Hubby's 21 Pound Weight Loss

Hubby's Fitness Challenge and 21 Pound Weight Loss My hubby just completed a 60 day fitness challenge and I couldn't be more proud of him!  He lost 21 pounds and 6.5%...more

JEERS: where everybody knows your name

And I'm sure right now the theme song for the show CHEERS is running through your head. If not, or you don't know what Cheers is, it's an old sitcom that ran for 11 seasons from 1982 to 1993 and revolved around friends at a bar. Material is recycled, after all.I'm sure (if you ever watched the show) you have your favorite characters. To be honest, I never watched the show. I was a little kid when it aired. I hated the theme song because it was an earworm; once you hear it, it's hard to get it out of your head....more

Simply Toxic

If you are like me or many other people during springtime you want to clean out the old funk. This goes for cleaning out our body, cleansing, detoxing, an internal spring cleaning. I am not going to talk about doing a cleanse however, I am going to talk about "whole-istic" living. This is health in all areas of our life, mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually....more

Take care of your temple!

I went to the doctors the other day. I visited that government site on the internet and bought some of that insurance since I am still working for the staffing agency that does not have insurance as an option to buy. So now I am able to afford the doctors office visits again. ...more

Beyond walnuts and green tea: Other foods that are good for your brain

When it comes to food that's good for your brain, there are some well-known ones: salmon, walnuts, blueberries and red wine. But I ran across this article today and found a couple I wasn't that familiar with:http://www.kitchendaily.com/read/your-brain-healthy-food?icid=maing-grid...1. Grains: The brain can't store carbs so it relies on a constant supply from the blood stream. Carbs like grains are low on the glycemic index so they're ideal because they create a sustained stream of energy to the brain....more

My DietBet: Did I Win?

In case you haven’t been following along with my DietBet, you can catch up here:Post #1: Challenging Myself with a DietBet Post #2: My DietBet: The Halfway Point Post #3: My DietBet: The Final Countdown ...more

Tropical Green Smoothie Recipe

One of the great staples in my diet have always been smoothies. I have gone through a ton of recipes and over time picked out the tried and true ones that were my go-to. The following is a green smoothie recipe that I've tweaked to suite my taste buds....more

Wrecking My Diet

photoI'm riding atop a thousand pound wrecking ball wearing nothing but a pair of ginormous granny panties, Doc Martens and the smile I was born with....more

Beauty Tips and Diet Tips from a new Beauty Book ! plus....Valentine's Day 2014

ON SALE NOW !   "Beauty, Diet, and I Said What?"   AN AMAZON KINDLE EBOOK (click link below)   http://www.amazon.com/Live-Progress-Renee-Ashley-Baker-ebook/dp/B00I4DI4...   also...   RULES OF THE HOUSE IF--YOU WEAR IT...HANG IT UP. IF--YOU DROP IT...PICK IT UP. IF--YOU EAT OUT OF IT...WASH IT. IF--YOU SPILL IT...WIPE IT UP. IF--YOU TURN IT ON...TURN IT OFF....more

Why the plant-based diet didn't work for me

All good things must come to an end. January was a great month to test out vegan eating. I was inspired, I learned, I tried all kinds of new foods and new preparations. But in the end, vegan eating just isn’t for me. ...more
"Hopefully we’ll all be winners." ?????  Seriously?  You mean everyone except all the animals ...more