Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Holidays to all!!!

Happy Holidays to all and  a Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

I've been BAD

I just realized that I haven't posted in a long I am attempting to update. We are in New River Arizona right now looking at the rain in Sunny Az, so I have some time to reflect!

I am still McDougalling and since I had an amazon credit, I did order Dr. Fuhrmans 2 book set "Eat for Health".  It arrived yesterday and is going back today!!!!!! What a ripoff. He added a few things, didn't even credit Dr. Esselstyn and Dr. Ornish with the right info, used large type, added eggs, oil, meat, and the ingredients he sells to the recipes and most of the recipes in the second book were either from his earlier book or his PAID website member contributions. Large type, one recipe to a page and no index. I think a 10 year old could have done a better job!

Anyway I went to the McDougalls 3 Day Chef's Weekend  the end of June this past year and had a fantastic time...and yeah I gained a few lbs with the great recipes! now I have to watch it more.

A few weeks ago we went to the Tempe Art Festival on Mill Ave. I haven't been in that area in over 20 years and wouldn't have recognized it. Seems strange to see a Starbucks and other chains in the area!
Mill Ave.
We are going out traveling again in January. We are going to Yuma and Mexico to get dental and glasses done, then to the RV and gemshows in Quartzste, Az, then to Las Vegas and see some relatives. I will try to post more photos but if anyone wants to see all our travels they are at:

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Not doing Eat to Live anymore

I have rejoined Dr. McDougalls website and feel much better and NOT as cranky! I went to the 3 day Celebrity Chef weekend in Santa Rosa and we ate for 21 hours out of 3 days!!! It was all delicious and I had the greatest time and met the nicest people. I hope to do more on this blog soon, as I have been a bit lax in posting! Ok...have taken the Dr.Fuhrman junk outta this..forget it, it is a cult!!!! I may have lost the right amount of weight but was miserable and tired of the nastygrams from the ultimate cult man so I discontinued his PAID member site. Dr McDougall has been around since 1983 and he is the best with a free member site and lots of supportive a free newsletter and great recipes. I have found most of his previous books on Amazon,, used bookstore and thrift shops. I figure those people are not around anymore or went back tot he SAD diet. I am to the point that I can't stand to look at or clean up after greasy animal food...yuck...Now I am not a vegetarian or vegan. If a lobster or shrimp or plate of steamer clams happened in front of me I will certainly welcome it...and take a break for a week! I have given up meat, poultry, pork, eggs, dairy, coffee, all oils except a dab of toasted sesame oil, and smoking. Beer is on my list of to do's.....but seafood is still calling me!!!!!! We are in Arizona for the summer and enjoying the heat????? but the shopping is amazing!

I need to review my posting of photos but they are all at

if you would like to see where we have been for the past 4 years!!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

In Quartzsite for the RV Show

We are here in Quartzsite with the sea of white roofs, boondocking in the middle of the desert. I won't mention anything about the grocery shopping here, there really isn't any. I can get bananas, oranges and apples and some fresh veggies. Leaving in a week for the Palm Springs area where there are REAL stores!