Wednesday, September 29, 2010

NY Time story asks "How clean are your dishes."

NY Time story asks "How clean are your dishes.": "NY Time story asks 'How clean are your dishes.'"

Phosphates pose a threat to aquatic life and can end up in drinking-water reservoirs. In response to new laws, more and more makers of dishwasher detergents are reducing the amounts of phosphates in their products. But, according to a recent article published by The New York Times, "Cleaner for the Environment, Not for the Dishes," consumers claim their low-phosphate detergents aren't getting the job done.

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Fort for Fitness

Yesterday was the Fort for Fitness race in Fort Wayne! I ran the 4 mile race with my sister. It was fun! I didn't train well for it but I felt pretty good by the end of it. Each mile we got a little faster and finished it in 45:55. You did a great job, sis!

If you are thinking about trying a race, this is a fun one (not that i've run many races!). They have a half marathon race and a 4-mile race.

The 4-mile is great for someone like me who doesn't run much but needs to have a goal or else I'll stop running!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Dr Ann

This week I went with a couple friends to hear Dr Ann speak. If you don't know who she is, visit her website at She has a lot of tips and videos on eating and living healthy. I'm reading her new book and it's really good! It tells exactly what to eat and why.

I heard her speak a year ago also. It was good to hear it again because I forget. It's so hard to eat the way she does. It's really hard for us to change our habits and change what we like to eat (especially when we get stressed - which is probably a lot more than we like to admit). And part of if is we just don't know what to do with kale or quinoa!

I had the thought of looking for recipes with more beans, whole grains and veggies and trying them out. Then I'll post about it and share the recipe. I like to try new foods so it should be fun. We'll see how I can keep up with it! So look for this in the future!

I also want to look for easy ways to subsitute a healthy thing for an unhealthy one. I think this is key. We can't just remove things from our diet because we'll just crave it even more. We need to replace a bad habit with a good one.