Posts From the monthly archives: "January 2009"

Take Care of Yourself

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Sometimes it seems like everything is going along fine then WHAM! everything is NOT fine.  When you get hit with something that throws you off balance and adds extra stress to your life, be it illness, illness of someone else, death of a loved one or even just adjusting to a new schedule, it can…(Read More)

I was talking with someone over the weekend who has a strong desire to lose weight and get healthy.  One of the biggest challenges she faces is that she grew up in a Southern way.  That typically means lots of butter, gravy, sauces and fried foods.  She had gotten away from the fried foods, but…(Read More)

Here’s a great article about how people are using their cell phones in the kitchen for a lot of different things including keeping grocery lists, texting friends for cooking help, and looking for recipes. . .http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/21/dining/21tele.html?_r=1&ref=style…(Read More)

Those tricky portion sizes

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Determining portion size, particularly when eating out, is a challenge. As tempted as I am sometimes to carry my scale and meauring cups and spoons with me, I don’t. Here is a good article on determining portion sizes: http://www.ajc.com/services/content/printedition/2009/01/14/eatingout.html…(Read More)

I’ve talked to some of you about the Big Breakfast Cookie and said I’d include it in an upcoming newsletter.  Well, today is the day! If I haven’t told you about it, the Big Breakfast Cookie is just that – a big breakfast cookie.  Actually, you can eat it any time of day…(Read More)

When NOT to Cut Calories

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Did anyone else step on the scale last week and get a reality check?  I know I did.  However, I also know that if I’m on the scale January 1st or 2nd, that is not a “good” checkpoint.  Over the years, I’ve gotten to know that my body is really good at retaining…(Read More)

I’ve started doing an Out Season plan from Endurance Nation. The theory is to get faster in the off-season. The workouts are shorter in duration but, typically, intense. This is quite different from most plans that focus on long, slow distance in the off-season. Well, this morning I got up and really…(Read More)

I’ve been thinking about some of my favorite products from 2008. Some are new, some are just new to me. So, here are a few in no particular order. Eggland’s Best Hard-Cooked Peeled Eggs. Hard boiled eggs can be a great snack and an easy way to add some protein to a…(Read More)

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My goal is help you take control of your triggers so you can lead a normal life. I’ve had Irritable Bowel Syndrome for over 14 years. I’ve been told, “It’s all in your head.” And, “You just need to figure out what’s causing your symptoms” without being provided any help to figure it out. I’ve finally gotten my symptoms under control. I want to help you do the same thing. I want to help you get your life back.


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