Yearly Archives: 2013

Do Prayers Really Work?

  I usually I give you tips, recipes, workouts, or menu plans. Occasionally you get perspective. Today you get inspiration, and it’s gift-wrapped in my belief about God. Sorry if that’s not your style. It’s just that after a certain sequence of events happened last winter, I haven’t been able to shake the feeling that […]
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Love Your Body

Here’s a friendly reminder that can give a little perspective. It’s easy to get caught up in the pursuit of a perfect body…and withhold love for ourselves until we achieve it. If there is one thing life has taught me, it’s that there’s a constant ebb and flow. We’re up a pound, we’re down a […]
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Low Fat Pumpkin Waffles

Here’s a little something special out of my new cookbook to enjoy on Christmas morning. Your family will love them, and you’ll love that they’re healthy!   Low-Fat Pumpkin Waffles 5 egg whites 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons cinnamon ¼ teaspoon salt ½ cup […]
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Upper Body Workout

I am so excited about this workout! This is your ticket when you can’t make it to the gym, but still need a great upper body workout. It’s quick, and no equipment needed! It would also make a great workout to do while on vacation. (For other workouts for vacation, click here.) Do you have […]
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Thought for the day

Ha! I saw this and LOVED it. Sometimes we just need to take a deep breath and realize everything is going to be okay. Hoping you all have a WONDERFUL and HAPPY day!!!

5 Reasons Why You Should Throw Out the Scale

If you find that a little fluctuation in your weight has the potential to make or break your day,       then this post is for you. We know we shouldn’t do it. We know that number on the scale doesn’t really matter, but we find ourselves going back to weighing ourselves the way we go back […]
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Thanksgiving Yams and Apples

  Yams and Apples 2 pounds yams, peeled and cubed into  1-inch chunks 3-4 apples of choice, cored and cut into  1-inch chunks 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoons fresh thyme 1/4 cup sugar-free maple syrup 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, plus zest 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place prepared […]
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4-Week Guide to Getting Christmas Done!

I know I’m not the only one that feels a little overwhelmed at the thought of Christmas. Between the decorating and the shopping and the wrapping and the parties, the tasks start to stack up…and so does our anxiety! Through my blog I encourage my followers to remember that life doesn’t have to look a […]
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Count Your Blessings

-This morning I woke up and realized that my dishwasher wasn’t working. Suddenly, I realized how much I depend on a working dishwasher. -Last week I noticed that my lip was getting a little sore. Within a few hours it had turned into a cold sore. (I hate those!) At that moment, I had a […]
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Pomegranate Salad

This is the PERFECT salad to take to your holiday parties this year! It’s delicious and healthy and so festive! Be sure to click here for more great healthy and delicious holiday recipes from the Christmas The Happy Gal Way Series.   Pomegranate Salad   Spring mix lettuce Shredded or grilled chicken Spinach Low-fat feta […]
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