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    The Cardboard Brownie Protest

    I’m not sure why you do it. Maybe it’s a desperate attempt to convince yourself that what you are eating is good. You concoct some healthy recipe, take a pretty picture of it, and loudly proclaim to the rest of us dear dieting souls, “This is SOOOO GOOD!” You share the recipe, we see it and hope wells up within us… That does look good! Maybe this diet is doable after all! Sixteen expensive oddball ingredients later, our taste buds have been brutally devastated by the crushing reality that your “amazing” recipe was in fact, well-photographed sawdust. Your catastrophe… I mean….*recipe* just made the journey seem so much harder. Cardboard…

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    Trim Healthy Mama on the Learning Curve

    Today makes one full week on “Trim Healthy Mama”.  I’m still working my way through the book, but, since I am reviewing it, I thought I would share a few of my experiences about being on the “learning curve.”  I have been implementing the concept and have definitely already seen some encouraging results.  In one week, I have lost 4 lbs. and 5 inches, so I’m a pretty happy lady. 🙂 (I will add that these were MUTANT pounds that would not be budged in any manner previously!) And if you still aren’t impressed with those numbers, (though I do not advocate this!) they were in spite of several instances…

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    Facing the Mustard: Health & Weight Loss

    It wasn’t long after we started courting when my (then) husband-to-be called me out on my terrible eating habits. In fact, he was so concerned with my method of eating that it was a common point of daily conversation. “Tell me what you ate today.” Until Mark, I lived solely on a convenience diet. My eating was completely at the mercies of my busy schedule and what could be easily and readily available. Soda, candy bars, chips, fast food, easily prepared mozzarella sticks, fish sticks, frozen pretzels and pizza about sums it up. I could breeze through days in a row, sipping pop without even realizing I had not eaten…

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    A Fishy & A Missy Feeling Icky…

    Everyone knows I do not have good luck with fish. My husband bought me a purple beta that we named Glory in the beginning of March. He lasted a week, so we put his warranty to use and got another one. We named him Feral. He also died after a week, but… still within warranty period, so…. we got a third and named him Oliver. Much to my (and everyone else’s) amazement he’s still alive six weeks later! It turns out the culprit all along was our city water. Even with conditioning drops it simply wasn’t enough to make it safe for sensitive little fish.   My little buddy Oliver…