ARE YOU? BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP 0 POINTSPLUS PER CUP • 1 large onion, diced • 1 large butternut squash (peeled & cut into chunks) • 2 large apples, peeled & cut • 5 cups chicken broth • 1 tsp curry powder (heaping) Saute onion. Add broth, squash, apples and curry powder. Cook until all is soft. Puree after cooked. NOTE: BUTTERNUT SQUASH WILL PEEL EASIER IF SLIGHTLY COOKED FIRST IN MICROWAVE.
OilfieldPULSE | FEBRUARY 2015
It is a question I never asked myself 100 pounds ago. The problem when you are really large is you don’t have the energy or motivation to be active. It becomes a vicious cycle. The larger you get the less you move, and the less you move the larger you get. When I first joined Weight Watchers, I decided to gradually start moving more. I used to meet with a couple of girlfriends for coffee a few mornings a week. We decided we’d take our coffees and walk three times a week for one hour. I can remember whining and complaining the whole time. It was hard work for me at that weight and didn’t seem like a lot of fun. But I found as the weeks went on, we were walking further in that hour, and it was less difficult. Then, I decided to add something new. I had some Richard Simmon’s tapes gathering dust and decided to try them out. I loved them. He was fun, and I really enjoyed the music. For probably about 10 years, I did many of his tapes 6-7 days a week. I also walked with my husband, when weather permitted, 3-4 days a week. Then life happened, and my patella slid off my knee cap. I was told I had mild osteoarthritis in both