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Strawberry Picking 2011 (Eat. Live. Be. For a Better 2011)

Strawberry Picking 2011 (Eat. Live. Be. For a Better 2011)

| June 21, 2011 | 3 Comments

When I read this week’s topic for Eat. Live. Be. For a Better 2011, I smiled. It’s a great topic, and one that we should all consider now and again. The topic is ‘What makes you happy?’. The simplest answer I can give is so many things … That little boy above makes me sublimely […]

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Eat. Live. Be. For a Better 2011: Healthy Living Tip

Eat. Live. Be. For a Better 2011: Healthy Living Tip

| June 14, 2011 | 7 Comments

Some days, the words just flow. Those are the days where I can sit down and write a post in minutes, and have time for edits and rewrites and rereads. Then there are days like today, where I sat down hours ago to write this and got exactly nowhere. My head is just filled. It’s […]

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Eat. Live. Be. For a Better 2011: Goal Check-In and Redefining

Eat. Live. Be. For a Better 2011: Goal Check-In and Redefining

| June 6, 2011 | 9 Comments

It’s been 6 months since Eat. Live. Be. For a Better 2011 launched. In the past five months, I have lost weight, gained weight, worked out, not worked out, planted a garden, fit into clothes I hadn’t in a long time and then not fit into anything. It’s been a long road of ups and […]

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Eat. Live. Be. For a Better 2011: Change is Good

Eat. Live. Be. For a Better 2011: Change is Good

| May 23, 2011 | 5 Comments

For awhile, I knew that my efforts to make my Eat. Live. Be. For a Better 2011 goals weren’t working. I was stuck. Plateaued. And, at worst, sometimes the scale was going in the wrong direction. Embarrassed, I stopped updating you on my progress. While I continued to try to lose and try to make […]

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Eat. Live. Be. For a Better 2011: Breaking a Habit, Part 2

Eat. Live. Be. For a Better 2011: Breaking a Habit, Part 2

| May 16, 2011 | 5 Comments

When I set my mind to something, I doggedly go for it. It becomes a vendetta of sorts to get what I want. That’s how I went after breaking a bad habit recently. Two weeks ago, I revealed that I wanted to break my bad habit of night eating. As an admitted snacker, I’ve found […]

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Eat. Live. Be. For a Better 2011: Breaking a Habit

Eat. Live. Be. For a Better 2011: Breaking a Habit

| May 3, 2011 | 2 Comments

Life is filled with habits — good ones like brushing your teeth, being spontaneous and starting the day with coffee, and also bad ones too. Like everyone, I have a few bad habits that I could stand to break. This week’s Eat. Live. Be. For a Better 2011 topic is breaking a habit. More specifically, […]

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Eat. Live. Be. For a Better 2011: My Playlist and a Realization

Eat. Live. Be. For a Better 2011: My Playlist and a Realization

| April 18, 2011 | 9 Comments

If there is one thing I have learned since we started this Eat. Live. Be. For a Better 2011 journey earlier this year, it’s that change is fluid. Sometimes it moves in one direction, and other times it moves in another. Right now, the fluid of my change is in need of shifting. I’ve hit […]

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Eat. Live. Be. For a Better 2011 – Getting Those Vitamins

Eat. Live. Be. For a Better 2011 – Getting Those Vitamins

| April 12, 2011 | 3 Comments

On Sunday, the kids and I started our day with sunnyside up eggs, toast and big bowls of homemade fruit cup. A little protein, a little grain, a lot of fruit. It was balanced. Will’s lunch today was a roast beef and cheddar sandwich on multigrain, grape tomatoes and a no-sugar-added applesauce. He loved it, […]

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Rethinking Plain Ol’ Cabbage: Roasted Cabbage

Rethinking Plain Ol’ Cabbage: Roasted Cabbage

| April 8, 2011 | 4 Comments

The cabbage I grew up with was, like so many other vegetables, boiled. That rendered it translucent, shiny and limp, and it wasn’t a bad thing. I would salt it well, and eat as much as I could. Unlike other vegetables, I adore boiled cabbage. And for a long time, beyond making coleslaw, that was […]

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Eat. Live. Be. – Eat Your Rainbow!

Eat. Live. Be. – Eat Your Rainbow!

| April 4, 2011 | 6 Comments

Before I spotted Will on the school bus this afternoon, I spotted his two tall white bunny ears. And even though I didn’t send him off to school wearing those ears, I knew it was him. No, I couldn’t see his little joyful face through the darkened bus windows, but I just knew. Maybe it’s […]

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