Eight Minute Abs

I haven't been exercising, but two days ago I dragged myself down to the floor (it was hard) and did 8 minute abs.  I rather enjoyed it.  My kids sat on top of me.  I felt better after.  I thought, "tomorrow I'll do it again".  But I didn't.  I did however do them again today and wow was I sore at the start.  I had to stop throughout and take little breaths (there's no working through the pain for me), but I did it and I felt better....more
@elaineR.N. Oh my gosh - it sounds so exasperatingly slow!  Yay for getting the sports medicine ...more

The Things My Kids Are Eating

Lunch used to be such a breeze.  I'd grill up a peanut butter and jelly sandwich or a grilled cheese sandwich or pop some frozen ravioli in a pot of boiling water.  I tried to balance things out with some apple or orange, prunes, and a banana.  Some days I succeeded with balance and other days I didn't.  Their lunches were fine - not great, but fine.  And they were things they liked eating.Now their lunches are a whole new story.  No longer can I just whip something up in five minutes or have the kitchen to myself while preparing the food....more
@elaineR.N. You DO need a personal chef.  Grilled salmon sounds pretty delicious about now.  We ...more

The Things My Kids Are Eating

Lunch used to be such a breeze.  I'd grill up a peanut butter and jelly sandwich or a grilled cheese sandwich or pop some frozen ravioli in a pot of boiling water.  I tried to balance things out with some apple or orange, prunes, and a banana.  Some days I succeeded with balance and other days I didn't.  Their lunches were fine - not great, but fine.  And they were things they liked eating.Now their lunches are a whole new story.  No longer can I just whip something up in five minutes or have the kitchen to myself while preparing the food....more
@Karen Ballum I think I've only had them steamed.  I remember liking them when I was a kid, but ...more

Why Do People Expect Me to Apologize for the Boston Bombings?

If you have the internet connection to read this post, you surely know about the bombings at the Boston Marathon. This news is horrifying, depressing, and once again a stark reminder of the vulnerability of each and every day, and the tragedy that can lurk around any hidden corner. ...more
Nicely written - Thank you.more

Eating Well and Eating a LOT

Fifteen days of fantastic meals.  Fifteen days of foods that I don't feel guilty about eating at all.  Fifteen days of nutrients and vegetables in an array of colors and soups with textures and meats with new seasonings.  And fifteen days of a full stomach....more
@elaineR.N. It has definitely been a positive thing for our family.  Now to finish getting ...more

A Craving for Cheese Rolls

Last night I ran (walked) over to the store after class to pick up some spaghetti squash for today.  I hadn't eaten dinner before class and while I wasn't actually hungry, as I entered the store and saw the deli donuts and cheese rolls, I felt myself wanting one.I did not pause.  I kept walking, but I could feel my old eye scanners kicking in - "what is on that shelf that sounds good to eat".  ...more
@elaineR.N. The thing that has been the most fun has been learning how to use squash instead of ...more

Eight Minute Abs

I haven't been exercising, but two days ago I dragged myself down to the floor (it was hard) and did 8 minute abs.  I rather enjoyed it.  My kids sat on top of me.  I felt better after.  I thought, "tomorrow I'll do it again".  But I didn't.  I did however do them again today and wow was I sore at the start.  I had to stop throughout and take little breaths (there's no working through the pain for me), but I did it and I felt better....more
@elaineR.N. Smiling - yeah the crabbies are pretty obnoxious.  My abs are sore when I reach up ...more

Kids on the Paleo Diet: They Like It

My kiddos and I went to the market yesterday and as I stood inspecting the ingredients in cans of tuna fish, my son found himself face to face with the Sponge Bob box of macaroni and cheese. Sponge Bob looked so happy and bright and my boy feet so thrilled to see a friend of his. Even if he's never watched the show, he somehow still has managed to identify Sponge Bob as his favorite character. ...more
@Well Worn Soles You know, I have been absolutely mind boggled by how well my kids have done.  I ...more

Paleo - What the Relatives are Not Saying

My relatives have been having some "talks" lately about this eating thing my family is doing this month in our home.  We are following a paleo diet and using the whole30.com challenge to guide us through the process.  For our family, it's been a really good experience so far and there is no doubt we are eating far healthier than ever before, but for our relatives, it is a bit distressing....more
@elaineR.N. There's not a lot that's super crazy new with what we are doing - just more like ...more

Paleo - What the Relatives are Not Saying

My relatives have been having some "talks" lately about this eating thing my family is doing this month in our home.  We are following a paleo diet and using the whole30.com challenge to guide us through the process.  For our family, it's been a really good experience so far and there is no doubt we are eating far healthier than ever before, but for our relatives, it is a bit distressing....more
@SunbonnetSmart.com I looked at all your links.  You've brought up westonaprice before and I've ...more