Tag Archives: Diet

6 Days ’til 40: Delicious Delicacies

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day and my partner and I had a wonderful dinner in a nice restaurant, something we do not normally do because we are very budget conscious.  It was such a lovely experience and I am so glad we went out.  We had a delicious meal and the atmosphere was pleasant and there were no kids – we were in heaven.

Yet, as I looked around the restaurant, something saddened me.  I realized that many people, even on a special occasion like Valentine’s Day, struggle with whether to go for a diet dinner or a delicious delicacy.  Where is the balance in the equation?


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77 days ’til 40: Winter Food Cravings



Vegetables are a must on a diet.  I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.  ~Jim Davis

After all the trouble you go to, you get about as much actual “food” out of eating an artichoke as you would from licking 30 or 40 postage stamps.  ~Miss Piggy Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on December 6, 2012 in Diet, Health, Hormotional, Inspiration


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106 Days ’til 40: Palm Berries – Acai???


This morning I was grumping.  I was grumping because we have a palm tree on the path that leads to the main entrance of the school and it is making a mess.  There are purple berries everywhere and as the students walk down the path they stomp on these purple berries and then track them into the school.  I was grumping because the gardeners are not sweeping the berries aside, and I was grumping because our poor custodians are going to bear the brunt of the realities of floors stained with deep purple juice. Read the rest of this entry »


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137 Days ’til 40: Food Art


I was at a picnic yesterday and saw this gorgeous creation.  Every year we have a parent who shares her talent with our community – it is so beautiful!



Posted by on October 7, 2012 in Diet, Exercise, Health


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148 Days ’til 40: Tolerating Exercise

My cat has offered to assist me in a demonstration of the type of exercise I most enjoy – the photo says it all! Read the rest of this entry »


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161 Days ’til 40: Binge Days…..


Ever have one of those days when you seem to eat and eat and eat?  Thankfully, I do not seem to have them very often (holidays do not count!)  But I have learned a few things about when I do have those days. Read the rest of this entry »


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171 Days ’til 40: Why Diets Don’t Work

Okay, okay, I know that I am probably not going to babble about anything you haven’t already heard…. but today I am in a mood to talk about diets, so I suppose you are going to have to endure what I am saying, even if you have indeed already heard it.  So here it is, straight from the mouth of someone who has lost 14 kilos (31 pounds) over the last 8.5 months – diets DO NOT WORK.  Why?  There are many reasons. Read the rest of this entry »


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207 Days ’til 40: Junk Food or Healthy Food???

Does THIS appeal to you more???Or does this??? Read the rest of this entry »


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229 Days ’til 40: Finicky Eaters

I was a really picky eater as a child. Because I was obsessed by Popeye, my mum and aunts would put my food in a can to represent spinach and we’d hum the Popeye tune and then I’d happily eat it. ~ Paul O’Grady Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on July 7, 2012 in attitude, Health


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266 Days ’til 40: Healthy Snack Options

I have a confession to make.  I am a habitual snacker.  I could go the entire day without eating a proper meal and be fully satisfied, because I love snacking, or rather, “grazing” all day.  Some health professionals argue that this can actually be healthier for you – I suppose it depends on what you eat. Read the rest of this entry »


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