A little Sassy


This is my favorite way to drink water it tastes delicious and is great for your digestive system! 

 The Flat Belly part … not seeing that so much. 😀 😀

I suppose if I were to exercise regularly and lay of the vino for a while….


Sassy Water

2 liters water (about 8 ½ cups)
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
1 medium cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
1 medium lemon, thinly sliced
12 small spearmint leaves.

Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher and let flavors blend overnight.

Drink the entire pitcher by the end of each day.

This is a recipe from the  Flat Belly Diet….



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Weight gain no more!

This is not a New Years resolution, the timing is just coincidental.

I have written about my weight gain in previous posts and have not followed through with anything I said I would. No surprise there…


My back has been so sore since boxing day, and last night it hit its peak!!  Each time I moved the pain would take my breath away, I don’t often have trouble with my back.  Like most people if I’ve lifted something heavy or over done it a little my back will be sore for a day or two but this is much different.

I have not been walking or doing any form of exercise but to lift a fork full of food to my face or lift a full glass of wine to my mouth!

I truly believe the pain I’m experiencing in my back is from the extra weight I’m hauling around.  I’ve gained 25 – 30 pounds, this is quite a bit on my frame and need to lose it.  My healthy weight is 120 – 125.   I am now pushing 155, my body is feeling the extra pounds not to mention all that fat sitting around my organs forcing them to work harder and making me feel sluggish all the time.   I just need to do it.

We have been getting ready to go to church this morning which we have not done in quite some time tsk tsk and I pulled from the closet a pair of pants that used to fit nicely, well Paul needed to get out the ol body shoe horn to force these pants on me, there I am dancing my way into these pants, quite a site… my sister has always teased me that I have no bum and have a body like a boy. Well I look like no boy now and that was the hardest part ….. getting them up over my now obvious bum. 😀  I am happy to say that these pants have a little bit of spandex woven into them so that they have a little give when I sit down, otherwise this could be disastrous.

So starting Monday 😀 , well actually today, I will go back to my active self which will include walking, learning to push the plate away and of course Yoga which I love.

Wish me luck on my “journey” to a healthier me!

Start Fresh on Monday




Starting the Monday after Thanksgiving :), I aim to lose 25 pounds.

My ideal, healthy weight is 120 – 125, I am now approximately 150.

25 pounds thats about 5 bags potatoes I’m carrying around on a daily basis!!

It’s not good for my heart, my joints or any of my other vital organs…not to mention none of my jeans fit very well anymore.


I’m going to give myself about 8 wks to meet my goal.

I somehow think this is totally unrealistic for me as I do love food and have as of yet not learned to push my plate away! This is also the first time I’ve tried to lose weight.

I have a desk job which requires I sit for most of my day, my children are older and more independent, and don’t need me to play with them outside or take them for walks anymore I just haven’t been as active as I used to be.

I love yoga so that is definitely on my list, and as most of you know I like the odd glass of wine now and then 🙂 so I’ll have to cut that out…maybe just cut down a bit, summer is over so this should be easier.

My girlfriends and I had started going to “the gym” earlier this year, then we all became too busy over the summer, so I think this is something we/I should start again, and at “the gym” they have a “Hypervibe” machine which I love, you just stand there and get jiggled around for about 10 minutes and it’s equivalent to a 60 minute workout!!

I am also going to make an effort to make sure I fit excercise into my day everyday, which I have obviously not been making time for.

I have one week to prepare and I’ll be able to indulge over the Thanksgiving weekend and..

start fresh on Monday.