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Homemade PIZZA!
Monday, September 19, 2011      15 comments

Pizza often ends up on a lot of dieting no-no lists. Not good for low-fat dieters. Too many carbs for low-carbers. I learned to cook because I wanted to make foods I like, using good quality ingredients. Good ingredients make good health... Read more
Why is Weight Loss Not Considered Medical Treatment?
Friday, September 16, 2011      6 comments

The number 1 way that most of us can improve our health and reduce medical costs is to lose weight. So why are weight loss treatments not considered expenses covered by healthcare? I was just going over the list of items that I can expense... Read more
Dental Care and Whitening
Monday, September 12, 2011      5 comments

I went to the dentist last week for a cleaning. While I was there, I asked about teeth whitening. They recommended getting a dental mold made, with a whitening gel. It is very pricey, though. They said I don't have any issues that would preve... Read more
Remembering 10 Years Ago
Sunday, September 11, 2011      4 comments

Note: This is an off topic blog today. 9/11/2001. I was no longer a full time student in college, and had dropped down to part time. A year earlier I started my first full time 'real world' job on an IT support team for Worldcom in downto... Read more
Great News From the Dentist!
Thursday, September 08, 2011      6 comments

I just got back from an appointment with my new dentist. I've been experiencing some cold sensitivity on my tooth, and I was overdue for a cleaning. I have a history with teeth problems. I normally build up tartar at a very rapid rate. Four ... Read more
Planning the Road Ahead
Wednesday, September 07, 2011      5 comments

The way I do plan my goals, whether with diet or in general life, is not a straight line. It is a moving target. I have a number of small goals that I try to achieve, that make up a larger strategy. With diet and fitness, it is impossible... Read more
Truth About Carbohydrates Article
Friday, September 02, 2011      13 comments

I just got this Spark article in my inbox. I'm writing a blog because comments aren't enabled. www.sparkpeople.com/reso
p?id=590 I mean no disrespect to the Spark hosts, but I disagree... Read more
Indiana Jonesette and the Lost City of Coba
Tuesday, August 30, 2011      9 comments

I'm back from our Mexico vacation! We had a nice time, but it was much more hot, humid and rainy than in past years. We were isolated from the storms in the Atlantic, though. We had no idea there was a hurricane going on in the East Coast! ... Read more
Project Updates - Going Bumpy
Monday, August 15, 2011      4 comments

Few weeks ago, I mentioned a few projects I was working on. I was hoping to have a couple of dresses and jewelry to take on vacation with me. So how have things been going? Well, not good. I'm leaving on Friday and I don't have anything ... Read more
College Weight - Achievement Unlocked!
Thursday, August 11, 2011      9 comments

Now that I've figured out how to shed bodyfat, I realize I have done this before. I was not overweight as a kid, teenager, or early twenties. I was raised in a meat eating family. Meat, veg, and rice or potatoes. We ate oversized portion... Read more
Low Carb Mexican? Yes!
Monday, August 08, 2011      13 comments

When I first started doing low carb, I thought the idea of low carb Mexican food to be an impossibility. Tortillas, rice, beans - Mexican food is a land mine of grains and starches. This was really distressing. I grew up in the southwest ... Read more
Dress Fitting Shell Complete!
Saturday, August 06, 2011      4 comments

I finished altering and sewing my dress fitting shell. This is roughly how a dress fitted to me should look. The front is a little bunched up because it is pinne... Read more
Fitting Dress Patterns
Thursday, August 04, 2011      9 comments

I'm learning quite a bit about clothing alterations. Mostly about how my figure deviates from the fashion industry 'ideal' in almost every way! I bought a pattern for a fitting shell. I'm attempting to make a base template that I make the... Read more
Dressforms and Fittings
Tuesday, August 02, 2011      9 comments

My new dressform arrived yesterday! I got the petite form that more closely matches my dimensions. I spent all last night adjusting it so it closely matches my size and shape. I had my fiance take pictures of me at various stages so I could s... Read more
Dressing to Flatter Your Size
Monday, August 01, 2011      12 comments

No matter what our size, we can dress in a way to flatter ourselves. When I was more overweight, I was still able to find clothes to the office that gave me a clean, polished look. If you're lucky enough to have a Nordstrom Rack in your area, ... Read more

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