Pimento Cheese, Not Your Grandma's Spread

Pimento cheese is one of those foods that has been so corrupted by the food industry that it has become synonymous with other crappy foods like Spam.  I'm not even certain what store bought pimento cheese might contain, nor do I want to find out.  It's a shame because pimento cheese can be a delightful treat, even if it does Read the full post…

Plum Good BBQ Sandwiches

In a few days it will officially be fall but the temperatures are still warm enough for me to continue swimming for a few more days.  The breeze was a little cool but that didn't stop me from swimming several laps this morning and I felt great afterwards!  Have you exercised lately?  With fall's cooler temperatures and fewer insects, you Read the full post…

Shingles Vacine and Treatment

A friend of mine was recently diagnosed with shingles so I felt I should discuss this nasty virus once again.  If you ever had chicken pox, you are at risk for getting shingles and believe me, you don't want it.  Shingles is a painful rash with blisters that scab over and may take 4 weeks or more to heal.  The Read the full post…

Vegetarian Tacos are muy delicioso!

There are times when I think I could easily become a vegetarian, especially when I try a new dish that is as good as the vegetarian tacos I had at Local Lime restaurant in Little Rock and the tofu fried rice at Sai Tai here in Jonesboro.  My husband and I celebrated our 23rd anniversary this past weekend by spending Read the full post…

Midyear Health Check

Summer is winding down , the year is more than half way over and our January resolutions are long forgotten.  It's time for a health reality check.  First of all, how is your health lately?  If you have enjoyed good health, are you thankful?  Take some time to appreciate how wonderful it feels to be healthy, for your family to Read the full post…

Vacation Lessons For A Healthier Life

  I'm back from a lovely beach vacation and I wish I was still there with all my heart.  Wouldn't it be nice if our every day life was as nice as a vacation?  If we could relax, eat well, sleep and exercise just enough without having to worry about bills, work, illnesses and school, our lives would be perfect.  But Read the full post…

Best Way To Have A Slim Figure

[ Post by Lisa Tedder ][ Post on January 20, 2011 ][ In Uncategorized ]

Since everyone is still motivated by their New Year’s resolutions, and since losing weight or getting in shape is a popular resolution, I chose this topic today.  There are so many diet plans out there and some are good and will teach you a healthy lifestyle.  But there are far too many that are bogus and just money makers for someone at your expense.  The radio has been filled for ads for Look Slim 90 for example.  The ads promise remarkable results just by putting a few drops under your tongue at night; no “yucky diet food or exercise.”  I have to wonder who could fall for that ad.

You didn’t get out of shape or overweight in one day or even in one month so stop looking for a quick, easy fix.  The solution isn’t easy but once you acquire new habits, it will get easier.  People who are of a normal weight work at it.  They exercise regularly, doing something they enjoy.  They are active in other ways such as walking their dog, playing with their children or hiking on the weekend.  They don’t just sit on their butt 24/7, they get out and participate in life.  The TV or computer isn’t their best friend.

Slim people also eat differently.  They don’t overeat; they stop when they are full.  They understand the difference between snacks and treats.  Most importantly, they eat balanced meals of lean protein, fruits and vegetables.  Real food, cooked at home, not fast food or highly processed foods washed down with sodas.

Now that I have lectured you, I’ll confess that I struggle with these same issues.  Since the 
holidays, I’ve found it difficult to go back to a normal diet and not to have desserts and calorie
laden drinks on the weekends.  At this time of year, it can be difficult to get in exercise.  I’m only 
riding my horse about once a week due to the weather and I’ve missed dance class for one
reason or another.  Then the inevitable happened.  I noticed that I’ve put on 5 pounds over 
two weeks.  That has motivated me to get off my butt and get moving again.  Plus, I’m really 
trying to make healthy food choices and to ignore that chocolate milkshake that keeps calling
I hope you find the motivation to keep your New Year’s resolutions.  Do it for yourself and do it for those you love.  Stay healthy!

I must thank my son for helping me to fix the problem with this post that prevented me from publishing it last week.  


Upadated on January 20, 2011

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