There’s Donut-Flavored Tic Tacs Now… And Homer Simpson Is On the Box!

May 31, 2018

I love “The Simpsons” and am completely indifferent about Tic Tacs. Luckily, my love for Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie, Snowball II, Santa’s Little Helper, and the entire town of Springfield is so strong that I immediately snapped up every kind of Simpsons Tic Tacs as soon as I saw them at a gas station.

While all three boxes of Tic Tacs contain yellow breath mints, there are three distinct flavors. Read the rest of this entry »

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RECIPE! Cauliflower and Buckwheat Salad

May 30, 2018

Today you’ll read about Cauliflower and Buckwheat Salad. You’re going to love it, because it’s delicious. And healthy. And drool-worthy. See?

But where’s the cauliflower? It’s there… and Read the rest of this entry »


Get Ready… It’s My First Produce Haul Post in Five Years!

May 29, 2018

Time for a blast from the past. I haven’t shown a produce haul on this blog since 2013! And there’s not many photos I love taking more than ones displaying a tabletop full of fresh, delicious, healthy things to eat.

Pictures of the fruits and veggies that I bought were once Read the rest of this entry »


I’m One Month Into My Exercise Break, and I’m Ready For A Change

May 23, 2018

Check out my new kicks!

I purchased the sneakers as part of a celebratory day. Remember, in my most recent weigh-in post, when I showed how I had reached 4,000 Cardio Miles? At that point in time, I hadn’t decided on a reward for that milestone. But then I did. And the shoes were part of it. Read the rest of this entry »


Do These Four Cheetos Alternatives Stack Up To The Real Deal?

May 21, 2018

In recent weeks I’ve made jokes about my love of Cheetos, and admitted to indulging in excessive amounts of them. Then Audra, in a comment on this post, planted a seed: there are probably healthier versions out there!

Audra specifically recommended Barbara’s, which I didn’t find at the Ralph’s, Gelson’s, and Sprouts that I shopped at over the past three weeks. I did find other options, though, and I’m sure there’s more out there! Read the rest of this entry »


48 Rainy Hours in Colorado. Hail, Too!

May 18, 2018

If you wanted to see some hail in May, you should’ve been in Colorado last weekend. Last Saturday evening, during a brief but violent storm, it hailed pebbles of ice.

I’ve lived in Los Angeles for nearly 16 years, where Read the rest of this entry »


I Love You and Miss You, Gerry Sinclair! (1922-2018)

May 15, 2018

On Saturday, January 17, 2010, I walked into Slimmons for the very first time. I had met Richard Simmons a week and a half prior, and he had more or less twisted my arm into taking one of his aerobics classes. I was over 400 pounds, and very nervous about the class.

As I waited in the lobby for some friends that were on their way, an energetic older woman approached me. She had a big, warm smile, and perfect hair and make-up. “Welcome, dear, I’m Gerry. Is this your first time?” She made me feel instantly at ease. “You’re going to love it, dear. Richard is a doll.”

Gerry and me in 2013.

She was right. I quickly fell in love with Slimmons, and spent countless hours taking classes there. Gerry grew to be a very special friend.

Gerry Sinclair passed away yesterday, after a brief bout with pneumonia. She was 96 years old. In addition to being my friend, she was, and will forever be, one of my biggest role models. Read the rest of this entry »