Category Archives: Health & Fitness

Just Try It

My parents always insisted that we try a new food. If we didn’t like it, we didn’t have to eat it. But we had to try it. That is a good policy for other things, too. At least try it once.

Remember the old Alka-Seltzer commercials that made the statement “Try It, You’ll Like It!” It came out right about when the commercials with the old lady asking “Where’s The Beef?”

Green Energy Hosting

A few days back I wrote about the New Year’s resolution that I made almost 9 months ago concerning the issue of becoming as green as possible this year. There is so much that we can do to become eco-friendly besides the recycling push that has been going on since the 70’s, although recycling is a big deal, no argument there folks. I’ve been trying my best to recycle anything that I can possibly think of and have been known to get on my recycling soap box from time to time in an effort to bring attention to the growing problem of people not taking this push seriously enough. What can I say, recycling can be easy enough and it just needs to become a daily habit that we all can incorporate into our busy lives.

Anyway, I’ve talked about finding a green webhosting to switch to and I believe that I have found the best one for me at GreenGeeks dot com. They are the World’s #1 Green Energy Hosting that not only is energy efficient but reliable and powerful.

I’ve decided to go ahead and make the plunge from the only web hosting provider that I’ve ever had to the GreenGeeks at the end of next month the beautiful month of September. I’ll keep you posted from time to time here and I’d like to hear from others that would like to do what they can to help save our Mother Earth in various ways that are out there today.

Menopause, Not A Laughing Matter

I know that menopause is nothing to really laugh about. I’m not looking forward to the day that I start feeling the effects of “The Change”. For some women it isn’t all that big of a deal, but in my family it is a major issue with the majority of the females that have gone through and the ones that now are going through it all.

So something tells me that I’m in for one heck of a hormonal change. Not something to look forward to folks!..

Walking With Macina

Last night I had dinner at my best friends house, something that we try very hard to do and actually accomplish at least once a month. It gets me out and away from my “duties” at home for anevening, I get to spend quality time with my BFF as well as spending some time with my 2 year old god-daughter, Macina who I just adore, totally. After eating dinner I always take Macina for a short walk while the dishes are being taken care of, since I’m a guest I’m not allowed in the kitchen for any type of clean up duty, which is just fine with me.

Last night was the first night in a long time that we had a nice breeze going on and there were a lot more people out and about for a change due to the long over due break in the extreme heat that we have been dealing with for so long this summer. So to celebrate we actually walked over to the ice cream parlor where she got a free “kiddie cone” and I enjoyed a chocolate ice cream cone for the walk back where Macina enjoyed looking into the many store front windows that we passed to see what was going on in all of them.

She was really attracted to this one store that appeared to be empty of anything other than a few tables, some chairs and a good amount of people that were just seeming to be milling around the place. While Macina had her nose pressed onto the glass, I read on the door a home made looking sign with the word Herbalife printed on it, so I figured there was some type of meeting going on to do with the Northern Virginia Herbalife Distributors in the area and was impressed on how many people were in there. After Macina had her fill of that scene we started to move on down the strip when we heard a voice calling out behind us, so I turned around to see a young lady walking very fast trying to catch up to us so I stopped to see what in the world was going on.

She was a sweet girl, couldn’t be a day over 12, actually had a dress on and not the jeans that we tend to see on almost every kid in America. Anyway she was inviting us to come back with her and find out more about the Herbalife Diet, which I thought was very brave of her as well as nice of her to offer, but I had to turn her down. Macina was over due for a diaper change and her mother would really freak out if we didn’t get back to her apartment in our usual time frame, so just wasn’t the right time. Too bad, it might have been interesting, so I’ve decided to check out Herbalife Online and see what it’s all about when I have some play time on the computer.

Blender Drinks

When I was young and frisky, blender drinks meant an alcoholic beverage that we ordered from the bar while catting around the bars and clubs on the weekends. A blender drink was usually a Daiquiri or a Margarita, served in large stemware with fruit garnishes and sometimes, if you were lucky, even little chinese umbrellas spearing the fruit and resting on the edge of the glass.

Nowadays a blender drink means a healthy substitute for a meal. I use fresh orange juice and crushed ice as a base, and add whatever fruits and sometimes vegetables that I have on hand, usually at the least a banana and strawberries. But it can be apples, pears, blueberries, blackberries, or grapefruit.

If fresh fruit is hard to come by, I pull a handful of something good from my freezer or dump a can of something packed in light syrup from the pantry shelves. A few minutes in the blender and I have a tall cold drink that I can take with me on the run. It isn’t hard to come up with nice looking garnish that is good for your health as well.

looking good enough to eat

Love Garnishings