Yes, I Roasted More Beans. No, This Post Isn’t a Rerun.

January 20, 2017

A little while ago, I shared my easy-peasy recipe for roasted garbanzo beans. This post is another roasted bean recipe… but with different beans. So ignore that sense of deja vu, because this post isn’t a rerun. It’s more like a sequel. Or, to use Hollywood vernacular, it’s a ‘reboot’ or a ‘reimagining.’

The beans I roasted this time were black eyed peas (which are in fact Read the rest of this entry »


I Left Town for a Weekend Getaway… and Stumbled Upon Some Awesome Public Stairways!

January 18, 2017

I spent the weekend in San Clemente, California – a small beach town in Orange County. My entire family gathered there to celebrate my mom’s birthday, and my sisters and I stayed active by going on long walks both days. It was during those walks that we stumbled across a major find… public stairways that would be fantastic for stair training.

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The stairs are all brand new, built as part of the Read the rest of this entry »


Two Hikes: One Historical, One Completely Illegal

January 16, 2017

I love a historical hike. I’ve blogged about hikes to a Cold War missile defense facility, the ruins of a Nazi compound, and to the site of a hotel that overlooked the city (until it burned down 117 years ago). My most recent hike adventure was… to an abandoned zoo!

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The Griffith Park Zoo was the main zoo in Los Angeles from Read the rest of this entry »


Stay Warm All Winter With My Turkey, Sweet Potato, and Black Bean Stew

January 12, 2017

Here’s an easy, healthy, outrageously delicious recipe that that’s perfect for a chilly evening this winter. Make a big batch, and freeze the leftovers for an even simpler meal down the road! Doesn’t it look great?

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It my Turkey, Sweet Potato, and Black Bean Stew, and here’s how to make it: Read the rest of this entry »


Today is National Take the Stairs Day! (And I’ve Been Celebrating All Week)

January 11, 2017

Dust off your sneakers, because today is National Take the Stairs Day! I’ve been going cuckoo bananas with the stairs lately. Over the weekend I climbed to this awesome perch…

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…FIVE TIMES! 48 stories x 5 climbs = 240 total stories. And yes, that’s as Read the rest of this entry »


3WAYS2 Rethink Your New Year’s Weight Loss Resolutions… So You Stick With ‘Em All Year Long!

January 9, 2017

New Year’s resolutions are a big deal, and so many of them involve losing weight. Self-improvement is always something I can get behind!

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It’s the ninth day of the year, and unfortunately, studies have shown that by the end of two weeks (only five days from now!), nearly one-third of all New Year’s resolutions will have already been abandoned. And GUESS WHAT? I don’t want you to give up on your resolutions!

With that in mind, I put together three ways you can rethink or reframe your weight loss resolutions.  Read the rest of this entry »


2016 Year-End Progress Report AND the Debut of My Brand New Weight Loss Chart!!

January 4, 2017

Ladies and gentlemen, this is the post I look forward to all year long. Every month I share my weigh-in results and workout progress report. But at the end of the year (or, actually, the start of the year, since this is January 4th) I take a step back, and instead of focusing on one month, I focus on the whole goddamn year. 

And, in order to do that, I’m going to need an assist from…My brand new weight loss chart!

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This chart has been desperately needed for a few months, ever since I Read the rest of this entry »