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Finding My "Sweet Spot" in My Calorie Range
Sunday, February 02, 2014      4 comments

Week one in the Eat Up, Slim Down Challenge focuses on tracking your food and exercise to find the sweet spot where you loose without feeling hungry. My spot seems to have gotten lost. I haven't found it again yet. I'm either over or under range... Read more
Challenge Wrap-up
Sunday, January 26, 2014      0 comments

I've finished both challenges. Taming Your Sweet Tooth Challenge was definitely more of a challenge for me than Healthy Cooking. Healthy Cooking is fun. Getting my devilish sweet tooth under control demands constant diligence. One slip and I hav... Read more
Challenge Progress
Thursday, January 23, 2014      1 comments

Week 4 progress report: Healthy Cooking Challenge is over. I made it all the way through. I learned a lot about substitutions and about using herbs and spices. My 4 long term goals are 1. Have 3 "emergency" go-to recipes for those times w... Read more
A Beautiful Day
Friday, January 17, 2014      2 comments

This has been a beautiful day in so many ways. Today is six weeks since Ron's bypass surgery. He's feeling better than he has in months. That day was such a different day from today. We were in the middle of an ice storm with slick roads. I was ... Read more
Week 3 Challenge Progress
Tuesday, January 14, 2014      0 comments

I'm into week 3 of both Healthy Cooking and Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenges. I'm learning so much from the articles that go with each of the challenges. In both challenges, this week is all about substitutions. I've become a huge fan of Sp... Read more
Week 2 Challenge Progress
Thursday, January 09, 2014      2 comments

Week 1 wrap-up and Week 2 Challenge Cooking Healthy Challenge: The kitchen is organized - to a point. DH doesn't like to throw out anything. We've got a few pans and utensils that could go and will before the challenge is over. Just by clea... Read more
Week 1 Challenge Progress
Wednesday, January 01, 2014      4 comments

I will keep track of my progress here on the two challenges I joined this week. Healthy Cooking Challenge (Week 1 started 12/28) Today I began the somewhat daunting task of organizing the kitchen. I say daunting because until two weeks ag... Read more
Goodbye 2013. Hello 2014
Tuesday, December 31, 2013      1 comments

What a year! I got married. I moved. I retired. My husband had a heart attack and emergency open heart surgery. Five major life events all in one year. Four of the 5 happened in the last 5 months of the year. These are the kinds of events that a... Read more
What Am I Reading? Recipes and Labels!
Saturday, December 28, 2013      1 comments

I've always enjoyed reading through cookbooks whether I ever planned to use any of the recipes or not. It's fun to imagine how the different flavors might compliment each other, to see how creative some people are or to shake my head in wonder a... Read more
Next Week
Thursday, December 26, 2013      3 comments

Next week at this time I will be officially "retired." Next week at this time my DH will have seen all the doctors for his post-op check ups. I'm both eager and anxious about both events. After working most of my adult life, not working is ... Read more
The Best Christmas Gift
Wednesday, December 25, 2013      3 comments

Merry Christmas! It's quiet Christmas day for Ron and me. No presents to open. No hustle and bustle (with the accompanying tiredness and irritations). No big family dinner to prepare or feel guilty about eating. No Christmas sweets to try to av... Read more
Life is Good
Sunday, December 22, 2013      5 comments

One year ago today Ron asked me to marry him. I surprised myself when, without hesitation, "YES!" came out of my mouth. I'd been single for 20 years, on my own and content with my life. I had a job I loved, a home almost paid for, family nearby... Read more
To Blog or Not to Blog
Wednesday, October 02, 2013      3 comments

For me, blogging is both a help and hindrance to my healthy life goals. A help because it forces me to pay attention to my little successes and failures. A hindrance because I get bogged down figuring out what to say and then saying it exactly r... Read more
One More Time
Monday, August 20, 2012      3 comments

Gee, day one was just that - day one. There may have been a day 2 back in January. Maybe even a day 5! I really don't remember. January seems like ages ago. While I may not have managed to get back into a solid motivation track, I did manag... Read more
Day One
Sunday, January 01, 2012      4 comments

There is one good thing about winter colds. A stuffy nose = no sense of taste or smell = no appetite. Not even Christmas cookies could break through wall. A good thing I suppose. I turn into a cookie monster every December. The cookie monst... Read more

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