Friday Mood: loving the rain

It’s Friday morning and my condo is pitch black. It’s a dreary and rainy day – but I love it. After the last heat spell – my condo was feeling muggy and had a weird smell to it. I spent the day yesterday cleaning the entire place from top to bottom. Washed the floors. Cleaned…

Chicken and lentils (skillet)

I wasn’t sure what to call this one. It could be a salad if you put it in the fridge. But I cooked it up on the stove top and it was fast and delicious. I had used up half the can of lentils with my chili on the weekend – so I needed to…

Shrimp Fried Rice (rice cooker edition)

I was feeling a little inspired last night as I started to clean out my fridge for my weekly shopping trip. I decided to get out my new rice cooker and whipped up this dish. It was during this process that I realized my rice cooker is just too small for casseroles and Asian inspired…

Crab and Mushroom Stir Fry

I was feeling lazy last night but wanted to keep on with my healthy eating plan. I didn’t have any potatoes so I substituted them for frozen hashbrowns. This dish turned out to be surprisingly delicious. I need to stock up on spices this week – so that’s what I’ll be doing this afternoon. Some…

Fitness Tips: exercising without a gym membership

Are you tired of spending money on gym memberships that you never use? Or maybe you were pressured into signing up for a membership by overbearing “fitness experts” while visiting your local fitness centre? Or perhaps you invested thousands of dollars on a new treadmill, only to have it turn into the world’s most expensive…

Nearly at 400 followers!

Can you believe it? In less than a year, I’ve gained nearly 400 followers! I’m so grateful to have you all here with me. Thank you to all who have followed me here. I have nothing else to say except that you are all amazing and I’m grateful to have you here. If this blog…

Fitness Tips: Goals & Rewards

This is a repost but slightly edited. My progress has been slow. But I’ve remained determined to meet these goals. I just came back from a doctor’s appointment and was weighed for the first time in a long time. My weight has always been a big yo-yo. It’s up and down. Two weeks ago, I…

Fitness Challenge: The Coffee Experience – Part 3

In follow up to previous posts about my coffee experiments, I noticed something interesting this week. Because of my chronic sinus issues – I often experience dry mouth. Drinking coffee tends to aggravate it more. I have managed to reduce my coffee intake to 1-2 cups daily. And some days, like Wednesday, I find myself…

The Coffee Experiment: part 3

In follow up to previous posts about my coffee experiments, I noticed something interesting this week. Because of my chronic sinus issues – I often experience dry mouth. Drinking coffee tends to aggravate it more. I have managed to reduce my coffee intake to 1-2 cups daily. And some days, like Wednesday, I find myself…