A simple and scrumptious smoothie
Tuesday, May 22, 2012      7 comments

Believe it or not, I have never had a smoothie until this evening. I saw a recipe here and since it looked so simple, I decided to get out my blender and give it a whirl (pun intended)! ... Read more
First Place 4 Health group kickoff set!
Saturday, May 19, 2012      2 comments

Well, here in south Mississippi, we are getting geared up (and pumped up) to begin our first Place 4 Health group. According to the national First Place website that helps pe... Read more
My "home gym"
Sunday, May 13, 2012      7 comments

I'm fixing up a small three-bedroom house to use as a short-term rental, and have decided to make one of the bedrooms into an exercise room. After reading an article here about what would be good for a home gym, I was delighted to see I already ... Read more
We can change our CRAVES!
Friday, May 11, 2012      6 comments

After slacking way off on my physical fitness for several weeks (ummm, shall we make it a couple of months?), I found my body began to crave inactivity, and was recalcitrant about my making my heart beat fast. But after working back up to more t... Read more
I'm wi-fi-ing!
Tuesday, May 08, 2012      4 comments

Well, I am venturing more into the computer age. Got a laptop the other day, and am at my local library enjoying a hot spot:) Just finished lunch with some senior ladies from church, and we went to an AYCE Italian buffet. My plan was to not gorg... Read more
My exercise jar
Wednesday, May 02, 2012      16 comments

There's a saying that helps folks save money, and it is simply-stated as "Pay yourself first", meaning, take some of your paycheck as soon as you receive it and sock it away ... Read more
My partly-whole wheat muffin experiment
Monday, April 30, 2012      2 comments

I found a recipe for "popular muffin" in an old cookbook, and it was made with all-purpose flour, but told how to make it partly whole-wheat. I made it as it said, and added 3 chopped-up dates. You can go to my nutrition tracker for today to see... Read more
A question about cooking with fatty meat
Wednesday, April 25, 2012      6 comments

I've got my kitchen smelling good with a pot of baby limas simmering on the stove. For one pound of dry beans, I love to add a link of Polska Kielbasa (about 13 ounces). I cut it in small slices and microwave it to remove much of the fat. So sin... Read more
An exercise motivator
Monday, April 23, 2012      5 comments

Saw this on a Wordpress blog I follow: the poster was offering 13 tips toward maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Most were some we all know (drinking more water, tracking your food, etc.), but she mentioned an exercise jar. Said she puts $1.00 in ... Read more
Influencing the next generation
Monday, April 09, 2012      5 comments

Much to my dismay, neither of my adult kids eat very healthfully. However, my seven-year-old granddaughter seems interested in my dietary habits. So last night, I sat at the table and made out a simple chart of the basic food groups, and how man... Read more
Aerobic exercise...does this count?
Thursday, March 22, 2012      4 comments

I've been a bit remiss on exercising regularly, especially after a prolonged bout with bronchitis. However, I felt this gave me a "workout" today. Up and down off a little s... Read more
Two important three-word messages
Saturday, March 10, 2012      4 comments

We all probably have a mantra, some Scripture verses or inspirational sayings that can help us stay on track making wise decisions. As I faced a chocolate-laced temptation recently, the thought came to me: "AM I HUNGRY?" Since the answer was "No... Read more
A Tiny "Gem"
Saturday, March 03, 2012      4 comments

I have come across a book that has become a treasure to my weight-loss journey: "Dieting in Real Life" by Ellyn Sanna. It's not in print any more, but copies can still be fou... Read more
Taking five minutes to be a blessing!
Saturday, August 20, 2011      6 comments

Sometimes we don't think we have much extra time, but I've found each of us can do something to brighten another's day, and often in five minutes or less. Today, I made out five greeting cards: two for friends recovering from illness, one thank-... Read more
New gym experience and my salad luncheon
Wednesday, August 17, 2011      2 comments

This evening, I decided to try the elliptical machine for the first time at the YMCA. The trainer on duty got me started on it. The one I used just went back and forth instead of in sort of a circular movement, and I didn't like it at all! It se... Read more

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