Did You Know There Are 4 Different Types of Vegetarians?

The most widely accepted definition of a vegetarian by fellow vegetarians is a person who eats no meat, fish, or poultry. Primarily a vegetarian consistently avoids all flesh foods as well as byproducts of meat, fish, and poultry.  However, vegetarian diets vary in the extent to which they exclude animal products.

There are four types of vegetarians, Semi-vegetarians, Lacto-Ovo vegetarians, Lacto-vegetarians, and Vegans.  The difference between them are as follows:

  • Semi-vegetarians are those who are cutting back on his or her intake of meat. A pollo vegetarian avoids red meat and fish but eats chicken, and a pesco pollo vegetarian avoids red meat but eats chicken and fish.
  • Lacto-Ovo vegetarians diet excludes meat, fish, and poultry but includes dairy products and eggs. They eat such foods as cheese, ice cream, yogurt, milk, and eggs as well as foods that include these ingredients.
  • Lacto vegetarians diet excludes meat, fish, and poultry, as well as eggs and any foods containing eggs, however, they eat dairy products such as milk, yogurt, and cheese.
  • Vegans avoid eating or using all animal products, including meat, fish, poultry, eggs, dairy products, any foods containing by-products of these ingredients, including the use of wool, silk, leather, and any nonfood items made with animal byproducts. Some vegans even avoid money.

What type of vegetarian are you?  Today is day 5 of my journey of becoming a vegetarian, and according to this list I am a pollo vegetarian, however, I do not eat chicken, but I do eat seafood and plenty of vegetables and salads. Because becoming a vegetarian is very new for me, I thought it would be nice to include in the Workout
Wednesday category, recipes for vegetarians and for those who just want to eat healthier. I hope you enjoy the new additions and now I’m off to search for the recipes, Lois.


About Workout Wednesdays!

Welcome to Workout Wednesday!  Everyone is or should be aware of the importance of working out.  There is nowhere you can go on the planet where there is not a reference to how important regular exercising is. Whether you’re out for a walk or surfing on social media you will see advertisements from gyms who are hosting specials for memberships, as well as literature or videos showing different types of movements that are beneficial to the body and one’s well-being.

According to Brian D. Johnston of International Association of Resistance Training: Prescribed Exercise Clinics, “exercising regularly makes the heart stronger and the lungs fitter, enabling the cardiovascular system to deliver more oxygen to the body with every heartbeat and the pulmonary system to increase the maximum amount of oxygen that the lungs can take in. Exercise lowers blood pressure, somewhat decreases the levels of total and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (the bad cholesterol), and increases the level of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (the good cholesterol). These beneficial effects, in turn, decrease the risk of heart attack, stroke, and coronary artery disease. In addition, colon cancer and some forms of diabetes are less likely to occur in people who exercise regularly.”

Simply put working out, is beneficial to not only one’s physical appearance but also to one’s internal mechanisms that keep the body running smoothly.  As well as improving muscle strength which allows for performing physical tasks easier.  Exercising/working out aids in the stretching of muscles and joints, which also allow for an increase in flexibility and aids in the prevention of injuries.

Here are 10 additional reasons to get your workout in, written by Esther Chain, Women’s Health:

  1. Improves Your Mood  – Who doesn’t need a mood stabilizer? Did you know that a brisk workout boost production brain chemicals that ease stress and anxiety which makes you feel happier and more relaxed?
  2. Helps You Sleep Better  – According to a study conducted by the National Sleep Foundation up to 67% of those who exercise regularly, report that they get a good night’s sleep.
  3. Strengthens Your Memory – The Behavioral Brain Research study shows that a single session of an aerobic workout produces higher blood levels of hormones that are associated with a strong memory.
  4. Boosts Your Creativity – A published article in the journal, “Frontiers of Neuroscience,” reported that working out regularly can jack your ability to brainstorm new ideas. 
  5. Reduce Your Risk of Cancer – Though it’s not clear as to how much exercising or which type of exercise, physical activity has been linked to a lower risk of breast and endometrial cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute. 
  6. Recharges Your Batteries – Exercising just 2-3 times a week can boost energy level by 20%, decreasing fatigue by 60%.
  7. Make You More Confident – Knowing the amazing physical challenges that you’ve been able to accomplish, gives you kick ass confidence that spills over into other parts of your life.
  8. Fewer Sick Days – Research suggests that working out at least 2-3 times a week, results in the ability to fight off bacteria.
  9. Eases Killer Cramps – Research shows that working out triggers the release of endorphins, which are like opioids that relieve the agony of period pain. 
  10. Allows for Smoother Work Day – According to a study published last year by the journal, “Population Health Management, exercise increases productivity at the job.

In this section, I will be posting different facts, exercising tips, summaries of interesting articles, interviews with personal trainers (sometime in the future), and loads of motivation. So be sure to stop in regularly. 


Welcome To Tasty Tuesdays!


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Welcome to Tasty Tuesday!

As I sit here thinking about what I should post, I thought it would be best to post recipes that do not require too much prepping and time to prepare.  I myself am a big fan of one pan recipe for those days that get away from me, but I am also a rabid fan of foods that take lots of time to prep and prepare.  I usually save the weekends (Sundays) for preparing large dinners, which are great for leftovers during the week.  And once the leftovers have been consumed, then it’s time for either a  meal that takes little to no time or a nice DeGiorno Supreme frozen pizza. Mmm, yum!

It never occurred to me that choosing a recipe to share with you guys would be so very difficult until I sat at my computer today, to do so. LOL.  So I decided that it might be nice to post a recipe for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner all on the same day.  This way you’ll have three choices in which to choose from. In time this section should be bursting with great recipes increasing your choices or at least give you an inkling of what you may have a taste for.  

The recipes you find here will be from different sources, of which I will provide the URL for. Some will be my very own as they have been handed down from my family tree, and finally, there will be YouTube videos of me preparing meals for you to watch at your leisure.

I hope you enjoy this section and Bon Appetite!  


Never Give Up…

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Are You “Ready For It?”

Good Morning and Happy Sunday to ya!  Thought I would start the day off with a song by Taylor Swift.  Gotta say that this young woman continuously surprises me with her incredible talent.  “Ready For It,” is a song that caught my attention immediately after hearing it for the first time, the music the beats were what pulled me in.  I then went to YouTube to check out the video and was equally impressed.  I thought this would be fitting since tomorrow is Monday and the most dreadful day of the week. LOL!





Fashion Subscriptions…Yay or Nay?

 What’s Your Favorite Way To Shop?



Image result for images of food subscriptionsTo say that the internet has taken the world by storm is an understatement.  More and more people are turning to the internet to do their shopping for almost everything.  There are sites for people to do their food shopping (including daily meals), purchase their perfume, purchase their pet clothing and pet items, shoe sites, make-up and accessories sites, athletic wear sites and fashionable items.

Related imageThe fashionable sites come equipped with your own stylist and range at prices from $10 – $100 and up monthly.  The monthly fees cover your stylish’s tab and you are shipped a box of stylish clothes in which you choose and pay for what you like and return that of which you do not.  Most of the subscription sites offer free shipping and your orders include a return label, so returns are also free.

Finding myself curious about the fashion sites, I did some research and was a little surprised that the fees were quite reasonable, but as I mentioned, they only applied to stylish or membership fees. Silly me.  Continuing my research, I actually went to the Nordstrom subscription page and signed up.  I found out that one is asked a series of questions in reference to style (by way of different styles of clothing match up together), then comes sizes of blouses, pants, and shoes, there is also a category of which styles one prefers, (Business Formal, Business Casual, and one other but I forget what it was).  Then I came a  series of items such as a purse, pants, and shoes and the question how much do you normally spend for each.  It was Nordstrom the lowest price was $50-$100, which I left blank, pressed continued, where I was introduced to my stylist.  Now I know that getting a subscription with Nordstrom is definitely not in my budget.  🙂

There are many others to choose from, and to help you along, should you choose to try your hand at subscribing.  I found this wonderful article entitled: “32 Best Women’s Clothing Subscription Boxes,” written by Anna and can be found at http://urbantastebud.com/best-womens-clothing-subscription-boxes/

This article is very informative, so give it a look-see and decide whether a fashion subscription is for you.  Until later…LP



Berry Vodka Sunrise

Since I was not able to post on Thursday, and I have made myself a promise to post daily, going forward, so here is a recipe for Berry Vodka Sunrise, submitted by Nick Guillory and Jessica Maroney/Tasty.  

Perhaps you’re hosting a get-together tonight which would make this fruity little drink recipe post just in time, or maybe a lifesaver.  In any case, I hope you enjoy this post.  If you do try it, please let know how it came out.  LP


Here’s a video that shows you how it’s done: youtube.com



Yield: 10 servings

3 cups vodka

3 cups orange juice

3 cups sparkling water

1 ½ cups mixed berries

1 ½ cups tart cherry juice

1 ½ cups maraschino cherry liquid (¼ cup grenadine will work as a substitute)

Fresh orange slices and maraschino cherries to garnish


1. Combine vodka, orange juice, and sparkling water in a pitcher.

2. Stir in the fresh oranges and set aside.

3. Puree mixed berries, tart cherry juice, and maraschino cherry liquid in a blender or food processor.

4. Strain the purée through a sieve into a separate pitcher.

5. When ready to serve, pour orange vodka mixture into a glass of ice, leaving some room.

6. Top off the drink with the berry liquid and watch it settle to the bottom.

7. Garnish with an orange and a maraschino cherry.


Getting My Workout In!

I use to be very diligent in maintaining my workout regiment, but for many months now I have fallen off of my routine until recently.  Along with returning to my regiment, I have also begun reading everything I can get my hands on about working out, from which exercises are the best for my problem areas to listening to podcasts about which foods are good or not good to eat, and finding sm app on my phone  to help me along my journey in losing weight and looking good.  

 I have come across and have started using the “Lose Weight in 30 Days,” app by Simple Design Ltd.  There are so many apps to choose from but this particular app was the “Editors’ Choice,” so I decided to give it a try.  Thus far I like it because not only does it give you daily exercises to follow, it talks to you which makes me feel like there is a personal trainer in the room with me.  Not only that but it also comes equipped with meal plans, calendar to track your progress, no equipment is necessary, and it keeps track of the days in which you’ve workout, along with the duration and how many calories you burned per workout.  Below I posted a copy of what the app looks like in case you want to give it a try.
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Lose Weight in 30 Days
 Everyone Everyone
Contains ads 
Offers in-app purchases
This app is compatible with all of your devices.


What I like most about this app is that it does not try to kill you, it gradually takes you to the next level.  The exercises are not the same every day, and I don’t feel overwhelmed, nor have I come across exercises that my body aren’t able to do.

Good luck with your regiment.  If you have found an app that is great, please do share. LP