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7 Low Sugar Tips Anyone Can Adopt

First, I'd like to reiterate something I said yesterday on Facebook.  If you're not yet a fan, go ahead and "like" me because there's lots of additional conversations, photos, and questions that never make it on to the actual blog!  I started a devotional plan yesterday - 35 days of a bit of Bible plus a story / message that goes along with it.  I've "wanted" to be a consistent reader (of the Bible) in the past, but haven't made it a habit.  Then I ... Read more » about 7 Low Sugar Tips Anyone Can Adopt

50+ lbs lost with No Counting: Calories or Points

Did you know I've lost 50+ pounds without counting? No counting daily calories. No counting points - activity or food related. No counting # of meals or # of fruits/veggies. No COUNTING.  Though I was a math major in college and am currently teaching Babycakes to count (She's really good with "one two" and "eight nine"), I have never found it very manageable in my daily life to count calories.  First of all, it's super tedious. ... Read more » about 50+ lbs lost with No Counting: Calories or Points

Pure perfection a.k.a. Honeydew Caprese Salad

Well folks, I went back to my Italian roots last night.  The recent blog post about my dear ol' Italian dad must've stirred something up inside of me!  As you may know, I've been doing a lot of experimenting creating in the kitchen the past week or two... which has been really FUN!  I want you to know, I have officially outdone myself.  This really was pure perfection... ... Read more » about Pure perfection a.k.a. Honeydew Caprese Salad

JointheReboot + Italian Polenta

Well first of all, I must say, I have been overwhelmed with joy and thankfulness at the response to my recent guest blog post on the "Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead" website.  You can read the full post here.   This has been quite the journey with many celebrations and mini-milestones along the way, but I must say that this moment has been the best yet.  To actually feel like an inspiration to others (you!)... ... Read more » about JointheReboot + Italian Polenta

Pooch Run Success + Kale Salad

AWESOME NEWS:  my plan to run with doggie last night was a SUCCESS!!!  Woot Woot!  It was a beautiful evening out, warm but not too warm, and it felt good to move.  I had been anticipating the run all day, was a bit nervous to fail... but once I got out there, it came back to me.  I once trained for and ran a 10K (in 73 min - not super fast, but I ran the whole way)... but that was literally 10 years ago.  ... Read more » about Pooch Run Success + Kale Salad

Hold the cream sauce.

I'm Italian. I grew up eating my grandmother's spaghetti every week.  I remember waking up to that powerful smell of garlic and tomatoes, evidence that my dad had been in the kitchen since 5AM. We had bread served with almost every dinner.  I love Love LOVE tomatoes. And I wholeheartedly prefer pasta to rice.  But I'm also on a diet, a very public diet that the world can see.   Does that mean I can never eat pasta again?

I don't think so. ... Read more » about Hold the cream sauce.

A Nearly Perfect Lunch...

First things first.  You MUST know...I am in love with obsessed with fish tacos.  It is extremely hard for me to pass one up.  If I could eat them every day I would.  My favorite fish taco establishment nearby work is Rubio's.  They are known for their fish tacos and specifically their "2 Taco Plate," which includes two fish tacos, a side of chips, and a side of beans.  But one day, not too long ago I realized a few things: ... Read more » about A Nearly Perfect Lunch...

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