Throw Back Thursday


Here I am as a new Flight Attendant back in the 1980’s.  Probably thinking “Darn!  I should have become a pilot……more fun, and more money”.  Believe it or not back then if we had to ferry an airplane without any passengers just crew, our pilots would actually let us fly.  What were they thinking!  Those were the days.😊

How Does Your Garden Grow


One of the best ways to add lots of flavor to food without adding calories is with fresh herbs.  Some of my favorites are Basil that goes well with anything that has a tomato base or fresh tomatoes.  Thyme and Sage are a wonderful compliment to pork dishes.  Rosemary adds a great flavor to most chicken dishes.  Herbs are easy to grow and grow well in any type of container that has good drainage.  You can place them in your windowsill or anywhere in your house that gets good sunlight and depending on where you live you can grow them outdoors.   Pinterest has lots of good pins on herb gardens and how to grow  and maintain them.  The only thing to remember is not to over water.  So next time your at your home improvement store pick up some fresh herbs and potting soil and start growing.  You’ll save money by not having to buy fresh herbs in the market that can be pretty pricey and best of all you’ll always have them on hand for making anything more flavorful.

Stop Starving Yourself

imageOn any weight loss program it is important to eat a small healthy low fat snack every 3 hours.  That’s right, every 3 hours.  When you go longer than 3 hours between meals your body actually begins to store fat.  Think back to the caveman days.  Back then there were no supermarkets to get whatever you wanted, whenever you wanted.  The caveman didn’t know when his next meal was coming.  He only ate when he was able to kill something and then would stuff himself.  Why?  Because he didn’t know when he might eat again.  Could be days or weeks. Our bodies were taught to revert to Survival Mode  which our bodies still do today.  Of course this is to protect us from starvation the best way the body can.  So how do we turn our bodies into fat burning machines?  By eating every 3 hours.  Because you are eating frequently, you’ll never feel hungry, this will help keep your blood sugar regulated and your metabolism stays revved up.