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Mar
17
2016

Haha! I do hope you appreciate the tongue-in-check of this entry title. The funny thing is, I don't typically eat much, if any, yogurt. But I was in Whole Foods last weekend looking for something specific and ended up looking at EVERYTHING, as I am wont to do.

Which led to me buying things I normally wouldn't. Which explains why I'm not allowed to go to fancy grocery stores on the regular. Still, I think you'll find that my splurge provides you with some extremely useful information that will change the way you eat yogurt ... or something.

Mar
15
2016

What??? It's almost Easter?! Okay, Adam kept complaining that the year was going by too fast and I told him he was crazy, but now I don't know. Suddenly, the fact that it's almost April and taxes and getting hot like summer is making it all feel way too fast! Just me?

On the other hand, I'm doing really well in the reading department so far this year. I think I've finished 8 books already, which is way beyond what I accomplished last year. Still ... most of our early books haven't been that bulky. Wait until we hit Count of Monte Cristo. Then, I'll probably only read that one book the entire month! Lol.

Mar
14
2016

So, here’s week 2 of the March visual food diary. I feel pretty good about it overall. I still have some tweaks I need to make, but let’s dive into that slowly…

I got in lots of healthy foods. Even my bread is Ezekiel whole grain, which has no preservatives or flour. I could probably try for more veggies here and there, but overall, I’m happy with this week.

Mar
08
2016

“You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces – just good food from fresh ingredients.” ~ Julia Child

Good food is one of my favorite things in life, whether I cook it myself, enjoy it at a friend’s house or treat myself to dinner out. I truly enjoy the bright colors, smells and of course, tastes, of fresh foods.

Mar
02
2016

Hi, friends! I hope you enjoyed your extra day this year (even if it did give us one more Monday) – Happy belated Leap Day!

And now we are, crazy enough, into March already and there are so many good things happening. The weather is beautiful. I’m doing a fun 28-day workout challenge. My plants are blooming … and that’s mainly what this entry is about because I took a few nice pictures this morning that I want to share.

Feb
23
2016

If you’re reading this blog post, hopefully that means you’ve finished book 2! It was certainly a sad one (to state the obvious) but also not very long, which helped.

I think this is the sort of story that everyone can get something out of or understand in a general sense, but unless you’ve experienced loss of a loved one, it will likely not hit home in the same way. I’m curious to hear what you all thought of it since we all come from different experiences.

Feb
19
2016

First I went to the Big Easy and now the Big Apple. It's good to be back in Little Apopka though. With Adam having injured his foot just one week before our vacation, I'm surprised we got around to as much as we did, but I'm grateful we had such a wonderful time!

It was hard not to share every single picture we took here, but I tried to pare them down so as not to completely inundate you. Honestly, I'm surprised we got as many photos as we did because it was so unutterably cold at times that I just couldn't bring myself to de-glove. Fortunately, I used my gloves with the touchscreen capability one day and Adam also brought his nice camera, so we were able to get some on at least a couple days that didn't leave us with frostbite. Lol.

Feb
15
2016

Look at me being all smart! I scheduled this book reminder post before leaving for New York so I wouldn't forget and be late again. (Sometimes I'm clever.)

I hope the next book is a good one. I thought it might be a light and entertaining read about the various myths we've been taught over the years about our bodies. I wonder what I sitll currently believe that isn't true. Hopefully at least a few things because that'll be fun to talk about. Happy reading and stay warm!

Feb
11
2016

Well, Adam and take off (I would say bright too, but it won't be!) early tomorrow for New York City! Not only is it our first vacation in forever, it's also ... if you can believe it ... the first time the two of us have left the state of Florida together on a trip is just the two of us. We've traveled before, but mainly for family and work events. This is our first official out-of-state, say goodbye to work, live it up like you're kids again vacation!

I'msoexcitedyouhavenoidea!!!!

Feb
08
2016

As you may have picked up over time reading my blog or just knowing me, I find topics of health interesting: food, diet, fitness, etc. I've read about all kinds of diets (eating philosophies), diets (eating to lose weight), food politics, changing nutrition guidelines, fitness trends, food trends (both produced supermarket foods and even just online recipes), ... you name it, I find it intriguing and I've probably looked it up multiple times. Oddly, or perhaps as a logical result of all of this learning, I actually don't ascribe to almost anything anyone is selling.

Because of the way I was raised and the things I've learned over the years, through both reading and experience, I really just believe in all things in moderation. Always will.

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