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Pork Carnitas and Shrimp Mango Ceviche
Friday, May 06, 2011      6 comments

I meant to do a food blog but I forgot. I'll just do a quick recap. I'll post the instructions sometime next week. Last night for Cinco de Mayo I made pork carnitas using pork tenderloin. I served with a cucumber salad, homemade salsa, a... Read more
Goal Analysis
Friday, May 06, 2011      14 comments

As I mentioned a couple days ago, I use a variety of tools to track my fitness goals. BodyMedia Fit, heart rate monitor; Spark, BodyMedia website, and an excel spreadsheet. - BMF gives me a full day picture on my calorie burn. - Heart ... Read more
Losing the Food Revolution Already?
Thursday, May 05, 2011      7 comments

I made a few inroads last week. The cat was losing weight. The fiance acknowledged my nutritional ways are better than his. He came to the gym with me. I was pumped up about the new season of Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution - Go Jamie! S... Read more
Supplement Blog to Success without Scales
Wednesday, May 04, 2011      3 comments

Here is more information to follow up on my last blog, "Success without Scales". I track this information in Spark, BodyMedia, and an excel spreadsheet. Sounds like a lot of work? Just takes a couple minutes a day. Here is why scale ... Read more
Success without Scales
Wednesday, May 04, 2011      9 comments

I'm an old timer around here. My 5th Spark anniversary is coming up. I joined Spark on July 3, 2007. I first started my fitness journey a year before in 2006. I was a member of eDiets during that time. When I found Spark, I switched. W... Read more
Supporting the Food Revolution
Tuesday, May 03, 2011      15 comments

I watched this season's episodes of Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution on ABC's website last night. I'm absolutely stunned by the political stonewalling by the school superintendant of LA who is preventing Jamie from taking a look at their school l... Read more
What I've Made with the Yogurt
Monday, May 02, 2011      5 comments

The homemade yogurt is a hit! I'm already running low! The things I have made so far: - Daily breakfast: yogurt, blueberries, and cereal - Cucumber raita: yogurt, mint, cucumbers, and cumin - Creamy wine sauce for lamb: pan deglaz... Read more
Rollercoasters! (and staying on track while on vacation)
Sunday, May 01, 2011      4 comments

This past weekend, we went on a mini vacation to Florida! We originally went to see Space Shuttle Endeavor's final launch, but it was canceled. We missed probably our only opportunity to see a shuttle launch. :( The timing doesn't work out f... Read more
Quick Note about the Yogurt
Thursday, April 28, 2011      12 comments

I'm going to be out this weekend, so today is a two-fer blog day! I posted a quick status feed update yesterday that my yogurt maker arrived! Yay! Last night I made my first batch of yogurt, which was ready this morning! Perfect timing, ... Read more
Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff
Thursday, April 28, 2011      7 comments

When someone says vegan, what do you think? Honestly? The Good: - Healthy - Lots of Vegetables and Fruit - Low Fat The Bad: - Soy frankenfoods - Tastes bad - Low protein I, personally, am an omnivore. Lately I identi... Read more
Swimsuits, cats, fish and fiance
Wednesday, April 27, 2011      9 comments

Lots going on in the Cathy household! I posted last week about "The Motivator". A new swimsuit I bought for our vacation to Mexico in August. I took pictures of... Read more
Spaghetti alla Puttanesca
Tuesday, April 26, 2011      9 comments

Poor spaghetti. It went from America's favorite food to evil incarnate in a couple of decades. Most people eat huge plates of spaghetti with heavy sauces. Bolognese; alfredo. I'm not sure what traditional puttanesca is (I still need ... Read more
Make Soups with Easter Hambone!
Monday, April 25, 2011      2 comments

Did you have ham for Easter? Great! I hope you remembered to save the hambone! Do one of the following: - Put the hambone in a large dutch oven or stockpot, about 8 quarts. Cover with water. Bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer.... Read more
Weekly Weigh In
Sunday, April 24, 2011      5 comments

I'm pleased with my weekly weigh in results! And it's not because I lost weight. I "gained" weight. But I did better than losing weight - I lost 1" off my waist and 0.5" off my hips!! If you're exercising and eating well, then a weight g... Read more
Horseback Riding (and calorie data)
Saturday, April 23, 2011      4 comments

Today was a wonderful day to go horseback riding. We went to Lawton Stables in Hilton Head, SC. We've driven by it a number of times during our weekend outings. Yesterday, we decided to make a reservation. I'll get back to that in a minu... Read more

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