Thursday, August 14, 2008

Gone to the Beach!

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008


It will keep you healthy well into old age

And in other news, as Sally Edwards has been saying for years, yes you can be overweight but still metabolically healthy. BMI is *not* the end-all and be-all. Let me just say here I am *not* condoning obesity -- but I am encouraged that we are moving away from a one-size-fits-all approach to evaluating health.


Saturday, August 09, 2008

Borrowing some yummy ideas!

Sonoma-style Tapenade
(borrowed from my local farmer's market)
4 oz. dried mission figs
4 oz pitted kalamata olives
4 cloves garlic
2 tsp country mustard (dijon w/ seeds)
EVOO as needed (about 1/4 cup)
Throw together and process. Spread over crackers, bread, veggies, or however.

Gorgonzola Burgers
(borrowed from Whole Foods - instead of a huge $5.99 uncooked burger, I made my own, in an appropriate portion size, for less than half the price)
1/2 pound 93% leabn beef
1 TSP crumbled gorgonzola
1 tsp lite soy sauce
2 cloves chopped garlic
fresh ground pepper to taste
Mix it all up and form into two burgers. Grill until done to preference. Serve with fresh tomato slices and grilled corn on the cob.

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Friday, August 08, 2008

Sister Challenge, Week 5

Journal daily - Y +1
Exercise 3/week -Y +1
No alcohol - Y +1
More yoga - Y +1
Eat consciously - N (had a couple of bad days)
Weight - surprise -1.5 +1
Total: +5
Running total +24


Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Tropical Fruit Salsa

Slightly modified from SMCHESLOCK's recipe:

1/4 vidalia onion
1/2 mango
1 kiwi
1/2 orange
juice of 1/2 fresh lime
handful chopped cilantro
sprinkle of cumin
pinch of ginger
pinch of salt

I served it over a grilled chicken breast that I sliced into strips. YUM!

Oh, sister challenge week four was terrific--I got ALL SIX points and lost another pound. I worked out every day for nine days in a row, and I have to say I crashed the next weekend. But I'm back on track and having a pretty good week five.

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