The time, it is flying! I didn’t really comprehend how fast time is passing until the client I’m contracting for mentioned the other day that he only has a couple of weeks to get his books ready for closing at year end. Yikes! (That’s if he wants to take Christmas off. Otherwise, he’d have another whole week–puh-lenty of time to wrap up our project. Of course, I didn’t suggest this to him. )
Despite the jam-packed week, I somehow managed to read some articles (imagine!). Here are a few I thought you might enjoy:
10 Reasons You Are Rich [Mark and Angel Hack Life]
An especially lovely reminder of our blessings. Well worth reading and pausing for a moment to be grateful.
Couch Potato Workout (Yahoo/Prevention Magazine)
I’ll admit clicking on this link in anticipation of scoffing at the suggested moves. Um, actually, it’s a pretty good mini-workout! I don’t think I’d do some of the moves on the sofa, as they suggest–mine is way to soft and cushy–but there’s no reason I couldn’t stretch out on the plush carpet of my bedroom floor. Or, you know, grab the exercise mat from the other room and make it offical.
80 healthy Recipe Substitutions [greatist]
Some of these are old news to us long-termers, but there were a few new-to-me suggestions, such as:
“10. Vanilla for sugar
Cutting sugar in half and adding 1-2 teaspoons of vanilla as a replacement can give just as much flavor with significantly fewer calories. Assuming the recipe originally calls for 1 cup of sugar, that’s already almost 400 calories cut by leaving out ½ cup of sugar.”
I’ll definitely try this one at some point in my holiday baking!
And some you will NOT see me trying anytime soon:
“46. Nutritional yeast for cheese
The taste and texture are a little bit different, but the creamy gooiness is pretty comparable. Instead of topping that taco with cheddar, try a sprinkle of nutritional yeast for a cheesy flavoring with less fat.”
And a few I wouldn’t do simply because I don’t think the original item is unhealthy in proper portions (see: eggs and butter). But it’s certainly a good list of options to consider.
eGADS! I just looked outside and it’s DARK already. Sheesh, this was a day with wings!
Wishing you all an awesome weekend!