I Forgot Our Anniversary

Our AnniversaryOh No, My wife never said anything when I Forgot Our Anniversary.  It was our first “Mexican” Anniversary and I completely forgot.  February 8th, I should be able to remember that, it is the birthday of one of our boys. So how did I remember last night only 10 days late?

A Neice of my wife and her husband opened a small restaurant a couple of weeks ago. It is only about 5 miles from our house so last night we decided to have dinner there and visit family at the same time. As soon as we were seated, her niece brought a bottle of champagne to the table and said “Happy Anniversary” My wife, being the loving person that she is only said “Ya, Happy Anniversary, where’s my gift?” So on Monday, I am going to buy her a nice new pair of rubber boots that she can wear when she is in the chicken coop.

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Making you own Homemade corned beef

Homemade Corned Beef

raw corned beef brisket

Making your own Homemade corned beef can be the beginning of an adventure in curing and smoking meats that could completely change the way you enjoy food. The taste is very exciting and the hobby is open to almost everything you eat. Give it a try if you are brave. Continue reading

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Eating Healthy On My Birthday

Eating Healthy On My BirthdayEating Healthy On My Birthday was not that hard to do. We have a great hamburger “joint” right here in Puerto Vallarta that offers 14 different “burgers” which come on a burger bun or wrapped in lettuce if you prefer. Just order Low-carb and they are made without bread.

My wife and I each enjoyed their Portobello Vegetarian, my wife’s came on a bun but I ordered mine lettuce wrapped. They grill vegetables right along with the mushroom on a rotating grill. Interesting concept, the cook does not need to reach over any flame to turn the vegetables or meats. Continue reading

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Pasta Puttanesca with Garlic Bread

Pasta Puttanesca with Garlic Bread Pasta Puttanesca with Garlic Bread will be dinner at our house tonight. We are both having a very busy day and will want something quick and simple.

This is an easy recipe that does not require a bottled pasta sauce from your local grocery store. Clean living means avoiding processed foods whenever possible and most of the processed pasta sauce found on the shelves of your local grocery stores is loaded with sugar and sodium. The process of making your own pasta sauce takes a little time but it is worth investing a half day and making enough to last for six months if you have the time. Continue reading

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Beyond This Weight Loss Challenge

Cheflesson-Weightloss-238x300Beyond This Weight Loss Challenge

Today we are going to do something a little bit different. We are not going to look at our journey so far, and we are not going to discuss how you are feeling today. Instead, we are going to talk about your future and your plans for lasting weight loss success.

Do you have a plan going forward? Do you need to tweak the plan that you currently have? It’s time to really think on and evaluate these things. Continue reading

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Welcome to the New You

Welcome to the New You

Your A Winner

Welcome to the New You! You did it! You have completed the challenge. You have battled through the challenges and felt the successes. There have been times when you have struggled, but you never gave up.

Today is a day to be proud of yourself. Today is also a day to reward yourself. Rewarding yourself is a great way to keep your motivation up, and continue to push forward in your journey. Continue reading

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Check In With Yourself

Check In With YourselfCheck In With Yourself. As you are preparing for your challenge to close, it is time to once again check in with yourself. Today is a great day to go back through your assignments and your other self-check-ins and see just how far you have come.

On a sheet of paper or a page in your journal, write down all of the changes that you see. In the areas where you feel that you have not changed as much as you would have liked, (for instance, giving in to food cravings), forgive yourself. Then create a plan for the ways that you can improve on that from this point forward. Continue reading

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Spiced Roasted Ginger Carrot Soup

Spiced Roasted Ginger Carrot Soup

Spiced Roasted Ginger Carrot Soup

With the cold weather all over the world, what better time than to make the midday meal a bowl of hot soup with a nice piece of rustic bread covered with fresh butter from the farmers dairy and a salad. Soup made from roasted vegetables bring extra flavor to the table and ginger is one of those ingredients that help your body handle the cold weather, or at least it makes it feel like that, so let’s make some soup. Continue reading

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Eating Out Without Tripping

Eating Out Without TrippingEating Out Without Tripping or falling back on our old style of eating can take a real effort on our part. It will be one of the hardest things to adjust when you are starting a new eating journey, after all, we eat out as a way to socialize with others, unwind from the stresses of life, and spend some time relaxing outside of the home. To say that it is hard to stop eating out is a severe understatement.

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Why It Is Important to Ignore the Scale

Ignore the ScaleToday, Let us talk about Why It Is Important to Ignore the Scale When you are trying to lose weight.

When you are trying to lose weight, the temptation to look at the scale can be overwhelming. After all, how are you supposed to know how you are doing if you aren’t able to see the results? When you are trying to adjust to a new way of life, it is only natural to look for some type of reassurance that you are on the right path, something that shows that the sacrifices you are making are worth it. But the downside of looking at your scale far outweighs the temporary excitement that you feel when you have lost a pound or two.

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