One of my least favorite things is trying on new clothes.

Saturdays are the day that I usually write my blog posts. My kids are at their drama class for 4 hours on Saturday. I know that’s a really long time and I am sure we won’t be doing that again anytime soon! It takes too much time away from our family on the weekends and we just LOVE spending time together even if it’s just being lazy at home … [Read more...]

Quinoa Pumpkin Pancakes

Quinoa Pumpkin Panckaes

I have been learning how to make everyday American meals with out wheat/flour/sugar for a while now.  So today I thought I would try quinoa flour for the first time and learn how to make quinoa pancakes!  Quinoa is a great source of protein which is a plus for me because my daughter doesn't eat much protein other than nuggets and the occasional hot … [Read more...]

Cortisol- Could it Be Ally or Enemy?

In a perfect world, our adrenal glands secrete a nice jolt of cortisol in the morning. Just enough to get us up out of bed and ready for what the day has in store. The increase from sleep levels (which need to be low so we actually can sleep) and morning levels is between 50% and 160%.  When it is working properly, cortisol is our friend. Then … [Read more...]

I Cried


Today I completed my first cycle of three in the Biggest Loser Challenge.  Up until the weigh-in I was feeling pretty good about what was happening.  I can feel my body changing.  My clothes are feeling looser.  I have more energy. My moods are equalized. I went in to that weigh-in feeling really positive. I was expecting big news!  I mean I am … [Read more...]

Your Adrenal Glands and Weight Loss

Parenthood is Exhausting and Stressful

Adrenaline. What would the human race be without it? Probably extinct. Our adrenal glands produce, among other hormones, this very useful substance that allows us to face down threats or run from them. Called “the stress hormone,” adrenaline allows us to cope with the stresses of our lives. When our species was evolving, those stresses included … [Read more...]

Hey Mom! What’s for Dinner?

Grassfeed Beef Organic Vetable Soup

You know how it goes.  Dinner is coming up, your hungry, the kids are hungry and you don't have a clue what your going to make.  You also don't want to spend a lot time in the kitchen. I usually find my self standing in front of the fridge for a minutes and then going to the pantry for inspiration, then back to the fridge.    Until it finally … [Read more...]

Taming the Sugar Beast!

Dr. L.J.'s Chocolate Candy Shell

Taming the Sugar Beast: A Great Idea for your Sweet Tooth As I mentioned in my blog, Healthy Food Can Pack on the Pounds, I am eliminating 7 key foods proven to keep people fat. It’s all part of my Biggest Loser challenge! The following foods are considered the main culprits in terms of food intolerances that can prevent you from losing weight, … [Read more...]

It’s Cheat Day!!

Almost Healthy Waffles

Today is Sunday and it's what is known as "Cheat Day" around here.   The kids LOVE Sundays! My six year old woke up this morning, her eyes got big and she said with much enthusiasm..."It's cheat day mommy!"  Because she is one of our two in house junk food junkies this is a BIG day for her :). My husband, who I joking call "grandpa" is junk … [Read more...]

Bean Dip to the Rescue!

Quick and Easy Bean Dip

Part of this challenge is pre-planning what we are going to eat for the week. The idea behind this is to keep me on track, not wondering what the next meal is or what I am going to make each night. This should keep me from wanting to order pizza, Chinese, or a quick run through McDonalds. Ideally I should have food prepped for the day so I don’t … [Read more...]

Shopping for “Healthy” Food

I used to shake my head at the Whole Foods phenomenon. I could not understand why people would pay those prices or want the things they could get there. Now that I’m on my journey to get healthy and lose weight, I thought, “Now’s my chance to see what all the fuss is about.” And guess what? The more I learn about food the fonder I am of Whole … [Read more...]