Movin’ On Up

While puttering in the yard on cool summer mornings when my back is cooperating is something I enjoy, my beloved husband hates doing yard work. It’s understandable; he actually has “work” to do, while I just trim my rose bushes and maybe pull a weed or two. Yesterday, John’s whole outlook on yardwork changed. We ...

Kathy Smith Step Workout

I bought Kathy Smith Step Workout DVD because I keep hearing about how incredibly easy the step classes at my gym are compared to out there. I didn’t even do the workout…watching the first 5 minutes of each section (which are separated into beginner/intermediate/advanced workouts) nearly made me fall asleep. I mean, 5 minutes of ...

mock mashed potatoes

I finally tried the ubiquitous Surprise South Beach mashed ‘potatoes’. Dear sweet jeebus, it was good. If you’re a long time low-carber or just don’t eat mashed potatoes that often, you’d totally be fooled. I made a couple of small tweaks to the recipe: used real butter, and omitted the half and half.

Motivationally Speaking

This morning I got up at 5:45 in order to go to my usual 6:30 step class. This woman, E, who comes occasionally, showed up about 20 minutes late, saying that she sat on the couch for awhile stewing about whether or not to come. That is a line of thinking that I do not ...