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Flipper B commented on Flipper B's blog post So far this is working for me.
"I will post a food journal for a  few days"
Becky Trejo commented on Flipper B's blog post So far this is working for me.
"I will have to look that up."
Paula commented on Dee's blog post Lark, a new app for food and fitness motivation
"Tracking, no matter how you do it, does work. I am glad you found something that is working for you. I get bored with tracking too. Thanks for sharing."
Paula commented on Flipper B's blog post So far this is working for me.
"I am following a gluten free diet, which of course includes wheat products. I have less IBS symtoms than I used to. I do suffer from low energy from my workouts, but like you state, it did get better. I like all the positive mental improvement. I…"

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Lentil Soup With Ground Turkey and Kale

Lentil Soup with Ground Turkey and Kale
Inspired by two “pantry” items, I whipped up an amazing soup yesterday! First, the pink lentils were an Aldi find. I’ve never seen them before and I felt compelled to pick up a bag. The frozen kale was on sale a few weeks back and I thought it was a good idea to keep a bag or two in stock for those times I run low on fresh ingredients, which has been happening a lot more since I started working [...]

A ‘Lighter’ Pumpkin Pie My Husband Actually Enjoyed!

Slice of pumpkin pie
Many of you know me and my can’t-follow-a-recipe ways. It’s just not in my DNA to cook something EXACTLY the way someone tells me. I have to put my spin on it, make it my own and go with the flow. This is why I rarely make the same thing twice the same exact way. This is why I’d rather keep a stocked pantry than shop for specific dishes. And this is why I don’t really enjoy traditional baking. Baking is [...]

5-ingredient Ginger-Spiced Pumpkin Soup

finished Ginger spiced pumpkin soup
I had this cute little pumpkin sitting on my counter since Evan’s field trip to the farm a couple of weeks ago. We decided to get him a bigger one for jack-o-lantern making so Ryan labeled this one “food.” I pondered what to do with it for a few days and then it hit me: soup! I thought about roasting the pumpkin first but that seemed too daunting. Instead I simply boiled it in some homemade broth and pureed it. It took a lot [...]

Turkey, Collard Green and Pinto Bean Chili

Turkey, Collard Green and Pinto Bean Chili
If you’ve been following along for some time you know I’m a one-pot fanatic. The crockpot is my friend. I love a big bowl of things like chili or stew. I even devoted a whole category on the blog to “Chili-Like Ideas” because I don’t know how else to categorize my one-pot adventures. On the other hand, the family aren’t big fans and The Husband is the worst of them all! So when he’s away I always use it as an [...]

Updated Banana Oat Cups With Flax and Hemp Hearts

plate of Updated Banana Oat Cups with Flax and Hemp Hearts
Seven years ago I posted a pretty simple oatmeal cup idea, one that I made pretty regularly and even more so now as the kids love them. They make a great grabbable snack you can leave on the counter. I like to eat one on my way to the gym. The kids love them as an after school snack. And they make a great lunch box addition. The great thing about the recipe is how easy and forgiving it is. As long as you [...]


Blog Posts

Lark, a new app for food and fitness motivation

Posted by Dee on November 23, 2015 at 2:56pm 1 Comment

A friend of mine mentioned she was using a new app called Lark. As she described it, I decided I'd like to give it a try. It's free while in "beta mode". So far, I like it. I've used it for a whole week now. 

I've had a dilemma for awhile now, in that I realize I do better on my weight and fitness goals when I use trackers... but I get tired of using trackers. Yet whenever I do, my performance and diligence improves. I figured out that tracking is just how I keep my radar on my health…


Lark and Me

Posted by Dee on November 23, 2015 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

This post just displays how the app Lark interacts with me about my daily food and fitness choices. It goes with my fuller description of the app in this post. …


So far this is working for me.

Posted by Flipper B on November 23, 2015 at 12:30pm 4 Comments

Things I have noticed since going wheat free

1. I have more energy

2. I am sleeping better

3. I am having no depressive or suicidal thoughts (I suffer from severe depression)

4. No mid-afternoon crashes

5. I am a lot less hungry

6. The first 2 weeks it was hard to do my regular workouts I had low energy but after that I feel stronger and faster.

7. I have been losing a minimum of 1lb per week.

8. My skin is clearer

9. I am less…


Weekly update - 11/26

Posted by Paula on November 22, 2015 at 12:25pm 1 Comment

Weight - Down 1.4 pounds. Hope it continues

Exercise - got on the treadmill 6 days. It is different from running outside, but I will keep at it.

Food - making better choices. Learning about true hunger & dealing with it.

Mood - Making effort to see things in a different light. Sometimes things don't look so bad through different perspective

Getting Ready for the Holidays

Posted by MarthaG on November 18, 2015 at 9:47pm 4 Comments

Another holiday season is on us and for me this is the third one where I've been on maintenance.....YIKES. That is a first for me.

What I'm doing this year is a 30 day challenge on

This one is called "Step into the holiday health challenge" and I just finished day 1.   Have done several of the challenges and they are great! is free

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

One week review and a cool motivational blog post

Posted by Dee on November 18, 2015 at 7:36pm 1 Comment

So... on November 6 I set some goals for the week of 11/9-11/15. A quick review of how I did: yikes, I blew it! 

I didn't really log carefully either... I vaguely recall being busy and skipping meals then eating crap when I got home. A lot like this week is going. 

I did no walking home; I think I did cook and bring leftovers once. A lot of skipped breakfasts. Sigh. This process does not proceed in a straight line. And I actually only worked out once, instead of getting more…


Update 11-17-15

Posted by Becky Trejo on November 17, 2015 at 10:36pm 3 Comments

I have tried to put posts on here a few times with my phone but then when I go to post it, it gives me a website error then I'm like screw it I wrote all that now it's gone:( Hoping this one works.

Well I've been doing really good still and losing but this last Saturday I was up1.2. I was super bummed because I did so good during the week and I have been exercising alot too. at Meeting she said with all the exercise maybe I need to up the water. Well went to a bday party that…


Wheat Free Week 3

Posted by Flipper B on November 17, 2015 at 2:24pm 4 Comments

Week 3? or is it week 4? All I know is I feel better. My skin is clearer. I am sleeping better and I am having less depressive thoughts and I am not crashing in the afternoons anymore. I also am waking up without an alarm and I have lost 4lbs. But I have had withdrawal symptoms which are not so fun. But it is easier every day. The force of habit is the worst part but I am learning to deal with it.

I resisted cronuts at a group run on Saturday. That was one of the hardest things I… Continue

Another Check-In

Posted by Christy on November 17, 2015 at 12:58pm 3 Comments

I made it back to a weigh-in last night. It's a crazy time of year with so many other things going on. I love my meeting and get there as often as possible, but sometimes it just doesn't work out. I was down 0.6 Not as much as I would have hoped since it was for a couple weeks. I was down more on Friday but had a few too many indulgences over the weekend. The holidays are on their way--do you have a game plan?

Treadmill running

Posted by Paula on November 16, 2015 at 11:24pm 5 Comments

I got a treadmill about a week ago. I was continuing my runs outside, but it is getting too dark after work to continue them outside so I got on the treadmill for the 1st time. I am not sure if I like it or if I run as fast as I do outside. It is different for sure. Any opinions on this topic? Do you think you get as good a run on a treadmill?


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