Life is too Short to Believe in Impossible

A long time ago, I had some sort of dreams.  I couldn’t tell you what they are anymore, but I know at some point I felt I was moving towards something.  In the last 15 years or so, I’ve lived on simply existing and not dreaming.  

Once upon a time, my dream was simply to have children, a husband and a home.  Pretty basic.  Along with that dream came a bad marriage and the end of what I held as a basic dream.  The years after my divorce were even more difficult and I really just existed.  The dreams I had were for someone else, as if fulfilling who they wanted to be would somehow fulfill me as well – it doesn’t work that way.  I put my dreams and feelings on the back burner to help fix someone else.   It didn’t work, and I ended up depressed and broken. (more…)

No Waist Here

A funny thing happened along the way.  I used to have a waist, a real “pear” shape.  When I bought jeans, inevitably the waist would have to be taken in, or a belt worn.  In the last few years, I’ve lost my waist.  I mean, I know it’s still there, but it hasn’t been visible until recently. 

Yesterday morning, as I was getting ready to go the gym, I pulled out one of the pairs of workout pants that had tags on them.  What the heck, I thought, let’s try these.  In a moment of pure joy, not only do they fit, they look darn good on me.  I went to the gym with more confidence than I normally have.  (more…)

Magic Diet Pill

I’ve spent most of my life looking for that magic diet pill.  Or the magic diet that allows me eat whatever I want and STILL lose weight.  Well, newsflash, none of those exist.  

Losing weight and being healthy is hard work.  It’s certainly a lot harder than sitting in a chair watching TV all evening in my pjs.  While losing weight is hard enough, maintaining that loss once at a goal weight has been even harder for me over the years.  I tend to get lazy thinking I can skip a workout or eat something that isn’t good for me.  (more…)

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    This is a fantastic recipe that is easily adapted to whatever you really love in your quiche.

    7 egg whites;
    1.5 C skim milk
    (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)

    Heat oven to 450 and bake for 15 minutes; reduce heat to 375 for an additional 30 minutes. During the last 15 mins. add approximately 2 C of sharp cheddar cheese.

    This will yield approximately 6 large pieces, amounting to around 110 calories per piece.

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