Thursday, March 21, 2013

Does Your Refrigerator Look Like A Morgue?

I saw this pic on Facebook and almost puked. I haven't been able to eat red meat or pork since. I am soooooo super grossed out by this. So instead lately I have opted for fish and shellfish.

What has changed your outlook on food? What are you doing differently these days?

Saturday, February 2, 2013



Are you a Mountain Dew addict? Then know what you're drinking! BVO is a toxic chemical that is banned in many countries because it competes with iodine for receptor sites in the body, which can lead to hypothyroidism, autoimmune disease, and cancer. The main ingredient, bromine, is a
poisonous, corrosive chemical, linked to major organ system damage, birth defects, growth problems, schizophrenia, and hearing loss.

"There’s flame retardant in your Mountain Dew. That soda with the lime-green hue (and other citrus-flavored bubbly pops) won’t keep your insides fireproof, but it does contain brominated vegetable oil, a patented flame retardant for plastics that has been banned in foods throughout Europe and in Japan.

Brominated vegetable oil, or BVO, which acts as an emulsifier in citrus-flavored soda drinks, is found in about 10 percent of sodas sold in the U.S.

“After a few extreme soda binges — not too far from what many [video] gamers regularly consume – a few patients have needed medical attention for skin lesions, memory loss and nerve disorders, all symptoms of overexposure to bromine,” according to a recent article in Environmental News."

(Reposted from a Facebook friend)


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

90% Green my Breakfast today

Green my fav color 90% green on every plate ... Today's #breakfast steamed French Cut Green Beans. What are you having?


Sunday, September 2, 2012

1yr 6Mos : Underestimated, look I'm still around

Pink says it all!

Mistreated, misplaced, misunderstood
Miss 'No way, it's all good'
It didn't slow me down.
Mistaken, always second guessing
Underestimated, look I'm still around....


 And "Pretty, pretty please, don't you ever, ever feel  Like you're less than fucking perfect"


Saturday, September 1, 2012

Margarine VS Butter : A Slippery Debate

I do not use Margarine, as a matter of fact I think it has been about 20 years since I have had it at all.  There is definitely a HUGE DIFFERENCE between Butter and Margarine.  This debate can go on for eons depending on your research, however for me after learning the process for creating, yes creating not making, Margarine I will use butter instead.  There are several U.S. Patents for the process of creating Margarine.

Margarine is made starting with cheap, poor quality vegetable oils, such as corn, cottonseed, soybeans, safflower seeds and canola.  These oils have already turned rancid from being extracted from oil seeds using high temperature and high pressure. Rancid oils are loaded with free radicals that react easily with other molecules, causing cell damage, premature aging and a host of other problems. 

The last bit of oil is removed with hexane, a solvent known to cause cancer. Although this hexane subsequent removed, traces of it are inevitably left behind.  Cottonseed oil, one of the most popular margarine ingredients, has natural toxins and unrefined cottonseed oil is used as a pesticide. The toxin, gossypol, is removed during refining. 

How Margarine Is Made:
Margarine is made by steam cleaning the raw oils (corn, cottonseed, soybeans, safflower seeds and canola) used in making Margarine.  This destroys all the vitamins and antioxidants.  However, the residues of pesticides and solvents – that is, hexane – remain.  The oils are then mixed with finely ground nickel, a highly toxic substance that serves as a catalyst for the chemical reaction during the hydrogenation process.  ** Note: Other catalysts may be used, but these, too, are highly toxic. **

The oils are then put under high temperature and pressure in a reactor. Hydrogen gas is introduced!  The high temperature and pressure, together with the presence of nickel catalyst, causes hydrogen atoms to be forced into the oil molecules; if the oil is partially hydrogenated, it turns from liquid into a semi-solid.  This is known as ‘partial hydrogenation’.  What comes out of the partial hydrogenation process is smelly, lumpy, grey grease.  Emulsifiers – which are like soaps – are mixed in to remove the lumps.

Lastly, the again the oil is steam cleaned to remove the odor of the chemicals, through a process called dehydration.  The oil is bleached to get rid of the grey color, after bleaching synthetic vitamins and flavorings are added. 

Butter really does get a bad rep.  I mean would you rather have the natural animal fat or partially hydrogenated, steamed oils cleaned with soap that have the same chemical makeup of say a child’s toy?  As for me Margarine is not allowed in our home, diet’s or lifestyle.   When it comes to butter vs. margarine, the bottom line is that regular butter is better for you than regular margarine!  However some food scientists feel Trans fat-free margarine, is better for you than regular butter.

The WORST Margarine Offenders:  
If you are sticking with your Margarine at least you should know what experts think are the worst Margarine's.  According to to stay solid at room temperature, vegetable oils are hydrogenated, which creates trans fatty acids that can raise LDL, or bad cholesterol. Most solid sticks of margarine contain trans fats and/or saturated fat.  These include:
  •     Country Crock Spreadable Sticks (80 calories, 1.5 grams saturated fat, 2 grams trans fats)
  •     Blue Bonnet Sticks (70 calories, 1.5 grams saturated fat, 1.5 grams trans fat)
  •     Land O'Lakes Margarine Sticks (100 calories, 2 grams saturated fat, 2.5 grams trans fats)
  •     Fleischmann's Original Stick Margarine (80 calories, 2 grams saturated fat, 1.5 grams trans fat).
Bottom line, look at the big picture for greater impact on heart health: Eat fewer saturated and trans fats, consume more plant-based foods, and get enough exercise.


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Sometimes I Stay Gone Too Long!

Never fear your girl is here -- I know sometimes I stay gone too long for some of my readers!!!  But know I am always around.  Do not forget to "Like" me on FACEBOOK.  I am always there.


Sunday, August 26, 2012

Be Prepared!

Getting hungry SUCKS big time.  So being prepared when following a strict dietary lifestyle is key!  I try to prepare myself weekly.  I always talk about a green raw lunch.  Chicken is my key protein so this is how I make chicken for the week.  If you try it out, let me know how you like it!

So here is how I keep chicken on deck. PS this 2lbs of chicken yielded 9 ziplock baggies of chicken of which 7 I threw into the freezer ... #POW I'm sooooo Kicking This Fat Girls Ass!!!!


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A Lifestyle Change : Fighting the Obesity Odds!

Like most overweight people I had a goal.  That goal was to be High School Skinny by any means necessary.  Quickly I realized in order to do so I could not continue to eat just anything and expect miraculous dramatic weight loss results.  I had to do better!  Gradually I started making healthier choices in foods, leaner cuts of meats, fresh vegetables over frozen and even adding in organic foods when possible.   Exercise became a necessary part of my life, I mean in order to be healthy and fit I would have to also be active.  I did a full 360 of my former self-righteous sedentary self.

All of this transpired just under one year ago.  Today I sit here feeling absolutely wonderful!  However, I cannot help wondering "what would have become of me if I’d stayed on the path of gluttony and conserved my ruinous sedentary lifestyle?"

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), there are 20 known diseases directly related to Obesity!    From manageable disorders, to chronic illnesses and even fatal diseases – yes 20 of them! I am almost certain this list will heighten as researchers continue pinpointing sources of many other illnesses in the years to come.   Furthermore, the CDC also lists Obesity as a major growing concern in North America because Obesity rates have doubled among children and tripled among adolescents.  OH MY GOSH!?!?  What happened to believing the children are the future? 

This highly alarming rate of obesity in younger people significantly increases their exposure to dangerous health risks associated with obesity!  The long term impact of obesity has not yet been measured with tangible results; however scientists, researchers, doctors and even the holistic forefront would certainly agree that Obesity is a leading factor affecting overall mortality.

Below are 20 Diseases or Conditions Directly Linked to Obesity.
1. Diabetes: Diabetes can lead to a whole host of other medical issues and obesity is one of the main causes due to the body having excess glucose due to overeating.

2. Cancer has many different forms and types and many of them could be prevented with more attention to eating healthy and avoiding obesity.

3. Congestive Heart Failure is a condition in which the heart can’t pump enough blood to the body’s other organs.

4. Enlarged Heart is another heart condition where the muscle of the heart become larger due to being overworked which naturally happens if you are overweight obese.

5. Pulmonary Embolism is a sometimes fatal blockage of an artery. Obesity causes most people to reduce activity and after time lack of activity can result in an embolism.

6. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is when cysts develop in your ovaries. These can burst causing even further problems.

7. Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease means that stomach acid and juices flow from the stomach back up into the esophagus. It is common in obese people.
8. Fatty Liver Disease is a reversible condition where large pockets of fat accumulate in liver cells. Fatty liver can be considered a single disease that occurs worldwide in those with excessive alcohol intake and those who are obese.

9. Hernia is caused when the hole in the diaphragm weakens and enlarges.

10. Erectile Dysfunction is the inability to develop or maintain an erection which can be caused by a medical problem due to obesity or a psychological effect.

11. Urinary Incontinence is the inability to control ones urine and is frequently associated with obesity, weak bladder and pelvic floor muscles.

12. Chronic Renal Failure meaning the kidneys fail to work is a much greater risk to those that are overweight or obese.

13. Lymph edema is a condition that occurs from a damaged or dysfunctional lymphatic system sometimes caused by people suffering from obesity actually crushing the lymphatics.

14. Cellulitis is clinically a spreading infection involving both the dermis and subcutaneous tissues due poor lymph flow caused by obesity.

15. Stroke is a lack of blood supply as the body has to work harder when you are obese.

16. Pickwickian Syndrome is mainly characterized by sleep apnea due to obesity placing an excessive load on the pulmonary system.

17. Depression is a condition where a person feels extremely sad all the time. Even to the point of being suicidal. This can be greatly enhanced for someone that is obese.

18. Osteoarthritis is a clinical syndrome in which low-grade inflammation results in pain in the joints, caused by abnormal wearing of the cartilage oftentimes due to obesity.

19. Gout occurs when uric acid accumulates in the blood. Nerve endings then become irritated causing extreme pain made worse by carrying extra weight.

20. Gallbladder Disease commonly affects overweight people as a result of high blood cholesterol levels and causes gall stones.

Ok, I admit compiling this list literally scared the shit out of me!  I am glad I found the healthy road, and am fighting the obesity odds.  As for the weight loss I will take the slow but sure method, as someone mentioned to me recently "Taking your time to take it [the weight] off usually means you'll keep it off!"


Saturday, April 28, 2012

Summer SeXXXi : The Mad Dash

Have you noticed any of these things? The gyms are overcrowded with   unfamiliar faces, the treadmills, elliptical machines and cycles are being held up by what I have deemed the newbie work out crew.  The weight machines are being used as resting places or even recliners in some situations?  Your favorite vitamins and protein powders are in limited or scarce supply?  Well blame it on the Summer Sexy Crew!
Every year the vicious cycle starts to repeat itself; between February and April (even into May) a great mass of people vow to get "Summer Sexy".  These are the people who are sedentary for 9 months out of each 12 month cycle, who keep the restaurant, fast food and junk food industry profitable.  The people who are inspired by the weekly ads for work out equipment that have realized this seasonal promotional sales blitz is a great time to sell some more home gyms.  These people are the reason Tony Little still sells 1,000 units of 'The Gazelle' each year! These are also the people who ultimately fall victim to gym attrition.  Who are so busy counting calories, drinking shakes, taking supplements and diet pills that they fail to realize that in order to be sexy in the summer, they need to be sexy year around -- furthermore a few weeks on the treadmill and eating a granola bar or two is not going to make a drastic difference.

The 'Summer Sexy Crew' is just another collection of people who are an annoyance.  In  the colder months these people can cover up their 'Un-Sexiness' with jackets, sweaters, long shirts and pants.  But with the seasonably warm temperatures that can sometimes rise into the high 90's and 100's they are forced to strip of their hide away clothes and show some skin -- skin they should have been working on year round.
My annoyance is also my comedy.  I am amused by the diets, and propaganda for quick weight loss, 6 week 6 pack abs, and claims that 80-100lbs can be lost in just "three short months".  For those late night infomercial watchers the before and after pictures are them.  They say stuff like in just three short months I went from a blubber belly to a rock hard beach body" just by doing blah blah blah.  Most times I just want to issue a C'MON SON!  If weight loss were that simple don't you think the obesity epidemic would fall off the radar, and we would go back to discussing the War on Drugs?

Pledging to diet is the first mistake.  Diets are fails.  Epic Fails!  Fails of Massive proportion.  How many people have you heard tell you in the same breath that they have been on countless diets?   Joined various weight loss programs?  Taken this pill, or that pill?  Bought the newest work out DVD set?  All in an attempt to Diet the pounds away.  Well their first mistake is Dieting! 

I have said it before and I will say it again.  Diets are a straight set up for failure.  Lifestyle changes are the only way to truly lose weight and KEEP IT OFF.  Unless you like to wear a 5 size variance of clothing throughout the year, put an additional strain on your heart with the up and down of weight and just feel like pure crap? I suggest changing the way you eat, become more active and cease and desist with the vow to become Summer Sexy!  Remember there are four seasons to contend with.

Diets don't work! By definition diet in this context is a temporary restrictive food plan.  See the word "temporary"?  95% of people who lose weight 'dieting' gain it back within 1-2 years with additional weight.  To lose weight you need to ditch the diet and update your mindset; you know the way you update the apps on your smart phone! Instead of 'dieting' find a healthy way of eating that works for you and your lifestyle.  Not everyone is meant to go hardcore Atkins, or become a vegetarian over night.  Remember you are socially conditioned to eat the way you do, blame your parents and environment if you need a source.  To lose weight eat foods that feed your needs, if you have a active lifestyle research and discover what foods are best to sustain you through your activities.  If you are more sedentary eat foods that are symbiotic with a less active lifestyle.  And whatever you do, do not forget to work out or exercise.  Your body will thank you later, your entire body not just those love handles you want to make magically disappear so you can wear this seasons latest fashions without embarrassment.

So in your mad dash to become the next video vixen for the summer, or Mr. Rock Hard Abs, keep in mind your lifestyle needs to change and not just for the next 6-8 weeks; but forever!


Sunday, April 22, 2012

Look What I Found!

Over the past few weeks I have had some pretty interesting finds, some stuff I found just by happen and circumstance, other stuff through good ole' word of mouth or being nosy. Check out some of the cool stuff I have found!

1. Walk With Walgreens!
Ok, I probably would have not really paid the huge cardboard cut out of Donald Trump any attention in my local Walgreens except it had a big red sign on it that said "FREE KIT".  I quickly summonsed a cashier to find out where to sign up and get my free kit.  At a photo kiosk I entered minimal personal information and was presented with a little ornate box, with a pedometer and duffel bag inside.  GREAT FREE DEAL.  You can get one by visiting your local Walgreens or visiting


Fellow Blogger Stormy Vawn has been posting from an app called Gympact so I downloaded it to my iPhone to see what all the hoopla is about.  GymPact helps you commit to exercise and actually do it, using cash incentives! Currently this app is only for iPhone users but you can earn up to $0.75 for each trip to the gym.  And YES they can verify each gym visit!  But how cool is it to get paid for going to workout?

3. Mary's Gone Crackers!
Ok, ok, ok!  I know I have been avoiding carbs like the plague for almost a year now.  But a recent visit to my Mother's house turned up this cool find.  I always rummage through her cabinets and refrigerator when I first walk in (actually I do this at most people's house LOL)!  Well, after examining the carbohydrate content and deciding it was ok to have 4 crackers I tasted them.  EXPLOSION OF FLAVOR INSTANTLY IN MY MOUTH!  The entire Mary’s Gone Crackers’ line is manufactured in the USA in their dedicated organic, gluten-free, vegan, nut-free, dairy-free facility to ensure there is no cross-contamination.  My Mom said she purchased them at her local Costco, but I found them online as well.   Here is a link to the site 

In the grocery store this week I purchased some fresh Cilantro, which I chopped and put in a bowl in my refrigerator.  Well on Tuesday evening when I made Rosemary Chicken salad for dinner, I accidentally put a huge hand full on top; since it was chopped so fine that I couldn' pick it out so I just blessed the salad with my standard dressing and chowed down.  OMG!!!!! YES THE FLAVOR WAS AMAZING.  I craved salad all week based on that new find.

While searching my site stats I noticed I have been getting 7% of my traffic hits from a site called  Curious I visited the site, signed up and even have made a few friends.  Since signing up traffic to my site sourced from has gone from 7% to 22% that's pretty good since I am only active on there about once weekly.  If you have a blog, check them out, here is the link

6. Bravo Cucina Italiana Chopped Salad Recipe!
My favorite restaurant salad is at Bravo Cucina Italiana, but the nearest location is 20 miles from my house so I do not go there often.  But when I do a double order of this salad is always my fare.  Lucky for me a Pam a friend in a the My Fox Detroit Weight Loss Challenge Posted the Recipe.  And now I am super duper excited to try to make this at home!

I hope you like my finds, hey try one of these, or if you have something cool to share post in the comments!  You can even post anonymously!


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I Just Want to Be Naked! : (The Half of It)

I just want to be NAKED!  That's right dammit butt booty NAKED!  I want to wear a Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weenie, Little Polka Dot String Bikini -- There I said it! 

Yet sadly after a year of lifestyle change, healthier eating habits, and a regular (sometimes skipping a few) work out routine; I am a Size 12.  Glancing in the mirror and realizing that I am not yet ready to bear my all for the world to see, I feel like I have been on a hamster wheel for the past almost year!  Last May (2011) when I declared Jihad on my Fat Ass I was a size 24 Plus Women's!  That's like really obese for me standing at a mere 5'0 Tall!  Today I am a Size 12 Average. And that is just not good enough!

I do not yet have a six pack stomach.  Hell, I still have a few love handles left, and a mound of belly fat to disarm and annihilate. Last July (2011) I remember thinking: "When I am a size 12 I will be the perfect beach body size."  Well boy oh boy, was I ever WRONG!  Here I stand before myself 11 months later at a size 12 and I am still not yet ready to grace the beaches in a thong bikini!  Hell I still need a cover up to my knees because my oompa loompa legs do not yet have the definition I so desire.

Today as I stood in the mirror in my bare minimal wear, a.k.a. undergarments I found myself saying: "When I am a Size 6 I will be the perfect size." I do not have self image or esteem issues, as a matter of fact I look overly fabulous the way I am right now.   Well really, I think I look a helluvah lot better than I did this time last year -- ya know, in the 'beginning'.   But really I just want to be NAKED!!!

I dare not revert to bad eating habits, or feel defeated.  But really this is some serious hard work and dedication.  I generally have a hard time committing to ANYTHING long term, it's been my SERIOUS BAD HABIT forever.  But now I have been at this for a year I have Blogged, Tweeted, Facebooked, and Talked Shit ... soooooo I cannot quit.  And unless I somehow hit the lottery I still cannot afford to be Nip Tucked!

Well, FUCK TODAY!  I do feel defeated.  However, I'm not disappointed in myself because I have made a miraculous turn around.  I am healthier, and aside from a few moments of humane weakness I eat to live not live to eat.  I even work out at a Gym, in Public nonetheless.  But I still feel thwarted by this itsy bitsy teeny weeny little polka dot string bikini!



Sunday, April 8, 2012

My Anti-Smart List : Counting Calories, is DUMB!

I think counting calories is PLUM DUMB!  What kind of lifestyle change is counting calories?  How does one do a calculation each time they consume sustenance?  Do these people walk around with a calorie journal, scientific calculator and spreadsheet? 

I have heard this remark recently:  "I only ate 825 calories today."  This from a young lady who weighs approx. 325lbs!  Okay fellow lifestyle changers, just reading it I am sure you are shaking your head thinking, "that's stupid", I know I am as I type.

Foremost, what is a Calorie?   As defined by the Medical Dictionary a Calorie is A unit of energy-producing potential supplied by food and released upon oxidation by the body. And as we all learned (at least I hope you learned in 4th grade science); Oxidation as a chemical reaction.  As calorie counters say "burning calories" is when a food (ion in this case) gives up electrons when combined with oxygen (like when food enters your body.) Now we all know we need the energy (calories) from food to
survive.  Consuming fewer calories in theory can lead to short term weight loss, subsequently causing a calorie counter to plateau very quickly, then resulting in ultimate weight regain. 

Calorie counting is NOT a Lifestyle change!  As a matter of fact if you have quite a bit of weight you are trying to lose and keep off counting calories will more than likely just result in a see-saw of weight loss / gain leaving.  Thus the Calorie Counter will feel defeated, and ultimately they will oust the calorie counting and gain the lost weight back and then some!  It's the same vicious circle over, and over, and over again!  

7 Reasons Counting Calories is on my ANTI-SMART list of Things to do! 

1.  Like Suicide its a Temporary Solution to a Permanent Problem.

2. The amount of calories a person needs each day is not constant. It largely depends on the amount of physical, emotional and mental activity in which the person is engaged. Keep in mind stress, anxiety or physical strain, increase the amount of calories you burn; and this is much higher than normal. (Hey Calorie Counters, don't go looking for stressful situations just so you can ingest more calories)

3.  Food Labeling Regulators are just guessing!  The calorie count listed on a food label or chart is an estimation based on averages.  Food labeling regulators know any one piece or package of food can have more or fewer calories than a label or calorie chart says; they actually allow a 20% difference in calories up or down from what's listed on the label (hmmm how do you do that equation?)
4. There is NO WAY TO KNOW EXACTLY HOW MANY CALORIES YOU ARE EATING!  Your Calorie Math does not equal your body's Digestive Math.  Everyone digests and absorbs food differently.  We don't actually absorb the number of calories listed on the label for a serving of food.   Therefore, without knowing exactly how your body digests each molecule of food you consume you really never know how many calories you are consuming.

5. Its Metabolism Murder!  Calorie restriction is short lived because consistent calorie restriction programs fight against your metabolism.  These programs your force body to store more fat to use for energy.  In short your body ends up confused by your label counting and math.

6. Counting calories and limiting the variety of products you consume may even be harmful to your health.

7. A.K.A. The Starvation Diet.  Any initial weight loss is mostly water weight, and not fat loss.  Some people carry up to 40lbs of excess water weight.  So yes, you may have lost 40lbs but none of it is water; and as soon as you return to your regular portions and calories the weight plus some comes right back with it!

Okay, now Calorie Counters keep in mind different foods have different energy caloric value: Let’s suppose that a mixed fruit and nut salad contains 250 calories, and a candy bar contains the same amount. Do you think that both foods will have the same effect on you just because they have the same number of calories? UMMM NO!!!

Do not get me wrong here, I am not saying Carbohydrate intake moderation is the only Lifestyle change that is effective.  This I am not implying at all!  I will say however, this is what works best for me.  The bottom line is this:  in order to permanently lose excess pounds you must submit yourself to changing your lifestyle full circle, incorporating whatever eating habit or regime and exercise program you find most fitting.  I repeatedly say this there is no such thing as a quick fix, you must change your lifestyle. 

A great alternative to counting calories is to focus on a healthy diet and create a habit of regular exercise. These simple measures will lower your stress levels regarding calories consumption and will help you burn fat and stay healthy.

 Yupper on my Soap Box today!


Friday, April 6, 2012

Moments of Vanity

That moment when you wash your hands look in the mirror and wonder "Where is the Paparazzi?"

You don't see them so you strike a pose and leak you own photo's thePaparrazi Is Never Around Whe
n I Need Them!!!


Sunday, April 1, 2012

Tuna, My Go To Food!

One of my most favie foods has always been Tuna Fish!  It's quick, easy and fulfilling!  And these days it seems most healthy eaters 'go to' food is Tuna Fish.   Whether used from the can or fresh, I too agree Tuna is an amazing food, that is easily complimented by a variety of ingredients.  Here are a few of my favie Tuna Fish Recipes, all take just a few moments to make:  (PS: Post your favorite recipes in the comments below, don't be shy!)

Recipe: A Light Fresh Albacore Tuna:  
    2 cans of Albacore Tuna in Water ( Bumble Bee is my preferred brand)
    2 Tsp of Mayonnaise
    4 Green Onions Diced
    1 Tsp of Dill Weed
Mix all ingredients, and serve.  Can be enjoyed with low carb bread, crackers or in my case pork rinds. *Note: can be substituted w/ Lite Mayo or Miracle Whip also depending on your tastes and dietary needs.  

Recipe: Summery Chunk White Tuna:
    2 cans of Chunk Light Tuna in Water (my preferred is Kroger Brand)
    2 Tsp of Mayonnaise
    1/2 Tsp of  Lemon Pepper 
    Handful of Sun Sprouts
Mix all ingredients, and serve.  Can be enjoyed with low carb bread, crackers or in my case pork rinds. *Note: can be substituted w/ Lite Mayo or Miracle Whip also depending on your tastes and dietary needs.  

Recipe: Packed Tuna Salad
    2 cans of Chunk Light Tuna in Water (my preferred brand is Kroger Brand)
    2 Tsp of Mayonnaise 
    2 Eggs, boiled and chopped
    1/2 - Yellow Onion - diced
    1 Tsp of Sweet Relish 
 Mix all ingredients, and serve.  Can be enjoyed with low carb bread, crackers or in my case pork rinds. *Note: can be substituted w/ Lite Mayo or Miracle Whip also depending on your tastes and dietary needs. 

 Recipe: Tuna Tacos
    1 can of Chunk Light Tuna in Water (my preferred brand is Kroger Brand)
    1 Tsp of Mayonnaise 
    1 oz of Shredded Lettuce (I chop my own Romaine use what you like)
    1 oz of Shredded Cheddar Cheese 
    1 Tsp of Guacamole 
    1/2 Tsp of Salsa (Try the Frog Brand yummm)
    2 Taco Shells
Mix Tuna and Mayo, spread in Taco Shell, then top w/ remaining ingredients. Enjoy! *Note: can be substituted w/ Lite Mayo or Miracle Whip also depending on your tastes and dietary needs. 

 PS: Post your favorite recipes in the comments below, don't be shy!


Sunday, March 25, 2012

Give Your Lifestyle A Lift : Eugene Alexander's Way of Living Program

Giving your lifestyle a lift!  As a general rule I am NOT ON A DIET.  Diet's are temporary changes, that are easily altered to a person's social condition's, available food selection or changes in trends.  And, if you are reading this with the sole mission of losing weight, you must be on a 'Diet'.  Well the good news is you can change your lifestyle with much better results.  You do not have to hold on to the unsightly excess pounds that plague your midsection. Nor do that look over your shoulder, mirror reversal self examination of your butt and thighs; only to sigh in disappointment because your 'Diet' is not working!

Changing your lifestyle is more than altering your foods and doing a few workouts.  It starts with a conscious decision and then reprogramming your taste buds to love foods that provide your body with nutrients to sustain your energy, organs, bones, skin, hair, nails and of course your weight.  I recently introduced myself to a new virtual friend good on Facebook, Eugene Alexander, (of Texas).  I was quite intrigued when he told me his spouse lost 47lbs in 6 months following a "Way of Living Program" that he created after researching foods, and the health benefits of eating -- completed with a regimented exercise cycle.  After reading his Way of Living Program, I really wanted to share it with you guys.

Eugene Alexander's Way of Living Program

** To Download Eugene Alexander's Way of Living Program in a .pdf File CLICK HERE **

Click Here to email Eugene Alexander for more information.


You are like whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside are full of dead men's bones and all uncleanness." Matthew 23:27

Saturday, March 17, 2012

March Madness! : My Path of Destruction

While the rest of the United States has been spending the last two weeks gearing up for the Spring Basketball Tournament of the NCAA's March Madness, I have spent the last two weeks in my own March Madness with my middle finger to the sky; playing both offense and defense against the free world.   No need for brackets, I was clearly set to sweep the series, leaving a fall out of catastrophic despair.

March Madness' ire ended in a malicious assault of everyone and everything in my path.  No one or nothing was safe.  I was storming territories that had no chance of survival against my destructive path, I launched all out strikes against people who had yet to be warned of my ability to search and destroy.  My tongue made opponents cower in fear and seek refuge from the onslaught of my lashings.  Few, very few were safe.  And even fewer went unscathed.  I defined the slang definition of Bitch, and almost got it tattooed on my forehead (glad I didn't do that.)

On March 11, I was examining the fall out from the previous day when I noticed a post in one of my frequently visited Facebook Weight Loss Groups from one of the moderators appeared.  It was a response to a complaint from one of the other group posters/members.  Essentially complaining about the use of profanity.  The complaint read in part:  ' I've received another complaint about the bad language on the board. "I may be old fashioned but I am really tired of hearing the assorted "f" words and other words which may be deemed inappropriate. Just because people use them every day doesn't make them OK." '  This single posting was like adding the last needed molecule of plutonium to a nuclear bomb and not directing the destruction path before launching.  

3, 2, 1 BLAST OFF!  My temper reached an entirely new level!  I was outraged, seething, pissed the fuck off!  (Yup I said FUCK -- but remember this is MY BLOG ha no censorship here; keep reading if you would like.) I began retaliating without discernment.  In my (war path) mind this was UN-AMERICAN, and yet another form of mass censorship to force people into conforming to an establishment's practices that were without warrant.

Now, if you ask me "Profanity", and "Cussing" are a Universal Language; we live in America, a society where most citizens cannot read or comprehend beyond a 4h grade level; an exception is the NY Times and Wall Street Journal (for the so called intelligent) which are sometimes use 6 & 7th grade reading levels.  An average person may not understand being called "contemptible" or what it means, but they will understand being called an ASSHOLE. My point is it's a Universal Language, understood by ALL.  So although I was not the catalyst of the group moderator's written warning (this time); I was more than outraged at the UN-AMERICAN CENSORSHIP being placed upon the posters and readers.

The foods were a'callin me -- I mean ALLLL of the food I know damn well I shouldn't eat if I still want to fit in my clothes!  Anything swimming in grease at temperatures hot enough to gently brown a batter coated substance surrounding it; then dipped in something creamy, cool and smooth; or better yet TOPPED WITH GRAVY!  Or warm chocolaty delight-fullness topped with ice cream and drizzled with hot fudge and served with in a bowl with a spoon.  My food cravings became an epidemic.  Refusing to give in I turned to vinegar coated lettuce a.k.a. salad.  But everyday the food cravings became more agonizing.  Soon I was like a baby vampire ... out for blood!  I have not (yet) given in to the temptations of my savage thirst; but the food thoughts are still plaguing me.

Too damn tired to play.  The last two weeks of  warfare and contrived offensive and defensive strategic behavior had beaten me to a pulp.  I was no match for her arrival.  She came came without baggage, she only held that sinister smirk that put me into a trance and took all my super rage away only to leave me physically unable to fight another battle.  I tried to rid myself of her stare with a food binge; but me being me --  laziness reigned supreme.  At work I would have had take a very long walk to the 11 restaurant food court. Then I would have had to stand in line and deal with extra people. (I didn't really feel like doing any of that.) -- With my 2nd Temptation I didn't feel like placing an order over the phone and hoping they got it right, only to wait over an hour for them to deliver it.  

Well now that the games are over.  I can say the score was 3:0  ... I somehow came out on top, with little collateral damage.  So glad that March Madness ends on Sunday!  

But you know what comes next .... April Showers!