Adventures in weight loss, cooking and life

Getting to goal, one choice at a time …

A look back at 2014 — & a look ahead to 2015

Seeing WordPress’ report on my year in blogging—and reading so many other bloggers’ year-end recaps made me want to do a look back of my own. Well, it helped that my phone … Continue reading

Featured · 1 Comment

2014 in review

2014 hasn’t been the most active here on the old blog. However, that didn’t keep the stats helper monkeys from preparing their annual report. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway … Continue reading

Featured · Leave a comment

Two reasons I look forward to moving to Prescott

Aside from having a full-time job there, of course … Check out these gas prices! I put $14 worth of gas in my car and it almost filled the tank. … Continue reading

Featured · Leave a comment

(F)unemployed no more

You’re looking at the face of the Prescott Daily Courier‘s new education reporter. That’s right. I’m no longer jobless. That’s the good news. I start a full-time job in Prescott Jan. … Continue reading

Featured · Leave a comment

Sliding into Home is out and about

Hi, all. Long time, no blog. But this time I have an excellent excuse. I’ve been busy getting ready for the release of Book 3 of my Love & Baseball … Continue reading

Featured · Leave a comment

I have a new rallying cry

Call it a rallying cry … or a mantra … or words to live by. No matter what you call it, Theodora‘s recent post, “On ‘Listening to Your Body’” is pure inspiration. … Continue reading

Featured · 5 Comments

Walking in an autumn wonderland

On Wednesday, I did something I’ve wanted to do for several years: I took a hike through a grove of maple trees in Oak Creek Canyon. As you might imagine, … Continue reading

Featured · Leave a comment

Guilt-free for the holidays?

Hello, lovelies. I’m still not blogging as much as I’d like, but I have been (mostly) low-carb since right after Labor Day. I recommitted on Sunday after a week of … Continue reading

November 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

I’m ba-a-ck!

Long time no blog, eh? In case you hadn’t guessed, my New Year’s resolution/intention or whatever the hell you want to call it was a big, fat bust. Which brings … Continue reading

September 11, 2015 · 3 Comments

Lack of planning is not my friend

I’ve been tracking my eats these past two days, but not really trying to watch what I eat — more than the simple act of keeping a food journal makes me stop … Continue reading

January 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

Losing weight is easy …

... if you're in a coma, maybe. Most of us have to work at it — every day and every minute. It's not easy to make the right choices, to drink water instead of (diet) soda, pick the grilled chicken sandwich instead of a burger or choose to get up and get moving instead of lounging around in bed. After too many months of making the wrong choices under the guise of dabbling with paleo eating, I've re-joined Weight Watchers (online). My choices may no longer be low-carb or Whole30 or paleo, but the concept is the same: I'm still getting closer to my goal weight one choice at a time.

I’m a Diet-To-Go Ambassador

Arlene’s Tweets

‘Like’ Me

Top Posts & Pages


#elf4health Challenge Participant

The Lean Green Bean


Better With Veggies

Let’s talk

Have a question, comment or suggestion? Email me at

I’m in


Please note that I’m not a doctor, registered dietitian or fitness expert. I'm merely sharing my experiences with weight loss, cooking and life. This is what works for me. That doesn't mean it will work for you. When it comes to your health and fitness, do your research.

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 630 other followers