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Planning Ahead for a Day Trip

Saturday, March 09, 2013      5 comments

This weekend ends Spring Break for us. Today we plan to do one final day trip before settling back into our normal routine. It is so easy for me to "slide" on healthy habits when traveling. This time I'm planning ahead. These are my goals: ... Read more

End of the Blog Challenge

Friday, March 08, 2013      5 comments

This is the last challenge day for blogging. Even though I did terrible this week in the food department, I blogged every day! That is a record for me. I think I will keep it up. There's something very satisfying about putting my thoughts do... Read more

Motivation or Advice?

Thursday, March 07, 2013      18 comments

I enjoy reading health news, recipes, etc, but the thing that I really like about Spark People is all the encouragement that I am able to give and receive. Just knowing I don't have to go through things alone is a very good thing! Many times p... Read more

What I can do to Improve

Wednesday, March 06, 2013      7 comments

Well, we arrived home from our trip this afternoon. I've unpacked, caught up with mail and laundry, and feeling tired. Almost supper time and just going to fix sandwiches. Probably will not exercise this late. So how will I improve? Tom... Read more

Staying on Track

Tuesday, March 05, 2013      7 comments

Haven't done as well today. Breakfast at my sister's was Krispy Kreme donuts! It's good I don't access to these where I live! Not only are they the BEST but I have childhood memories of once a year visits to my dear grandparents in south Geor... Read more

Encouraging Myself

Monday, March 04, 2013      12 comments

Positive thoughts and self talk, uplifting reading material, songs, faith and prayer are ways I am strengthened. By looking for the good in others and encouraging them, knowing that God has a plan and is in control, and looking at the big pictu... Read more

The Plan

Sunday, March 03, 2013      3 comments

Right now I am away from home visiting family in another state. I am finding it hard to implement portion control with the aid of tracking my food. Even though I want to begin my plan in earnest, I will do the best I can for now in choosing li... Read more

New Habit

Saturday, March 02, 2013      11 comments

My 5% Challenge Team has asked the members to blog each day this week, so here is my first day's assignment. What new habit would I like to incorporate into my life? Portion Control. I have always enjoyed good healthy food, and in earlier day... Read more

Scrambled Tofu

Friday, October 26, 2012      9 comments

The following recipe is one I have used for 30 years. It's my favorite tofu recipe and uses turmeric as a seasoning which is touted as a cancer fighter. Enjoy this recipe as you would scrambled eggs. I usually make a big pot of whole grain gr... Read more

Oat Lentil Burgers

Thursday, October 18, 2012      8 comments

4 cups cooked lentils 5 cups oats 4 cups water 1/4 large onion chopped 5 cloves garlic minced 1 cup fresh parsley chopped 1 cup bell pepper chopped fine 1 cup celery chopped fine Seasonings: 1 TBL onion powder 1 TBL gar... Read more

Blueberry Pecan Bread

Friday, September 14, 2012      10 comments

Preheat oven to 350. Spray 9x5 in loaf pan with no-stick spray. In a large mixing bowl stir together: 1 cup whole wheat flour 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 cup sugar 3 Tbs ground f... Read more

My Favorite Veggie Burgers

Saturday, September 08, 2012      8 comments

4 cups Yves Ground Round Original or vegetarian burger of your choice 4 cups Pepperidge Farm stuffing mix or seasoned bread crumbs 4 cups quick oats 2 cups cooked brown rice 1 cup finely grated carrots 2 1/2 cups chopped walnuts 1 c... Read more

My Favorite Granola Recipe

Thursday, September 06, 2012      9 comments

Put in large bowl and mix: 1 cup wheat germ 4 cups oats, old fashioned 2 cups nuts ... Read more

100 Years Old

Tuesday, June 12, 2012      16 comments

I love this pic taken last weekend at the family reunion/ 100th birthday party of DH's aunt. That's my DH and her enjoying each other's company. Born into a large family ... Read more

Where I Am After One Year

Tuesday, November 01, 2011      16 comments

Oct 7 was my one year Sparkversary. It's amazing how much a person's way of thinking can change in that amount of time. For me, I think the biggest change has been the way I deal with Self. It is easy for me to be nice to others. I am by nat... Read more


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