Last Day and First Day

Today marks day 21 of a 21-day fast (for spiritual reasons).  I have not been able to stick to the fast 100%, as I simply was not getting enough protein and iron on a daily basis.  But, I would say I was able to stick with it about 98%.  The fast did not have the…

Breakfast or Recovery Smoothie: Banana Almond Oatmeal

Banana Almond Oatmeal Smoothie: I adapted this from a different recipe, took one sip and said, “Wow–so good!”  So, thought I’d share. Ingredients: 1 banana 1/2 cup light, plain soy milk 1/2 cooked oatmeal (cook 1/2 cup dry oatmeal with 1/2 cup water in microwave for about 1 and 1/2 minutes) 1/4 cup sliced almonds…

Smoothie Recipe: Banana Grape

Super easy and yummy. Calories: 256 (Makes about 15-17 oz.) 1 banana 5 oz. all no-sugar added 100% grape juice 3 oz. fat-free Greek yogurt 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. nutmeg Put juice, yogurt and banana (broken into about 5 pieces) into blender.  Blend on low for about 30 seconds (or until banana is well…

6 Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Health And Personal Habits

Self-discipline.  Ugh.  A word I hate.  Mainly, because I lack this attribute in some vital areas.  But lately, this has been the subject of too many conversations to ignore.  Ugh.  Conviction.  Hate it.  Yet love it.  (Need it.) So, these are the questions I’m asking myself.  And, if you’re like me, lacking in the self-discipline…

This Week’s “Something New”: Friend Makin’ Mondays

I decided to join this concept this week…so, don’t be shy! Introduce yourselves, and post your own blog links so others can meet you. If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link…