Author Archives for Patricia DiGiacomo Eddy

New Philly Cream Cheese Flavors - Tasty and Healthy Snack Ideas


I struggle with snacks. As it turns out, I often don’t eat enough, particularly if I’ve worked out that day. This has actually been hindering my weight loss efforts. Snacks (small healthy ones) need to be a part of my routine. So I was pretty excited to be able to try out some new flavors […]

80 Days to Train for a Marathon


Well, it’s been 30 days since my last training update and I’m happy to say that my husband and I are well on our way to that marathon. I was pretty nervous about all of the training runs we were going to have to do. You see, I’ve had knee and hip issues for a […]

110 Days to Train for a Marathon


Back in November, my husband and I ran our very first half marathon. Since then, we’ve moved into a new house (with two floors) and our lives have been insanely busy. So we’ve fallen out of step (literally) with our training. In fact, today was the first time in 4 months that we even made […]

My Quest for 10,000 Steps


I hope you’ve been reading Sarah’s tales of her time with the BodyBugg. If you haven’t, go on and read a bit now. I’ll wait here for you.
Done? Great! I admit, I’m a little jealous. I rented a BodyBugg-type device for 5 days last year from my gym so that I could see how my […]

How to Stay Healthy When Others Aren’t


I consider myself a healthy person. I (mostly) eat right, I try to get a solid 7 hours of sleep a night, I take my vitamins, and I stay home and away from the rest of the world when I’m sick. However, even though I do just about everything I can to stay healthy, I […]

30 Workouts in 30 Days! Day 5


Image by rockymountainhigh via FlickrIt’s New Year’s Resolution time again. While I don’t typically make them (after all, why wait until January 1st to do something you know you need to do), I am attempting something that’s very much like a New Year’s Resolution. In my constant effort to maintain a healthy weight and keep […]

The Road to a Half Marathon… the Finish Line!


Wow. Just wow. I’m curled up on my couch because my legs aren’t working quite right. But yesterday, my husband and I ran our very first half marathon.
That’s my medal at the top right. Yep. My very own finisher medal! So, how did I do? How do I feel now? How did I feel then? […]

Losing Weight and Cooking Local


For most people, losing weight isn’t easy. I’ve been struggling with my weight for years now. I need to lose a good 10 pounds and I’ve been unable to, despite massive amounts of exercise. So recently, I started taking a harder look at my eating. I’ve counted calories for a couple of years now, but […]

CSA Recap - My First Summer with a CSA


So, now that we’re well into the doldrums of fall, my Community Supported Agriculture program has finally wrapped up. So how did it go? Well, overall, it went very well. However there are definitely aspects for improvement, both from the CSA and from me.
 (Editor’s Note: Each CSA runs differently. So, some of the items mentioned […]

The Road to a Half Marathon… Part 3


Momentum is a funny thing. When I was at the peak of my training, running three times per week, with long runs between 10 and 12 miles, there was nothing you could do to stop me. I’d run through pain, exhaustion, stress, heat, cold, rain, wind, and even illness.
Since I injured my leg however, my […]

Patricia DiGiacomo Eddy

I'm a writer from Seattle who loves to cook. My husband, and the love of my life, is diabetic. I'm passionate about cooking with the freshest local and organic ingredients and have a blog at www.cooklocal.com where I try to convey this passion to anyone who will listen. I also love to crochet, run, lift weights, read, and spend time enjoying Seattle's beautiful weather (no, I'm not joking, we really do have beautiful weather). I'm always looking for low fat, low carb recipe ideas and I'm branching out with my food choices, trying new foods that I've previously rejected, such as mushrooms and squash. Some day I hope to even be able to eat zucchini. Well, maybe not.