Tuesday, February 28, 2012


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OK, so by now we've all seen the red-carpet Oscar Looks, and the runway shows are all over the interwebs. But how does a REAL woman make all this fashion stuff work for her REAL life?
Yanira of Manolos, Manicures and This Mom

Never fear-it's Nacho Mama's Podcast! The FASHION edition!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

If I Knew You Were Dietin' I'd Have Baked a Cake: Weight Watchers "Soda" Cake!

I'm pretty sure Soda Cake isn't in here. Image via amazon.com
Some recipes become classics for a reason. They deliver, consistently and with little effort.
Every. Single. Time.

"Soda Cake" has been a classic among Weight Watchers for years, and it's no wonder that it frequently shows up on weightloss blogs. My friend Stefanie, from If Curves Could Talk, recently posted this recipe there. But since I am a grizzled (or perhaps "classic"?) veteran of Weight Watchers for lo these many, many years, I think I have some tips to pass on that will help you make this classic into something that does not even remotely resemble "diet food."

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

PODCAST Episode 9: FOOD! Shaking things up in the kitchen...


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Are you in a food rut? Looking for ways to streamline your kitchen routine? Join me and my guests to learn how to shake things up in YOUR kitchen!

Friday, February 17, 2012

When worlds I love collide: My Mama Lola, Mama's Kitchen, Richard Simmons and COUPONS!

I am about to have SUCH a "full-circle moment"!! (btw-do any of you miss Oprah as much as I do?) I know I spoke to you all about Mama's Kitchen before Thanksgiving. Remember this?
I think this pie looks SO much better on my head than on my rear, don't you?
Mama's Kitchen is a WONDERFUL organization here in San Diego that provides healthy meals to HIV & cancer patients and their children. I've been donating food to Mama's Kitchen for many years and was proud to pariticipate in their annual pie sale last fall.

WELL...it seems Mama's Kitchen heard tell of my passion for coupons via my podcast on Blogtalk Radio. Apparently, they have a long time donor (a man) who has been couponing food donations for Mama's Kitchen for ages.  Folks, I have been challenged!

Monday, February 13, 2012


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"Hey good looking! Yeah YOU!"

Is this what you say to yourself in the mirror every day? No?
image via IfCurvesCouldTalk.com

This week, we'll be talking about BODY IMAGE. The bad, the good and the even better. Join me as I speak with Stefanie Marie from If Curves Could Talk about her inspiring , sometimes hilarious journey to loving her body.

Friday, February 10, 2012


As many of you know, I try to work my exercise in throughout the day. Carrying my toddler son up the stairs in my home helps tone my legs, arms and core (one day I'll be able to prove he's made of granite). I walk just about everywhere and when I drive I park at least a block away from my destination. When I do have some extra time, I might take a Zumba class or do one of my beloved Richard Simmons videos. It works for me and I have noticed that I've gotten slowly and steadily more active over the last few years. I've even signed up for THREE 5ks this spring alone, something I would never have done even a year ago. Go me!
I've said it before: Richard Simmons is a National Treasure!
Tonight I took a glance at my pedometer: just over 16,000 steps. Not bad! And I started wondering, why did I HATE exercise for so much of my life? What was so bad about it anyway? And that's when I had a WICKED WORKOUT FLASHBACK from the bad old days of my youth! (cue the Alfred Hitchcock violins)

Monday, February 6, 2012

PODCAST EPISODE 7: Pop Culture and Your Weightloss Journey "Does this TV Show Make Me Look Fat?"

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My fave TV show ever!! Image via Wikipedia

This week, join us we bring back (by popular demand) Cynthia Martinez of Fat Girl Escapades. We'll be talking about POP CULTURE! How our fave tv shows (RuPaul's Drag Race, I'm looking at you!), music, movies and more influence our weight loss journey-for better or worse.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Nacho Mama GOES RED with Macy's #llblog

I am LOVING this Charter Club Dress!
Hello Everyone!

Are YOU going red this Valentines Day? Looking for the perfect dress to drive him wild? How about raising awareness about one of the most significant health risks of our time while you're looking smokin' HOT?