Amber, thanks for the visuals. I try to remind myself to do the chair one (leg swing to keep my knee area strong). I have noticed that since I do more walking and the elliptical my cellulite and saddle bag area on thigh area is greatly reduced. This did not happen overnight. Same thing with my upper arm region, I do arm swings or light weights when warming my tea water in micro (2 mins. x 2= 4 mins. a day x 30 days (month) = 120 mins. x 12 (months) = 1,440 mins. per year of exercise while waiting for tea water to nuke!
Kim, Thanks for sharing That "Monkey Salad" recipe and your daily menu. These are nutritious and tasty foods. I like that you did modify it to your taste, that is so important to make it work. Really like that you are not feeling hungry, either.
That is too cute about Monica "sneaking" a Monkey Salad!
I have found that by snacking on the roasted, unsalted almonds I can appease my hunger and stay in maintenance weight range. It's all about "going nuts"! LOL My Dad used to snack on nuts (all different ones) and was never overweight and lived to 101.....no cancer, no BP problems and no heart problems. My Mom, on the otherhand would avoid eating nuts due to the calories and had high BP and many types of cancer (starting in her 40's) passed away at 81 (good considering her health issues).
Keep sharing the Paleo recipes that you especially like.
Kim, I think it was some sort of "regional" thing they do in Pennsylvania. The restaurant was on the waterfront. No problem when I asked for "no fries on the salad" please. I mean even if you got it and tried to pick off the fries it would be greasey. The house dressing was roasted red pepper basalmic, very yummy, only a dab was enough. The salmon was really good, too. They had other salads without fries on them, but I just liked this salad because it had black olives and grape tomatoes. BTW, the portion on this salad was so big I had to pak 1/2 for later meal. I did have 2 icewaters w/lemon.
Going to non-familiar restaurants can kind of through you....got to read the fine print. LOL
Judy, I'm sooo sorry about your niece passing away. Hope she didn't have to suffer too much. Too bad that she had a false hope of it getting better, only to come back. That happened to my Mom, too. The doctor told me that the chemo she was getting would do the job, only to have it return.
BTW, did she smoke? If so for how many years? Is her twin healthy? (hope so) How is he doing with the sister's passing away?
Interesting that they were in a stroller when you met your hubby!