Black Friday Hiking (photos)

Black Friday Hiking (photos)

I do not understand Black Friday shopping.  Nothing sounds more unappealing to me than being crushed by strangers seeking the best deal on… whatever it is people are trying to buy on Black Friday.  In fact, I usually avoid shopping altogether between Thanksgiving and New Years.  Just not my scene. Actually, at this point I’m … Continue reading

Making Peace with the “F” Word

Making Peace with the “F” Word

Fat. I am going to use that word repeatedly in this post and other similar words.  I know the word cuts some people like a knife.  I used to be like that.  I didn’t want to ever hear this word, let alone spend time thinking about it or possibly even applying it to myself, even … Continue reading

Self-Acceptance & Improvement

Self-Acceptance & Improvement

“Continually push yourself harder.  Never accept yourself as you are.  You are always a work in progress.  No excuses.” I often feel the need to counter ubiquitous messages like these in my writing.  We are enough, as we are today.  We do not need to change ourselves for anyone else.  I do not need to … Continue reading

Review: The Avocado Diva, mail order avocados

Review: The Avocado Diva, mail order avocados

Here is how this post happened: I have followed The Avocado Diva on Facebook for awhile now because I enjoy seeing her recipes and avocado pictures and ideas.  But living in California myself, and having access to local avocados, I didn’t really ever consider ordering.  Then fall rolled around, and I didn’t really like the … Continue reading

A Healthy Diet – According to the Internet

There’s an abundant amount of information out there regarding making healthy food choices.  I have decided to compile a list of foods you should absolutely include in your diet and a list of foods it is imperative you avoid, complete with references so you know I’m not just making this up.  Your confusion ends here!  … Continue reading

The Courteous Healthy Eater

People who make an effort to eat in a way that supports their health have a bad reputation.  It seems that many times, the healthy eater is also the judgmental eater.  Let us band together, fellow healthy eaters, and change this stigma by killing it with kindness. If you aren’t sure if you have the … Continue reading

When I Eat Salad

Today I came home from work hungry.  I needed to throw in a load of laundry so I did that, then I ate 3 squares of Ghirardelli Intense Dark Sea Salt Soiree chocolate.  You think you love chocolate, until you eat it when you are actually hungry.  Then you realize you’ve been doing it wrong … Continue reading

The Same But Different

I think the weight loss, weight gain, yo-yo dieting cycle is kind of like that movie, Groundhog Day (1993), except that instead of 1 day repeating, years repeat.  And you don’t really know it’s happening.  Or if you do know, you don’t understand why. Plot summary, from IMDB: “A weather man is reluctantly sent to … Continue reading