Time for a Healthy Change

Time for a Healthy Change

Time for a Healthy Change


My husband, Jame, is back on a healthy eating and exercising kick, and is doing a wonderful job sticking to the straight and narrow.

As a matter of fact, over the last month or so, he’s dropped about 25 pounds.

That’s right. I said 25 pounds in a little over a month. Frankly, five minutes after he had weighed himself, slammed his fist on the table like a gavel, and proclaimed that he was going to get healthy, he jumped back on the scale, and had lost two pounds, apparently from the intense caloric burn from the elbow-bending gavel motion alone.

In all honesty, though, I’m really proud of him. . . and yet . . . I have to say that my pride for him is also selfishly mixed with anxiety for me. He’s losing weight, which means that I have to do so as well, in part, because I’m uber competitive like that. And while the prospect of me losing weight is a very good thing, my journey will be significantly more challenging than his due to three obstacles: accursed menopause (GRRR), being continually tempted by the caloric recipes I prepare for this blog, and the fact that I find it hard to resist the plastic siren song of a Hostess Ding Dong.

Regardless, the gauntlet has been thrown, and I am not one to back away from a challenge.

So, if you soon see some of my recipes featuring disturbingly healthy ingredients like brown rice, acai berries, and toasted green tea, and a decided decrease of butter and sugar, you’ll know the gauntlet thrower is to blame (or to thank, as the case may be.)

Here goes nothin’.

Move over, Paula Deen!





Written by Becky


  • Catherine says:

    I’m looking forward to this! With diabetes in my family, I decided some years ago to minimize sugar and higher carbs. I’ll love trying some of your new healthy creations!

    • Becky says:

      I was just researching healthy crockpot dishes when your message dinged, Catherine! There are some good ones out there that I’m going to take for a test drive, and then pass on to you!

  • Bonnie says:

    Way to go, Jame! Good luck with your noble quest! I believe in both of you!

  • Jim says:

    Don’t hate ladies

  • Lisa says:

    Why is it so easy for men to lose weight? I live in a house with skinny, active people and I’m the one who’s fighting to lose weight. To add insult to injury, my veterinarian told me that my labrador retriever (the breed that is notoriously over weight) was too skinny and had to put on ten pounds. Not fair!! I have finally accepted the fact that changing hormones, hypothyroidism, four c-sections, and age make it unrealistic for me to return to my pre-mom body and I’m concentrating on being healthy by exercising daily and eating healthy instead of focusing on weight loss. I’m excited to see some healthy recipes! All of your recipes are fantastically delicious, but I put on five pounds reading the ingredients:)

  • Patty from MMC says:

    I hate the fact that men can lose weight by just thinking about dieting and women struggle with every fraction of a pound. I am also trying to lose some weight. It is harder the older one gets. I agree with your mom about moderation – in some ways, it seems as though everything we eat has a negative side.

    • Becky says:

      The thing is, Patty, I am not a good loser: of weight or of a challenge, so this little adventure should be, um, interesting. Time for me to pull on my culinary creative cap and come up with some tasty yet healthy dishes!

  • Hey Becky, go for it! But isn’t it true (pizza among other delights) that anything that tastes really good is bad for you in one way or another? I say everything in moderation…think? The doc says I have to watch my sugar so I’m backing off of deserts. I know, I know, there is sugar in just about everything, but I figure giving up desserts alone will help bring the numbers down. It’s a constant struggle with numbers including weight numbers. I of course wish you both success. YLM

    • Becky says:

      Attempting a plan of moderation hasn’t been working too well for me, though, so I think I’m going to just focus on more activity and significantly decreasing carbs. I had some completely delicious roasted vegetables yesterday. I’ll have to make sure to keep those on hand as a ready-to-eat snack.

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Hi! My name is Becky. I’m a mom, a wife, a friend, a writer, and a compulsive thinker. Don't invite me to a spa or to shop the day away, but rather, make me laugh, engage me in interesting conversation, play a game with me, or give me a cappuccino and homemade vanilla bean flan and I’m yours ‘til the cows come home.

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