Monthly Archives: August 2012

The artificial sweetener mystery


It is general knowledge that sugar is the devil. It has pretty much single-handedly led to the American obesity epidemic as well as the widespread increase in diabetes. We should all switch to artificial sweeteners. Wait, no-they cause cancer. Shoot. … Continue reading

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Crazy easy pasta dish


Looking for a really quick dinner idea? How about this: -Cook your favorite rotini pasta (you know I recommend whole wheat!) -Add a back of mixed frozen vegetables to the water for the last 5 minutes of the pasta cooking … Continue reading

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Tri, tri again…


As some of you may have heard, I attempted my first sprint triathlon of the season last Sunday. It did not go well. It was an open water swim and the waves were up-I was not prepared for that. I … Continue reading

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Some new ideas…and a few old ones!


Here are some new ideas for going green that I got from goinggreen.com! I know I’ve mentioned the reusable water bottle at least once before, but I really think it’s one of the easiest and most important things we can … Continue reading

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Guilt-free(ish) Nachos Supreme? Don’t mind if I do…


It’s football season, and here in the Whiting household that means a few things. One, as Detroit/Buffalo fans Sundays tend to be rough days. Two, methods must be in place to combat this. Hence three: the keg will be filled … Continue reading

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Life lessons from a 14 year old


I’m not too proud to take good advice from whoever wants to dish it out. Including 14 year old girls. Check out Izzy’s blog. Izzy is one of the girls who took on Seventeen magazine as a member of the group SPARK, … Continue reading

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Bike sharing-why can’t I think of these things??


As a healthy living enthusiast who happens to be a borderline tree hugger, I think I got tears in my eyes the first time I saw a bicycle sharing station. I was in the DC area, and there was a … Continue reading

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