always wanted to go to the Caribbean if I ever got married. I've been to several places in the Caribbean before I got married, so for our honeymoon, I wanted... Read more
Post Wedding and Summer Ahead
I'm back from my wedding and honeymoon! Everything turned out perfect! You know I like to tell my stories with photos, so I'll save the details until I get my wedding photos back.
While on wedding/honeymoon, I gained about 8 lbs. The str... Read more
Diets and Wedding Dress
A theme as old as weddings itself.
The wedding diet.
First, I want to thank everyone who took the time to post encouragement about my wedding anxiety. I don't like being in crowds, and I definitely don't like being in front of an audi... Read more
Not Looking Forward to Wedding
Warning: This may be a bit of a downer.
Title may be a bit misleading. I'm looking forward to marrying, but I am not excited about the "wedding".
I know lots of friends who have dreamed of 'big wedding' and their wedding day since the... Read more
Back to Basics
"He who fails to plan is planning to fail" - Winston Churchill
This is certainly true for me. When I set out to do something with intention, I go after it with gusto.
The problem is, I tend to be hyperfixated on it to the exclusion of... Read more
Backslide and Reboot
Somehow I managed to survive the holidays and travel abroad without weight gain.
I focus more on bodyfat percentage rather than weight these days. I went from 23% to 28%. 8lb gain. Doesn't sound like a lot, bu... Read more
Christmas in Birmingham, UK
I wasn't abroad very long, but I have to break up my blogs about them separately, or it will be too long.
Unfortunately, I don't have too many pictures of me because my fiance has the worst unsteady hands. I think what happens is, he tries... Read more
I'm Alive! Really!
Hi Sparkies! Long time no see! Sorry I've been MIA for so long. I've had a lot going on since November.
1) Unemployed. I was laid off in November, and I had a lot of drama getting my unemployment. To make a long story short, I was e... Read more