Hungry Girl Weekly Weigh-In

I get Hungry Girl’s daily newsletters. I don’t always read them. I get overwhelmed by all my e-mail sometimes.

But today I read HG’s Weekly Weigh-In.

And there were tips for making some healthier versions of foods for our upcoming food fest we call Thanksgiving.

I think I am going to try the recipe for the pumpkin pie. It seems pretty easy. And I know what all the ingredients are.

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A tough few weeks

So between some travel, lots of stuff going on after work and weekends, and short weeks at work I am trying to figure out how to fit in working out and staying healthy with my eating.

And it is already tough and it is only the beginning. But so far this week I have worked out three times: Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. And I plan to work out tonight after work, too.

Eating, ugh! I did have a salad at the bar last night–no fried food, I did nibble on a few of Curt’s French fries. And no beer for me, Diet Coke. I probably woulda fallen asleep right at the table if I had a beer.

This weekend we are heading to Missouri. We will celebrate early Thanksgiving with Curt’s family. We had a Thanksgiving potluck at work this past Monday. The weekend after this one I am heading to New Orleans with my friend Sue. I mean, I can’t not eat all the yummy food while I am there. Luckily we will be doing a lot of walking. And I checked, our hotel has a gym.

So all I can do is my best. I am aware … Continue reading

Holiday Eating Tips

I got this in an e-mail. Enjoy!

1. Avoid carrot sticks. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet table knows nothing of the Christmas spirit. In fact, if you see carrots, leave immediately. Go next door, where they’re serving rum balls.

2. Drink as much eggnog as you can. And quickly. Like fine single-malt scotch, it’s rare. In fact, it’s even rarer than single-malt scotch. You can’t find it any other time of year but now. So drink up! Who cares that it has 10,000 calories in every sip? It’s not as if you’re going to turn into an eggnog-aholic or something. It’s a treat. Enjoy it. Have one for me. Have two. It’s later than you think. It’s Christmas!

3. If something comes with gravy, use it. That’s the whole point of gravy. Gravy does not stand alone. Pour it on. Make a volcano out of your mashed potatoes. Fill it with gravy. Eat the volcano. Repeat.

4. As for mashed potatoes, always ask if they’re made with skim milk or whole milk. If it’s skim, pass. Why bother? It’s like buying a sports car with an automatic transmission.

5. Do not have a snack before going to … Continue reading