A Primer in Outdoor Cooking: ShoppersChoice.com

My friend Alisa got a new job a ¬†few months ago, and I have been very curious to check out what she’s doing. For one thing, she’s super excited about the place, and it’s not all that often that people really love where they work. She’s been briefing me on all of the fun things […]

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Consistently Inconsistent but Inevitably Consistent

This morning when I was walking Ashok in the blazing hot, muggy early morning, I was thinking about consistency. I was thinking about my new food plan which I’ve been following consistently for about 6 weeks. But then I remembered that I hadn’t really been all that consistent. I’ve had sugary treats about 5 times […]

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Sunday Night Check-In: Catfish, Watermelon and Sweating

This is the first weekend I’ve really felt it. I ran early yesterday morning before dawn and was miserable. I’m not even running with Ashok because it’s too hot for her. I took a shower and headed down to the Farmer’s Market to meet some friends. It was still early – around 8ish – but […]

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Sunday Night Check-In: Well-Fed

We had a water main repair that had to be done in our office on Friday, so we were not able to go to work. It was a surprise and provided me with a much appreciated 3-day weekend. I took care of my errands and getting my hair color touched up on Friday, so I […]

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Tweaking the Diet Again: Potatoes Not Prozac

I’ve been making a serious attempt to get off sugar again. Last year, I was able to reduce my usage of it to a large extent, but I never really cut it out. Gradually, my usage moved up the ladder again to include honey in my tea several times a day, a mocha every now […]

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Sunday Night Check-In: Mid-City, Hiking and Reindeer Games

I was so happy when Friday came and I had absolutely no plans for the weekend. I was going to do absolutely nothing except maybe clean my house. Well, I wanted to take some Epsom Salt baths, workout and cook, but that was the extent of what I wanted to do. Friday afternoon my friend […]

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Watson Gumbo Gallery: It’s That Time, Again, Y’all!

I went to see my new acupuncturist today. I’ve finally decided I have to get back to the needles that keep me healthy. My running injury was the driver to get me back to spending the $70 per month on the ancient art of acupuncture. Chinese medicine is thousands of years old, and it’s designed […]

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Chowing Down Austin-Style

One of the benefits of running for a hobby is that it burns calories. Thankfully, I love a lot of things about running, so the calorie burn is just an extra benefit. I don’t think I could stay motivated if it was the ONLY reason I ran. I probably burn somewhere between 2500 and 3000 […]

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Memphis: The Tastiest Town in the South…in My Opinion

Today I voted for Memphis as the South’s tastiest city in Southern Living Magazine’s contest for The South’s Tastiest Town. I have to say that one of the things I really love about Memphis is the variety of restaurants that we have. Coming from Louisiana, I expect good food to be plentiful. I struggled living […]

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Paying the Piper…The Party’s Over

I finally got on the scale today after a couple of months of avoiding it. Let’s just say that the party I’ve been having for the last 3 months has left its mark. Mind you, I know I’m not fat even though I’ll say I am, so don’t be telling me I’m silly. But, I […]

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