Monday, October 8, 2012

About Endometriosis

Endo sucks.  I have it, and I consider myself a well-informed citizen, and let me tell you.  No Fun, Whatsoever.

If you don't know what it is, click this site is a pretty good resource.  Click at your own risk; it ain't pretty, folks.

But don't worry endo sufferers, things are looking up!

According to this article about an Italian study, women with Endometriosis are considered to be more attractive, as per the results of a very scientific study.

I'm fine with it!  More attractiveness for me!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Exercising and NOT eating Pizza

As per the title of my blog, I love pizza.  Following that, I also love pasta, nachos, and baked potatoes with sour cream and bacon.  Not necessarily in that order....but I need to put those aside and make myself do more healthy things.

So, I started to exercise again.  Just this morning, I did a cardio/strength workout.  This one, actually:

Spark People 20-minute Fat Blaster

If you don't know what Spark People is, let's just say it's a free weight-loss and nutrition website which has a ton of great information, and free workout videos.

Which is awesome when the outside is getting colder and colder!

So I 'blasted some fat' this morning, and now I feel it in my buns.  Hopefully there will be yoga tomorrow.

I also saw this amazing post on spaghetti squash and how to use it.  If you haven't ever eaten it before, spaghetti squash is MAGICAL.  Let me say again...

I know it doesn't look like much....just trust me on this.

It's cheap, low on calories and fat, and can be used in a ton of dishes without bloating you up/overloading you with carbs.

For more tips on how to prepare this amazing vegetable, click here.  I prefer to microwave it myself.

So, now that I've shared my favorite vegetable....will you tell me yours?

Hello everyone!  Thank you so much for visiting; I hope you'll come back soon, when I will hopefully have more posts for you.

I'd like to start by introducing my little household to you, as I will be frequently mentioning these creatures and how they've made me smile on any given day.

This is Kitty.  He's a troublemaker, but he's awfully cute.

Kitty was my first cat ever!  The boy and I picked him up from a shelter when he was just five weeks old.  I had done so much research about how to take care of him and make sure he was happy, but it turns out that he makes his own happiness...and mine too.

Yes, his name is Kitty.  We tried to give him a proper name, like "Fry," but he only answers to "Kitty," hence the name.

This is that guy I live with.
I've been with him for almost a decade. 

This guy is pretty great.  We grew up in almost the same area of NNY, and he moved with me when I was accepted to the Master's program.  He's been supportive along the whole way, and I'm so glad to have him. 

He's also my taste tester.  He's eaten both my accomplished and failed (and I mean FAILED) dishes with a smile on his face.  

There are  three levels of praise that the guy will assign to a dish.  If it displeases him, he will suggest that I "not make this one for a while."  If he likes it, he will rarely say anything at all.  If he loves it, he will ask for it again.

You know it's good when he asks for it again.