YAY! I had a Hysterectomy

talking about it

Exciting news is having a baby, winning the lottery, or getting married. Getting a hysterectomy is not exactly something most people would shout about or even whisper about. Yet, for some of us it feel like Christmas to get the gift of health and a longer life.

So let me speak out loud! YAY! I just had a hysterectomy. I feel as female as ever! I am free of so many fears. I would do it all over again.

See for yourself!

Yummy Thanksgiving Leftovers

Wrap it UP!

Thanksgiving dinner keeps on giving with this simple, delicious, flavorful wrap filled with yummy leftovers.

Try the Round Lady’s easy to make Thanksgiving Wrap!

Lighter Side of Diets

The Hollywood Vowel Diet

This diet is as easy as 1, 2, 3.  How can this be true? Just ask Sesame the Cat!

Sesame is the master living and breathing for one thing — food. Some say this is  because he was neutered last year, which freed him of all his manly cat ways. But those who live with him, such as the Round Lady, know his thoughts are  consumed with eating his next meal or treat.

So, when Sesame was asked by his Hollywood friends to partake in a review of the latest diet craze in Hollywood, he did not need to lick his lips twice.

Basic Rebounding Moves

Begin Bouncing

Learn the three basic rebounding moves Diana does every day. They are perfect for for beginners or advanced bouncers to warm up.

Diana’s Favorite Mini-Trampoline: http://tinyurl.com/czeapka

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Simple Healthy Fruity Nutty Spicy Oatmeal Breakfast

Eat breakfast!

Healthy Fruity Oatmeal

Ingredients
1 cup oats
2 cups water
1 banana smashed
1 apple diced
1/3 cup raisins
1/3 cup sliced almonds
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 Sprinkle brown sugar
1/4 cup milk

Directions
Add all oats, water, banana, apples and raisins, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook for 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in cinnamon and nutmeg, and let boil for 1 minute. Plate in a bowl, add milk, and sprinkle with brown sugar. Enjoy this hearty, health, extra Round breakfast.

Diana’s Famous Citrus Tini Cocktails

Healthier homemade Martinis

Fresh fruit can turn an ordinary adult beverage into a tasty drink worthy of calling a snack–even a healthy Round snack–okay let’s call it healthier–after all liqueur is not really considered healthy.

That is why it is good to know that it is what you do most of the time, not some of the time that matters most.

And now for the recipes

Enjoy the Round Lady’s original fruity cocktails, as  shown in the latest  Citrus-Tini’s — refreshingly tasty video.

Tangerine Citrus-Tini

(Serves two)

Ingredients
2 tangerines
1 orange
1 Meyers lemon (orange variety (or use an extra tangerine)
1/4 pear
2 ounces vodka
1 sprig fresh mint leaves

Directions
Squeeze juice from 2 tangerines, 1 orange and 1 orange Meyers lemon (or use an extra tangerine). Add ice in shaker, 3/4 full, then add juice, and vodka. Shake mixture, put 3 pear strips in each chilled martini glasses, and pour drink. Garnish with fresh mint leaves and serve immediately.

For a taller, more fruity single version of the Citrus-Tini, double the citrus, omit one ounce of vodka, pour into a bigger glass, and double up the pear strips.

Big Tequila tangerine Citrus-Tini

(Serves one)

This drink is for tequila lovers. As with the vodka version, you can make a taller drink by doubling the citrus, omitting one ounce of tequila, pouring into a bigger glass, and doubling up the pear strips.

Ingredients
2 tangerines
1 orange
1 lime
1/3 to 1/2 pear
2 ounces tequila
1 sprig fresh mint leaves

Directions
Squeeze juice from 2 tangerines, 1 orange and 1 lime. Add ice in shaker, 3/4 full, then add juice, and tequila. Shake mixture, add 5 to 7 pear strips in chilled wine glass, and pour drink. Optional: add ice to drink. Garnish with fresh mint leaves and serve immediately.

Note: Drink responsibly and do not drive after imbibing on any alcoholic beverage–meaning do not drive even after enjoying one Citrus-Tini!

Supercharge Your Nutrition With Food Combining

Healthier Food through Togetherness

Combining certain foods is part of the new healthy food frontier. The future of healthy eating is all about creating your own meals and veering away from fat-inducing, disease-thwarting habits to make sure that you do not become one of the 50% of the human race who will obese with diabetes by the year 2030.

Nature is super smart and makes sure that foods with synergistic nutrients taste yummy together. Here are a few foods to eat together that become more nutritious and delicious when eaten together.

Combine Tomato with Avocado

Tomatoes and avocados make for a favorite fresh combination. Both are carotenoids, also known as cancer-fighting, cardiovascular-enhancing antioxidants.  The fat in avocados make the nutrients in tomatoes more powerful in your body.

Mix Blueberries with Grapes

Turns out that eating a blueberry with a grape is more powerful than eating just one or the other by itself. Together they blend into a super antioxidant, more nutritious and powerful than any one fruit and smarter than any vitamin. We humans are just not all-knowing enough to decipher every synergistic compound that nature cleverly designed into fruits–or vegetables.

As humans, we need to eat a mix of fruits and vegetables for awesome health. The magic number to eat is between 5 and 10 servings every day, and that includes Sundays and days when cravings for fatty, salty, sugary treats become a constant yummy hum inside your head.

Enjoy an Apple Chocolate Union

Apples are one of nature’s most scrumptious sweet crunchy desserts. They also happen to be filled with healthy anti-inflammatory flavonoids capable of a plethora of disease-fighting properties.

Chocolate is at the top of nature’s most beloved, intoxicating, flavonoid-antioxidant-filled foods, also known for unparalleled healthy romantic side effects. So it makes sense to marry apples with chocolate to bring to life one of nature’s most powerful unions. When eaten together, apples and chocolate morph into a super satisfying cardiovascular boost for your entire body and love life. So plan your life accordingly.

Fuse Kale with Lemon

If kale signed up for online dating, you c an be sure that meeting up with lemon would be a match made in healthy heaven. Kale’s plant-based iron personality makes for the perfect hook up with lemon’s natural vitamin C brightness. Once they kiss and seal the deal, kale’s iron would immediately send oxygen through every blood cell, all while inspiring their immune systems to greatness, and turning their every muscle into a bundle of energy and strength. Sexy!

TIP: Try Kale Chips, a favorite new snack making headlines in kitchens around the world. Remove stems off one bunch of kale, wash and thoroughly dry. Spray baking sheet with olive oil and spread out kale, sprinkle with garlic salt and shredded Parmesan Reggiano cheese. bake at 250 for 20 minutes.

Delicious Breaking Bad Brunch

cooking with chemistry

I don’t know if it’s because I married a chemist or if it’s because I once had cancer, but I do know that I am obsessed with the show “Breaking bad.” My husband often tells me that cooking is just chemistry, so it made sense to break bad in the kitchen. Legally of course.

Watch: Breaking Bad Brunch

Hence, the Breaking Bad Brunch was born. Watch the video (see below), and see how you can break bad in the kitchen. And as promised, here’s the recipe for the Breaking Bad Biscuits and Sandwiches.

Breaking Bad Sandwich

Breaking Bad Brunch Sandwich

These are the ingredients I used to build my sandwich. You can follow my lead or build your own as breaking bad implies. Break as bad as you desire, knowing it’s what you eat most of the time, not some of the time that matters most.

Ingredients

  • Any pretty rolls
  • Munster cheese
  • Smoked cheddar
  • Cream cheese
  • Sliced ham
  • Sliced avocados
  • Sliced tomato
  • Sliced cucumber
  • Radicchio
  • Baby spinach
  • Sliced red onion
  • Slivered green onion
  • Sliced radishes
  • Fresh mint leaves left whole or torn
  • Mayonnaise
  • Dijon mustard
  • Wooden skewers
  • Dressing: 2 parts olive oil, 1 part rice wine vinegar, 1 part lemon juice

Directions: Layer the wet ingredients, then the cheese and add the rest in any order. place the top on the bottom, pierce the sandwich with two skewers from top to bottom, and slice in half. Remove skewers, and serve with the beverage of your choice.

Open Face Breaking Bad Biscuits

Open-face Breaking Bad Biscuits

Ingredients

  • Biscuits cut into halves
  • Bacon (pork or ham)
  • 1 fried egg per biscuit
  • Extra pretty mint sprigs
  • Same as above

Directions: Layer mustard, cream cheese, Munster and cheddar and broil for 30 to 45 seconds. Remove from broiler and place on plates or platter. Add the other ingredients, top one side with a fried egg, and garnish with springs of mint leaves and green onions. Serve warm with the beverage of your choice.

Arsenic, Lace and Rice — Oh My!

Eat Rice, Roll the Dice on your health

Dirty rice has taken on new meaning! This beloved staple is now on the dirty food list . Experts are now telling us that rice now has more than our daily recommended intake of this lovely substance and that we should limit how much we eat of this newly-noted-to-be-poisonous carbohydrate.  Turns out that excess inorganic arsenic is lacing over 60 foodstuffs sold — even baby cereal.

Why The Alarm?

First, rice is one of the most eaten foods on this planet, from the impoverished to the mega-rich. Second, excess arsenic is know to cause all kinds of cancer. Third, trusting what we eat is further damaged inciting many of us wonder what else are we eating that is laden with poison.

What can you do?

You can be sure that U.S. Food and Drug Administration will be on this like rice on flypaper.  Meanwhile, here’s a few tips to stop this arsenic madness from entering your body. (Listed in order of importance, and leaning on the side of safety)

  1. Stop eating rice!
  2. Stop your kids from eating rice!
  3. Replace rice dishes with grains (wheat, oats, quinoa or millet).
  4. If you must eat rice, rinse it prior to cooking, and for 1 cup of rice use 6 cups of water to cook it in. Then drain the extra water once fully cooked.
  5. Replace rice-containing hot and cold cereals with wheat or oat cereals.
  6. Avoid rice drinks, especially for growing youngsters.
  7. Avoid rice crackers and rice cakes.

Stay tuned for other health tips to help keep your body in good health!

Jumping For Fitness

Round Out Your Fitness with Jumping

Not only are rebounders and fitness trampolines Round in shape, they are one of the most fun ways to create healthiness within your body.  And fun is important when it comes to choosing an exercise that you will actually adopt and do on a regular basis. If you don’t enjoy an exercise, you will not do it. Not often enough. Just a fact folks!

Jumping for 20 minutes is like running for an hour, but without the stress on your joints, the extra effort of dressing in outdoor clothes, or having to drive anywhere to get your workout.

What’s so healthy about jumping?

Jumping will tone your body inside and out. Your internal organs, lymphatic and cardiovascular systems, along with every muscle and bone in your body will become more fit. Until science figures out how to transport our brains into a new body, following a regular jumping routine will keep the body you now own in tip top shape.

What to Expect

After jumping consistently over at least a 2-week period, you are likely to find that you can work longer, sleep more soundly, and be more relaxed and calm. Your body will be tighter, your jeans looser, and you might find yourself Instagramming a shot of your fit butt on Facebook. This is where you will need to possess some self-control, or not.

When you step off the mat after jumping for at least 15 minutes, you will feel energy running through your body, you’ll be unstoppable as you take on the day, and that feeling will last for hours. For that reason, jumping in the morning is ideal so your day starts with a healthy bang.

Jumping is easy

The hardest part of jumping is making the decision to get a trampoline. Once you get your new little Round friend into your house, the possibilities are endless. just make sure you get a trampoline with bungee-like cords! No metal springs or you might as well be jogging on cement!

The Round lady’s favorite is the JumpSport!