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My gym started a new feature on its website called “Tasty Thursdays” and our new trainer posted a sweet potato casserole idea I just had to make my own — because, you know, I can’t follow a recipe.
Anyway, I’ve… Read the rest of this post
Sometimes I feel weird sharing my more simple ideas here on the blog so I just instagram and post them on Facebook and twitter. But then, I forget not everyone is confident in the kitchen, and I start to get questions like, do you have the exact recipe… Read the rest of this post
Sometimes I feel like my cooking talents are wasted on my family. Other times, when I’m not so self-confident, I assume I must just be a bad cook.
How awesome would it be if they not only liked what I cooked but appreciated how I can pretty … Read the rest of this post
I made my first batch of “energy balls” a couple of months ago and fell in love with their simplicity. I’ve never quite been able to master my own granola bar but put a few forgiving ingredients in a bowl and mash together into… Read the rest of this post
Let me tell you a little story about me and Indian food.
It all starts in northeastern Pennsylvania in the ’80s. I grew up with an Italian mother who made a pot of homemade sauce once a week. We cooked a lot and lived on pasta and things like … Read the rest of this post
I know this whole weight loss thing is supposed to be a series of healthy choices added together to equal a life long commitment of health and happiness. That just doesn't work for me. I am much more of a sprinter than a marathon runner so I need a short term goal to aim for. Just so happens that we are four months away from the end of the year and I plan on being in onederland by the time that ball drops at midnight. Once that happens I will consider focusing on a half marathon. ;) …Continue
Eat More to Weigh Less After finding the link on a thread I was reading in the bodybuilding.com forums I started reading and it makes so much sense and is exactly where I've been going with my calories anyway. So I just wanted to share for the folks that feel like their bodies have grown used to the low calories and you gain at calories set where you should be losing. So it's a whole process and it's no…Continue
Car trouble has taken much of time during the past 24 hours, as has my new guitar. Taco salad last night for dinner, apples to-day at work, and now sweet peppers and tomatoes dipped in ranch and lake perch just going on the grill.
Last night I started to feel like I was coming down with a cold. Woke up with a full head cold and I feel so wiped out! Needless to say, I did not work out today. I have been able to stick to healthy food choices, however. Here is my food journal!
Breakfast: coffee w/1% milk and a splash of creamer, starbucks iced coffee with half and half
Lunch: 3 eggs and a sandwich thin
Dinner: spinach salad with 4oz grilled chicken breast, .5 oz raw pumpkin…Continue
For me I don't typically make a list to go to the grocery store unless I'm trying out a new recipe. I tend to buy the same things and I typically go to Aldi and BJ's. I hit up the regular grocery store to stock up on sale items when certain things go on sale. My freezer always has lean meats…Continue
On my home from work and am thankful for the cooler temps to-day. I enjoyed an apple with a couple slices of buttered bread and my Ruby Reds for breakfast then a couple spoonfuls of leftover Bushes baked beans for lunch. Taco salad again tonight with the Tigers at 7:05.
Lord, keep me mindful of the commitments I have made, especially when I'm tired and at my weakest.
Today is the middle of the 3rd week I have been focused on reaching my personal fitness goals. I havent felt this good in years! Daily workouts and healthy eating are energizing me and I feel good in my soul and my body. I am going to be updating my blog daily with meals and workouts!
Today was pancake day for the kids at our home and I ended up eating 3 while I was cooking and had a 4th for a snack. I did yardwork out back for 2 hours and burned it off though, which is why I…Continue
I've mentioned that I have been reading "Strong Lifts" and after doing the calculations in the book, as well as more research to verify that the info was correct, I've learned that my calorie intake has been too low.
So two weeks ago I went form 1200/day to 1300/day and I lost a pound that week. This week I bumped it up to 1400/day and I also adjusted my carb ratio a bit higher. I'm up a half pound, however I'm sticking to 1400 for a couple more weeks. First it's almost that TOM,…Continue