Dieting SUCKS. But you know what sucks even more? The fact that sometimes we do things that sabotage our very best efforts to lose weight without even knowing it. If your bathroom scale seems like it's stuck, you may be making one of these 6 mistakes.
I've got a surprise for him!
When Charlotte and are in New York visitng our son Cole, we usually allow one day to visit some of our favorite Big Apple sites.
We've done all of the hardcore touristy stuff - Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Central Park...we've even been to a taping of Letterman, seen the set of Saturday Night Live...the usual stuff.
These days in addition to Broadway, restaurants and shopping we walk - everywhere (we are getting better at the NY subway system, but that's a whole 'nother post).
Walking is a great way to see the city. Really, it's the only way to take in that NY vibe that scares so many people. It's amazing what you can see when you're not on your knees praying in the back of taxi.
While Charlotte's window-shopping on 5th Ave., I'm looking up and down and around. It's more than, "Lookit all them tall buildings!" for me. When you scrape off the first layer of grime this city is stunningly beautiful.
I'm a big believer in soap and water. First thing every morning, last thing every night, I wash my face by rubbing on a cleanser and splashing it off with water. After all, to have healthy-looking skin, you have to keep it clean.
They've joined us to give away their pulsaderm Facial Cleansing Brush (an $89 value). This automatic cleaning system uses an advanced, patent-pending pulsation technology to gently rid skin of dirt and oil.
I've never been an early adopter when it comes to technology. I waited a month before I installed iOS 7 on my iPhone and I'm glad I did - the hassle and bugs just weren't worth the trouble. As hard as it can be to migrate to new technology, it can be equally hard to let go of some of the older gadgets we've grown to love.
I only have one recipe for pumpkin cake, and this is it. Pumpkin and brown butter are a match made in heaven. This cake is so moist, it just melts in your mouth.
I'll show you where the wild goose goes!
Thinking about the holidays makes me crave cranberries. This time of year especially, I love keeping dried ones on hand. Tart and sweet, they make nice nibbles and wake up everything from salads to side dishes.
Charlotte and I are BIG Netflix fans - streaming and instant. But, sometimes we'll put movies into our DVD queue and forget about them until they show up at our home like an unwelcome guest. This happened to us recently when Mud appeared in our Colleywood mailbox.
Thanks anyway, but I've got this.
Charlotte and I aren't million-mile fliers like many of our friends. We take to the not-so-friendly-skies a half-dozen times a year or less. Trips to New York to see our son, Cole. Vacation. You know, stuff like that.
But, we do travel a fair amount. Before we took off last summer for our 35th Anniversary Cruise, one of our friends suggested enrolling in the new TSA Precheck program (also called Global Entry).
If you've traveled by air in the past year or so, you've seen the signs at the airports. It's a big program, getting bigger. It's about to be rolled out to an additional 60 airports across the U.S.
The siren song of the TSA program is that it will speed your way through airport security. No more taking out your laptop. Taking off your shoes. Shorter lines...blah, blah, blah.
All of this could be yours for a $100 fee and your willingness to fill out a multi-page online form, submit to a background check and a sit-down interview with a Federal Agent.
It's a pain. But, the promise is that if you clear all these hurdles and they accept you, you'll be rewarded with a new government-issued photo ID and shorter security lines **angels singing**.
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That's what SHE said!
For years, Bob and I spent every Friday night grocery shopping at Tom Thumb. (Do we know how to party or what?) Besides having wonderful, fresh veggies, it was around the corner from our home and church, and we'd bump into at least one friend every outing. Good times!
So we're thrilled to team up with one of our longtime, favorite hangouts to give one lucky reader a FREE taste of the experience. You could win a $50 gift card to help fill your cart at Tom Thumb, where every dollar spent earns gas rewards. (Check the end of this post for details on how to enter.)
If you don't have a Tom Thumb in your area, no problem! This prize is good at any supermarket in the country that's part of the Safeway family (Safeway, Vons, Randalls and Tom Thumb.)
They've joined us to celebrate a new program that lets you use reward points for gas discounts at participating Exxon and Mobil stations. That means Rewards Club members can save money on groceries and gas, but fill up wherever it's more convenient: either a store location, Exxon or Mobil. Sweet!
Want a wallet-friendly way to fill your cart as well as your tank?
We're celebrating ExxonMobil joining Tom Thumb's gas rewards program by giving away a $50 gift card to help you save on groceries and gas. This sweet budget-stretcher can be used at any Tom Thumb, Randalls, Vons or Safeway location in the country.
Click "Read More" for details on how to enter. Sweepstakes* ends Nov. 21!