Category Nutrition

I’m Living Again

The title of this post is fairly dramatic, but it’s how I really feel.  I’ve been absent from blogging for quite some time.  It’s not because I don’t have anything to say…believe me I have plenty to say.  The problem is that I’ve been very overwhelmed and most of it has been small things.  I […]

Red Velvet Cupcakes…My Nemesis

I LOVE red velvet cupcakes especially the brand they carry at my local grocery store.  They are amazing, but they are also my dieting nemesis.  I’m not exaggerating…according to Google’s definition “nemesis” is the perfect description. The inescapable agent of someone’s or something’s downfall. Ok…maybe they are “escapable” but it’s hard…very, very hard.  I have […]

Worry Eating

I know the only reason I should eat is if I’m hungry.  For me, it’s so much harder than it sounds.  I’m not making an excuse…I’m admitting my fault. I can’t remember a time in my life when food was a friend and not a foe.  My parents have always struggled with their weight and […]

Food as a Reward

Because of the massive pain I encountered this week due to a kidney stone, I figured out something that I don’t like about myself. .. …I reward myself with food. I actually already knew this, but this week it really hit home.  I’ve been doing so good with food lately.  This week I felt like […]

Recipes as Guidelines

I have a good problem…my tomatoes are producing more than I can eat.  I’ve given tomatoes to a neighbor and a good friend more than once this summer.  Today it became obvious that I needed to use some of my tomatoes in a recipe (instead of popping them like candy).  Tomato sauce was my first […]