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Chocolate Brownie Oatmeal

Monday, September 19, 2011      13 comments

Somehow this tastes even better in the fall! 1/3 cup of large flake oatmeal 1/2 cup boiling water 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder Mix thoroughly and microwave 2 minutes Stir in 2 envelopes of Splenda and half an ounce (about ... Read more

Some Early Fall Domesticity

Sunday, September 18, 2011      9 comments

Not a domestic diva . . . never have been. Weekends are for getting to the gym, reading, relaxing, and quite often overflow work from the office. But yesterday, I did manage to get the routine laundry and grocery shopping done. And took... Read more

I have eaten the plums . . .

Friday, September 16, 2011      11 comments

Breakfast this morning was a Greek omelette and two exquisite blue plums. Which called to mind one of my favourite Willilam Carlos Williams poems: This Is Just To Say by William Carlos Williams I have eaten the p... Read more

Red Cabbage Slaw with Chickpeas

Wednesday, September 14, 2011      11 comments

I'm experimenting today with a slightly different salad from my usual spinach/arugula/mesclun with crunchy bright veggies and lean protein. Last night I shredded up half a red cabbage, added a stalk of chopped celery and a cup of grated car... Read more

Burning Calories

Sunday, September 11, 2011      14 comments

When I'm motoring at level 8 on the elliptical cross trainer, at my current weight of 137-138 pounds, it takes me a full minute of sweaty effort to burn just 14-15 calories. That means: One minute of all-out exercise is what it takes... Read more

This Week in Soup: Asian Chicken Vegetable Pho

Saturday, September 10, 2011      6 comments

Found in the freezer: half a bag of shelled edamame a full bag of mixed Asian stir fry vegetables three boneless skinless chicken breasts Found in the fridge: celery grated carrot snow peas red bell pepper half a bottl... Read more

Walking Charlie into the Fall . . . .

Thursday, September 08, 2011      9 comments

DS has gone back to school after a first degree and a year at home saving money while waiting tables. We miss him: and so does Charlie! Charlie and DS are exceptionally fond of each other, and they've been enjoying very long walks and swi... Read more


Monday, September 05, 2011      11 comments

Here's a link to an article about a simple method to stop mindless binge eating while watching TV etc.: just switch hands. Apparently if you're right-handed and switch to the left hand to munch on potato chips or popcorn, you'll eat less. ... Read more

Trivia A Student: FINALLY!

Saturday, September 03, 2011      10 comments

Oh, my. Got the notification this morning that I was a "Trivia A Student" in August!!! Well, that sure was a long time coming . . . diligent efforts since May 2009 and yup, this would be the first time!! Generally speaking, I've h... Read more

Satisfying Stress

Thursday, September 01, 2011      5 comments

Wouldn't want EVERY day (or couple of days) to be so stressful but . . . it's the nature of the work I do that stuff comes in the door on an urgent basis. Requiring that you drop everything else and attend to it. Right away. Get the fa... Read more

Sisters' Day

Saturday, August 27, 2011      11 comments

. . . . was fun fun fun, as always! Glorious two hour drive over to our "half way" meeting spot, with golden rod in bloom and trees laden with apples slowly reddening in the sun. Lots of coffee; delicious tomato basil soup and gar... Read more

The Weigh I Was: May 2009

Sunday, August 21, 2011      13 comments

Yesterday I was leafing through a stack of old magazines at the gym. Looking for some entertainment on the elliptical. (A lot of the ladies at my Y take in reading material to recycle and share and I do too, from time to time). The Januar... Read more

Late Summer Friday Afternoon

Friday, August 19, 2011      3 comments

Left work early . . . wanted to get home and see Charlie before heading to the golf course. The cicadas are singing, the sun is warm, the sky is blue . . . . now where's that husband of mine?? Time to get started on the weekend!!... Read more

Cajun Sweet Potato: This Week in Soup!!

Saturday, August 13, 2011      12 comments

Checked out my fridge last night to see what needed to be used up: and found 5 large organic sweet potatoes, half a large bin of baby spinach, celery, carrots, a green pepper, a red pepper, and half a yellow pepper. In the cupboard: a can ... Read more

Mind Over Mood

Tuesday, August 09, 2011      9 comments

I'm really enjoying "Mind Over Mood" by Dennis Greenberger and Christine A. Padesky. It's sold over 750,000 copies so clearly I'm a late fan . . and there have to be lots of people here on SP who've discovered it before me. The intro is ... Read more

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