We’re starting with the freebie again, People, but first it’s time for a flashback.
Bing Bang Boom the owner contacted me and offered to donate 2 memberships (TWO. how kind is that?!).
Boom Bang Bing the owner, Marianne, became an active and hilarious member of our Bumbling Band (MizFit note: Im a moron. I just realized TODAY that there’s a blog at MealMixer.com. Marianne? I sucketh. I shall now commence to readeth.) .
As a result, I wanted to let her tell you about, well, HER in her own words:
Im that friend who comes over for a cup of coffee, turns all the coffee mug handles to the same angle, and then casually rearranges your spice cabinet. If we don’t go for a walk, I’m going to coerce you into reorganizing your ‘fridge and freezer.
I like lists. I like to know what has to be done, what should be done, and what might be done. One of the things that has to be done is feeding my family (2 pre-teen sons and a husband who thinks he is), and they like 3 healthy meals a day–plus. This takes planning.
In 1998, my software guru husband landed on the plus side of a buy-out, leaving him free to direct his destiny. He created software that put recipes into a database for mixing and matching meals, and making grocery lists. We put it on-line and found out that there are many like-minded people!
The site has grown into something much more than just a way to organize meals. Today, our commercial product lets people share recipes, edit them for taste and dietary preferences (Like when you want to make your friend’s casserole but not use the can of mushroom soup), allows for weight tracking, and customizing diets of any kind, over and above generating the weekly menu and shopping list. (There is a version of the site coming out for multiple food allergies this summer, but the naturopaths haven’t finished fine-tuning it yet).
The bottom line is that anyone can make a plan, execute it, be done with it, and move on to the next task (in my case the ‘fridge/freezer). Now if only MizFit can design an exercise program around a shopping trip: produce–deep knee bends, frozen foods-jogging in place, canned goods–arm work…. (MizFit note: sadly, this is totally coming your way soon and it was NOT to the Renaissance (Camera)Man’s delight.)
A chance to win a membership to her amazing company can be yours for the low, low price of a comment below.
This is a new (to me) site which offers games for parents & children to play and attempts (and kinda succeeds) to make learning about health FUN.
Im not six (despite my behavoir at times) so I cant really tell you if the games are amusing or not—but the DID YOU KNOW tips are helpful/informative for kids of all ages (from whom am I stealing that line? Ringling Brothers Circus?).
Staying in the food aisles for a bit longer—-did you see this quiz?
If you missed it— take a minute now & see how you do (heck, post how you did and there’s yer entry to win the Meal Mixer membership!).
This next one ties in with our past two Monday Facetimes. Read it. Live it. Own it.
I found that my life got a whole heck of a lot easier when I decided that if *everyone* liked me I must be (far too vanilla and) doing something wrong!
Not tying in with anything is this link. Anyone ever seen it in person? tried it? I love the promise of no chest strap…
And speaking of no chest straps (really? no, not really.) Ive never much liked the LOOK of the Bluetooth (the necessity is a whole ‘nother story. I dont think we need to be that ‘in touch’ but I digress…) HOWEVER I love this. so fashiony. so hip. so NOT MizFit yet she longs for one.
LinkLastly, if you can get your menus, recipes, and shopping lists from the fabulous Marianne what do you still need? This.
Do any of you grocery shop online? On a regular basis? Ive never done it and, for all my longing to make my life as cushy as possible given the choice, Im not at all tempted!
I think I’d sorely miss the days of navigating the behemoth known as the car cart through the way too narrow aisles with the Tornado shrieking GO!GO!GO! at the top of her lungs.
But I could be wrong.