Scriptfrenzy – It’s Almost That Time Again

To do, or not to do, Scriptfrenzy this year?  That is the question. For some of you, the question might be: "What the heck is Scriptfrenzy? "  Scriptfrenzy is a wonderful event where writers all over the world sign up on a website - - and vow to write a 100 page script within 30 days from April 1 to April 30th. It could be a stage play, a movie script or a script of an episode of your favorite...

Eight Myths About Exercise: Does Muscle Weigh More Than Fat?

Myth No. 1: Exercise is supposed to be miserable Reality: Exercise should be pleasurable and fun. The trick is to find workouts that challenge you but that you also enjoy. If you love playing tennis or soccer or beach volleyball with friends or going bike riding with your hubby or making those coins on your hip scarf jingle in bellydance class or the calm and peaceful feeling you get after a good...

Finding Workouts and Activities You Enjoy Leads to Weight Loss

A friend of mine told me that her sister lost more than fifty pounds by watching what she ate and doing extreme exercise programs like Insanity by Beachbody. She would complete one extreme exercise program and then look around for the next thing that would help her reach the rest of her weight loss goals. I started to do the Slim in Six program by Beachbody myself but I didn't like it. The...

Celebrate Your Weight Loss Milestones

At the end of July, I hit my halfway weight loss milestone.  When I started this journey on March 16, 2009, I was 50 pounds heavier.  At that time, I set a goal of losing a hundred pounds.  It sounds excessive, I know, but that is how much weight I needed to lose to be within the healthy weight range for my height.  It seemed impossible at first.  In fact, I could barely get my head around...

Get Inspired

One evening, after a particularly grueling day at work, I dragged myself home, warmed up some food and had dinner sitting on the couch in front of a TV tray while I watched cooking shows.  I wasn't in the mood to write a blog post.  I certainly was not in the mood to write fiction.  In fact, I wanted nothing more than to just mindlessly veg in front of the TV set.  There wasn't much of me...

Learning to Cook Healthy Dishes Leads to Weight Loss

I was never known as the cook in my family.  My mother is a fantastic cook.  She can "burn" in at least five different cultures.  She learned to cook from her mother and from spending summers on a farm in Tennessee.  Later, she made friends of different nationalities and took a little from each culture.  She learned to cook Haitian food from her Haitian friends, Jamaican specialties from...