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Fit versus Thin

Tuesday, June 26, 2012      14 comments

I've been on Spark a long time, and one of the recurring themes on message boards I see are women saying, "I need to lose weight, but I don't like exercise. I don't want to lift weights because I don't want to look like a body builder." Th... Read more

How I Slowed My Metabolism

Sunday, June 24, 2012      11 comments

I've been looking into sugars and how they are metabolized because I believe this is how I damaged my body. Before 2000, I was normal weight. Like many teenagers and 20-somethings, I thought I was fat when I was the farthest thing from it.... Read more

More About Sugar

Saturday, June 23, 2012      14 comments

I've been doing more research into sugar. I'm not a chemist or biochemist, so I don't have labs where I could run my own tests. I'll have to rely on information I can find by others. One of the things I wanted to understand is how sugar i... Read more

Savannah Farmer's Market

Friday, June 22, 2012      11 comments

One of the reasons I fell in love with Seattle was the farmer's market. Of course there was Pike Place Market, the most famous one. But I didn't know Washington state was farm country until I moved there. Farmer's markets and veggie stalls we... Read more

Not All Sugar is Equal

Thursday, June 21, 2012      15 comments

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

Tuesday, June 19, 2012      9 comments

"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

Monday, June 18, 2012      11 comments

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

Friday, June 15, 2012      10 comments

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

Thursday, June 14, 2012      5 comments

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

Thursday, May 31, 2012      8 comments

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

Wednesday, May 30, 2012      12 comments

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

Sunday, May 27, 2012      9 comments

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

Saturday, May 26, 2012      9 comments

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

Monday, March 12, 2012      11 comments

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

Tuesday, March 06, 2012      14 comments

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


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