What Wine Should You Drink on Valentine’s Day?

Rosé wine is super fashionable right now.  It’s no longer about the syrupy sweet, not very good boxed wine that we think of when someone says “pink wine.”  This isn’t White Zinfandel.  However, if you love White Zin then please drink it! I always tell people to drink what they like, I’m just offering my […]

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Easy, No-Bake Peanut Butter Granola

A few weeks ago I bought a bag of granola.  I was looking for a healthy, after-school but before sports practice snack for Alexandra.  She is often starving when school gets out and I’ve had her keep a jar of peanut butter in her backpack.  And a spoon.  If she’s famished, she knows to eat a […]

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Hearty, Healthy Beef Stew

With colder weather upon us, there is nothing I like better than a big bowl of comforting soup when the chill sets in.  This Hearty Beef Stew does just the trick to warm you to the bones, while remaining lower in calories and full of vegetables and lean beef. Thanks to my friend Lana from […]

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Resuming my Healthy Fencerows

I haven’t updated this blog in two months.  It wasn’t that I fell off my #healthyfencerows lifestyle at first.  It had more to do with accepting a new job, trying to wrap up details at my old job, various board meetings for groups I serve on, Thanksgiving and Christmas and finishing my 100 day workout […]

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My Hand in a Bag of Chocolate Chips

Today was my monthly weigh-in.  The day to drag the dreaded scale, strip down naked, hold my breath and gingerly step on the horrible machine. I knew I wouldn’t have a 20 pound loss like I did in my first month of weight loss efforts.  I was hoping for a 10 pound loss.  So when […]

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Weight Loss Frustrations

I have been on a weight loss journey for 48 days.  The first 30 days were incredible.  The weight moved down at a rapid pace.  Then it all stopped.  And I’m struggling. I’ve lost 22.4 pounds.  Yet, two weeks ago I had lost 22.4 pounds.  Then last week I gained a pound.  I thought about […]

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Crockpot Lasagna Soup

This post features me comparison shopping at three different grocery stores.  This trips were sponsored by Indiana’s Family of Farmers.  And while they compenstated me for the post, the opinions are all my own.  Including my disgust with Whole Foods. I’ll admit to really loving the grocery store.  I like looking at packaging, products, marketing […]

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Opening the Farm to a Visitor

Our farm is a very busy place.  There are always baby pigs being born, crops to harvest and animals to take care of.  We get many requests to visit the farm.  Because baby pigs are cute and people want to see them.   But we don’t let the public on our farm.  It takes a […]

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In Case You Were Waiting For Me to Fail

When I put my entire weight loss journey out for everyone to see, I assume there might be someone who is just watching to see if and when I fail. Your wait is over.  I feel like I’ve fallen. I decided a month ago I would only be weighing myself once a week.  And I […]

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Overwhelmed and Motivated

I posted last week about my weight struggles.  And since sharing my awful fat-feeling stories, I’ve been overwhelmed with the messages and support you all have given me.  Seriously.  You know how to make a girl cry! I’ve had lots of people ask me what diet I’m following.  And a few who want me on […]

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