warning! i am mindfully aware that i am in a bad mood!

Happy Mindful Monday! Today was absolutely not the day I had planned. I had a ton of stuff I wanted to get done related to blogging and a new Health Challenge for April, plus my April giveaway. But, yes if you guessed by the tone of my title it did not go as planned. I […]

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meals on Monday: Budget meals

Welcome to another Manic Monday! I hope everyone had a splendid weekend. It is finally sunny here. The weekend was cold and dreary. I decided I would keep my Budget Meals, or 5 Dollar Dinners here on the blog, rather than my Meals With Melissa subscription plan. I will refer subscribers to the blogposts in […]

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portion distortion: sodium plus updates

Happy Mindful Monday! It was a whopper of a weekend and I am happy to not have to work again until Friday. My facility has been basically Covid free for a whole year, and then it happened. Yep, a Covid outbreak. I tested negative both days as we now can’t even enter the building without […]

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Lose 100 Pounds in 30 days?

Can you lose 100 pounds in 30 days? There is a point to this post, so come back tomorrow to see what it is. In the meantime enjoy another favorite Christmas song. Disclaimer

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14 days of Gratitude: Day 4 and 5 Dollar Meal Ideas

Today is the day I share my very long list of $5 dollar meal ideas. These are meals you can make that cost $5 dollars in total, or I will find out if that isn’t so. My husband and I have decided to tighten up our budget to increase savings. We had a nice savings […]

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My Meatless week in review and pizza portion distortion

Today is the last day of my week. So, how did I do? I actually followed it without difficulty. I did cheat one day and had a tiny portion of pork. I couldn’t help it, it smelled so good. As far as my CKD goes, I became concerned after about day 3 when I started […]

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portion distortion: Ice Cream!

Happy Monday! Welcome back to a new Portion Distortion topic. This time it is ice cream. Portion Distortion topics are part of my Mindful Eating topics to raise awareness of the foods we eat. Everybody loves ice cream. Well, unless you are lactose intolerant then you might not love ice cream. Ice cream is not […]

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portion distortion: Halloween candy!

Ah Halloween week! All that candy your kiddos may collect. What is your favorite? Do you know what a portion size is, calories, carbs, fat etc per each serving? All this week I will try to stick to Halloween themes. My favorite Halloween candy is Reese’s Peanut Butter pumpkins. The ones in the image are […]

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how to be a mindful voter!

Welcome back to Mindful Monday. If you read this blog then you know I am finishing up a Mindful Practitioner course. Mindfulness is simply put being in the moment right now, and feeling the whole experience. It is not meditating or escaping from a situation you are in, but rather learning to accept the experience […]

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Portion Distortion: Cheese

Who doesn’t love cheese? OK, I don’t really love cheese, but I do like it in small amounts on occasion. The problem with cheese, well there are three, is that it is a very calorie dense food usually high in sodium and fats. The other issue with cheese is that it is often over eaten […]

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