Meet Jill! Weight Loss Super Star! 100 Pounds Gone!

I am happy to introduce another weight loss success story! I was particularly impressed by Jill because she found out she was diabetic and had to lose weight and rethink about how she ate. My twin sister is diabetic and our Dad was as well, so its something I always have in the back of…

One month update! + Edamame Lo Mein Dinner

Earlier this week, I mentioned that a month ago I started working with a Life Coach Karyn, helping me to look more serious into my weight loss and what goals I want to achieve. One thing I told her I had a hard time with was late night eating. Usually after the kids go to…

iChange

I think its so funny that after my GOAL setting post, a lot of things have come my way to help me continue on my journey and one of them is iChange! What is iChange you ask? It’s a new website designed to help people in groups, be paired with a nutritionist, and participate in…

Barilla Pasta Sauces

As part of Food Buzz’s taste testers program, I was sent 2 new flavors of sauces. One was arrabiata sauce which is a spicy version of pasta sauce and the other one was a cheese rosa sauce. Each one was very good, however the cheese sauce was a little high in calories/fat for me. For…

Goal setting!

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about goal setting, and why it’s so important to set a goal in whatever you want to do, whether it is weight loss, or getting a new job, or moving to a new state. But what’s more important than setting a goal?? TAKING ACTION!! If you notice in all…

Roasted veggies!

It was Saturday afternoon, it had been snowy and cold and windy all day, and I didn’t want to go to the store. I knew I had some stuff I could make something with. I looked in my freezer and saw I had a whole chicken and I quickly defrosted that in the microwave. Then…

Frittata

Thank you so much for all the birthday wishes yesterday!!! I successfully completed two goals: I had no cake on my birthday OR my son’s birthday the day before! Cake with frosting is my biggest downfall for sure! And, normally we get Dunkin Donuts for birthday breakfasts and this year I asked my husband if…

It’s my birthday!! Wahoo!! I’m 42!

It always seems that its January 1st, and the next thing you know its my birthday!! And of course I have to give a shout out to my twin sister Biz, Happy Birthday to you too!!!! I’m sure she won’t mind sharing pictures of us! It’s been a crazy but fun week of celebrating; my…

Happy Birthday Paul + The Biggest Cookie Ever!

It’s my son’s 14th birthday today!! Happy Birthday Paul!! I know a lot of other parents feel this way, but as the years go by and they keep getting bigger it is just so weird to think in a few short years he will be a grown up! His actual due date was April 16th,…

Irish Soda Bread + Juice Plus!

Just in time for St. Patty’s day, I made my first loaf of Irish Soda bread over the weekend. I had no idea how easy it is to make! I googled Irish Soda bread and ended up choosing a recipe from Epicurious. The list of ingredients is pretty short: This recipe makes 2 loaves, or…