Have you ever woken up and known from the moment your feet hit the floor that it was going to be a stupendous, magnificent,overwhelmingly amazing day?
Yeah, neither have I.
Hah! Just kidding. I’m having one of those “something wonderful will happen” mornings. Possibly because our relentless, oppressive heatwave seems to have broken, or maybe because it’s Friday and even though I’m unemployed, 30 years in the workforce have me in the TGIF habit. Or maybe it’s just my nature to expect good things. Who knows why I have such high hopes for the day; I’m just going to keep my eyes open so I don’t miss it when it happens.
So much to share, so little time….
First of all, congratulations are in order to new reader Janet, who won the I’m With Fatty book giveaway! Janet, I’ll be contacting you via email so we can exchange mailing particulars. Thanks to everyone who read the review and/or entered the giveaway.
Next up, another teensy bit of housekeeping. A huge thank you to all who offered advice on cottage cheese, food scales, and the other questions I had. I’ve found a no-added-sodium, 1% brand (Friendship Dairies) that I’ll probably try, using some of your suggestions. Several people mentioned Greek yogurt as an alternative. I should have mentioned that the cottage cheese query was my search for an alternative to the yogurt, which I eat every day. Just looking for some variety.
Okay, now to the meat of the post, which involves clearing my reader of interesting-to-me articles I’ve seen recently. I think you might enjoy them:
From one of my all-time favorite blogs, Dumb Little Man:
Five Surefire Ways to Strengthen Your Willpower, and
How to Keep Your Cool: 12 Steps to Staying Calm Under Pressure
Both are great posts, but if you only have time for one, I highly recommend the second one. Not only does it offer fantastic advice on managing snack-inducing stress, it introduced me to one of my new favorite quotes:
“You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather.” Pema Chodron
Tip Junkie had a timely-for-me post:
How to Store Herbs and Avoid Mold Pity I didn’t have it before I froze my cilantro.
From bonappetit.com via Yahoo, a comparison of a breakfast staple or evening snack food, depending:
Supermarket Standoff: Healthy Cereals
and last, but not least, a new-to-me link for exercise videos that look really good for folks just getting started (and others who might want to do a form check:
Mayo Clinic Fitness Videos
Speaking of fitness, someone here should map out her workout o’the day and get into some sweatin’ clothes!
Hope you all have a most marvelous weekend! Be on the lookout for something wonderful to happen!