Did you know that breakfast eaters burn more calories than non-breakfast eaters? Read the benefits of eating breakfast every day. “I dare you!” my brother challenged me with the irresistible words that no younger sister could ignore. “I bet you can’t do it! I’ll give you $5 if you do it!” There was no longer a choice. The dare was that I couldn’t eat five bowls of Cocoa Krispies for breakfast.
Flashback: The small orange ball named “Spongy Fun” sailed across the room with two pursuers hot on the trail. One, a young girl of about 10, dove low to pop it from underneath, while the other, an elderly gentlemen with a beard, tapped the top of the ball to propel it away. A couple of enthusiastic spectators cheered on their respective team. Both the girl and man stopped short to
I was standing in line at the store when the latest issue of one of those sensational rags caught my eye. You know, the kind where they feature an alien abduction or 100 pound tumor on the cover? This issue featured slim secrets from the superstar Dolly Parton. What was Parton’s secret? She would sit down to a full country fried chicken dinner and eat only one bite from
Flashback: “Mom,” I groaned, “do I have to go??? I HATE that place!” “We’re going”. The place we were going to was an outlet store. Not the kind of outlet store that offered name brands for less, but déclassé duds for dimes. Not to mention the infamous Pretty Plus section. Pretty Plus, symbolized by a smiling head-shot of a presumably overweight girl, was the dreaded basement of clothes that fit
Flashback: I collapsed to the cold, hard floor, thighs trembling and tears tracking down my reddened face. “I’m sorry, I’m so sorry. I can’t, I just can’t” I whispered desperately over and over. It was my high school volleyball team tryouts. For the first time, my body simply did not have the strength I needed to keep up with my friends. Only later did I realize that I wasn’t apologizing
What does balance mean to you? To some, it might mean “work-life balance”, to others, it might mean being able to walk a tightrope. To me, balance means eating right, exercising, and still having enough energy to be a happy mother and wife. Balance is a lot like hula-hooping: you need to center yourself before you can manage the swirling rhythm of life around you. Finding your center is a