Changing the beginning

Today started off…. ummmmmm… sucktastically.  Lots of frustration.. a few emotional outburst later… it’s time to change my day. I took a little walk, and decided it would be a great time for a knock out breakfast!!! You know… start the day over, and better! I made Wildberry Scones the other day.  They are really light…

Changing the “can’t”

One word that threatens my ability to move forward is “can’t.” When everything is super regimented, it feels like I am living in what I can’t have and can’t do… This is where I get stuck. And depressed… and angry. My sister reminded me: I am the one with the power. Yes, I will hear…

When to seek help

I can blame the stress. I can blame my health, I can blame the world. I choose to accept that I own my problem. I got tasked with a new challenge… and I have an awesome boss who preaches work life balance (and actually walks her talk.). She reminds me daily not to burn out……

Zucchini Chips-my new obsession

These are so tasty and incredibly simple to make INGREDIENTS 2 large zucchinis Olive oil spray Kosher salt/pepper/garlic powder etc INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to 225 degrees Fahrenheit. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. Slice your zucchini into super thin slices with a knife or mandolin. After you slice your zucchini, place the slices on…

How to Eat Healthy & Enjoy Graduation Parties

With the end of the year and warmer weather comes celebration. Celebration often means delicious, decadent food and lots of it. Whether it be at a graduation parties, Father’s Day, weddings, family reunions or backyard barbecues with friends, there always seems to be a scrumptious spread calling your name. And let’s not forget the dessert…

Ideal Protein Popsicles

(Mango Sunrise above) The summer heat is finally here! With temps running into the 30’s, these 2 min popsicle recipes are a must have in the freezer and truly indispensable during the season. Servings: Each recipe yields 2 servings; depending on the size of your mold you may get 2-6 popsicles. Ingredients:  Dreamsicle Popsicles  5…

One Week down of the “Revamp”

So checking in since it has been one week since I decided to do a revamp of protocol eating and wanted to drop some excess weight. Since last week I have dropped 6.6 pounds, 3 inches and I am feeling better physically, which is the most important thing to me. What I have found that…

Rhubarb…

If you have been in IP any length of time you have heard of Janeva and her miracle cookbook.  You also have heard af strawberry-rhubarb compote. In the 3 years, since I learned about IP, I have learned that I need to be willing to try new things… but rhubarb took me a while to…

Operation: make it easier has begun!

Pulling it together After a really challenging week, I am making a date today to clean out all the crap. We have had company (including a bored teen), medical stuff, long hours, short fuses. My house needs to be put in order. I am starting with my refrigerator. I know I need to go to…

What Happens When You Eat too Many Carbohydrates?

No matter where the carbohydrates are being stored, liver or the muscles; the total storage capacity of the body for carbohydrate is really quite limited. Once the levels in the liver are filled with glycogen, excess carbohydrates have just one fate: to be converted into fat and stored. Even though carbohydrates are fat-free, excess carbohydrates…

Confessions of an addict

Any one who has ever battled an addiction knows. We know what quitting means, we know that making good choices is the path to healing. Whatever your addiction, it’s a pull to something that is beyond reason. I come from a very long line of addicts. Food, alcohol, drugs, shopping, hoarding… my family has a…

Maintaining your Weight on a Cruise

Maintaining weight when cruising is not a pipe dream. Sure, dining is a cruise highlight, tempting us nearly everywhere we turn. While national recommendations on keeping pounds off are constantly evolving — and sometimes contradictory — a combination of common sense and helpful tips can keep you from overeating on your next vacation. We’ve got…