I’m back.

Hey y’all.

So, it has been four years.

Four years since I’ve written a post for this blog or even signed in to it.

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Why I Consider Myself an Overeater

As you might know, I have recently attended a couple of Overeaters Anonymous meetings. When I told some people at work that I’ve been to OA, a few shot me side-eye and demanded to know why, even going so far as adding, “Were you the smallest person at the meeting?”

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What I’m cooking tonight: vegetarian chili

I once had a newspaper editor in Central Texas tell me there’s no such thing as vegetarian chili. According to him, only meat and tomato sauce belonged in chili.

Well, tons of vegetarians make chili, and here’s mine.

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

2 bell peppers, chopped (any color)

1.5 cups chopped mushrooms

1 large onion, chopped

2 celery stalks, chopped

3 garlic cloves, minced

1.5 tbsp chili powder

1 tbsp dried oregano

2 tsp cumin

1/4 tsp salt

1 can (15 oz) can black beans, with juices

1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, with juices

Half a package Morningstar Farms Meatless Crumbles

Simmer for about 30 minutes.


The Terrible Turkey Tumble

Every Thanksgiving, I end up feeling like a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade float. Let’s say I feel like this one, because I can really get after some mashed potatoes.

My day ends in discomfort and self-loathing about the overeating.

So, why not discourage the end-of-day discomfort with a few simple steps? Continue reading

Charting for Success

“We have really been sucking it up lately,” I told the husband on our way home tonight in stop-and-go Sunday evening Metroplex traffic.

It’s true. We haven’t been to church together in a long while, we are behind in holiday preparations, and we haven’t been working out and eating right.

Maybe the sun setting so early these days has got us down, or maybe it’s that neither of our beautiful foster cats have been placed in permanent homes – whatever it is, I’m ready to kick the motivation killer’s ass out of our lives. Continue reading