Zoo Trouble

Hubs took a day off work so we could enjoy a trip to the zoo with the kids. This sounded like a great way to spend a summer day. Did I mention that we’re in the middle of a heat wave? The high yesterday at the zoo when we were there was 96. That’s without...

Summer Menu Planning

The upcoming week is chock full of activities that have the potential to derail menu planning. I need to be very intentional about filling the fridge and pantry with on-the-go snacks that won’t sabotage my efforts. Otherwise the criteria remain the same: $150...

Grocery Planning: Week 4

Now that my reliance on processed foods and sugar has been sufficiently squashed, I feel more freedom to explore new foods and recipes. I’m still throttled a little by family preferences. For instance, the Hubs just doesn’t eat soup. Soup! I’ve been...

Rethinking my Approach

After reading “The Insulin Resistance Solution” I am rethinking a bit of my approach. First, the idea of “slow twitch” muscles is entirely new to me. The author explains that slow twitch muscles are those that replenish energy using...

Planning for the Week Ahead

I am torn. On one hand I think I should stick to the routine I’ve established and wait for the results. On the other hand I think I should push harder to see more immediate results. This is where I think all my prior dieting experiences is creating disorder. If...

Give me all the Mexican

I think I’m not alone in this when I say that I love love love Mexican flavors. My absolute favorite place in the world to go is Tacos 4 Life. It is relatively new to our area and I could go there every day. Well, I could go there every day … if I...