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…


[ Post by Lisa Tedder ][ Post on February 5, 2013 ][ In Uncategorized ]

Just in case you missed it last week, I am sponsoring a contest on my blog on jonesboro.com to celebrate my 100th post.  It is a very simple contest and you could win a $25 gift certificate to your favorite restaurant or sporting goods store.  I’m asking for stories from my readers; it’s that simple.  I want to know something that made you make a commitment to better health.  By the way, this contest is open to anyone, anywhere.  You don’t have to live in Jonesboro; I can send a gift certificate anywhere.  Your story could also be about a friend or family member as well.  If having your first child made you decide to learn to cook so the family would eat better, that counts.  If your Dad gave up smoking because you had asthma, that story counts as well.  Share your story of your road to health to inspire us all.  Best of all, you don’t have to write the story, I will, from details you provide.  For contest rules and more information, click here.  This could be the easiest contest ever and you get to pick your prize.  Good luck, and remember, you can’t win if you don’t enter.  Contest deadline is February 15th.


I’d like to comment further on the post I wrote last week about being willing to be uncomfortable in order to accomplish something.  I wanted to share just how uncomfortable that interview made me but how wonderfully it went.  Well before the interview, I did my homework and gathered basic information about the person I was meeting in order not to waste her time.  I made a list of questions and thought about how I wanted the article to read and what my readers needed to know.  I didn’t sleep well the night before the interview, waking up to think of what I should do or say.  The morning of the interview I was very nervous and my stomach hurt.  We met over lunch so I wouldn’t cut into her valuable work time.  Once we sat down and started talking, my nervousness went away.  I relaxed and enjoyed the whole conversation.  I learned so much about someone I didn’t know well and I feel I made a new friend.  The point is I endured the suffering necessary to get what I wanted and it was worth it.  The next time probably won’t be any easier but then again, maybe it will.  Doing something over and over, allows us to gain confidence and experience.  Doing is better than dreaming.


I hope you thought about your goals and dreams last week and decided that what you want is worth a bit of suffering.  I can’t encourage you more strongly to get out there and actually live your life rather than just pass through it.

Upadated on February 5, 2013

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