This Monday should feel exceptionally special, because for some of you lucky people, next Monday is part of a 3-day weekend!  So, if you’re one of the lucky ones who not only get the day off but also get paid for the holiday, shocka, shocka, boom boom!  Happy Monday to you and Happy Don’t have Work Next Monday!

10 Simple Food Swaps to Save Calories – Hello Healthy


I found this article to be particularly interesting.  Most of the items listed (shown) are items that almost all of use when preparing a meal. And I have to tell you a lot of the items used as substitutions are items that we have either used or wish we knew more recipes in which we could use them for.  Take a look for yourself and I bet you too will just as surprised. LP

Whether it’s swapping heavy cream for cauliflower or avocado for butter, cutting just 50 calories per day through simple food swaps can add up to bigger weight loss wins in the long run. Here are 10 simple swaps to try:

Source: 10 Simple Food Swaps to Save Calories – Hello HealthyHello Healthy

7 Simple Chicken Salad Recipes Under 375 Calories – Hello HealthyHello Healthy


I’ve tried going vegetarian, and it didn’t take.  So I decided to instead of going off meat cold turkey  (no pun intended) that I would slowly reduce my meat in-take.  In doing so, I stay away from beef (mainly because it stays in the system the longest), I now eat a lot of fish, boiled eggs, chicken, turkey, tuna, crabmeat, salmon and for some reason hot dogs, along with nuts and dried fruits.

With all of the chicken (breasts), I am always looking for great recipes.  One can eat but so much of Bar-B-Que, Boiled and Baked chicken.  So I hope you enjoy these recipes as much as I am going to.  ;)  LP


Chicken salad recipes are possibly the easiest and fastest brown bag lunches you can pack — not to mention, they’re loaded in protein!

Source: 7 Simple Chicken Salad Recipes Under 375 Calories – Hello HealthyHello Healthy

The Science Behind Why Water Is Good for Weight Loss – Hello HealthyHello Healthy


Ever wonder why it’s important to drink water while dieting?  Well, wonder no more here is an article that gives you,”The Science Behind Why Water is Good for Weight Loss,” courtesy of MyFitnessPal’s blog.  Really cool and interesting stuff here.  Enjoy!  LP 

We all know that hydration is important — especially in the scorching summer months. Getting your standard eight glasses a day can help you stay cool, hydrated and energized through even the most intense sweat-inducing heat waves. But drinking plenty of water can also be a super easy — and more importantly, super effective — way to lose weight, according to the experts. To look at exactly what drinking more water does to your stomach, appetite and brain, researchers from the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior took MRIs of participants’ stomachs and brains after they had ingested either

Source: The Science Behind Why Water Is Good for Weight Loss – Hello HealthyHello Healthy

How do you begin your day?



Good Afternoon to ya!

As you probably have guessed, I am a late riser, (the benefits of working from home)!  Although it’s cool to be self-employed it is also a  lot of work.  I may rise in the late afternoon, but I don’t hit the sack until late at night.  However, in the end, it does pay off!

Yesterday, I was invited to participate in a friendly exercise challenge by one of my dear friends.  What a great motivator!  Looking forward to getting my workouts in this week to take the lead!  If you would like to root for me, please do so in the comment area below.

Well, it’s time to get the ball rolling, and get my day started!  Here’s wishing you a wonderful and productive day! LP




25 Lesbian Relationship and Friendship Truths As Told By “The L Word” | Autostraddle


Ok yes, it’s been 12 years since “The L Word,” aired, but you can not tell me that you don’t miss it.  And I am quite sure you agree that it was one of the best lesbian series ever! Right?  If you agree and miss the show as much as I do, then you will get a kick out of this piece.  LP

“Yoda needs to give me some better advice or Yoda needs to shut the fuck up.”

Source: 25 Lesbian Relationship and Friendship Truths As Told By “The L Word” | Autostraddle

Why Women Are Leaving Men for Lesbian Relationships – Bisexuality


Hmmm, now this is definitely a good read.  It’s a bit lengthy but very interested.  It’s from The Oprah Magazine (2009).  Find a comfortable for this one. 

Is it our imaginations, or are wives and girlfriends ditching their men and falling in love with other women? New science says that sexuality is more fluid than we thought.

Source: Why Women Are Leaving Men for Lesbian Relationships – Bisexuality