How to sabotage the Skinny Rules: Holiday Edition

Make excellent choices. Breakfast: Oatmeal with greek yogurt and flax seed. Lunch: Salad with grilled salmon Dinner: Grilled fish, salad, grilled zucchini Surprisingly, I found it easy enough to observe Bob Harper’s Skinny Rules at meals over the holidays. At the Fish Grill in Brentwood, I even opted for salad and zucchini instead of friesContinue reading “How to sabotage the Skinny Rules: Holiday Edition”

Hedgebrook, where (almost) everyone pronounces my name right on the first try

My writer buddy Pam tipped me off about today’s salon at Hedgebrook. She also drove, which allowed me to indulge freely in the wine at the the poorly described “wine and cheese” reception, which included hummus, deviled eggs, and veggies, plus the wine and at least six kinds of cheese. People, I can’t overstate theContinue reading “Hedgebrook, where (almost) everyone pronounces my name right on the first try”

True Confessions, weight loss edition

Almost 10 years ago, I lost a bit of weight on Weight Watchers. Following the plan was fairly easy and it took me a little over six months. I lived alone and didn’t have much of a social life; controlling what I ate was a piece of cake. I didn’t even exercise that vigorously atContinue reading “True Confessions, weight loss edition”