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

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...]


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...]

Et tu, Weekend?

Weekends are tough for a lot people. You find that the usual schedules no longer apply. Your house might be filled with more stressors. There are tasks to be completed, extra people to feed more meals to, and on top of your busy work week, you find … [Read more...]

Take a New Look at Monday for Weighing In

I am currently running a mid-year resolution challenge at a board called, and one of the mandates I have always made when running a challenge is this: Always weigh in on a Monday. I hear the collective groans every time this is … [Read more...]

I never thought I would see the day!

Friday is here. At last! I really earned this Friday, too! School is beginning soon, and no doubt you are out and about getting ready for fall, if you have kids going back to the educational institution of your choice. Or, perhaps you are the one … [Read more...]

When the honeymoon is over on your weight loss plan

Starting is tough enough. Starting over is harder still. Continuing? Sometimes harder than both starting or rededicating. The honeymoon from the excitement of discovering something new is over. The initial excitement of the first few pounds that … [Read more...]