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Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013      0 comments

Merry Christmas! Wishing everyone a peaceful day. It's been a while since I posted. I've achieved my goal weight and more. As has been the pattern in the past, I struggle to maintain. I'm continuing to lose weight albeit more slowly, b... Read more

Still On Track

Saturday, October 19, 2013      1 comments

I've been following a "whole food, plant based diet" since mid-May and I'm still going strong. It feels natural for me - I think I was always meant to eat this way. I don't miss meat and it turns out I have not missed any dairy products as I s... Read more

End of First Week Back to Work

Saturday, July 20, 2013      1 comments

It was a good week. Not crazy busy, but a good pace. They did my annual evaluation and I got a raise. That's always nice! Everyone seems pleased that I've decided to stay instead of retiring at the end of June. I'm really happy with that de... Read more

Back to Work

Tuesday, July 16, 2013      3 comments

I returned to work yesterday after being off for 2 weeks. It went well - not too crazy. Today will be a busier day plus I have 1 1/2 hours of Continuing Professional Education scheduled which will take a good chunk out of my day. I'll do the ... Read more

Kitchen Makeover

Monday, July 08, 2013      0 comments

I've not been very active on SparkPeople for the past week. Some days I log on just long enough to log my food and exercise. I was off last week and I'm off again this week and my goal is to finish in the kitchen. I'm essentially doing a "lat... Read more

Walking around the neighborhood.

Sunday, June 30, 2013      3 comments

I just finished a 55 min walk around the neighborhood. The neighborhood is hilly such that the FitBit shows that I climbed over 32 flights of stairs. So - not too bad. I can tell I pushed myself because I'm all red in the face. I try to ... Read more

Millet for the first time.

Sunday, June 16, 2013      3 comments

We tried millet for the first time tonight in this recipe from Oh She Glows: http://ohsheglows.com/2012/02/
26/cozy-millet-bowl-with-m
ushroom-gravy-and-kale/ It was really good. This is definitely a keeper.... Read more

Busy Day

Saturday, June 08, 2013      2 comments

I've got a lot I'd like to get done today - as usual I probably have more on my list than I can get done - but that's OK. I've already got the wash started and I'd like to clean throughout the house while hubby and the dogs are gone. That may ... Read more

Fennel Bulb

Sunday, June 02, 2013      2 comments

I tried something new for lunch today - Rice Salad w/ Fennel, Orange and Chickpeas. It's a recipe from Forks over Knives. I don't believe I've ever tasted fennel before - I know I certainly have never purchased it or prepared it. This was a n... Read more

Return from Ohio and Weigh-In

Wednesday, May 29, 2013      2 comments

We really had a nice weekend with the kids. The weather was perfect and we we're able to go on a short hike on Saturday and then to a small carnival on Sunday and then out to eat. The kids were very supportive of my decision to become a vegan ... Read more

Heading to Ohio

Friday, May 24, 2013      4 comments

We're heading up to Ohio to visit Jeremy and the family. Really looking forward to seeing everyone. It's been a while since Robert and I have taken a trip together. I'm hoping the weather will be nice (cool is OK - just no rain) so we can sp... Read more

First Full Week as a Vegan

Monday, May 20, 2013      2 comments

It was a good week. I've learned a lot and I'm enjoying this way of eating. It feels very natural to me. I'm not missing the dairy or meat that I removed from my diet. I'm tracking my food so that I can see what nutrients I'm getting. I thi... Read more

Soy Milk

Friday, May 17, 2013      3 comments

I tried this for the first time this morning w/ cereal. It will take a while for me to acquire a taste for it. Since I've never been a milk drinker, I'm not surprised. Robert like it - says it tastes somewhat like the custard his grandmother... Read more

Quinoa

Sunday, May 12, 2013      2 comments

I fixed some quinoa this morning for the first time. I was surprised as what it looked like once it was cooked. I mixed in some applesauce and cinnamon and nutmeg - it did not really taste that good. I added too much of those ingredients and ... Read more

Becoming a Vegetarian

Saturday, May 11, 2013      3 comments

I'm thinking about it. I have a friend at work who is a vegan. I don't know that I can go that far. I'll start slowly - by having several meatless days and just increasing whole grains and fruits & veggies in my diet. At the same time I'll s... Read more


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