Saturday, February 2, 2013
In this week's Betsy and Sal, Sally Higginson talks about how she resolved to pack lighter, and how that resolution fell apart while getting ready for a trip to the Canadian Rockies.
It’s early February, and we all know what that means: it’s time to abandon our New Year’s Resolutions. For the few among us who still think that whatever promises we made to improve ourselves we still might keep, let me say this: ha ha ha. Here was mine: to pack lightly. That’s right. I decided to take a lesson from my younger daughter, who can pack for a week of skiing in a carry-on bag and offer space to anyone else in the family who is having trouble cramming a week’s worth of necessities into a bag weighing less than 50 pounds. Before I continue, let me make clear the lesson my husband and I learned while planning our winter escapade: why do today what you can put off until tomorrow? For years I’ve heard tales from friends and family …
Sunday, December 30, 2012
By Barbara Fine, registered dietician, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.
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Sunday, December 30, 2012
With each new year, many people set goals, make resolutions, and try their best to make this the year they begin living a healthier lifestyle. However, at the end of each year, these very people who had goals of becoming healthy, find themselves back in the same place they were the previous December, not making healthy choices but resolving that beginning January 1, all will change. Many people do not stick to their goals is because the goals are unrealistic or too general. To make a resolution become reality, make specific resolutions which you can actually fulfill. In addition, resolutions need to have a positive message. I like to stay positive especially at the start of a new year. We hear negative messages such as "do not eat …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Glenview House chef creates an anti-New-Year's resolution sandwich. Maybe you can start that new fitness regimen after lunch.
It's called the Ultimate BLT, but let's aknowledge Glenview House's newest dish for what it really is — an anti-New Year’s resolution sandwich. Glenview House’s Executive Chef Grant Slauterbeck created the sandwich, which has layers of half-pound crispy bacon, iceberg lettuce, juicy tomatoes and a house-made mayonnaise. All of that goodness is put between two grilled cheese brioche sandwiches that are slathered with butter, American and Swiss cheeses. If that’s not enough, you can add a cage-free fried egg to the creation for $1 more. Slauterbeck created the sandwich to fit in with the anti-near-year’s resolution theme. The sandwich is only available during January, so maybe this year's resolutions should start in February. The Ultimate …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Resolving to keep his son in shape.
Did you made any New Year’s resolutions? Have you broken them yet? One of the most common resolutions is to exercise more and lose weight. And I am among those who have made that resolution. Except that I did not make it for myself. I made it for my son. Combating the side effects of medication We have had Kai, who has autism, on various medications for several months now. After seeing very little positive results from various ADHD and anti-anxiety drugs, Kai’s doctor advised going in a different direction. He suggested that we try Risperdal, which is the only drug approved by the FDA for the treatment of aggression in children and adolescents with autism. With much of our son’s issues revolving around his difficulty in controlling his …