Friday, March 13, 2009

Let's Get Active

Hi, Girls! It's our favorite time of the week and here is what I suggest we all do this weekend: SOMETHING ACTIVE! Yes, it's true. Even if you have been good all week and kept to your simple diet regime I outlined in "The $100 Diet", you still had better get off that couch and do something fun outdoors.

Some things to do outdoors:

Play catch
Play bocce ball
Take a LONG walk
Play croquet
Take a bike ride
Play hide and seek with your sweetheart (kidding, but now THAT's fun)
Finally pull the weeds in your garden

I am sure you will find something to do. Just as long as you are moving and not sitting down, that's the way to go. And remember, it's great to do so, specially when everybody knows that you can do a lot of these things for FREE! Now, that's what we need to hear during the horrible economic times we have inherited. Just wait until I find a ton of things to do this summer (before it gets to be 115 degrees here in Vegas, that is).

Speaking of Lost Vegas, here is a link I thought was quite interesting. There isn't any sound, but it is actual footage of the strip in the late 50's. Enjoy.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Word's On the Street...EASY EATS

Ok, I know several gals that just don't want to cook. Hey, and that's I Ok, even though I love to cook myself. But it's not for everyone.
So keep in the mind that this particular sexy diet doesn't have to be time consuming when it comes to meal preparation. You can buy things prepared. I REALLY like Trader Joes, and there are a few things in their prepared meals that work well on your "Day's On".
Some of my personal favorites are:
  • Chicken Shu Mai
  • Shrimp Spring Rolls
  • Tofu Spring Rolls
  • The Greek Salad
  • Egg White and Chive Salad
  • Salmon, Egg and Caper Salad
  • Mixed Fruit
  • Mixed Vegetables (just pop in the microwave)
  • A variety of pre-seasoned, chicken, beef and fish (just follow the instructions - basically preheat oven, stick in pan, take out after blah amount of time)
  • Cooked frozen shrimp with tail off
Ahhh, the list goes on and on. Most of you probably already know about Trader Joes, but if you don't happen to know, check out for a location near you by going to their site.
We can all do that, right? Oh, now REALLY, girls....

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Diet Fads That Make Us Laugh...Well, Not Really

Well, now that we are nearing Monday, and we just had a time change over the weekend (depending on where you are) I felt it inspiring to point out that we are getting closer and closer to swimsuit season and showing more skin. Ow! So let's get charged up. However, don't fall prey to these disaster diets below. If you have tried them, I would love to hear about it, but here is the skinny.
1. The Fat-Free Diet

The Theory: Eat whatever you want as long as it's fat free.
Reality Check: While it is true that extra fat in your diet does add calories, just sticking to foods touted as "Fat Free" doesn't necessarily help Supermarket shelves are constantly crammed with products advertised as fat free that are loaded with sugar and empty calories and offer little in fiber and vitamins. Read labels when shopping.
2. The Snack Pack Diet
The Theory: Cookies and chips sorted into the 100-calorie packs help limit the damage from the attack of the munchies.
Reality Check: Few are very healthy choices. Actually, some jump start your hunger to have more than one or something more fattening in it's place!
3. The Couch Potato Diet
The Theory: Who needs exercise? Just lower your calorie intake and you will automatically lose weight.
Reality Check: I mean, REALLY. Dieters that change their eating habits AND exercise see results much faster and are on their way to taking it off and keeping it off!
Want to know what REALLY WORKS? Come on, ladies, what do you have to lose except those nasty extra pounds, the jiggles and your low self esteem? It's heading toward Spring and we just "sprang forward" in time....let's get ready for bathing suit season.
Put 'em up. You know what I mean.