I’ve seriously been slacking on my Par’s Picks posts.  I was travelling last week and just didn’t have time to compile a good list of sharable links.  And Vishnu’s parents were visiting this weekend so there was no time to blog.  I guess I suck at sharing a lot!

Anyways, we had a wonderful time – eating at a number of different restaurants, visiting a couple of malls, and seeing the sights of Miami via a boat tour.  We all agreed that the weekend flew by.  I would by lying if I said I wasn’t super tired.  I’m not sure what’s going on, but I feel exhausted.  Really, really, really hoping that I’m not getting sick!

A few pictures from the weekend…

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Mom and Dad 🙂

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Pretty sure the tour guide said this is George Clooney’s house!

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On to Par’s Picks…


7 Things We Can Learn From Making Mistakes – #7 is one I work on often.

Letter to an 18-year-old on the Career Path Less Traveled – I wish someone…anyone…had said something like this to me back when I was 18.


Why a 15-Minute Workout Is Better Than Nothing – Something is usually always better than nothing.

The Power of a Daily Bout of Exercise – Just MOVE!


12 Weight Loss Resolutions You Shouldn’t Make – Like with any goals we set in life, weight loss related resolutions should be realistic and S.M.A.R.T.

What Is the Real Cost of Healthful Food? – So many factors to consider when looking at the costs of eating healthy, but I think we can all agree that the long term benefits outweigh…well, everything!

What We Learned About Weight Loss in 2013 – WOO HOO for #2!


Creamy Corn and Quinoa ChowderI made this for dinner last week and really enjoyed it!  A great alternative to regular chowder for those looking to cut back on calories.

Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins – I’m a huge fan of Lindsay’s Sweet Potato Banana Bites and can’t wait to try this recipe too.


Which “Friends” Character Are You? – So the first time I took this I got Mike (as in Phoebe’s husband).  Vishnu was baffled by the result so he made me retake the quiz in front of him.  Apparently, I misread one of the questions.  I’m really Rachel.  Huh?  Word to the wise, while this quiz is fun, it does not make sense!!

Happy Monday!!

By Parita

7 thoughts on “Par’s Picks – 10”
  1. Cute picture of your parents :). And those picture of Miami are gorgeous! About a month ago I was discussing being healthy with my boyfriend, and we were talking about the cost. We are convinced that they charge a lot for the food, and for gyms because they won’t be getting much money from us at the Hospital or Doctor’s office hahaha

  2. I love the view of the Miama skyline! We’ve done a couple of boat tours (generally also when family visits) and I love how it’s such a new view of the same city you see every day! Hope you guys have some relaxing days coming up 🙂

  3. Love this picture of your parents…too cute.

    I just clicked on the link for the sweet potato bites. Love it!

    Hope you are having a great holiday. This is the first time in weeks I’ve been able to read your blog! It’s nice to be back. 🙂

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