The first of the year always leaves me motivated and depressed. Motivated to clear away clutter, loose a few pounds, finish a craft but also depressed  from feeling  trapped inside by short bouts of daylight and winter weather.  It's a bipolar way of living for at least the next couple of months. 

I'm sure most  of us have made the  resolution to loose weight. Even if you didn't,  with all the diet and gym commercials on television, it's  enough to motivate the masses. There are so many diets out there, it's  hard to  find one you can follow.  I have  tried so many, most gave little results. The older I get, the more I  realize, if you are happy and  healthy, that's  all that matters. Life is short. Spend the money, take the long way home, and eat the cake!
However, if you are trying to battle the buldge, try to find a partner to help keep you motivated. Consult a physician before any drastic dietary change and be reasonable about your weight loss goals. I hope this is your year! This recipe is on many a diet due to it's  protein power, but it is  also great for a snack. If you have a favorite winter recipe to share, email
Tuna Salad
1  can chunk light tuna, packed in water, drained
1 tbsp reduced fat mayo
1 tbsp sweet relish, *can substitute  with chopped dill relish
salt, pepper to taste
*optional-1 hard boiled egg, peeled and chopped
In medium bowl, add all ingredients. Stir until well combined, serve with crackers or on bread. 
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