The Last Supper

Growing up in the 1970s, fast food restaurants popped up in my small hometown with alarming rapidity.  Of course, back then, no one questioned the health-related issues we know today about fast food.  It was touted as fast, simple and “healthy.” 

On Sundays after church, my family could usually be seen at the local Beef Corral for cheeseburgers and fries.  It was a big treat since my parents didn’t have a lot of money and we didn’t eat out all that often.  I still remember the western decor and sitting there eating lunch enjoying my cheeseburger, fries and special Sunday pop.  We didn’t drink pop at home during the week at all; my mother never bought it.  My mother (the most health conscious of us all back then) would eat her hamburger or fish without the bun, because as she explained that was the most “unhealthy” part.   (more…)

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Changes

I was back at the gym this morning after a two week hiatus.  I have no good explanation except laziness and a minor foot injury.  AND I’m really good at talking myself out of things.  I think I’ve mentioned that my gym sits next to a restaurant, you know the kind where people go for Sunday breakfast?  As I was walking to the gym from my car, all I could smell were pancakes.  Great.  I tried to get into the gym as fast as I could.

I got to the gym relatively early for a Sunday (and for someone who likes to laze around on Sundays) and figured I’d just get this done.  The first half of my workout went much smoother than the second half.   (more…)

Good Girl Gone Bad

Over the holidays, I managed to keep off the 10 pounds I had lost between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Then February and my birthday hit and what the heck was I thinking?!  One day of birthday celebration literally turned into a week of non-stop eating. 

The worst part is that I enjoyed it and ate without abandon.  I went out to lunches, I had several cakes and a co-worker gave me a half dozen cupcakes as a birthday gift.  No, I didn’t even feel good eating it – the sugar always affects me later and I feel awful.  You would think that would be enough for me to stop – apparently not.  Now that all the cakes/cupcakes are gone, I’m going back to some serious monitoring of what I eat.  (more…)

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    7 egg whites;
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    (for quiche shown)
    Add 1 C chopped vidalia onion (sauteed in oil first)
    1 chopped red pepper (sauteed with onion)
    1 10 oz. box of spinach (also sauteed)

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