This week I tried the Blue Print Cleanse, a juice cleanse that is advertised as being a “cleanse for foodies.” Which I guess means it’s more palatable and more gourmet than your average smoothie. My motivation for trying the cleanse was simply that I’d heard quite a bit about this particular one and my friend […]

I started the Couch-to-5K Program made famous by Cool Runnings.  It’s designed, as you can guess to get you from the couch to a 5K in about 2 months, easing gradually into the habit.  I have tried running periodically over the years but almost always tried to overdo it and so, frustrated, would stop early […]

This week we’re going to talk a little about New Years resolutions.  We’ll get back to body types and dressing for them in the New Year.  We got a little derailed by the holidays.  So let’s tackle New Years resolutions.  I love New Year’s Eve.  It’s full of celebration and promise and seems to give […]

I’ve never been hugely into the idea of detoxes. In theory they seem good but if looked upon as a panacea to fix a weight problem or a long term bad eating habits, they don’t really work. They are generally temporary fixes. That said, I had a lot of success with a no sugar detox […]

I went for a hike early this morning and on the way up one of the steeper hills I was going quite slowly, so slowly that I was able to eavesdrop on a conversation between two women who had stopped to chat.  “Do you think if I frost the cupcakes today, they’ll hold until Thursday?” […]

Well the 21 Day Sugar Detox is over and I for one am glad. I’d like to tell you that it cured me of all sugary things, but it did not. And…I fell off the wagon more than once (accidentally sometimes – sugar is in lots of non-sweet foods) and on purpose, hello apple pie. […]

Well the first day of the 21 Day Sugar Detox is over.  And I’m still alive.  Barely. Here are the things I learned in just 24 hours about detoxing from sugar. First:  Sugar is added to everything.  At breakfast, when I went to toast some bread, I found one of the ingredients was sugar.  Huh, […]