diet & lifestyle Articles

Christmas Markets on the Rhine

Back in December we took a river cruise:  Christmas Markets on the Rhine. We flew in to Zurich and spent a couple days before moving on to Lucerne for a couple of nights and then to Basel to embark on the river cruise on AMAWaterways aboard the  AMAMora. This was an...

EAMC Celebrate Life 5K

Stefanie and I teamed up with Cindy this morning for the EAMC Celebrate Life! 5K. My best time! (not bad since we were treating it like a training run). For Christmas John got me a Garmin Forerunner 210. That's a neat watch with a Garmin GPS that tracks distance and...

Mary Potatoes

OK -- this is the first in a series of not-heart healthy, but totally yummy and easy recipes... [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:1]  

Another generation joins the workforce

I've noticed that over the last year or 2 something that I might perceive as alarming keeps happening. We keep interviewing and hiring my children's classmates. So far, in our department we have 3 employees who went to high school with my 2 older children - so when...
We Are Family

We Are Family

Family gathering at the Grange Hall in Saco ME... locals and well as those from Florida, France, Alabama, England and...

Instant Pot Steel cut Oats

Instant Pot Steel cut Oats

This method takes only a bit less time, but you don’t have to babysit it. Put it in the Instant Pot, set the timer, come back later when it’s all done. I make 3-4 servings at a time, then reheat in the microwave.

Greetings from Paris

Greetings from Paris

This week I'm back working in Paris again. I'll post pictures later. Update: I'm finally getting around to posting the pictures from Paris. These are just the one's from the day John Freund and I had lunch with Giovanna. She's doing well - I'd like to have her come...

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How’s that diet going, anyway?

So - does anybody read this stuff anyway? I'm still sticking pretty close to the Atkins eating and I'm down 30 lbs since I started. I still feel really much better than I did before I started on this way of life and I've noticed that I no longer seem to have the...

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Still trying the Atkins Way

OK - I'm not really evangelizing about Atkins, but, so far I've dropped about 25 lbs.... I'm down to the smallest clothes in the closet. Granted, I used to have smaller ones before the house burned and I got to start all over on my wardrobe. There have been a few...

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Am I becoming a evangelist?

I sometimes find myself wondering if I peering over the edge of becoming a diet evangelist. Heaven forbid! But, just as exploring the wonders of God's love can turn one into a true evangelist, this low-carb eating and the results with respect to how I feel, how my...

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Atkins Continues unabated

OK - so I've been at this for almost a month now... I realize that there are many benefits to this style of eating. I mean, even beyond the 10 lbs gone away in less than a month, or the fact that my jeans are considerably looser, and more comfortable, or even the fact...

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Atkins

Atkins

OK - so I've been following this Atkins diet for a week now. I'm down 6.5 lbs - that's about 10% of what I'd like to loose (if you're gonna dream, reach for the stars). Observations: I'm not hungry; I'm not craving any food - I've lived on salad, a few other veggies,...

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On diets and food

On diets and food

My brother was the second person in a couple of weeks to get interested in Atkins - and he wants me to try it. Maybe this can work. You see, I suspect that I am a person for whom sugar should be classified a street drug. The theory is that perhaps I am addicted to...

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