how did we get here?

I don’t mean here like when I am standing vs. where you are standing, but more how are we already living in 2015?

So has has 2015 been treating you so far?

She and I definitely got off on the wrong foot.

But we’ve been working together and at least right now, we are friends.

I typically do not like to make resolutions…

Except for that that that I resolved to not make any.. That year was a success for me 😎

I’ve decided that resolving to do something was a good thing because goals are a good thing.

But I’m careful not to make my goals inatainable, because that would defeat the purpose ( read— every year for me with the exception of the non- resolution year)

Sooooo… Here are mine for 2015

1- read 15 books. I’m a very slow reader, so this is a challenge. I’ve started a book club and I’m in the middle of reading 2 books .
If I get close to the end , I can always read good night moon 😉

2- Go to the movies once a month. I went to see Wild in January. I read this true -life story at a changing point in my life and it stuck with me. I’d been looking forward to the movie for almost a year. It did not disappoint .
So I’m on track so far.

3- 10,000 steps for at least 5 days a week. I’d like to say 7 days a week, but sometimes life happens and as there are some days that it’s simply not possible.


This was earlier this week… And I’d like to say that this was the norm… But it’s not.

THIS is the norm for me.
This is the kind of day that I’d like to change.

4- realizing that I’m an emotional eater, and that me changing that is not very likely, I’ve decided to change whwhat I eat

So I’ve decided to seriously increase my veggies. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not cutting out any major food group, but my thought is if I fill my plate with more vegetables, then I’m less likely to be tempted by more unhealthier choices.

I bought a veggie spiralizer with a gift card earlier this month after a friend told me about it. It’s pretty awesome. You can turn many veggies, even hard ones, like beets and sweet potatoes into spaghetti-like strands.

Sunday I grilled some of my whiskey – glazed pork chops and though that I’d like something apple-y with it . So I made a non- fat Apple mustard slaw.

* I used my new toy, but you can just cut the apple in thin sticks, or I’m sure even just chopping would be fine *

Guilt-free apple- mustard slaw

Serves 2 ( recipe can easily be doubled)

2-3 Tablespoons non- fat Greek yogurt.
1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1 apple, peeled, cored and cut finely or cut into sticks
1 Tablespoon chopped parsley
Salt and pepper


In a small bowl, whisk together everything except the apple and parsley. Test for seasoning..


Toss apples and parsley in mixture and let set in fridge for about 15 minutes.



Enjoy, my friends!

Anyone have fun resolutions?



  1. I am so proud of your efforts! You inspire me to do all of the above. Pick out a movie for Feb and I will love to make that happen with you. So happy I have you in my life.



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