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A quote that makes me squirm:)
Tuesday, May 14, 2013      9 comments

Saw this on a little devotional flip-chart that was revealing and convicting: "You always have time for that which you place first." We may say we don't have time to plan and prepare healthy meals, and yet we do have time to sit at the comp... Read more
Fresh is best! (with photo)
Thursday, May 02, 2013      9 comments

Picked these babies from my son's garden today. Can't wait to cut them up with some zucchini, tomatoes and onion, and nuke them with a bit of salt, pepper, parmesan and light... Read more
A heart-healthy meal for Valentine's Day!
Thursday, February 14, 2013      4 comments

I've eaten out a couple of times this week, and almost hurt myself the last time! emoticon So, we are NOT ea... Read more
Greeting cards (with photo)
Saturday, January 19, 2013      10 comments

I've had fun recently crafting some greeting cards. With loads of pretty papers, cutters, rubber stamps, tools and a creative bent, this is something I just love doing, and ... Read more
My You-Create-'Em card (with photo)
Monday, December 17, 2012      8 comments

I wanted to find ways to save money to add to our church's Christmas mission offering, so I decided to recycle fronts of cards from last year, place these on cardstock, and a... Read more
Your appointment calendar
Sunday, December 16, 2012      6 comments

If you're like most of us, your calendars are bulging with events and to-do lists. This week, my exercise minutes had dwindled, but I began my catching-up today with 50 minutes of cardio. ... Read more
It's official (photo proves it)!
Friday, December 07, 2012      15 comments

Yep, it's true! Informed sources at the North Pole have leaked the news that St. Nick has finally decided to do something about his obesity. Seems Mrs. Claus has trimmed down... Read more
A little goes a long way
Saturday, October 20, 2012      7 comments

A little sodium, that is! I have an elderly friend whose caregiver daughter was out of town for a week, so another friend arranged for other friends to provide lunch and a visit to my friend Inez, as she can take care of herself for the most par... Read more
Quick, healthy breakfast that'll keep you full 'till lunch!
Wednesday, September 05, 2012      5 comments

I had the joy and blessing of staying with a friend (Joyce Ainsworth) who has lost 192 pounds, mostly through following the First Place 4 Health program. Also picked up a copy of her new book: "Food, Freedom and Finish Lines" and have immersed m... Read more
New treats provide incentive!
Sunday, August 12, 2012      7 comments

To make tracking simple, I eat a lot of the same foods regularly: oatmeal, tuna, green beans, bananas, apples, whole wheat bread, low-fat cottage cheese, baby carrots...you know the drill! But sometimes I get tired of the same-old-same-old, and ... Read more
Au jus boo-boo!
Monday, July 23, 2012      6 comments

I prepared a lovely, lo-cal dinner for my First Place 4 Health group recently, and included some of one our local store's specialties: roast beef au jus. The meat looked nice... Read more
Spring (into action) cleaning!
Tuesday, July 17, 2012      4 comments

Been talking about clutter-busting, but am now in the midst of doing it with great gusto. An accidental spill in my fridge (from the top shelf) spurred me on. While taking things out to mop up the mess, I found a container of Italian bread crumb... Read more
Simplest of simple main dish: two ingredients (plus salt and pepper)
Thursday, June 21, 2012      10 comments

Been thinking of ways to get out of the kitchen quicker and decided to enlist the help of my crock pot. Cut up 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts into about 4 chunks each, gave them a slight dash of salt and pepper, put them in the crock ... Read more
Update on First Place 4 Health group (with photo)
Friday, June 15, 2012      3 comments

The photo is of my co-leader and pastor's wife, Joette, taken at our orientation meeting. I'll offer more pix later, with permission of group members. We had 17 last nigh... Read more
Bye-bye, number 4!
Monday, June 04, 2012      7 comments

I almost hollered "woo-hoo" this morning when I weighed myself. After months of eating healthy (at least 90% of the time) and trying to get out of the 140s, I saw progress...my weight registered 139.4 today! ! ... Read more

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