Baking · Muffins · Snacks

Blueberry Bran Muffins

A little healthy snack for those of you watching your calories at the start of the new year. Don't we all have those 5 (cough!) - ok, 15 "Christmas cookie pounds" to lose? I certainly do. All my baking caught up with me this year. I modified this recipe so each muffin has a mere… Continue reading Blueberry Bran Muffins


30 Day Shred – Day 12 Redo

I put it off almost all day. It was looming like a shadow as I decorated Christmas trees, danced to Jingle Bell Rock and generally had a holly, jolly time with my family. Finally, I could not avoid it any longer. The Shred. I will not be taking another day off the remaining 18 days.… Continue reading 30 Day Shred – Day 12 Redo


30 Day Shred – Day 7

One week down. What's amazing to me is that with Jillian's 30 Day Shred, the time I spent working out this week - the entire week - equals about the length of time I used to spend in two workouts at the gym. I wasn't super careful about my food this week. Aside from trying… Continue reading 30 Day Shred – Day 7


30 Day Shred – Day 2

I've done many different workouts. I've trained for a half-marathon (didn't actually get to the race, but that's another story). I have spent countless hours at the gym doing various forms of cardio, weights, Zumba, Yoga, swimming - pretty much anything available.  My weight loss has been steady for the past few years. At one… Continue reading 30 Day Shred – Day 2


Cabbage Soup Diet – Recap

Ah, the wedding is over and it was a great party. Wonderful celebration with family and friends. The bride was GORGEOUS! And I fit into my dress perfectly! Day 6 Beef and Veggies day. As much beef (or chicken) and vegetables as you want along with the soup. I was down 12 pounds the morning… Continue reading Cabbage Soup Diet – Recap


Cabbage Soup Diet – Day 1

So, obviously - this is not my standard type of recipe. Get ready for the justification. I have always disliked the whole idea of the Cabbage Soup Diet. To me it seems terrible to basically starve yourself for a week. From what I hear, you always gain the weight back after you've finished your week… Continue reading Cabbage Soup Diet – Day 1

Fitness · Food and Drink

Weighty Matters

One week ago I was a mere 6 pounds away from my goal weight. A goal I have been steadily working towards for two years. Actually, I guess it's only been 15 months since I threw it all out the window the 9 months I was pregnant with my second child. I have spent as … Continue reading Weighty Matters