Paula Deen’s Life

I’m a little behind in my reading with everything going on over here.  So, I’m just now catching up on a few of my Time Magazines.  This morning I read an article on Paula Deen from the January 30, 2012 issue and just had to sit down at my computer and say something. The Time Magazine article,…

Friendships

My mind sometimes takes a verse that I read and applies it to situations that have nothing to do with the topic at hand… just because it seems to fit.  For example, take the verse, “Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth.” Proverbs 10:4 Poor and rich doesn’t always apply to…

Little Changes Make a Big Difference

I’m beginning to like Monday mornings.  It’s encouraging to see consistant weight loss week after week.  The best part is that I’m slowly incorporating changes into my lifestyle and eating habits.  There’s no sudden change in diet that I’d never be able to stick with for the rest of my life… no fad diets… no…

Made In China

The Health of Our Famillies Is Important For the most part, I have been a “made in the USA” kind of consumer.  It’s important to me to support jobs here in the US because I live in the US.  But, there are also products where the components are made oversees and shipped to the US…

It’s a Great Day!

It is a gorgeous, ‘sun-shiney” day out today.  As I look out the window at the lake this morning, I’m almost blinded by the sunlight sparkling off the ripples of water.  It looks like there are a million diamonds out there. I’m finally feeling a bit better, although I still haven’t fully recovered from whatever…

Busy and Oh, So Tired

My intention has been to write every day in my blog, but some days I just can’t get the time to do it.  Today I was exhausted from not sleeping well the last couple of nights.  So, I definitely had writers block.  The time I had intended to use writing was used reading some really great…

Soft Drinks vs. Other Options

OK, I admit it.  I love Coca Cola.  Not that diet stuff, though.   I’m talking about the real Coke.  (Any kind of diet soda pop has a bad after-taste to me.  Remember Tab?  That was the first diet soda I ever tasted and I swore off of diet sodas from that point on.  I haven’t found one…

What About Artificial Sweeteners?

Studies show that the average person ingests between 100 and 150 pounds of sugar a year.  What??!!!!!  How is that possible?  If you break that down, it means that with all of our soda, sugar found in so many canned goods we buy, breakfast cereals, sweeted tea and coffee, sweet drinks, fruit juices, desserts, snacks, candies…

Weight Loss, BMI and Obesity

It’s time to report my weekly weight loss.  (Sometimes this is the part of this process that I don’t like.)  Here are my numbers: Original Goal:     78.6 pounds to lose Today:                   68.6 pounds to lose According to my original weekly weight loss goals of 1.5 pounds per week, I am a bit behind.  This…

Does Fear Control You?

This has been the subject on my mind for the past couple of weeks.  Emotions control us in many ways.  I’ll discuss these things over the next number of weeks, but today I want to talk about fear. FEAR Our pastor has been going through the book of Hebrews.  Hebrews 11 is jam-packed with amazing…