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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
Trouble with the Post Vacation Motivation
Saturday, December 12, 2009      0 comments

Anytime there's a disruption in my normal routine, I find it more difficult to return to it. I've been doing well returning to my normal eating routine, but I am struggling with the exercise. Before I went on vacation to my friend's weddin... Read more
The Skilled and Unskilled Observer (and post vacation weigh-in)
Friday, December 11, 2009      2 comments

To the unskilled observer, I should not be losing weight. They might be thinking I can eat anything and not gain. I eat 'normal' food. I don't avoid carbs or fat. I am seen eating a fast food burger or taco on occasion. I drink a glass... Read more
My Friends' Wedding!
Thursday, December 10, 2009      5 comments

After coming back from the private beach, it was time to get ready for the wedding. We didn't plan it, but three of us had matching dresses! Totally coincidental! It was the most efficient sharing of one bathroom for three girls I've ever see... Read more
The Bahamas!
Wednesday, December 09, 2009      3 comments

We took a red-eye flight from Seattle to the Bahamas. I napped on the plane, but didn't get much restful sleep. During our plane change in Charlotte, we had breakfast. Then we got on the last leg to the Bahamas! We arrived at about 2pm a... Read more
Vacation Diet Post Mortem
Tuesday, December 08, 2009      1 comments

I'm back from the Bahamas! My gorgeous friends got married with the most gorgeous backdrop. Everyone had a fabulous time! I will write a more descriptive narrative tomorrow. I just want to write about my observations about the diet and food ... Read more
Snorkeling is way better than the gym!
Friday, December 04, 2009      5 comments

Just a brief entry to say - snorkeling and swimming in the Caribbean Sea is way better 'exercise' than peddling for hours on the elliptical at the gym! I'll take it any day! Having tons of fun in the sun and activities. My friends' weddin... Read more
The Weigh in Before Vacation
Wednesday, December 02, 2009      1 comments

I took my pre-vacation weigh in this morning. I stepped on the scale, prepared to face the music for Thanksgiving week. I prepared myself for the worst, rationalizing after I get back I'll be in control of counting calories and regular workout... Read more

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