The Sound of Charity

silence of Love

Many people consider charity to be a monetary donation;  associated with the plinking sound of loose change as it hits the bottom of a red bucket, or the pan-handler’s cup.  What if charity made no sound, but was found to be so loud, that it invoked change, not only within ourselves, but within others too. In an effort to […]


Hot Fudge Sauce

hotfudge sauce

This hot fudge sauce is versatile, yet decadent. I’ve used it on ice cream sundaes, New York Cheesecake, and even cake rolls. We’ve also made hot fudge milkshakes with it; we chill the fudge overnight first when making the milk shakes. 1 can evaporated milk (or use what’s left over from making the Basque Bread […]


Basque Bread

basque bread

What the heck is Basque Bread?! My husband’s family use to own a sheep ranch.  John’s grandpa and grandma hired Basque sheep herders to help with the flock.  My mother in-law boasted about their cooking.  She said there were a few things outside of herding sheep that the Basques were good at: Cooking in their […]


Bust that SUGAR!

sugar bust

I recently have been thinking a lot about my own sugar consumption.  I, like most, eat too much of the sweet stuff.  I made a rule for myself many years ago, almost 18 to be specific.  The rule was, I had to wait to consume sugar until after lunch, otherwise sugar is the only thing […]


Healthy Immune System Aids in My Weight Loss

kronuit and belage

Many of you know that I have an autoimmune condition.  It attacks my thyroid.  I don’t have a thyroid problem, I have an immune system problem.  My goal over the last two years has been to A) Shut off the autoimmune system response B) Return to good health C) Lose unwanted body fat-not just weight. […]


Here is a new workout  that amps up the intensity and length.  Rest for one minute after completing the exercises and jump back in for a second round!


Hashimotos after the BIG cheating

So I was super bad between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  I ate homemade rolls and pie and cookies and homemade bread.  At first I didn’t feel anything.  My system was pretty strong.  But after a month of ingesting gluten (and dairy) off and on I REALLY started to feel it.  My back and neck started to […]


Hashimotos-Blood Test Results

I went to the doctor last week so I could get my thyroid levels checked one more time before the new year.  I also spoke to my old DC in CA that was treating me with supplements etc.  I wanted her to check my hormone panels so she sent me out a saliva kit and […]


Hashimotos Break Through!!


I am a realist, okay sometimes a pessimist.  I try not to be but I jump to conclusions and assume the worst.  I have anxiety and when I eat my trigger foods it’s really bad and I don’t mean to, but I turn into a control freak.  It’s like I have this nervous energy and […]


Here is an interval work out that targets the shoulders and legs.  Do a warm up then grab your weights and go for it!