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Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead

Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead

Have you seen this movie? A few weeks ago, a friend came over for a birthday party drinking only juice.  She told us she was on a juice fast.  She was not eating anything – not even fruits – just juicing them.  I thought it sounded crazy. Why was she on a...
Learn a New Skill this Spring

Learn a New Skill this Spring

What is something you can learn to do this spring? Ice skating may not instantly come to mind, but that’s something our kids tried for the first time.  They were invited to a birthday party at the ice rink.  They were a little bit reluctant but mostly excited to...
What to Do with Leftover Easter Candy

What to Do with Leftover Easter Candy

I said to James yesterday, “If chocolate didn’t exist, I wouldn’t have to worry about my weight very much.” Chocolate is my downfall. That means I am having a hard time using willpower against all the candy in bags my kids have leftover from...
Fave Weight Loss Sweetener for Coffee

Fave Weight Loss Sweetener for Coffee

When you’re trying to lose weight, coffee can be a great friend or foe.  If you drink it black, call it friend.  If you drink it with flavored creamer topped with whipped cream, call it foe. As for me, I can’t drink it black, but I have found a zero...
The Easiest Grilled Chicken Ever

The Easiest Grilled Chicken Ever

Wondering what to make this weekend? Me too… My favorite cooking instrument is outside – the grill! Here’s my recipe for the easiest grilled chicken ever.  I served it to guests a few weeks ago and they asked me, “What did you marinade the...
Muffin Top Has to Go!

Muffin Top Has to Go!

No, that is not me wearing this dumb t-shirt.  Why someone would advertise their muffin top to the world is beyond me!  Isn’t the point of the t-shirt to hide the muffin top in the first place? Well, I have had a not-so-lovely muffin top since I found the...
Great Advice from My Husband

Great Advice from My Husband

My husband has given me a great piece of advice. Well, he’s actually given me many pieces of advice, but today I’m just going to share one. A few weeks ago, my childhood friend who lives about 8 hours away was in my city for a wedding.  Time was short but...
Lessons Learned from Tight Pants

Lessons Learned from Tight Pants

If you’re like me you have three kinds of pants.  They all have the same number on the tags but one kind is a little tight, one kind is loose, and another kind are just right.  Kind of like Goldilocks and her porridge right?  It’s best to be able to wear...
Losing Weight Gained from Christmas

Losing Weight Gained from Christmas

So how are you doing with the pounds you gained at Christmas? Oh…did you not gain weight during the holidays? That is fabulous – please share how you did it!  If you happened to gain a little weight, read on. I intended to do well with keeping my weight...
Books to Read in 2012

Books to Read in 2012

The great Jim Rohn has said you’re the same person you were years ago except for the books you read and the people you meet.  I don’t want to be the same person ten years from now, so I am committed to reading great books and meeting new people!  This...
New Year, New You

New Year, New You

Here we are on the third day of 2013.  How is it going so far?  There’s no magic in the calendar pages but there is magic in having a fresh year ahead.  No mistakes made yet.  Your personal history waiting to be written.  Now that’s exciting! Would you...
Once a Month Cooking

Once a Month Cooking

I am not a cook.  I am more like an assembler, heater-upper, griller, and microwaver.  But I dream of cooking yummy meals for my family.  This is one of my new goals at 40!  And I think I’ve found something to help me! I was in Barnes & Nobles about a week...
Feeling Unattractive?

Feeling Unattractive?

This morning I was interviewed on blog talk radio on CWLxPress (Christian Womens Lifestyle Express) with Deanetta Thompson.  We talked about… What to do when you look in the mirror and feel unattractive How to make small inexpensive changes to look younger Why...
Women of Faith – What Has Stayed with Me

Women of Faith – What Has Stayed with Me

It’s been a few weeks since I attended the “Over the Top” Women of Faith conference in Anaheim.  I was so touched by the conference this year and many themes have stayed with me.  Sometimes people wonder, “Is it worth it to go to a motivational...
Sky Diving Senior!

Sky Diving Senior!

When my friend Gail Romaine shared this picture with me, I had to ask her, “Can I post this?” I’m glad she and her mom said yes!  This is Gail’s 87 year old mother Betty Perritt who went skydiving to celebrate her 87th birthday.  She did her...
Book Review:  A Confident Heart

Book Review: A Confident Heart

My 7-year-old son Ethan celebrated his birthday recently.  At dinner at Chickfila, our family went around and said something we appreciated about Ethan. He’s kind. He’s funny. Ethan’s good at learning new things. After a few more accolades, Ethan...
Back to the Classics

Back to the Classics

At Mastermind Summit, the personal growth conference I attended this week, the theme was “Back to the Future.”  The idea was that so many truths from the past could guide us today.  Common sense isn’t as common as it used to be.  Here are the...
New Fave BBQ Ribs Recipe

New Fave BBQ Ribs Recipe

If you didn’t know, I’m not much of a cook.  But I am taking baby steps.  My new thing is trying one new recipe a week.  I’ve done it for a whopping 2 weeks now and it’s been actually fun.  I have two main criteria for my recipes: 1. Not too...
On NBC San Diego News This Morning

On NBC San Diego News This Morning

I thoroughly enjoyed doing a segment this morning at 6:45 am on the NBC news here in San Diego.  It was nice to finally be there since we had scheduled two previous times for me to come on the show, but both segments had been bumped (once by the death of Osama bin...