Saturday, April 26, 2008


I decided last week to start rewarding myself each time I get lose weight and surpass a number ending in 5 or 0. Earlier this week I passed a number ending in a zero, so I ordered three books from my Wish List. They arrived yesterday, and I've been having fun with them already!

One book is called Start Your Own Newsletter from Scratch, by Jim Terhune. I got this book because I'm planning to start a newsletter for my McLamb family line. (Genealogy is one of my favorite hobbies.) It's a fairly short book; in fact, I finished it last night! It has lots of good suggestions, even if it is a little dated in terms of technology. (It mentions modems for getting online.) I got the last copy in stock, so I'm glad I went ahead and ordered it.

One of the books I got is a cookbook called 366 Delicious Ways to Cook Rice, Beans, And Grains. I've already earmarked several recipes I want to try! I love the fact that nutritional values (including sodium) are listed at the end of each recipe. Sodium is often left off of nutritional charts of recipes, it seems, so I'm thankful for it in this book.

The last book I got is about running! It's called Marathon Woman: Running the Race to Revolutionize Women's Sports, and it's an autobiography of Kathrine Switzer, who was the first woman to register and get an official number for the Boston Marathon, but the race officials didn't know she was a woman until she was running in the race (a race offical actually tried to run her down!). This was in 1967,when women weren't allowed to run in marathons! I'm a couple of chapters into this book, and I think it'll be a good read! I'd love to run the Boston Marathon someday, and am thinking about signing up for a marathon training program (thanks for the link, Susan!) that starts next month.


Gabby Girl said...

I'm really into genealogy, too. I've spent a lot of time working on I've traced back to the 1400's on one of the branches, but I have no idea how accurate it is. It's been a while since I worked on it though. It is very time consuming.

Susan Mo said...

That sounds like a wonderful idea. I tried to treat myself when I was with Weight Watchers and losing weight. Maybe I need to try it again!

I have a book I purchsed a while ago, but have not read yet. It's called The Nonrunner's Marathon Guide for Women: Get Off Your Butt and On with Your Training by Dawn Dais. Perhaps we can trade off once you finish your book. I have also ordered the new Hungry Girl cookbook (have you ever seen her e-mails?) that I am looking forward to getting in 2 weeks. I will have to let you know how it is.

Have a great weekend!

Lesley said...

I get the Hungry Girl emails, so I'll be interested in hearing how the cookbook is!

Amazon keeps recommending The Nonrunner's Marathon Guide for Women to me, and it looks like a good one! It would be fun to trade off books.