S’mores Ice Cream Pie

Today is my daughter's 14th birthday!  While some moms make fancy-schmancy birthday cakes, I whipped up a birthday pie for my daughter. This is one of those recipes that I invented a few years ago when I told my girls I'd make them a special ice cream dessert. I didn't feel like running to the store and since it was right after Halloween, we had lots of candy laying around. The first time I made … [Read more...]

Enough With the Flabby, Let’s Get to the Fashionista

Most of my posts in the last 2 months have been focused on weight loss, but I think it's time to start talking more about fashion.  More specifically...Plus Size Fashion! In the past 5 years, my weight and size has been all over the map.  I've worn everything from a 12 to a 24. While it's much easier to find cute clothes when you're a size 12, it's possible to look like a million bucks at any … [Read more...]

Body By Vi 90 Day Challenge {Day 17}

I am so thrilled to tell you that I'm 17 days into my Body by Vi 90 Day Challenge and I have lost 14 pounds.  I can't even tell you how thrilled I am.  I still have a long way to go, but I love what Body by Vi is doing for me! If you've been hesitant to start losing weight with Body by Vi I encourage you to watch this video. Amazing, isn't it? Are you ready to get started? Take the 90 … [Read more...]

Sugar and Its Many Names

The average American consumes 150 - 170 pounds of sugar per year. That's between a 1/4 cup and a 1/2 cup of sugar per day! That's absolutely crazy. Part of the problem is that many people don't realize just how many names sugar has. If you're relying on ingredient labels to keep you away from sugar, you may be surprised. Sugar has many sneaky aliases. And while not all of these are … [Read more...]