Bottled Salad Dressing – cut cost and fat

This is how I extend the more expensive bottled salad dressings, while reducing the fat on my green salads. Follow Your Heart makes good vegan Caesar and vegan Bleu Cheese salad dressings. Steve and I both like them. What I do is drizzle half of one or the other onto my green salad, then add…

Not Every Day

Not every day. It gets too old, too familiar, too fast. Break it up. Doing something every single day, at the same time in the same way creates a need for it. Rather than helping as designed or expected, it harms. Or it creates a resentment. Boredom sets up a mindset that affects how the…

Do Better

We can all do better – at something – than we’re doing now. Choose what you can do better now, then do it. ~ Sharon Lee Davies-Tight  

USE OF GUMS

Gums (eg. xanthan gum, guar gum etc.) are being used in many food preparations as thickeners and fat replacers, most often unbeknownst to us. It seems that manufacturers started using them absent our permission and now they’re everywhere. For whatever reason many people don’t like gums being inserted into their foods. They don’t like how…

WHY WAIT?

If I were thirty pounds lighter I would do this, do that, go here go there, accomplish something – everything I ever wanted to do, conquer all that needed to be conquered, make all my dreams come true, climb that mountain, reach the sky, be the star I know I am. Do it while you’re…

LAY THE FOUNDATION FIRST

Right now I’m not so much concerned about weight, as I am focused on establishing new habits that will eventually lead to the weight loss I desire. Laying the ground work – the foundation – I am. P.S. I’m not sure if this is a rule or a tip. Guess I’ll go for both. No….

MAKE A BIG WISH OUT OF LOTS OF LITTLE ONES

Stop wishing for the big stuff. In order to get the big stuff, lots of little stuff has to happen in the meanwhile, along the way, to pave the way for the big wish to come true. So start working on wishing for the littler stuff, then you make every little wish you make happen….

determination

Let ‘er rip. Slow and steady. Find your rhythm and focus.  

CUTTING BACK ON SALAD DRESSING

When I eat out and order a salad, the salad dressing is usually placed on the side of the plate or bowl. In the past I would pour the whole container of dressing over the salad, then ask for another one. Now what I do is keep it to the side and dip the veggies…

TAKE THE FIRST READING

Take the first reading on the scale and accept it – even if you think it’s wrong. When you buy produce at the market does the deli person weigh it over and over again hoping to get a lower reading for you? No. If they lift the produce once, twice, then replace it on the…

COFFEE

Decaffeinated coffee makes me hungry, even when it’s half decaf and half caffeinated. Caffeinated or regular coffee doesn’t. There’s a tipping point that I’ve discovered in myself regarding coffee and hunger. Now that I know what it is, I can manage it to my benefit.