Hanging in there. Definitely feeling better. Got back into the exercise habit the past couple of days. Maintained over the holiday so that's cool. My goal is to really focus on weight-lifting. Found a gorgeous dress for the New Year's gala at the Broadmoor and it has spaghetti straps. So need to firm up the flabbies. Those of you as close to 50 as me know what I'm talkin' about! ;-)
We woke up on Thanksgiving morning to an oven that didn't work! Zoinks! Hubby started looking online and found a recipe to grill the turkey. It was the BEST turkey we've ever had, so tender and juicy! Everything else we did stovetop or microwave for Thanksgiving. Got up the next morning and the oven turned on just fine. Too funny. But we plan to always grill the turkey now!!
FROM DENISE AUSTIN:
Get Your Superfoods!
Looking for a way to get even more bang for your nutritional buck? Try these "superfoods"! They're loaded with essential vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients to help you feel great, and they even help fight disease! Incorporate them into your diet today!
* Almonds: A source of "good" fat, almonds can help your heart by lowering bad cholesterol!
* Berries: They're jammed with vitamins — particularly vitamin C — but new research has found these sweet little sensations to be ace disease fighters too, helping to prevent bladder infections and even cancers, among other illnesses.
* Broccoli: Folate, vitamin C, calcium — broccoli is packed with all these awesome nutrients. Now researchers think it might also fight cancer!
* Avocado: The large number of calories in a serving of avocado is totally worth it! This source of healthy fat contains a ton of vitamin K and potassium and is also associated with lower cholesterol and even the prevention of breast cancer!
* Salmon: Low in calories, easy to prepare, and amazingly good for you — what's not to love about salmon? And the omega-3 fatty acids in salmon are great for your heart!
* Olive oil: Another good fat! Besides making your food incredibly tasty, olive oil can also protect you from heart disease.
* Green tea: So much research has touted the benefits of green tea, it's hard to know where to begin! But here's a sample: A Japanese study in 2006 showed that green tea lowered the risk of death from all causes. How's that for a superfood?