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Loosing "Half of Myself," without loosing my mind!

Apr. 7, 2013 4:05 pm 
Updated: Apr. 8, 2013 6:48 pm
Now that I am almost to my goal weight...I still have about 10ish pounds to doctor and nutritionist are pushing me to do more cooking.  Now, we all know...I can make the classic comfort foods really well, that's how I got to over 300 pounds.  So...what's next? I know that I stress… MORE
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Mar. 24, 2013 4:24 pm 
Updated: Sep. 9, 2013 4:41 pm
I really did not realized how I had changed...until my family started sending me pictures they had taken of me.  Once my son saw them, he felt I should start blogging about here I am.  Looking at these, was an epiphany for me...I really didn't realize the changes that had occurred to… MORE
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Mar. 23, 2013 2:51 pm 
Updated: Mar. 24, 2013 5:06 am
First...success...I made a banana bread that is only about 100 calories per slice...yeah!!  Banana Bread is one of my son's favorite things, especially for with many attempts and alot of research, on this site and others; I finally was able to bake a tea bread that has come out… MORE
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Mar. 16, 2013 6:17 am 
Updated: Mar. 23, 2013 2:54 pm
I have been on a years long journey to find healthier alternatives to my traditional Italian/Polish upbringing...really hard with an 80 year old father who doesn't like change.  Now...first said, my family is very supportive...yet very hesitant to trying new things.  My sister is the most… MORE
Mar. 11, 2013 3:24 am 
Updated: Mar. 23, 2013 2:55 pm
This is an impulsive jump into starting a "blog;" and using it as a way to support loosing over half of my body weight.  I so want to get healthier, and I want to encourage my family in their desire to "jump on the healthy train also."   So, I made this dinner last night for everyone...roasted… MORE
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About Me
Baking is so therapeutic...with 2 science degrees and 2 education favorite place is baking (and tasting) in my kitchen. Just created a blog on this site: Loosing "Half of Myself"...without loosing my mind.
My favorite things to cook
If I have to's with a slow far, (knocking on wood) it hasn't failed me yet! I am now working to get healthy...I have lost 150 pounds so far...and this is encouraging me to cook, and cook healthy. I have been recently very successful with Shirataki Noodles, Artichokes Hearts and oven roasted veggies...low in calories and very healthy!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas Eve...a seafood extravaganza
My cooking triumphs
Creating the "carrot cake" from my youth...and figuring out my Polish Grandmother's Christmas cookie recipe that uses her irons...and they older than dirt
My cooking tragedies
I try to cook to keep loosing weight. I found this recipe for a "healthy" eggplant took me all day to prepare...and was so not worth the time and effort...and it tasted worse than dirt. There are just some things that should not be changed.
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