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Fooducate....fun smartphone app
Tuesday, May 08, 2012      6 comments

I've just recently discovered the "Fooducate" app for my smartphone. My husband, of all people, was the one that told me about it. I say "of all people" because: (1) he doesn't use a smart phone; and (2) his knowledge about nutrition is prett... Read more
Growing lettuce....
Tuesday, April 10, 2012      11 comments

A couple weeks ago, I made the strange decision to buy an entire flat of baby lettuce. A flat is forty eight plants.....and I'm here by myself eating it. I'm giving some of it away, but every day I harvest several BIG bowls full of the stuff. ... Read more
Lost 4 pounds in 3 weeks with daily tracking
Tuesday, April 03, 2012      14 comments

Tracking works.... Tracking works..... It's not that hard, and it works!!! I started tracking all my food and exercise again three weeks ago. Just the simple act of tracking makes me more likely than not to eat in range each d... Read more
5k with fellow Sparker in Cookeville TN!
Sunday, April 01, 2012      7 comments

Yesterday, I met a fellow Sparker, RCWESTERVELT (Carol), for the first time. I had posted on the Middle Tennessee Spark team that I was planning on walking a 5k in Cookeville TN and wanted to know if anyone else was doing the race. To my delig... Read more
My free flip-flop organizer! Organizing my closet.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012      15 comments

A couple years ago, I became addicted to $2 flip-flops like the kind I used to wear all summer long as a child. I used to keep them organized in bins, but this year I came up with a great little way of organizing them that I thought I would sha... Read more
Healthy eating on the road
Monday, March 26, 2012      15 comments

Last weekend, my husband and I made an 11 hour drive and ate healthy the entire way. I usually pack healthy foods for this type of trip, but this time the only thing we took with us were our brita refillable water bottles. I'm really pleased w... Read more
Which Dietary Pattern are You?
Wednesday, March 14, 2012      11 comments

I just read an article about five different dietary patterns that have been identified in the US. They are. Southern -- fried, processed meats, and sugar sweetened beverages Traditional -- Chinese and Mexican food, pasta dishes, pizza, s... Read more
Keeping hands cool makes it easier to exercise!
Wednesday, March 14, 2012      3 comments

I just read an interesting article about a study of obese women who were able to exercise longer and get more improvement by keeping their hands cool while exercising. This can be done by holding on to cool water bottles. I think I'll try it. ... Read more
Suze Orman convinced me to track my food!
Monday, March 12, 2012      14 comments

I've been watching Biggest Loser on Netflix instant streaming. Suze Orman came on one episode and said she predicted the winner the previous season by just looking and the contestant's credit ratings and whether they tracked their food. I have... Read more
5k training; visiting a friend in hospital
Monday, March 05, 2012      12 comments

I am so aware of the need to be grateful for the "little" things in life. I have been visiting a friend in the hospital who is teaching me that big time right now. She had a major stroke about 14 years ago. She was very young at the time... Read more
Beginning to train for a 5k
Wednesday, February 29, 2012      17 comments

I'm getting back into the swing of things with blogging and exercising again. It feels good to be back! I'm training right now for a 5k on March 24. Yesterday, I walked 3.1 miles (5k) on the treadmill at a 20 min/mile pace (level 3 ... Read more
Finally feel like blogging again...depression lifting....
Tuesday, February 28, 2012      20 comments

I went from being a daily blogger to writing only three blogs in the last three months. After my father died in September, hosting my son's wedding in October and moving my mom in to assisted living in November, I was just spent. I've been tot... Read more
Depressed....yuck!
Wednesday, January 04, 2012      23 comments

I have been depressed over the holidays. It was the worst the week before Christmas and seems to be getting better now. At least I can write about it now and admit it was going on. There have been a lot of family changes in the past thr... Read more
True hunger is felt in the throat?
Tuesday, December 06, 2011      5 comments

I just finished reading "Eat to Live" today. I've been thinking about focusing on nutrient rich foods (vegetables and fruits) so I wanted to read more about it. One of the most interesting concepts that is described in the book is that tru... Read more
My Birthday, My Son's Wedding, Mom's Move...
Sunday, November 06, 2011      22 comments

Today is my birthday and I'm delighted to have a day where I can just sit and veg out. It's been a busy, busy month ....actually, it's been a busy two months. Dad died almost two months ago. I've been grieving his passing, but I'm also so... Read more

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