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The Magic Pill

After the death of my mom in 2010, when I finally resolved myself that I needed to make changes in my lifestyle for my own good health, and the weight I’d been carrying around for so many years finally began to come off – this time I believed (and still do) for good – I […]

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Te Quiero Taco Salad?

I love me a good taco salad. Mmm…that crispy tostada, all loaded up with meat and cheese and guacamole and sour cream…and mucho horrific fat content, too. So what’s a girl craving a taco salad to do? Well, this one put on her thinking cap and went to work. I came up with this truly […]

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Afraid of the Bogeyma– Er, the Doctor

I still remember the doctor my parents forced me to see regularly as a child. Dr. Villavicencio (even trying to pronounce his name was scary) was a short, squat Spaniard who never smiled and spoke with a thick accent. He strongly resembled Droopy Dog with glasses, though this did not endear him to me. I […]

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Show Yourself Some Monday Love

Monday’s are tough. And when a Monday is right after the kids’ school vacation and an Oscar Night gourmet feast, it doesn’t get any easier. Still this breakfast is easy, fast, delicious, and healthy – it’s both probiotic and protein rich (and hey, it looks pretty, too!). It also uses one of my new favorite […]

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Weigh-points

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the long, twisting road I’ve already traveled and left behind me as I continue on this endless journey to Wellville. I started off as a child making childish food choices, living off of buttered noodles and Kraft dinners, hoarding Oreos and giant Hershey bars in my room. As […]

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Burger Cravings? Spicy Black Bean Patties

I have tried, in my years traveling on the road to Wellville, to go vegetarian a time or two. I never manage to hold out for long – six months here, a year there – because I seriously love burgers. I think I could do without steak of all kinds indefinitely, but take away burgers […]

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The Ghosts of Pounds Past

If I look back now, I can pinpoint the exact years in my life when I was relatively healthy. The nine years before my bio-mom stopped caring for our family and left me to make my own questionable food decisions in the hours between my return from school and when my father came home from […]

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Why You Have To Try This Spicy Egg Scramble

“I solemnly swear I will not skip breakfast anymore.” If you truly want to get on the road to Wellville, all you breakfast-skippers out there (you know who you are – I used to be one, too!), you have to take this solemn oath to stop skipping breakfast. In fact, even before breakfast happens, you […]

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When the Weather Outside is Frightful…

I’m not exactly breaking new ground in telling you that adding two or three cups of green tea each day to your diet is beneficial to your health (especially if you can cut out our coffee intake completely). Green tea is loaded with antioxidants which have been shown to have a world of health benefits […]

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The F-Word

In my inaugural post, The Hardest Post (and it really was the hardest post – I struggled for a week after not to delete the whole blog and have us all carry on like it hadn’t happened), I use a word I rarely use. A word that has become demonized to such an extent that […]

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