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2010 Health Goals
Saturday, January 02, 2010      3 comments

Call 'em a "New Year's Resolution" if you like. Some people love 'em. Some hate 'em. I'm a person that does very well if I have goals written down. I slack off and gravitate towards laziness without them. One of the rules of goal writin... Read more
Merry Christmas Everybody!
Friday, December 25, 2009      0 comments

From every Brits favorite Christmas rock tune! ;)
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Body Fat: Where I Started, Where I Am Now
Thursday, December 24, 2009      2 comments

Calculating my body fat percentage this morning disappointed me. It was not where I wanted nor expected to be. I still have a lot of work left to do. I will probably not make my goal weight with the body fat percentage that I expected. T... Read more
Disappointing Body Fat Measurements
Thursday, December 24, 2009      2 comments

While I've come a long way, I'm reminded that I still have a long way to go. My overall measurements are down, which is great news! However, my body fat calculations are still far, far from where I want to be. ... Read more
Conquering the Stairmaster
Wednesday, December 23, 2009      4 comments

I am the elliptical master. I'm rather proud that at my gym, I'm working out on the highest incline, with near highest resistance. Meanwhile, people 10 years younger than me are working with much lower resistance while reading a gossip magazi... Read more
Resisting the Xmas Cookie
Tuesday, December 22, 2009      3 comments

I was trying to avoid eating any more Christmas cookies, but this pretty much sums up what happened next: ... Read more
In the Beginning, It Was Impossible
Monday, December 21, 2009      3 comments

(Reposted from a message board post, and edited for blog entry) I once had 40 pounds to lose. Now I have 10. If you have a lot to lose, this is just your starting point. Every end has a beginning. Start today, and just keep improving. Focus... Read more
HFCS Makes You Gain Weight, Increases Risk of Diabetes and Heart Disease
Monday, December 21, 2009      0 comments

A University of California study on the effects of HFCS seems to confirm what food activists have been warning: HFCS has special properties that make you gain weight, and may be a contributor to diabetes and heart disease. "Fructose, a swee... Read more
Another Sunday Brunch
Sunday, December 20, 2009      3 comments

Just another example to show that 'dieting' and 'breakfast' doesn't have to be breakfast bars or giving up your favorite Sunday brunch. Last week, I explained how I made a basic bacon and eggs with hashbrown breakfast in about 30-45 minutes. T... Read more
Remaking the Egg McMuffin
Saturday, December 19, 2009      5 comments

Earlier this week, I was in a rush and stopped at McDonald's for an Egg McMuffin with no cheese. (I don't like processed American cheese. Gimme some real cheddar instead.) That's probably the healthiest breakfast option they had. About 250 c... Read more
A Different Perspective of Food Than My Friends
Friday, December 18, 2009      3 comments

As I have lost weight and improved my health, I've diverged from my friends in several ways. My values really have shifted. I don't eat oversized portions. I try very hard to have balanced meals. I skip the dessert tray. When we were i... Read more
How to Eat Like a Horse (and not gain weight)
Thursday, December 17, 2009      5 comments

Every wonder why some people seem to be able to eat anything and not gain weight? Are they genetic wonders, defying the laws of calories in/calories out? No. Probably not. Do you like to eat a lot of food? Do you want to eat a lot a... Read more
Decaffeinating Your Own Tea - Naturally!
Wednesday, December 16, 2009      3 comments

Did you know you can decaffeinate your own tea? You can do it yourself with no chemicals and 30 seconds! Why decaffeinate your own tea? Maybe you want to reduce your caffeine consumption, but still enjoy drinking tea instead of plain wate... Read more
Are Size 6 In My Forecast for the New Year?
Tuesday, December 15, 2009      4 comments

I have a J-lo type figure - big hips and butt. Pants that fit are very difficult for me to find. If it fits me on the waist, it's too tight on the hips. If it fits me on the hips, it's too loose on the waist. I usually have to find a pair th... Read more
Low Calorie Sunday Bacon, Eggs and Hash Brown Breakfast
Sunday, December 13, 2009      7 comments

You read the title and you're laughing at me. I imagine it right now. You're sitting at your computer, laughing. You're saying, "Yeah right, Cathy! You're joking! You can't eat low calorie bacon and eggs breakfast!" Seriously. My boyf... Read more

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