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Chris D. Patient Expert

Parkland, Florida
I turned 39 on April 20, 2008 and gave myself 365 days to lose 50 pounds. Fit Fab and 40 will document my meals, exercise, and progress so my readers can hold me accountable. I live in South Florida with my husband, two children, and two yellow Labradors. For work, I own a PR consulting firm... Full Bio
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Healthy and Tasty Recipe - Stuffed Peppers by Chris D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Hadley from Hadley Holistics pointed me in the direction of a delicious-sounding stuffed pepper recipe from the Whole Foods Web site. You can find it here. WARNING to y ... Read on »
Summer Time! by Chris D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Does anything symbolize summer better than this photo? Strawberries and carnivals! This kids and I spotted these strawberries on wheels while on the Sawg ... Read on »
Taking a Break by Chris D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Just checking in to let everyone know that I am taking a blogging break for at least the month of May. I'm not shutting down, and I'm not giving up on my healthy eating/exerc ... Read on »
Light at the End of the Tunnel by Chris D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health This has been one of the craziest months in a while, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel! I even had to work yesterday (Sunday) instead of spending time ... Read on »
Gym Styles by Chris D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health I prefer to exercise outdoors, but there are South Florida stormy/too hot days that sometimes require the gym. Our community club house has a small gym, which we pay for as pa ... Read on »
MixMyGranola Giveaway by Chris D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health I've read about MixMyGranola in the Miami Herald and have seen them featured on a lot of my favorite healthy eating blogs lately. I've admired their Web strategy from a PR/ma ... Read on »
Happy Birthdays! by Chris D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Happy 1st Birthday to Fab(I just typed Fat...not good), Fit and 40! Hard to believe that my first post was one year ago (click here ). Although I didn't come ... Read on »
What Holiday is It? by Chris D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health I woke up this morning to do a three-mile walk/jog and found this: Spooky! Reminded me of Halloween. Other than me pausing to pet a dog who needed some lo ... Read on »
Lazy Saturday by Chris D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health PSYCH!! Back in the day when I was only responsible for myself, I am sure I had my share of lazy Saturdays. I doubt I appreciated them much. Here's how I ro ... Read on »
Holy Calorie Count Batman! by Chris D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Oh. My. God. I took the kids to Macaroni Grill today for lunch. They have been angels during these first two days of Spring Break #2, so this was their pick. Take a look at ho ... Read on »
Sore! by Chris D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health This is going to be a quick one...all is well, though! I skipped the workout today because of some overall soreness. Eating went well: Breakfas ... Read on »
They Wore Me Out! by Chris D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Whew. The kids' activities wore me out today in a good way! After attending Palm Sunday mass, I took the little one to her swim class at the aquatic center. While she swam, I ... Read on »
Caution: Crazy Month Ahead by Chris D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health I burned 340 calories this morning with a 30-minute fast walk and Level 1 of 30-Day Shred. Technically, I should have burned more with the DVD, but I had two dogs and two kids ... Read on »
I'm a Shedder, Uh, Shredder by Chris D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health I've been reading about this " 30-Day Shred" DVD by Jillian Michaels on several of my favorite health/fitness blogs. Until today, I honestly thought it was 30-Day Shed. Shed, ... Read on »
Houston, We Have Groceries by Chris D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health I was able to sneak out at lunch today to stock up on some much-needed groceries. The cupboard was very, very bare! We've got enough healthy stuff to last through the weekend ... Read on »
Good Recipe Alert by Chris D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health I met a new friend this week at a business networking event, Robyn, who is working on posting her healthy recipes to a blog. Her grilled romaine salad recipe looks great, and ... Read on »
Better by Chris D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health I was super conscious about what I was doing eating-wise today and did much better despite an equally as hectic schedule. No exercise to brag about. I'm lookin ... Read on »
Reminder of What Got Me Here by Chris D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health So, here's what I ate today from the time I got up until I got home at 5 p.m.: A plain bagel from the drive through at McDonalds...with a Diet Coke. That's it. ... Read on »
T Minus Four Weeks! by Chris D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Four weeks until I turn 40! Hard to believe it's been a year since I started Fab, Fit, and 40. I thought I would be really disappointed about not reaching my goal by now, but ... Read on »
Circle of Life by Chris D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health My last remaining grandparent - my paternal grandmother - died today. She was 87 and lived a full, good life. I only lived in the same state as her for the first nine years of ... Read on »