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Monday, 12/22: 45 minutes AMT, 30 minutes arm/ab weights. How is everyone doing with getting their half hour of activity in? I personally didn’t do a whole lot this weekend -the windchills were near 40 below (still are!) and it is bitterly cold. Yuck! I went to the gym today and will go again … [Read more…]

Feeling heavy with guilt after stepping on the scale this morning. Although I did really well this past weekend, it seems that I did not have the self control at work. There was Mexican take out, pizza, pop and well….you get the idea. Each day I packed my lunch bag with a salad and each day that … [Read more…]

I’m all over the new mini challenge for this week.  You’ve seen it right??  The push is to exercise 5 times this week for 30 minutes(or more). Now that 30 minutes does not have to be done all at one time. While I’m at work I am breaking it into 3 ten minutes sets. Not bad and it usually gives me … [Read more…]

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes INGREDIENTS 1 garlic bulb, unpeeled splash of olive oil 4 large potatoes (Idaho or russet) about 1 cup Basic Chicken Stock (see recipe), or low-sodium canned salt to taste freshly ground black pepper DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. 2. Place the garlic cloves … [Read more…]

Last night was  Christmas at my Mother’s house and there was tons of food as usual.  I went there knowing I was going to be good. I planned for it. Before I left I weighed myself  ( i like what I saw too!) and I put on tighter jeans so I could feel uncomfortable if I ate too much. I think it all … [Read more…]

When I think holidays, I think pie. Not the turkey or the ham but the sweet, give me the big slice kind of pie. My taste buds are getting all excited just thinking about my favorite, French Silk Pie. Personally, I can eat the entire pie without blinking an eye. As I was getting our holiday menus in … [Read more…]

It’s almost Christmas! I’m sure you knew that, right?! So my inlaws are in town and today and the next few days promise to be a crazy whirlwind of gifts and outings and eating. Oh, the eating. I’m trying really hard, but it’s so hard. There are so many opportunities to eat so many wonderful things … [Read more…]

I have so many things that I love. All good for the body, mind and soul. Here are just the few that I’m in love with this week. 1. Lush Bath Bombs- Nothing is more relaxing than a candle lit bath at night for me (with a glass of wine). Even more so a special treat for myself (and skin) are Lush … [Read more…]

OH I’m shaking it all right… I have this problem, the only place I can workout in is my small living room. No big right? I put my 10 minute kick boxing DVD in and get started. Squats, kicks and shuffle here and there. Great huh? I’m moving, I’m getting my blood pumping… The problem? I shake the … [Read more…]

Sunday, 12/14: Miles and miles of walking during shopping. That’s what it felt like! Monday, 12/15: Sat in vehicle for 8 hours. No exercising. Tuesday, 12/16: 50 minutes Precor AMT, 5 minutes odd Precor machine, 30 minutes arm/ab weights. Wednesday, 12/17: 40 minutes AMT, 30 minutes leg/ab … [Read more…]