Sherry A. Phillips

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9 Secrets to Living Longer

I love reading about positive thinking, healthy living and longevity. One of my favorite sites to visit is Blue Zones. If you are unfamiliar with what a “blue zone” is, they are places where the population lives longer and better than average. They have an unusually high percentage of their community who live to be […]

Creamy Corn Chowder

My family is Orthodox Christian. If you’re not familiar with Orthodoxy, you can find out more here. We are now in our Lenten season. Last Sunday was Meatfare Sunday, which means until Pascha (Easter Sunday), meat is a thing of the past for our family. This Sunday is Cheesefare Sunday and after that, a vegan […]

Kale Chips Anyone?

The only time I’ve eaten Kale is when it’s been cooked down into a slimy mess with bacon fat glistening on the top and some vinegar drizzled over it. Don’t get me wrong. It is really delicious; however, I was looking for something a little different and a lot healthier. I was reading my Outside […]

How Using A Humidifier Helps Fight Colds and Flu

I have three children, which means when they go to school, or as my husband refers to it, the germ of the week club, they are exposed to multiple viruses. I try to keep them healthy and remind them to wash their hands regularly, but sometimes, those viruses invade. One of my children had a […]

Running in Cold Weather

I have not been running as consistently since the weather turned cold. I find it very hard to breathe when the temperature dips below 40 degrees. What I usually do on the days when it’s super cold and I still go out for a run helps. And yes, I have been running when it was […]

Hot Wings and the Benefits of Blue Cheese

I have never been a blue cheese fan; however, like Brussell Sprouts, that has changed. Over the weekend, I decided I would make Hot Wings and BBQ ribs for the family to enjoy while watching the Super Bowl. I usually have ranch dressing when I indulge in hot wings (which is rarely), but once and […]

Are Onions the answer to fighting the flu?

Forget an apple a day, it may be an onion a day can help you keep the doctor away. With the flu rearing it’s ugly head in untold numbers this season, I am hearing more and more about using onions to combat the virus. Even the grocery clerk at the store said she keeps an […]

Creamy Vegan Mashed Potatoes!

Anyone who knows me, knows I love, love, love my southern roots and especially love southern cooking. The problem with most of our southern cooking is frying and butter. As Paula Deen can tell you, in the South, it’s “more butter, more better!” So, when I decided to go Vegan until Christmas, one of things […]

I’m going Vegan until Christmas

I’m sitting here nursing a cold and won’t be running today, which I hate. Anyway, after all of the gluttony of Thanksgiving, I’ve decided to go Vegan until Christmas Eve. I am about to confess a horrible, horrible thing I eat on Christmas morning. It is so bad for me that just thinking about it […]

My new favorite vegetable – Roasted Brussels Sprouts!

Presenting, my new favorite vegetable – Roasted Brussels Sprouts! I know, many of you are saying, “Brussels Sprouts? Really?” Yes, really! I never really cared much for Brussels Sprouts while growing up, though I have always loved my veggies. When my grandmother used to fix them, they were boiled and mushy and tasted like mini […]

I’m still running …. And losing!

I haven’t given an update on my weight loss journey and running life for a while, so I thought I’d share my progress today. I have set four goals for myself: the weight I was at 41, the weight I was prior to getting pregnant with my third child, the weight I was prior to […]

Can you think your way to fitness?

We’ve all heard that what you think, you become. But can you think your way to being fit and thin? Everyone knows that losing weight takes more than just thinking the pounds away. However, the truth is that every great accomplishment or success starts with a thought and a plan. We all must make decisions […]

10 Foods You Should Be Eating

I was watching one of those Housewives shows a while back and one of the women on the show was talking about how she stays in such great shape after having 3 kids. She made the comment that having a good body was “30% what you do and 70% what you put in your mouth.” […]

Weight Watchers Update – I’ve lost 14 pounds!

I may not be getting paid $4 million to endorse them like Jessica Simpson, but I can say that so far, Weight Watchers is working for me! Even though my official weigh-in’s are on Sunday, I weigh myself in the mornings just to check my progress and as of this morning, I’ve officially lost 14 […]

Why Swimming is such a great workout!

Until this summer, I never thought of swimming for exercise. My husband would rather go to the YMCA and swim for a workout than run, but I never thought it could give you much of a workout. I was wrong! Swimming is terrific exercise, not only for burning calories, but it tones up your muscles […]

Why Resveratrol May Be Good For Your Heart and a Longer Life!

Many of may be saying, “What the heck is Resveratrol?” Resveratrol is part of a group of plant compounds called polyphenols and is believed to have antioxidant properties. These antioxidants protect the body against damage linked to risks for such diseases as cancer and heart disease. Resveratrol is found in the skin of red grapes, […]

Heart Attack: The Seven Warning Signs Women Should Never Ignore

I touched on this subject a few days ago with my blog on Rosie O’Donnell’s heart attack and why it’s so important to take care of our bodies. We should all be eating better, doing our best to keep our weight at a healthy level and exercise. Our heart is arguably the most important muscle […]

What Rosie O’Donnell’s Heart Attack Can Teach You

Yesterday, we learned that celebrity Rosie O’Donnell suffered a heart attack last week while helping a woman out of her car. Rosie has four children. From Radaronline: Rosie O’Donnell had a heart attack and is sharing the news about her frightening medical scare and her treatment. The 50-year-old wrote about what happened on her blog […]

I’ve Lost 10 Pounds and am starting TRX!

It’s official! I’ve lost 10 pounds since joining Weight Watchers on July 1! While I’m really proud of myself for losing it, when I pick up a 10 pound weight and feel how much 10 pounds really is, I am amazed! I can actually see the difference in how my clothes are fitting and how […]

Stop and Read This Before Eating That Egg!

For the past two mornings, I have scrambled myself an egg (using Unsweetened Almond Milk) and having a piece of toast with sliced tomatoes on it. It was only 3 Weight Watchers points, very filling and a good alternative to my usual breakfast of Kashi Cinnamon Harvest cereal and Almond Milk. Not anymore! I just […]