Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Watching Helplessly

So I have a whole lot of family in the area hit by Superstorm Sandy. And all I can do is keep my eyes on the news reports. Thankfully, I've been able to reach my loved ones and all are safe. But others are having a harder time getting hold of their friends and relatives.
As someone who lives in a hurricane zone, I try to always stay in touch with my peeps in times of disaster. But there's nothing more nerve-racking than not knowing.

So many people have been affected by this unprecedented storm that it leaves many of us feeling helpless. But we're not. Want to do something to help out those who've been devastated by this event? Here's something you can do: Donate to the Red Cross.

Please send your prayers, thoughts, energy or what have you to all the victims of this storm. It all helps!

Thursday, October 25, 2012


Those close to me know that I have been on a diet/exercise plan for the past year. I've done pretty well for the most part, with the exception of a few months when my parents had to stay with us after my dad's knee replacement surgery.

But lately the scale has been on an upward slide that is really unnerving me. I haven't missed any workouts - usually five per week - and I haven't added any new stress to my life. I think what's happening is that I've gradually eased up on my diet restrictions. Low carb/high protein has worked great, but I've stopped charting my food intake on a regular basis. In addition, I have an inner dialog going on with the classic angel on one shoulder and the devil on the other who usually wins. He tells me just a couple cookies won't hurt or a few french fries won't kill me.

So how do I squash the little devil and stay on track for the long term? I know the first thing I need to do is to start journaling my food every day because that worked for me for a long time. Do you have anything that's worked for you in the long haul? I'd love suggestions.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Passionate Cooks

Here's a great op for a completely free cookbook. Passionate Cooks has loads of delicious recipes including one from yours truly! And the best part? It's absolutely FREE!!!

One of my family's favorite recipes is included - Succulent Spinach Pie. So head over to All Romance EBooks and pick up your own copy.

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