Saturday, July 13, 2013

Target Haul ~ July

Hubby received a nice incentive from work this month so I headed out to Target ! Here I come Tar`zhay!



I found these silver sandals, on sale, for $11.00. It's great to have several pairs of sandals during the summer without breaking the bank.



I also purchased 4 ladies' t-shirts, a C9 men's active shirt for hubby, mascara, eyeliner, lip gloss, 2 Room Essential washcloth sets and a kitchen towel set, and a pair of women's sunglasses for $99.10. Oh, that total included a $5.25 store coupon, with a savings of $21.98. Woo Hoo.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Chronic Back Pain May Shrink the Brain ~ WebMD

What's Behind the Brain Shrinkage?

By definition, chronic back pain is a state of persistent pain sensation with associated negative mood and stress, says Apkarian. Therefore, one possible explanation for the decreased gray matter is that nerve cells are working overtime, he says.

The researchers hypothesize that as chronic back pain persists it may become more irreversible and less responsive to treatment due to these brain changes.

You can read the full article at WebMD.

Chronic Pain Sufferer: Time For Some New Pillows!

One of the my difficult issues to deal with, as a chronic pain sufferer, is getting comfortable so one can have a full night's sleep. Despite the fact I take 2 Trazodone 100 mgs, at night time, I can still be woken up due to a pinched nerve, in my neck. Or not be able to go back to sleep, due to throbbing pain in my head because of no neck support.

I read about these gel pillows and thought I would give them a try.



I'll let you know what I think in a week.

"Mom, I Know There's Healthy Stuff In Here But It's So Good"

It's been cool enough, in Las Vegas, to make lasagna. After reading some blog post about Barilla Oven Ready Lasagna, I added a couple of boxes to our grocery delivery order. Guess, I should have done more research because one doesn't really need a second box when making a lasagna.



According, to the box instructions, you only need just 3 sheets, per layer, for a 9x13 cassorole dish. The noodles will expand during baking



Yes, the noodles did expand. I was happy with the final results. And the lasagna got 2 thumbs up from the hubby and son. Despite the addition of spinach!

Monday, July 08, 2013

Obesity Is Now Considered A Disease ~HuffPostLive Segment



The American Medical Association recently declared that obesity is a disease. This action would give patients more access to weight loss treatments. Yet, many opponents say the designation promotes prejudice.

Do overweight people need their own civil rights movement? Do you think that will only make matters worse for those who are obese?

Menu Plan Monday ~ July 8, 2013

I've got another busy week with doctor and dentist appointments, running errands and hitting the gym. I'm so glad that the temperatures in Las Vegas are finally going to be cooler. Sadly, a few people lost their lives to this dangerous heat.

If you're looking for some meal plan inspiration stop by Organizing Junkie.



tri tip, green beans, salad







BBQ chicken breast, salad, mashed potatoes



chicken pot pie

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Sunday Jumping Tandem: My Hubby's Love Makes This Ride Worthwhile!



Yesterday, my husband and I spent what I can only say was a perfect day together. We've manage to have a lot of those over the years.

Thank you Jumping Tandem for hosting Sunday!

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