October 2010

Medal Display Giveaway

Please, please VOTE for Operation Beautiful to win the Amway Positivity Project!  If we win, $10,000 goes to Girls on the Run International, a self-esteem building program for 8 – 10 year old girls that has helped over 1 million young ladies (and the program I coach for).  No registration required to vote – just [...]


Baked Apples

Another fun Thanksgiving recipe for you tonight!  After all, it’s never too early to start planning your menu.  :)    The first “Vegetarian Thanksgiving” recipe I posted was Lean, Green Casserole Machine.  Here’s veg recipe #2:  Baked Apples! Baked Apples   Ingredients:   3 apples (I used Honey Crisp + Granny Smith for the first [...]


Inside-Out Pup

Maggie on the outside: Maggie on the inside! After weeks of thinking that Maggie’s left ribs look a little funny, I freaked out last night when I spent some time feeling around her sides and realized that, yes, her left ribs were protruding.  I spent all night clutching my wiener dog and crying hysterically.  I [...]


Pride Is Forever

Boring breakfast; fun product review! In the mix:   1/2 cup oatmeal 1/2 cup pumpkin Raspberries Greek yogurt Chia seeds   Another yogurt mess might be boring to look it, but it sure tasted yummy.  :) Pride Is Forever   A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about how Jen and I brought our [...]


Surprise Rest Day

Today… was one of those days.  You know, one of those days that I did NOT want to go running.  So I didn’t.      When I feel like skipping a run, I factor in several things:  1) Am I training for a race?… 2) Is this a very important training run (like a long one [...]


Facebook Stalkers

My mom and I spent the morning looking up her ex-boyfriends from her 20’s to 40’s on Facebook.   She dragged out her old photo albums so we could compare the men of the past to the men of today.  She spent a lot of time screaming hysterically and running around in circles in the kitchen.  [...]


Rocky Top

Wish that I was on ol' Rocky Top, down in the Tennessee hills, aint' no smoggy smoke on Rocky Top, ain't no telephone bills… Rocky Top, you'll always be home sweet home to me! Good ol' Rocky Top, Rocky Top Tennessee, Rocky Top Tennessee…   (If you have no idea what I’m singing, check out [...]


A warm breakfast for a chilly morning! Oh – don’t forget to enter the Pumpkin Carving Contest! How come oatmeal made at other people’s houses taste better?  Anyone else agree? In the mix:   1/2 cup oatmeal 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup milk 1/2 banana Toppings: dried cherries, strawberries, coconut, pecans   Time to go [...]


Southern Cookin’

Signs of Fall are everywhere! My drive from Charlotte to Knoxville was very long (due to construction, it took me 30 minutes to go 1.8 miles at one point), but I’ve arrived!  So happy to see my mom, too.   Car food: A Green Monster, which contained:   1 cup almond breeze 2 cups spinach [...]



And, just like that, marathon training is pretty much over. :) I ran my last long run this morning (12.0 miles) and now I’m going to stick to distances less than 3.5 miles until next Saturday.   I can’t believe I’ll be running my second marathon in a week!  I would be lying if I [...]


My favorite blog series is back after a long hiatus! :) HTP Swaps and Additions was originally started because I hated the way certain women’s magazines suggested that health was about eliminating or restricting.  As I said in the first HTP Swaps and Additions post, I hope my blog illustrates that healthy living is about [...]


Thanksgiving Comes Early

Chilling at the clinic again! That acupuncture doll has freaked me out for the last three and a half years.  Probably because he is butt naked.  There are acupuncture points in places you would not believe.   On a more serious note, today I tried my first attempt at making a veganized Thanksgiving side dish.  [...]


15-minute Pasta Salad

This amazing meal can be yours in 15 minutes. Minute 1 - 3:  Bring pot of water to boil and turn on your George Foreman.  Meanwhile, slice two small plum tomatoes and three carrots.   Minute 4: Place carrots on George Foreman and grill until they brown (about 3 minutes).   Set tomatoes aside in a [...]


Places We’ve Lived

Last night, the Husband and I spent over an hour laying in bed, talking in the dark about all the apartments we’ve lived in.  In total, we’ve shared 5 spaces over the last 7 years.  We were trying to remember the layout and design of each house (and I use the term “design” extremely loosely [...]

Healthy Tipping Point