Monthly Archives: June 2011


As many of you may recall, my mom’s mother died unexpectedly on Halloween. My other grandmother had not been well for a few years, but she became really ill last week. My parents and I were able to go and … Continue reading

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Bathing suits

I love bathing suits. Especially colorful bikinis. I buy the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue every year just to see the bathing suits. And my swimsuit drawer is overflowing with all manner of chlorine-scented lycra. Of course, right now the only … Continue reading

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OMG I’m craving spaghetti… squash

I believe you all know I love pasta. But it’s not just the carbs. I must have some kind of lycopene deficiency or something, because I totally crave the tomato sauce. So, if I can’t have spaghetti, I need another … Continue reading

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Mexican wedding cake

As you might imagine, this is not a diet recipe. However, it IS a really easy recipe for a fantastic cake. I first made this cake when I lived in South Carolina, and I was thinking about it when we … Continue reading

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Tropical sunrise smoothie

Well, the diet has been going pretty well, although the exercise portion has been a challenge. It seems the fates have been conspiring against me, but I have managed to swim a little and take a few walk/runs over the … Continue reading

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Banana oat pancakes

Last week was Toby and my fourth anniversary. And I weigh 30 pounds more than I do when we got married. Yikes. That’s major. That’s like… a toddler. So, I am on a diet for at least a month. These … Continue reading

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