Thursday, December 27, 2007

Shoot ...they want my photo!

I heard from Kathleen today, she said they are still considering the article about featuring me and Suzanne Somers in First Magazine, but it is still in the preliminary stages.

So, keep your fingers crossed for me that her Editor is interested and it moves forward, ...oh, and if they do, she asked me about doing a Photo-shoot. How cool would that be?

Whether it does or not, I'm really flattered that she selected me to be featured, ...and toying with the idea of being in the magazine has been really fun for me.

I also wanted to share the link to FIRST Magazine with you, it's .

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

I'm Stepping Up my Game!

Okay, so you know how much I love working out doing my daily Weight Training, ...but I have to tell you that I have been incorporating some Stepping too.

And, with all the excitement with the magazine, I became motivated to "step up" my game. So instead of 1 set on the Stepper 2-3 times per week, ...I'm now doing 5 sets a day!

Yeah, I know, ...crazy!

It's just so addicting and I just can't help myself because it makes me feel so good!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!

I wish much joy and happiness to you and your families, ...may all your dreams and wishes come true.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

RINGing in the New Year!

Oh, my god, ...I'm just beside myself.

After months and months of not being able to wear my wedding rings, ...I have lost enough weight that I can now wear them!

Isn't it funny, how the "little" things make such a difference. And, when you add some "sparkle" into your life it just makes you shine!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Strawberry Surprise Muffins

1 cup FAT FREE plain yogurt
1 cup rhubarb sauce (see recipe below)
2 cups strawberry rhubarb (see recipe below)
1 cup 5 grain whole oats
1 cup organic wheat bran
1 cup organic finely milled whole wheat flour
1 cup Grape Nuts cereal
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cream of tarter
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup Whey Low GOLD

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a large bowl, add yogurt, rhubarb sauce, and strawberry rhubarb (DO NOT drain off excess liquid from rhubarb), stir to combine.
3. Next, add whole oats, wheat bran, whole wheat flour, grape nuts cereal, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Mix well until combined.
4. Spoon batter into a 12 cup silicone muffin pan lined with paper cups and place on baking sheet. Dust muffin tops with Whey Low Gold*.
5. Bake for 45 minutes, remove from oven and allow to cool.
6. Pop muffins out of cups and place in a large ziplock freezer bag. Keep refrigerated or frozen until ready to use.

Eat & Enjoy!,

Note: When reheating from frozen state, just pop 2 muffins in the microwave for 45 seconds to 1 minute each and they are ready to eat!

Rhubarb Sauce:
2 cups rhubarb (fresh or frozen)
1/3 cup Whey Low Granular* (you can use any sugar substitute)
1/4 cup water
2 tsp. strawberry extract

Place ingredients in a small saucepan, cook until rhubarb softens and breaks apart while stirring often. Finished sauce should resemble cooked applesauce, set aside to cool.

Strawberry Rhubarb:
2 cups fresh or frozen rhubarb
1 cup Torani Sugar Free Strawberry Syrup

Place rhubarb in small storage bag, add 1 cup sugar free strawberry syrup, securely seal and place in refrigerator for 24 hours. Occasionally turn bag so that the syrup will be evenly distributed over the rhubarb.

*Whey Low Granular and Whey Low GOLD are sugar substitutes, you can purchase these at .

And it just keeps getting better!

I'm back, ...and with another muffin recipe!

Yep, I've been at it again, and I have to say this one is definately my favorite one yet! LoL

It's so moist and delicious and just full of nutrition, ...I know, I know, your all saying "okay, okay tell me"'s my Strawberry Surprise muffins!

I've posted the recipe in the Recipe Box,, if your looking for something that is fat free and full of healthy goodness, give it a try!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

FIRST, second, ...

I was asked to send my Before Photo and a Current Photo to Kathleen at FIRST Magazine for the article, ...I had such a hard time looking at the before photo. It really forced me to take another hard look at myself and then deal with the fact that I "was" overweight.

It's just so odd that our minds really can and do fool us, ...honestly, I never thought I was fat during that time. I knew I had gained weight, but I just avoided looking at myself in the mirror. So, when you don't face something, that old addage that it doesn't exist comes into play.

Here's to a new "me" and to no longer playing games with myself, I'm facing all my fears, head on. No more hiding or avoiding the things that make me unhappy and uncomfortable. And, I have to tell you, ...I just couldn't be happier about it. It really gives you a sense of peace when you resolve your issues rather than run from them.

I wish for each and everyone of you to find peace with yourselves and the strength to face your fears.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

I wanna be FIRST!

I have some exciting news to share ...

I was contacted by Kathleen Wilcox, Senior Associate Editor of First Magazine to be featured in an upcoming article about Suzanne Somers.

I am so excited, ...and I love that this is happening just as I'm starting my Christmas break, talk about motivation to stay on track during the holidays! LoL

Loving it!

Sunday, December 16, 2007


Thought it would be fun to add a Photo Album to my Blog!