Monday, July 30, 2012


I don't have much to say this week. So, instead,  I'm going to list what I've been reading. I hope you all find them as interesting as I have.

One of my favorite blogs is Can You Stay for Dinner?  Andie Mitchell lost 135 pounds and has maintained her weight for 5 years. I love the honesty with which she writes. She includes some pretty tasty looking recipes, as well.

In Andie Mitchell's last post, she mentioned a series she came across written by Dawn Lerman for the New York Time's Blog, called Growing Up With a Fat Dad. I found it very interesting and thought provoking.

My mom cut an article from the Deseret News written by Jody Genessy and sent it in the mail to me last week. Thanks, Mom, for thinking of me. It really touched me and felt very familiar. You can read the article by clicking here. My favorite quote from that article is,
 "Rock, meet my bottom." 
 The one that made me cry (first) was, 
"But, honestly, my funny fat man routine has worn old. I've used that type of humor to hide the hurt for decades, and that's not working anymore."

This is a little off topic, but I can't read about losing weight all the time, or I may just have to gouge my eyes out with a soup spoon. So I found this link - on Pinterest -  to a blog called The Fun Cheap or Free Queen by Jordan Page, a frugality specialist - yes really, a frugality specialist. This post is taken from a segment she did on television for KUTV and is called How much should I pay for - ?   It gives helpful suggestions as to how much to pay for all kinds of goods and services such as groceries, babysitting, haircuts, and so on. 

From the "How much should I pay for" post, I found a link to another blog I've, coincidentally, been following lately called Frugally Sustainable. The link took me to a post listing 50 good Tips For Saving on Groceries

In those tips for saving on groceries, there was another really interesting link (don't you just love how it never ends?) about shopping with no waste. Now, I don't know that I'll ever invest that much time to grocery shopping, but it makes a lot of sense and I can see myself making changes in the way I shop. You can get to this post in A Zero Waste Home by clicking here

Finally, I list a book review blog, Reading For Sanity. It's a great resource for finding honest and well written reviews of books. A friend of mine is one of the contributors and she is one of the smartest and well-read women I know. 

So that's what I've been doing. Reading. Trying to find some inspiration. I wish you a good week. And happy reading.


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