Dr. Carm’s Blog
5 Top Tips for Avoiding the “Holiday Spread”
December 5, 2013
This time of year is a big challenge for those of us who have issues with portion control and a sweet tooth. Here are the top 5 (in my opinion) strategies to avoid a weight gain during the holiday season. The basic philosophy is to do what you should be doing everyday: BE MINDFUL. Plan,
Strategy for managing the bird (and trimmings) on Thanksgiving!
November 26, 2013
I can almost taste the pumpkin pie and turkey with gravy. Thanksgiving is just a couple days away and I am coming up with a strategy to avoid setting myself back months in a single day. Here is what I will do: Gone are the days of eating at one parent’s house and then heading
What I learned at CORE Solutions Fitness
November 14, 2013
Just when you think you know it all about health and wellness, well, you don’t. When Louis and I attended the Core Solutions Fitness Camp this past weekend, we both learned a heck of a lot. Here are just the top 5. “Food is NOT the enemy, chemicals are”: Isabelle, the dietician/health coach claims this
CORE Fitness Solution Weekend or “this is not a ‘fat’ camp”
November 11, 2013
Louis and I were blessed to be able to take a weekend and spend it just on ourselves (so that makes one in the last… well, a long time). We spent it at a fitness destination (we called them “fat camps” in the old days) called Core Fitness Solution at Madiera Beach near St. Pete.
People Over 40 Don’t Have Sex, Miley? I Beg to Differ
October 8, 2013
According to Miley (no last name needed), we are no longer having sex or are “sexual.” When I say we, I mean the millions of Americans over 40 years old. This was communicated to Matt Lauer on the Today show and I know that I was not the only “over 40″ person watching this that said….WHAT (the
My second installment for the Pittston Tour for “Sex and Spaghetti Sauce” is all about family. On Sunday, August 11, my cousin Maria Capolarella Montante arranged a book reading and signing at the Pittston Library. Unfortunately, a couple of days before my arrival, the library had to close due to unforeseen circumstances, but we were
The Pittston Tour: Food, Family, Friends and FUN!
August 19, 2013
The second leg of Summer 2013 book tour for “Sex and Spaghetti Sauce” started on Friday, August 9th. It was 4 days of Food, Family, Friends and a lot of FUN…so much that it wont all fit in one blog, but maybe three. So here is Blog#1…The FOOD. Title: Eating my way down Main Street,
It really is the journey, not the destination
July 17, 2013
Day 12 of RV trip – Two adults, two dogs and two teenagers. We were somewhere between Kansas and Nashville and it was early, probably 5 a.m. The sun was just starting to come up and it was some miraculous combination of orange and purple. Really breathtaking. My husband and I started to reminisce about
“That is one cheap hysterectomy”
July 15, 2013
Day 8 and the kids exclaim “let’s go horseback riding.” I’ve ridden a horse before (years ago) so I am neither thrilled at the prospect nor dreading it. The mountains in Boulder are so beautiful that I am imagining that we will have beautiful vistas and maybe even see an elk or two. I agree.
The RV Diet: Don’t try this at home
July 12, 2013
Day six in the RV and this was a doozy! Started our journey at 2 am Central time from Dallas and it is now 6 pm Mountain time…yes, do the math. That is 17 hours in this god-forsaken vehicle. Let’s discuss what we’ve eaten so far. Here is Lou’s and my list: 2 am: coffee