I’ve been tracking my food for the last few months (32 lbs lost so far in the ProClub’s 20/20 Lifestyles program!) but their online tracking system has a mountain of frustrating user experience issues. I was so happy to find MyNetDiary – it isn’t free but it’s cheap and you can try it for free. … More My favorite iPhone app: MyNetDiary
Since I’ve been in 20/20 I’ve heard a lot of interesting ideas about what to do with the over abundance of stomach-ache inducing (and paunch producing) Halloween candy. One recommendation I thought was particularly ingenious is for parents to offer their kids a trade-in deal – candy for tangible treats like a DVD, book, or … More How to avoid the Halloween stomach ache
Reading Michael Pollan’s New York Times article "Unhappy Meals" has changed the way I think about food, or the stuff we constantly consume and call "food". It’s not a shock-and-horror Super-size Me or a "we’re all going to die so let’s kill Kraft" manifesto, it’s the history of how we got ourselves in this mess … More The rise of nutritionism: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.
My new favorite guilty pleasure is my heated mattress pad I got a Fred Meyer (for 75% off last April!). After a long day just knowing my bed will be toasty warm when I get in is so exciting! (Yes, in the past I’ve been accused of being too easy to please). But just like … More If loving you is wrong I don’t want to be right: Is my heated mattress pad going to kill me?