5 tips for fast food fixes

It's the second week of the new year, and maybe you sense your resolve already going the way of the Michael Jackson glove (sorry Corey Feldman). After all, you've been good the last couple weeks. You've eaten bacon and eggs, and your 5-7 servings of … [Read more...]

Bow to the Buns! Tips for Insanity-Free Oopsies

You've tried them. They've disappointed you. You tried them again. What went wrong the last time went right this time, but something new happened. You are trapped ...in the oopsie zone. A zone of sight... and of mind.... (Rod Serling, get out … [Read more...]

Oopsies on the Road

I was starving this morning, but had oopsie rolls along, so I hit Sonic for a sausage, egg and cheese breakfast toaster (hold the cheese to the side or it sticks to their crappy toast). I popped it on an oopsie and had an instant breakfast. No, … [Read more...]

Don't Brush your Teeth with a Bowl of Frosted Flakes

How many times is the mantra on any way of eating to be prepared?Notice I admit willingly I dropped out of Girl Scouts at an early age, and preparation has been my way of life only rarely. I tend to fly by the seat of my extra big jumpers, but when … [Read more...]

Celebrating VD without the guilt (Valentine’s Day. You know what I mean)

Chocolate is the old standby for Valentine's Day, but this is 2008 for crying out loud. Peter Parker may no longer be married to Mary Jane due to a silly twist of fate by balding Marvel executives, but that doesn't mean you have to cave to … [Read more...]

Are you nuts? Seedy? An ounce of extended induction

Nuts and seeds are two things I really miss. Last night I was contemplating the early move to OWL, despite the amount I still have left to lose. My good friend 2big counseled me as I was ready to make for a half of a cup of mashed yams as a side to … [Read more...]

Let them sniff cake

Science has shown that VNOs in the nostrils subconsciously, and on a very chemical level, perform many tasks which help us regulate certain body maintenance functions and to help us locate mates through pheromone senses. But holy crap, it's Friday … [Read more...]

Do you neet a crash diet to lose weight?

Let me tell you! (OK, now I sound like my grandma. She used to knit Pabst beer can panels into hats) Over the last two weeks I've enjoyed: Red Robin gourmet burgers on home-made buns, Wendy's Baconators on home-made buns, carnitas fajitas, Sonic … [Read more...]

New Oopsie Roll Recipe

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Now with no Splenda. You don't need it. If you find you need a more savory roll, experiment with adding dry mustard and dill. It's better than you think! Oopsie Rolls (Gluten-Free Buns) 3 large eggs pinch of cream of tartar (1/8 tsp) 3 … [Read more...]

10 Tricks for Getting Through Halloween in one piece

You're probably thinking I'm a downright nutter for starting a Halloween topic now. I'm hoping that you'll see the nougatty chewy section that is my reasoning as I begin, however, and won't toss mental candy apples in my direction. We're going to … [Read more...]

Up Yours!

If you're like me, you've been exercising, but you're always looking for a way to maximize your workout. My friend 2big and my father-in-law told me to put my treadmill on an incline, so I reluctantly did. Why incline? Speaking in terms of … [Read more...]

Friday

It used to be that when I was upset or sad, I would turn to food to calm me. I would hide from the problem and eat, and bury my issues with food. I was a binge eater. It used to be that as I dealt with a problem, I would turn to food for reward. I … [Read more...]

Menu ideas for busy people

I was asked by a friend who wanted to plan some menus for her family, and especially with kids, if I had some ideas regarding planning. Do I have ideas? Is the Lincoln Monument tall (though it makes one wonder how they fit the whole thing into each … [Read more...]

Exercise and ways to trick your brain…

Even if you don't feel like doing it, just try this. I start out with 5 minutes. You figure if you do 5, then you can do 7, which turns to 8. Then minute 9 comes along, and you're like, "why not shoot for 10." So you do 10 minutes and you're … [Read more...]

Looking at a weight loss plan? Look for the three S'

Three things to ask yourself when you’re looking at a weight loss plan are: Is it sane? Is it safe? Is it sustainable? If a plan is ‘sane’, we know you’re not going to be told to go on an all-pea plan, or a plan which is going to make your body … [Read more...]