Monthly Archive:: April 2013

Banana Protein Bread

I stumbled across a recipe on Blueberry Greek Yogurt Banana Bread on Daily Garnish. I loved the idea of using greek yogurt in it to boost the protein level but not happy about some of the other ingredients. In true me fashion, I changed it around 🙂 ...Read More

Ranch Pork Chops for the Slow Cooker

I know that you probably have made something similar to this: pork chops in a slow cooker with ranch packet & a can of condensed soup. Simple? Yes. Healthy? Not terrible but not good for us. I needed a less sodium, low-fat version and I like control over ...Read More

How are we doing it?

I’m averaging a pound a day loss (barring the week that I thought AF was coming and I didnt lose anything for 9 days). I swear it’s the healthy way – the right way! No hidden tricks. No extra supplements (although they may not hurt). Just ...Read More

Official: 15 pounds lighter

Today marks a huge milestone on my health journey. I’m officially 15 pounds lighter. I know I gained muscle along the way too. I’m at the Y for close to 80 minutes working out – (treadmill on fat-burning mode with a minimum pace of 4.0 mph ...Read More

Make-Ahead Crockpot Carnitas

I know a lot about a lot of stuff. I chalk it up to having no friends growing up. Since I didnt kids to play with, my friends became books. Sounds like a bad 80s movie, huh? Well, its true for me. I immersed ...Read More

The Beautiful Dawn

For those who do not know, Dawn, a friend of Tommy & I, passed away this week. She was diagnosed in 2009 with Melanoma (stupid tanning beds!) at the age of 35 (the age I am now). The doctors did their things and she was given the ...Read More

Chickpea Salad Sandwich Filling

Tuna salad is packed with fat and a funky smell. Don’t get me wrong, I love tuna fish salad – thick and laden with mayonnaise… yum! But living healthy requires a slight reboot on that yumminess. Sure I could just switch out the regular ...Read More

“What Could Be Simpler” Cookies

Sometimes it’s all about simplicity. On the trek to a healthy rest of our lives, I look for healthy replacements to some of my vices. I gave up most sugar. I’m generally okay with that. Then a certain time comes around. I have pretty severe PMDD ...Read More