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February 28, 2015

One Unique Accessory

It’s so easy to get into a rut when it comes to getting dressed in the morning. Let’s face it, interesting fashion choices take time and effort, which a lot of us don’t seem to have much of. Sometimes, it’s good to just take a few manageable baby steps toward […]
February 26, 2015

Food Is A Vital Part Of The Human Experience

Why is food such a big deal? For a person who struggles with weight, food can be an all-consuming proposition. Either you want it, you are upset that you ate too much of it (again) or you are making a plan to stay away from it. Basically, the diet industry […]
February 25, 2015

Easy Tip: Use Table Salt To Clean A Scorched Pot

Distractions…we all have them. I’m sure I’m not the first one to forget a pot on the stove! So, here’s an easy tip to use table salt to clean a scorched pot. Often we find ourselves trying to do just a few too many things at once. My husband tells […]
February 21, 2015

Empty Nest – When The First Chick Leaves The Nest

I am keenly aware that our life is comprised of seasons and each new season brings new challenges and opportunities. Personally, I entered a brand-new season this Fall when my son, Jay, left home to attend college. It’s always harder to be the “leavee” than the leaver. Click To Tweet […]
February 19, 2015

So, What is Clean Eating Anyway?

There are so many opinions out there about food. I wouldn’t doubt that there is some group out there who proposes that we all just sit around and think about food, rather than actually eat “anything”! Hmmm, the whole thing is enough to make a girl’s head spin. I’m sure […]
February 18, 2015

Black Beans With Chicken And Yellow Rice

My tastes are highly influenced by the Cuban heritage of Tampa Bay. If you are ever in the Tampa area, I would like to recommend a couple of my favorite restaurants that are must-trys. Then, I will share one of my favorite Cuban recipes to make at home…Black Beans With […]
February 14, 2015

Love Is In The Little Things

Valentine’s Day is that special time of the year when we shine the light on romance and relationships. It’s a fun holiday. After all, how can you go wrong with a day that highlights the color red? But, lasting love takes more than one day a year. Lasting love is […]
February 13, 2015

First Fashion Shoot

  It just seemed right to do my first fashion shoot based on my new FABulous Journey logo (oh, and yes, I did draw the logo first). So, it’s real life imitating art! I asked my daughter to give some feedback after I had drawn it and she said, “Mom, […]
February 12, 2015

Entertainment Vs Fuel Dilemma With Food

Over the last two weeks we have talked about two mental blocks that impede our success with weight: learned helplessness and a short-term mentality with food. But I have saved the best for last. Uncovering this mental block has been the single most helpful piece to the weight puzzle for […]
February 9, 2015

Long-Term Weight Mentality

In terms of developing a long-term weight mentality, I thought we could take a stroll through the pages of history to find an object lesson. The Titanic sank on it’s maiden voyage, largely because the financial backers of the ocean liner were in a rush to launch their masterpiece of […]
February 7, 2015

Short-Term Mentality With Weight

This is the second post in the series Mental Blocks On The Weight Journey. Diets reinforce a short-term mentality with weight. So, last week I talked about learned helplessness as the first mental block to success over weight. Today,  I want to tackle another biggie on the weight loss spectrum; […]
February 5, 2015

Zesty Homemade Easy Salsa Recipe

Today, I am sharing one of my most popular recipes. I can’t tell you how many bowls of it have been gobbled up by people from all over the world and they all love it, without exception. You can’t go wrong with this one! My family eats it several times […]