If you're like me, after a stressful day, you can't wait to take that first sweet, creamy, bite of a candy bar. Nothing can take its place after a hard day at work! But now imagine, never being able to taste that sweet, luscious, melt in your mouth piece of candy ever again!! I can't … Continue reading A spoonful of sugar
It's Wednesday and once again, I have the mid-week blahs. If you're like me, work has been crazy and the last thing you want to do this evening is cook for the family! Unfortunately, for me being an empty nester, it's so easy to pull some kind of processed food out of the freezer and … Continue reading That’s a lot of bologna…or is it?
We finally made it to March!! I know the weather is going crazy around the country this weekend, but, for me, it's 70 degrees and sunshine! You can always tell when springtime is near when the sandhill cranes start coming in by droves here in Nebraska. That is a sight to see if you are … Continue reading Busy hands!
It's been almost a month since I wrote "Time for a New Start". Just wondering how you are doing out there? Did you find the 500 calories a day to cut out of your daily diet? I did hear from a reader, she and her family are working hard on continuing to knock out … Continue reading Put one foot in front of the other
I thought it would be interesting to discuss a few things about the foods we eat. Today, I'm going to talk about garlic. We all love the smell of spaghetti sauce simmering on the stove or the warm bread dripping with garlic butter, but, where did garlic get its start? Garlic is naturally grown in … Continue reading Nature’s cure-all
Did you know 60% of your body is made of water? Not only do you need to eat right, but, you have to drink plenty of fluids to refresh yourself every day. The old saying of drinking 8, 8 ounce servings of water was the norm, but, according to Clemson State University, you need to … Continue reading My cup runneth over
We've all had headaches at one point in time, but, when a headache becomes disabling, it's more than a headache, it's a MIGRAINE! The mere sound of anything above a whisper can bring you to your knees, not to mention, the light from a lamp can feel like a laser beam blasting into your eyes. … Continue reading Not tonight, I have a “headache”
I was talking to some moms at my grandson's basketball game today, they were all complaining that their young teens would forget their heads if they weren't attached. The moms were all wondering why the kids can't remember to hand in their homework, do their chores, or for that matter remember what they were told … Continue reading It’s mind blowing!
I had a very good question from a reader. What can I do to help my 12 year old lose weight?? First off, remember that body changes are happening in girls, ages 11 through 15. For boys the changes start between 12 and 13 and actually don't stop until boys reach age 19. So, what … Continue reading The TWEEN SCENE
It's been a few days, have you decided what 500 calories a day, you can live without? To get the ball rolling, let's talk about exercise. If you are like me, you are at a point in life where your joints hurt and there is NO WAY you can bend yourself into a pretzel. Your … Continue reading How ya doin?