The End of Overeating by David Kessler #SketchNote #WeekendCooking

Since I’m re-losing weight after a rather disastrous 2014, I thought I’d go back to some of the books that helped me the first time around. Employing a new tool makes a rehash more fun, so here’s my first ever … Continue reading →

My Gateway Books — a Top Ten Tuesday List

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic at The Broke and The Bookish are the “gateway” books or authors along our reading journey. Here are mine: 1. Dr. Seuss, my first favorite author. 2. The Boxcar Children, the first series I loved. 3. … Continue reading →

Book Review: Your Food is Fooling You by David A. Kessler

Book: Your Food is Fooling You: How Your Brain is Hijacked by Sugar, Fat, and Salt by David A. Kessler, adapted by Richie Chevat Genre: Nonfiction for teens Publisher: Roaring Brook Press Publication date: 2013 Pages: 173 Source: Library Summary: Your Food … Continue reading →

Sunday Salon — February 23

Good morning! Time: // 8:33 am. The scene: // Cloudy and cool — but our snow is all gone after some rain and unseasonably warm days. Listening to: // Nothing. I should probably fix that. Reading: // Too many books. … Continue reading →

A New Road — October Memoir Challenge

For the final week of the October Memoir and Backstory Challenge hosted by Jane Ann McLachlan our theme is Gratitude and Regrets. I’ve been playing with the notions of Roads Not Traveled and Roads Taken: Childhood Abroad (Not) — October Memoir Challenge Career Steps and … Continue reading →

Food Research News

The news that made the headlines this week was research on lab rats indicating a similar reaction to Oreos as cocaine. Here is Brian Williams take on it from the NBC Nightly News: Visit for breaking news, world news, … Continue reading →

Reinvention — A Generation Fabulous Bloghop

The blog hop theme at Generation Fabulous this month is Reinvention. Since I started this blog after I started my weight loss journey, I thought it was time that I talked a bit more about the story of how I … Continue reading →

How Children Succeed by Paul Tough — A Back to School Read Along, September 4

We’re reading How Children Succeed by Paul Tough. You’re welcome to join us whether or not you are participating in other activities related to the Back to School Reading Challenge. The first discussion post was last week: How Children Succeed … Continue reading →

Books to Support a Healthy Lifestyle

In case you didn’t see it earlier in the week, I compiled a list of the recipes I posted on my blog in 2011:  Wednesday’s Healthy Eating Judging by the number of newbies showing up at the 3 Fat Chicks Forum to … Continue reading →

Book Review: The Beck Diet Solution by Judith S. Beck

Book: The Beck Diet Solution by Judith S. Beck Genre: diet book Publisher: Oxmoor House Publication date: 2008 Pages: 282 Source: Purchased Summary: The Beck Diet Solution by Judith S. Beck sounds like a diet book, but there’s no diet … Continue reading →