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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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29 Days ’til 40: My Girls and Brussels Sprouts


We kids feared many things in those days – werewolves, dentists, North Koreans, Sunday School – but they all paled in comparison with Brussels sprouts.                ~ Dave Barry Read the rest of this entry »


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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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90 Days ’til 40: Thanksgiving in Food Photos

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Posted by on November 23, 2012 in attitude, Family, Inspiration


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131 Days ’til 40: Playing With Your Food


Okay… Admit it.  You like to play with your food, don’t you??? If you claim you do not play with your food, you must have thought about it… right?  Did you play with your food as a child? 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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156 Days ’til 40: A Day in Random Photos

Today’s post was a fun one – it is a day in random photos.  All photos posted were taken today.  Enjoy!

My partner making food…. 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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176 Days ’til 40: Making Reservations (For Dinner)



We have all had those evenings, haven’t we?  We come home from a long day at work and the last thing we want to be doing is preparing a meal for our family.  This is even more challenging in homes where both parents must work.  Sometimes we find that in these moments we are more likely to either make reservations or order food for delivery.  This is dependent on the degree of exhaustion – do we have the energy to eat in a somewhat dignified manner without drooling on the table?  If so, we go out – otherwise, we order in and drool on the couch while watching t.v. and eating out of paper bags and styrofoam boxed fast food.

I prefer home cooked meals, but there are times when those breaks are so critical to our mental health.

Today, 176 days ’til 40, I am thankful for the permission we give ourselves to make reservations every once in a while instead of making dinner.



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191 Days ’til 40: Healthy Lunches for Children


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

Do vegetarians eat animal crackers?  ~Author Unknown Read the rest of this entry »


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