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…

Spring Break

[ Post by Lisa Tedder ][ Post on March 22, 2011 ][ In Diet Tips and Better Eating Ideas ]

As I write this morning, I am on spring break vacation with my children.  If you remember, I confessed a couple of weeks ago that I had put on some weight due to eating too much “good” food.  Now here I am on vacation which always includes eating more than usual at our favorite restaurants.  I’m sorry to say that I had not lost any weight prior to leaving but not because I didn’t exercise or try to eat better.  My goal this week is to not gain any more.  Will that be possible?  I don’t know but I have exercised even more than at home.  Yesterday we went on an hour long bike ride.  I wish we had bike paths or safer places to ride in Jonesboro.  My whole family loves to bike on vacation but we don’t at home because there is no convenient or safe place to bike.  I’m not keen on the idea of my family pedaling down one of the main roads in Jonesboro, battling traffic.  It was a good workout because I sure felt it in my gluts and thighs.  I would love to add cycling to my regular routine.  Maybe someday………….

In addition to working out, I have tried to watch the calories some.  I’ve eaten a lean breakfast every morning and tried to cut back on portions.  I’ve had more water each day than I drink at home and watched the snacking.  I’ve had fish every day and plenty of fruit and vegetables while avoiding too much cheese and heavy sauces.  Still I’ve not been that good.  I can’t resist having a martini with dinner but only one.  I also have split dessert every night with someone.  We’ll find out the results when I get home since there are no scales here.

I was recently asked to review a book for the jonesboro.com blog – The 17 Day Diet by Dr. Mike Moreno.  Read the full review on jonesboro.com but I think it is a worthwhile diet plan if you are really dedicated to improving your lifestyle.  If you are looking for a miracle in a week, skip it.  When I get home, I think I shall try it to knock off those 5 or 6 lbs I want so badly to banish by giving the 17 Day Diet a try.

I hope you will survive your spring break trips or upcoming vacations without gaining too much weight by keeping up with some exercise and watching what you eat if only a little bit.

Upadated on March 22, 2011

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