October 7, 2022

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  • Lifting Others – The Writing on the Sidewalk

    While doing a 4-mile run, I had just finished the uphill part of my route.  My legs were tired and I was getting out of breath.  Still, I didn't want to stop running.  I just focused on the sidewalk in front of me.  However, as I did, I noticed something written on the sidewalk: "You're…

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  • When Do You Find Time To Workout?

    Some friends have asked me "When do you find the time to work out?".  My answer is: it varies day to day.  It gets a little difficult to have an effective workout  when your young kids want to join in.  My kids have almost been kicked by a bicycle crunch or knocked down by jumping jacks as they…

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  • Strawberry Rhubarb Quinoa Pudding

    After making the pork chops with rhubarb sauce, I had some leftover rhubarb.  I didn't want it to go bad, so I set out searching for another recipe I could make with it.  As usual, I turned to the source for most of my recipes: Eatingwell.com.  I soon found a recipe that sounded interesting enough…

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  • You Raise Me Up

    Falling Down, Getting Back Up I recently returned from an overnight camping trip with the family about 2 1/2 hours away.  I thought I'd been pretty good.  We did a lot of walking around, and I ate mostly salad and fruit.  However, I also spent about 8 hours in the car between the two days.…

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  • Pork Chops With Rhubarb Sauce

    Rhubarb.  What is it exactly?  It's a vegetable that I'd seen around, but never grew up eating.  My husband, the all time fan of different tastes, loves to eat rhubarb straight from the garden.  Not me!  The first time I bit into one it tasted like I was biting a lemon.  Yuck!  However, I'd seen a lot…

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  • Quinoa Veggie Burger

    Quinoa (keen-wah).  I'd heard of it and that it was good for you, but had no idea what it was or how to use it.  After doing a little searching, I discovered a recipe on EatingWell.com that sounded good: Quinoa Veggie Burgers.  I liked hamburgers, and the other ingredients sounded pretty good as well.  So, I…

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  • From 250 to 5K

    A Resolution Like everyone, I made a few New Year's Resolutions on January 1.  I didn't want to just say "Lose weight."  I'd said that before and it never went anywhere.  Plus, that was something I was already doing.  I wanted to be more specific.  So, I set a goal to accomplish something physical.  I…

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  • Owning Up

    No One Ever Is To Blame One night, the family and I were headed back from a nice weekend with the in-laws.  We planned on stopping at a town and eating out at a place that wasn't too expensive and would allow the kids to stretch a little.  We soon found a little fast food…

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  • Black Bean Brownies

    I love finding new recipes to try - if they sound good.  When I came across a recipe for Black Bean Brownies at Chocolate Covered Katie.com, I wasn't sure what to think.  I'm used to black beans in tacos or other Mexican food.  To put them in anything else sounded odd, especially in a dessert…

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  • Chocolate Chip Pancakes

    For one of my birthday gifts, the family and I went out to eat.  When perusing the menu, AJ saw a picture of chocolate chip pancakes and was quick to let me know that's what she wanted.  PJ felt the same way.  While I took time enjoying my salad, my kids downed their small chocolate…

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