Six Simple Tricks to Lose Weight


This blog contains some excellent ideas!

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It’s Spring, and last Sunday I blogged about the Caveman diet. This week I’m adding six simple tricks to lost weight. Thanks to Men’s Fitness for sharing these ideas.

1. Eat More Protein
Open up those cans of tuna and start eating. Eat eggs for breakfast instead of cereal and toast. Your body works harder to digest protein than carbs, so you’ll burn more calories. And protein is much more filling. A good tip is to eat one gram of protein per body weight pound. And no, I’m not sharing mine. :)


2. Drink Green Tea
In a 12 week study, people who drank 4-5 cups of green tea per day lost two pounds more than their non-green peers. Drink a cup before your work-out for an even greater benefit.
Why does this work? A study by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition concluded that green tea improves insulin sensitivity…

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The Paleolithic Diet, otherwise known as the Caveman Diet

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The Paleo diet is defined by Wikipedia as the caveman diet, Stone Age diet and hunter-gatherer diet. The diet might be a fad, but many have “jumped on the bandwagon” to try it because it’s a nutritional diet and , yes, many people lose weight. The Paleo diet is based on the the food our ancient ancestors ate– such as meat, nuts and berries. In 30 days many on the diet have stated that their energy levels skyrocketed.


But how do you survive on a diet without pasta and potatoes, or sugar and dairy products? Or legumes? (Ditch the peanut butter.)

Let’s focus on what you CAN eat:

1. GRASS-FED meat
2. Fowl that flies—chicken, turkey, duck, etc.
3. Fish
4. Eggs
5. Vegetables—any and all and unlimited, including sweet potatoes and yams!
6. Nuts for snacking
7. Healthy fats—avocado, almond butter, olive oil

All amounts are unlimited. Hurray!


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If you have a dream


Come welcome the newest Pink Fuzzy Slipper author!

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If you have a dream, don’t  get discouraged.

Since this is my first blog with The Pink Fuzzy Slippers Writers, I thought I’d share the roller-coaster ride I had in getting my first book, The Silver Crescent, published.

It all began three years ago when I pitched the book at a conference. An editor of a new small press told me to send him the first three chapters, which I did. A few weeks later he requested the entire MS.

My hopes built. Could it really happen this time? Then early one morning I received the email all new writers pray for — the offer of a contract. Needless to say, I was ecstatic. I phoned and emailed all my friends and relatives and walked on a cloud for days.

The editing process began, but after working on six chapters our communication began to lag to the…

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Time races on. One day it’s Valentine’s Day and the next it’s Easter.  I skip the Valentine tree I do an Easter egg tree. I’m not kidding!


Flowers bloom and I get the urge to

grab some and plant them.

For the last several years I’ve skipped buying flowers or planting new ones. son Ivy finds me. I’m not kidding.  Lately deer in my neighborhood eat the tender shoots and make sure few buds don’t manage to bloom.

Hair! I heard deer find human hair repelling, so I clean my hairbrush and tie hair on the plants.DSCN3033_1417

Where are the Spring Break photos?

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Spring Fling Multi-Author Book Giveaway


For a collection of books worth trying to win!

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romantic flower bouquetTo celebrate the first day of spring the Pink Fuzzy Slipper Authors are kicking off this loveliest of seasons with a romance giveaway. Each author is contributing one eBook in kindle or nook book to be awarded to the lucky winner, selected from the visitors who leave us a comment. We’ll announce the recipient of all these books on Monday. Comment away, and welcome to our updated blog. We used to be on Blogger, but recently moved to WordPress.

Below are the books we’re offering, an eclectic mix of romance from  a talented bunch of ladies.

From USA Today bestselling author, Mona Risk, a sweet and humorous romance novel,  her new release, WEDDING SURPRISE:

Monas CoverBlurb: Two weeks before their wedding, Claire and David receive an unexpected announcement that can destroy their relationship. Is their love for each other strong enough to turn the worst wedding surprise into the best?

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Things I Couldn’t Have Predicted Five Years Ago.


Who knows what’s next?

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Life is full of surprises. As much as I loved teaching, I didn’t expect to be tutoring 20 or more hours a week. I need a day planner now. (NICE!)

I would have denied that I could self-publish my own books or that my only sale would be an ebook to a publisher of erotic romance. (Really?)

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Editing freelance seemed like it might be an occasional thing, not a business with a queue.  I have regular clients. (LOVE IT!) Almost 3 years ago I became an editor for a new publisher and now I’m Vice President of the Gilded Dragonfly Books! (Pinch me now.)

I retired but now I work more than most people with full-time jobs and I LOVE it!

I’d have laughed if you’d told me I’d do a monthly Facebook event.  Facebook scared me! Now I host a monthly event with Scarlet.

What has…

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Spring is when the Meadowlark Sings


Enjoy a lovely post by a friend.

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“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”
― Margaret Atwood

Early spring in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia

“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.”
― Rainer Maria Rilke

Spring is coming to the valley this week, and we’re all ready to kick up our heels after the long winter. The post below is from last year, but it fits.

Grady, soft-coated Wheaton terrior, enjoying spring day

Heavy wet snow fell last night and the trees are laden, my crocus buried. But several afternoons ago after the rain showers ended, the day turned mild and I pulled some overwintering weeds from one of my flower borders. A whole wheelbarrow full. While bent contentedly to my labors, I heard the sweet trill of a meadowlark, my favorite songbird. Silent today. When the sun shines and the weather softens, I will hear it sing again. This crazy weather is typical of early…

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