I passed!

It took me 6 months to complete this course, but I got my certification in the mail on Saturday!! I am officially a Certified Nutrition and Wellness Consultant! I was super nervous because in order to get certified I had to get a score of 95% or better. And considering, it was several hundred multiple…

Turkey Noodle Soup

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! My family did. I successfully cooked a turkey for only the 2nd time in my life and it turned out great! Although it was a good thing I checked because it was done an hour earlier than I thought! With all the leftovers, I wanted to make turkey…

Restaurant Review/Sushi House – Oak Park, IL

I know a lot of you don’t live in the Chicago-land area, but my sister, Mom and I went to a great place for lunch yesterday! Okay, I may be biased, since the architecture firm I work for designed the restaurant and friends of mine at work decorated it, but its the third time I’ve…

Eat what you like!

I think so many times in the past when I have tried to lose weight, I would follow some strict program, or couldn’t eat certain foods, or eating foods in combinations. Why do that to yourself? So many times you read that losing weight is a lifestyle change. I believe that it is, but I…

How was your weekend?

My husband went out with friends, and after the kids were in bed, it was an evening of Jenn-TV! My husband puts up with my obsession with watching FOOD TV all the time. I think if that’s the only channel we got, I would be totally fine with that! I watched an episode of 100…

I survived my 2nd test!

For those of you who have been following my blog closely, I really wanted to do great this Holiday starting with Halloween and going through the new year. Not only did I not want to eat like a huge pig, but I wanted to actually LOSE weight instead of gain over the Holiday season. I…

Product review

So, since I had no plan yesterday, I ran to Whole Foods at lunch and I was going to get a salad, but when I was walking the aisles, I saw the Amy’s frozen lunches. I saw the tortilla bowl and looked at the nutritional information. Not bad! 380 calories, 18 grams of fat and…

No plan today!

For those of you who know me personally, you know I almost NEVER go to work without bringing food for the day. I eat my breakfast and lunch at my desk, as well as bringing fruit or veggies for snacks. I like knowing what I have, fitting it into my daily food budget and then…

I almost gave in…. + Cranberry Muffins! + Biggest Loser Re-cap!

So, I almost caved…I had a great healthy breakfast yesterday, I had my soup and banana for lunch and as the lunch hour approached, I wasn’t feeling the soup. What I really wanted was a slice of deep dish pizza! There is an Italian restaurant around the corner from my office, and they sell pizza…

Easy Pork Tenderloin

I made probably the best pork tenderloin over the weekend. I normally buy the ones that are pre-marinated. But this time, I decided to buy one that I can add my own spices too. I decided to do a rub. I added in a small dish: 1 TB. black pepper 1 TB. garlic salt 1…