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5% Spring Challenge
Thursday, April 06, 2017      28 comments

The 5% Spring Challenge will be starting this Saturday and I'm excited and ready! I met my goal in the last challenge (5% Winter) and lost 9 pounds! The 5% Challenges, where your goal is to lose 5% of your body weight or maintain your... Read more
5% Winter Challenge
Sunday, November 13, 2016      13 comments

I would like to invite everyone to join me in the 5% Winter Challenge. It starts in January (date to be announced later). There are several teams in the challenge, so you can find one that fits your style. The goal is to lose 5% of your weigh... Read more
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Monday, December 14, 2015      10 comments

This was my experiment cookie this year. After I made these, I thought they were too oily and I was not going to keep the recipe. However, last weekend I took them out of the freezer and carried some on a platter with other types of cookies to... Read more
Chocolate Fudge
Thursday, December 10, 2015      9 comments

Ingredients: 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips or a dark chocolate bar (My favorite is Ghirardelli Semi-Sweet chocolate chips) 6 tablespoons non-hydrogenated nondairy butter (Earth Balance or Smart Balance) 3 1/2 cups confection... Read more
Gingerbread Cookies and Royal Icing
Monday, December 07, 2015      6 comments

I make gingerbread men from this recipe. If that's not your style, simply shape into round circles. Ingredients: 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons ground ginger ... Read more
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Friday, December 04, 2015      7 comments

When I was wondering aloud what cookie I was going to make this morning my college son recommended "Oatmeal Raisin" with a hopeful look in his eye. LOL The addition of nutmeg makes these classics extra special. And they are moist and crispy a... Read more
Cardamom Shortbread
Thursday, December 03, 2015      8 comments

These melt-in-the-mouth treats are flavored with cardamom, an aromatic spice with a spicy- sweet flavor. Be sure to use fresh cardamom. It makes a world of difference. Ingredients: 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup unsalted butter, so... Read more
Pfeffernusse (Peppernuts)
Wednesday, December 02, 2015      7 comments

The name comes from the fact that these cookies are small, brown and about the size of nuts. Black or white pepper is an essential ingredient in these traditional German Christmas cookies, which along with cardamon, cinnamon and allspice, conve... Read more
Chocolate Chip Mint Cookies
Tuesday, December 01, 2015      7 comments

These cookies are extra special and particularly good for the winter holidays. Ingredients: 1 1/2 teaspoons Ener-G Egg Replacer (or 1 egg) 2 tablespoons water (to be used with Egg Replacer powder, so omit if using real egg) 3... Read more
Planning Ahead for a Day Trip
Saturday, March 09, 2013      6 comments

This weekend ends Spring Break for us. Today we plan to do one final day trip before settling back into our normal routine. It is so easy for me to "slide" on healthy habits when traveling. This time I'm planning ahead. These are my goals: ... Read more
End of the Blog Challenge
Friday, March 08, 2013      5 comments

This is the last challenge day for blogging. Even though I did terrible this week in the food department, I blogged every day! That is a record for me. I think I will keep it up. There's something very satisfying about putting my thoughts do... Read more
Motivation or Advice?
Thursday, March 07, 2013      18 comments

I enjoy reading health news, recipes, etc, but the thing that I really like about Spark People is all the encouragement that I am able to give and receive. Just knowing I don't have to go through things alone is a very good thing! Many times p... Read more
What I can do to Improve
Wednesday, March 06, 2013      7 comments

Well, we arrived home from our trip this afternoon. I've unpacked, caught up with mail and laundry, and feeling tired. Almost supper time and just going to fix sandwiches. Probably will not exercise this late. So how will I improve? Tom... Read more
Staying on Track
Tuesday, March 05, 2013      7 comments

Haven't done as well today. Breakfast at my sister's was Krispy Kreme donuts! It's good I don't access to these where I live! Not only are they the BEST but I have childhood memories of once a year visits to my dear grandparents in south Geor... Read more
Encouraging Myself
Monday, March 04, 2013      12 comments

Positive thoughts and self talk, uplifting reading material, songs, faith and prayer are ways I am strengthened. By looking for the good in others and encouraging them, knowing that God has a plan and is in control, and looking at the big pictu... Read more

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