The last few days I stayed at the Holidiseased Inn in scenic Sicktown. It actually wasn't as nice as it sounds. You would think I would enjoy all of the lying around and general laziness required and laid out in Sicktown's city bylaws, but actually it put a bit of a cramp in my leisure time. I could have been enjoying all of the freedom from housework and childcare responsibilities (Glen was on "vacation" and did most of the work this week) by writing tons of blog posts and playing Sims,… Continue
Added by alittlestone on March 31, 2008 at 8:56pm —
Many of us have audited courses in university, and some of us have been audited by the IRS. However, there’s only one documented case of a person auditing other people’s lives. That person is Henry Wilbanks, class of "07".
A senior at USC, Henry Wilbanks changed majors a record 25 times. And that was just during freshman orientation. His academic advisor, Mr. Tanner, was running out of advice for this wayward student. He was about to give up on Henry when he decided to send him to… Continue
Added by ben goldarb on March 31, 2008 at 6:31am —
To end National Nutrition Month, I had to do a post on a fruit close to my heart:
Photo courtesy of static-photo
At a very young age, I learned about apples from my Grandmother. In fact, before it gained name and fame as a brand of computer, McIntosh (notice the spelling… Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on March 31, 2008 at 6:00am —
I will continue blogging at my usual location: Lifestyle Changes
. Hope to see you there!
Added by Michelle on March 30, 2008 at 10:18pm —
Its been awhile since I've posted or visited the site. I keep telling myself I'm too busy. But I question my motives. I suppose it comes down to shame. I had set such wonderful goals and did so much research and started off so well then one day something came up and the routine got disrupted, then another thing and another thing and before u know it, I back to my old habits. And whats worse, I've been putting on weight even faster bec everyday I tell myself this is my absolute LAST day for… Continue
Added by Amelia on March 30, 2008 at 9:30pm —
For Iowa Avenue’s last vegetable for National Nutrition Month, how could we not include what’s eaten virtually for every lunch and dinner around the world?
Photo courtesy of Stones 55
Lettuce, especially romaine is among my favorite foods.
Added by Lisa Newton on March 30, 2008 at 3:56am —
No, it’s not ______ fill in the blank latest tabloid celebrity and their antics.
After covering 4 days of fruits—--Iowa Avenue’s list would not be complete without including the fruit people like the most.
The top dog of fruits is:
Photo courtesy of Debbie… Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on March 29, 2008 at 6:11am —
Photo courtesy of art.com
Sure, a lot of you didn’t like it when you were kids, and thought that Popeye was kind of weird to like spinach.
But many people are starting to like it and learn about its health benefits. It’s loaded with iron and… Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on March 28, 2008 at 3:52am —
Photo courtesy of fuzzbabble
Today’s Thursday Thirteen started out as 13, but it quickly developed into 15. So, enjoy the 2 additions……………..:)
Here are ways you can save money when you shop for Groceries:
1. Check for sales in your area using your computer – Why buy the… Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on March 27, 2008 at 5:30am —
I finally caught his show - two of them. I'm not an emotional eater so I won't comment on that show. But the other one - he lists four golden rules:
1. When you get hungry - eat.
2. Eat what you want.
3. Eat consciously.
4. When you're full, stop.
1) Obviously we all know what this means. He says to make sure we are actually physically hungry and that we're not eating because it's there. If you ignore your hunger… Continue
Added by Carol on March 27, 2008 at 1:00am —
From the Mayo Clinic
Changing your eating habits can be tough. Start with these seven strategies to kick-start your way toward a heart-healthy diet.
Although you might know eating certain foods can increase your heart disease risk, it's often tough to change your eating habits. Whether you have years of unhealthy eating under your belt or you simply want to fine-tune your diet, here are seven… Continue
Added by David on March 26, 2008 at 8:06pm —
I found this interesting article
concerning weight loss. What tips do you like or dislike? I'd love to here your feedback.
Here is some of the tips the article recommended.
1. Ditch all-or-nothing thinking.
2. Start with a bang.
3. Seize your strength.
4. Make a dream book.
5. See a pro.
6. Be flexible.
For the rest of the ideas, check out the website… Continue
Added by Miguel Pineiro (Wickert) on March 26, 2008 at 7:52pm —
Photo courtesy of Camra Art
Pineapple is one my favorite fruits, especially mixed into a fruit salad. It adds color, texture, and unmatched sweetness.
The word "Pineapple," is derived from the word “pina,” which was used to describe a pine cone by the Spanish. Eventually, it was introduced to the Hawaiian… Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on March 26, 2008 at 6:04am —
You are not allowed to read this column unless you have ADD/ADHD. This column will read like a scattered, senseless, rambling piece of unrelated words unless you are one of us. It will confuse you so don’t bother reading it. If you have ADD/ADHD, this article will make perfect sense to you.
: If you read this without a letter from your doctor confirming your ADD/ADHD diagnosis or a notarized copy of your Ritalin prescription, we will hunt you down and force you to… Continue
Added by ben goldarb on March 26, 2008 at 5:16am —
I'm searching for motivating songs to keep me running. I'm coming up on my first 20 minute run on the Couch to 5K program and I want to be prepared with some good music. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks!
Added by Kimberly on March 25, 2008 at 4:46pm —
This is a recent photo of my daughter, Rima, which I used in this morning's post on AlmostFit (18 perfect excuses to avoid buying good food). She just turned one, and even if you can't tell from this shot, she LOVES cupcakes. However, it turns out that she needs to be eating a few more of them.
On a recent visit to the pediatrician for a checkup, we… Continue
Added by Metroknow on March 25, 2008 at 4:38pm —
Asparagus is a slim green vegetable that has many health benefits attributed to it.
This vegetable is sometimes referred to as the aristocrat of vegetables. Many Greeks and Romans not only appreciated asparagus for its taste but also believed it possessed medicinal properties--from alleviating toothaches to preventing bee stings.
Of course, such beliefs were purely mythical, but asparagus… Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on March 25, 2008 at 6:24am —
I taught my first Pilates class tonight (!!!!!!!!!) and it was REALLY FUN! I was subbing for my teacher, at a gym in an apartment complex. Everyone was so sweet and kind. I might be subbing another class tomorrow, and I'm really looking forward to it.
Plus, I officially got hired as a substitute pilates teacher at my gym today! WHOOOOO-HOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!
Oh, and we're potty training our daughter this week. And I'm going for mat certification. And my husband is probably going… Continue
Added by Alyssa on March 24, 2008 at 9:12pm —
By Franco Ordonez | McClatchy Newspapers
MEXICO CITY — Fueled by the rising popularity of soft drinks and fast-food restaurants, Mexico has become the second fattest nation in the world. Mexican health officials say it could surpass the U.S. as the most obese country within 10 years if trends continue.
More than 71 percent of Mexican women and 66 percent of Mexican men are overweight, according to the latest… Continue
Added by David on March 24, 2008 at 9:03am —
I learned this past week that my 17 yo son's friends call me a health nut. At first I wasn't sure how to take that because I sort of heard him say it without much emotion or follow up comment. So later I decided to have this conversation so I could find out if it was said in a positive or negative tone.
My son, we'll call him Jteen, was discussing food with his friends, something he does frequently because he's always hungry. He's a growing teen with the metabolism fast enough to… Continue
Added by SpinDiva on March 24, 2008 at 8:40am —