Wednesday, January 10, 2007

The Barbour Editors blog

Captain’s Log, Stardate 01.10.2007

Blog book giveaway:
To enter, go to the blog links below and post a comment there.
My Thursday book giveaway is A Girl’s Best Friend by Kristin Billerbeck.
My Monday book giveaway is Heart of the Amazon by Margaret Daley
You can still enter both giveaways. On Monday, I'll draw the winner for the A Girl’s Best Friend and post the title for another book I'm giving away.

Win an iPod Nano! Exclusively for my newsletter YahooGroup subscribers, I have a huge contest running until January 31st! Get more info on my contest page!

Editor wisdom: The three Barbour editors, Rebecca Germany, JoAnne Simmons, and Susan Downs, have a blog! It’s called The Edit Café, and it’s FABULOUS. The blog posts offer great insight into the action behind the editing process, and they answer questions, too! Head on over and say hi. Tell them Camy sent you!


Bible in 90 Days: Day 40. I just finished Psalms. I’ve read through it a few times, and after the past two, I’ve been reminded how much I love that book. I’m reminded of the things that really matter—love for God and for His word.

There’s also a lot of verses that pair fear of the Lord (my word for the year) with His unfailing love. Interesting combo, don’t you think? Those who fear the Lord also trust in His unfailing love for them.

Writing: In case you didn’t know, there was a two-part interview with my Senior Editor, Sue Brower, over at Novel Journey with Gina Holmes. Check out the pearls of wisdom from the woman who “discovered” me. ;)
Part One
Part Two

Diet: Just when you thought it was safe to return to Camy’s blog...

I waffled about if I should include my diet section, because my first thought was, Well, who cares?

But then I realized, well, most of my friends care about their health, and my reader demographic are mostly women who also battle the bulge.

However, I am going to try to be more productive and give tips rather than whining. If I start to whine, feel free to BZZT! me.

Here we go...

I exercised Monday and Tuesday! Let’s hope I can keep it up at least 3 more days. 30 minutes really isn’t that long once I got used to it and starting putting out my exercise stuff so it’s fast and easy to get into my shoes and start my video.

I’m also doing well at having a light breakfast and lunch and then a normal dinner with lots of veggies.

Has anyone else done that?

I know they say to eat a large lunch and light dinner, but that hasn’t seemed to work for me. I’m naturally less hungry during the day because my stomach is very acidic in the morning, and it only starts to cool down at night, when I become more hungry.

It’s MUCH easier for me, will-power-wise, to eat a light lunch. I don’t chow down for dinner, but it’s not as low-calorie as during the day. Is it cheating for me to take advantage of higher-will-power times during the day to cut down on calorie count?

I made All-Bran mini-muffins with a little less sugar, and I added some cinnamon for flavor. Toasted up, they’re rather good. The recipe is on the cereal box, except I halved the sugar, used 2 egg whites instead of an egg, and added a tablespoon of cinnamon.

I really do think that rearranging my desk so that I’m standing and working is helping my metabolism. My back has also been feeling pretty good. It certainly does help to be standing so I can pace and brainstorm at my desk. Although it does seem a shame to neglect my $$$ ergonomic chair.

I think I will do better this year in terms of diet and exercise because there are several other blogger friends also tracking their progress, such as Mirster and Rhonda. It’s always easier with friends.

Wow I had a lot to say. But I also figure people will just skip my diet section if they’re not interested.


  1. Thanks for the link to the Barbour editors blog.
    I am trying to track what I eat & how I exercise on a journal (the free version). It's pretty neat!

  2. I'm glad you decided to keep your diet section. I, for one, need the encouragement that it gives me to see other bloggers going through the "battle" and not giving up. It truly helps.

  3. Amen to the diet section! It gives good variety to your blog and encourages me. I've been trying to exercise at least 4 days a week, so it's nice to see someone else doing the same thing.

    I need to work on my diet though; I don't do enough to get the right nutrients. I find myself doing a lighter lunch because I'm at work. Also, I do dessert after dinner, not lunch. So if I eat a more substantial dinner, I'm less likely to overindulge on the sweets after. :)


  4. I look forward to reading about the
    diet and exercise part of the blog
    also because I'm going through the
    same things. Actually, I love
    everything about your blog. :-) Ann

  5. Thanks for sharing the Barbour blog.

    Loved the Novel Journey interview with Sue. I think she even gave you a "shout out".

    Keep the diet stuff. Not only is your demographic battling the bulge but so are a number of your writer friends. Like me! Hearing how others do and getting tips is great. Plus we can encourage you!

  6. Oops! That was Squirrel (Cheryl Wyatt) who gave you a shout out.