Moving South

Whenever I have been asked, my answer goes something like this: “We think Florida smells funny and Arizona is too dry, so we think we will likely retire mid-south.” We are by no means ready to…


Plan Z 2nd Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

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Plan Z 2nd Tuesday, January 9th, 2019

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Plan Z 2nd Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

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The Promise of Pecan Pie

I’ll admit it. I never thought I’d be able to come up with a healthy version of a pecan pie. The thought of trying to substitute out Karo Syrup danced in my head and made me dizzy. Did you know that…


Tattoo Visits the Vet

While traveling in Chattanooga it became apparent that our cat Tattoo needed to see a vet. She was limping and obviously in pain. I found a holistic vet online and it wasn’t far away. I made an…


My Thanksgiving Wish for You

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWe4GpTaO8I When this time of year rolls around my thoughts turn to you. Our dieters. I am grateful for each and every one of you, so I just wanted to say Thank You…


2nd Tuesday Call - November 13th 2018

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THESE TIMELESS KITCHEN HACKS WILL MAKE YOU THE BOSS

“Hack” is a new slang word for trick. So what we are going to talk about today is kitchen hacks that make your life easier, and maybe more creative or efficient in the kitchen. Let me give you one…


2nd Tuesday Call - October 9th 2018

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Glug, Glug

According to familydoctor.org, half of your body weight is water. Some other organizations say it’s as much as two thirds water. Your body depends on water to survive. Every cell, tissue and organ in…


2nd Tuesday Call - September 11th 2018

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2nd Tuesday Call - August 14th 2018

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How to Eat Italian Food & Not Gain Weight

On my only trip to Italy I learned an important lesson. When it comes to food, it’s not how creative you can be but how authentic. While we traveled around, I kept looking for the Italian restaurants…


But What About My Beer?

When people embark on Plan Z we tell them that while they are in the ZReduction phase of Plan Z that it’s a good idea to not drink alcohol.  We learned from those who experimented with wine, beer or…


Do artificial sweeteners make you fat?

I pulled the following from USA Today. Maybe switching from regular soda to diet doesn't help as much as we thought. A new study from the Medical College of Wisconsin and Marquette University links…


The Yogurt and the Muffin

This is a short little tale about my experience with a hotel buffet. The back story… My husband was honored recently. He was inducted into the Wisconsin Broadcasters Hall of Fame. The ceremony took…


Peel or No Peel

There is one major, basic rule of thumb I use to decide if I am going to spend a bit extra and buy organic. The rule is: Am I going to peel it? If I am going to peel it, I will likely buy…


5 Ugly Things I’ve Learned About Gastric Bypass Surgery

Right off the top, I have to admit I have no personal experience with gastric bypass surgery and I am not a medical professional. What you are going to read here are things I’ve learned in talking to…


Hallelujah! Spiked Sparkling Water

For those who want to have a beverage that contains alcohol but zero carbs (or close to it), the beverage companies are finally listening! The only drawback I see to this category of beverage is you…