About Me

I am a freelance writer and a person with a lot of interests. I’m very detail-oriented and thorough.

At least that’s what I’ve been accused of ; – D

I never thought I’d like blogging which is why it took me so long to get here. It turns out that I love it!

Creating the design and the details for this blog has been a challenge but I like a challenge. Bear with me while I write (blog) and spruce up this Bueno Theme at the same time. If you notice something that doesn’t look right, please let me know!

I really appreciate your “likes” and I especially enjoy your comments. I hope that I can return them. You are all Blue Ribbon Winners!

As of right now, I’m almost overwhelmed but I’m hanging in there. Who needs sleep anyway? So what if my gray roots grow one more day; they’ll keep!


Recently I’ve been awarded two blog awards, back-to-back! What a nice surprise that was. It also kept me busier than a one-armed paper hanger. I’m still trying to catch up notifying  the bloggers I’ve nominated.

Update – I’ve been nominated for two more awards, again back-to-back. Do these things come in two’s? That’s OK, just give me a break in between awards so I can catch up on my writing about YOUR HEALTH! LOL. Don’t be eating potato chips while I’m “off duty” accepting and giving out awards!

My Mission – Goal – Passion

My mission is to get people involved in their health and to care about it. I hope to help you lose weight, start good habits, and become healthy and happy. Your good health is the most important thing you have. Take care of it and it will take care of you.

My Header Image

Sometimes I get questions about the header image on my blog. I searched a long time to get an image that I liked for this blog and I found it at the  sxc.hu photo website where I find most of my photos. The photographer is bjearwicke.

I selected this particular image because the boat in the image is on a journey just like all of us who commit to exercise and healthy eating and living. Sometimes we go off course (we eat a bag of chips), but like all good captains, we know how to steer ourselves back.

I’ve recently added REVIEWS to the tabs at the top of my Home page. Many of these reviews were written before I began my blog so not all will have to do with health although many reviews are on exercise dvds, foods, and spices. Feel free to browse through them to see what interests you. There are over 300.

By the way, my friends call me Marcy.

Warm regards,



78 Responses to “About Me”

  1. ...the Island Girl! October 2, 2015 at 10:37 am #

    Good morning, Marcella! I’ve nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award. I appreciate all that you bring to the “blogger’s table!” Congratulations! Visit me at whidbeyislandgirl.net to learn what to do next if you accept this nomination.


    • Marcella Rousseau October 17, 2015 at 2:23 pm #

      Hi Island Girl! I’m sorry it took so long for me to respond. I’m in the middle of remodeling my bathroom. I appreciate your nomination very much but I don’t accept these awards anymore. They are fun but very time-consuming. I have been blogging here for more than 3 years now. You should be able to find a newbie worthy of your nomination. Have a great day and thanks again!


  2. ...the Island Girl! January 23, 2015 at 5:39 pm #

    Hi Marcella! You’ve been nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award! If you accept this award, please proudly display it on your site, thank the person who nominated you, write 7 things about you, post the rules and 15 folks you nominate for this award. It is way for we bloggers to recognize each other and give a little “love’ for your exceptional efforts. Congratulations! WhidbeyIslandGirl.net


    • Marcella Rousseau January 26, 2015 at 11:57 am #

      Thank you WhidbeyIslandGirl.net for the nomination. I appreciate being appreciated! I am not accepting Blogger awards anymore because they are very time-consuming and I don’t have Internet access at home anymore so it makes it more difficult as I now use library computers. But I again thank you and I am glad you enjoy my blog! Have a great day!


  3. Veena December 18, 2014 at 4:26 am #

    Hi Ashley, I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger award since I love your posts so much 🙂 Visit : http://thinkdowrite.wordpress.com/2014/12/18/very-inspiring-blogger-award/ to honour it 🙂 Have a great day and keep blogging 🙂


    • Marcella Rousseau December 19, 2014 at 12:30 pm #

      Hi, I think you may have made your comment on the wrong blog as I am not Ashley but I am sure she would appreciate being nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger award as I did when I received it many months ago!


  4. redfacedbutrunderful October 27, 2014 at 11:26 am #

    Really great blog with interesting content and ideas! There’s so much I haven’t read but will be doing 🙂 This is a great platform for me to follow seeing as I’m a runner and like a bit of inspiration!


    • Marcella Rousseau October 27, 2014 at 11:38 am #

      Thank you so much for your kind words. I am always happy to inspire! Keep on running!


  5. Gerard Villanueva October 26, 2014 at 8:45 pm #

    Hi again Marcella! I hope you’ve had a good weekend. I also hope you don’t mind me nominating you for the “Writing Process Tour.” It’s not really an award but a chance for you write about your motivations and inspirations behind your blog. Don’t feel obliged.
    I still remember you nominated me for an award and I was never able to fulfill it! Go to http://breadandtortillas.wordpress.com/2014/10/27/my-writing-process-tour/ for details.


  6. Craig Petrie September 12, 2013 at 6:23 am #

    The header image you use is of the township of Queenstown here in New Zealand. The boat is called the ‘S. S. Earnslaw’ – now a tourist boat on the inland lake. Lookup https://www.realjourneys.co.nz/en/experiences/cruises/tss-earnslaw-vintage-steamship-cruises/


    • Marcella Rousseau September 12, 2013 at 8:07 pm #

      Uh! What are the chances that someone would see/read my blog and recognize the boat in the header image?!! Thank you for leaving a comment. It’s nice to know a little bit more about the S.S. Earnslaw. Thank you for leaving the link too. Have a great day!
      P.S. I have a childhood friend (really a childhood friend of my sister’s) who married and moved from Queens, New York to New Zealand. I don’t know her married last name but her first name is Susanna. She goes by Suzie.She has big brown eyes and must be in her late 50’s? Heck, if you can recognize the boat in my header, you could recognize Suzie! ; – )


  7. saminaiqbal27 July 7, 2013 at 2:19 am #

    I nominate you for the prestigious Inner Peace Award and a bouquet of Super Awards, my friend, for the person you are and what you share with the world. Please click on the link below for the details.



    • Marcella Rousseau July 11, 2013 at 12:20 pm #

      Thank you Samina. I am honored. It may take me a while before I can add the award to my blog but I will do it as soon as I can. I hope you have a wonderful day. Thanks again!


      • saminaiqbal27 July 11, 2013 at 6:29 pm #

        Thank you for accepting the nomination. This was to honor you and your blog. The rest is entirely up to you, take your time and there is no rush. These are no rules awards so do as you like and I know awards take up a lot of time, so no compulsion for anything. Just relax my friend. Take care.


  8. Redo You Project May 23, 2013 at 5:59 pm #

    A super message here! I wish you continued success. And thank you for visiting the “Redo Project!”

    Take care,


  9. Earth Mermaid April 10, 2013 at 10:03 pm #

    Hi! I nominated your blog for the Liebster Blog Award! It’s sort of a chain-type-post, but it’s a cool way to connect with other bloggers and put your name out there. You can visit my page (http://earthmermaid.wordpress.com/2013/04/11/the-liebster-award-found-an-earth-mermaid/) and check out how to accept the award if it’s something you’d like 🙂


    • Marcella Rousseau April 11, 2013 at 4:42 pm #

      Thank you Earth Mermaid! I don’t have a Liebster Award. I accept the nomination. But I have to let you know that I can’t do what is needed to be done for the award yet because I’m so behind in EVERYTHING! Once I finish my TAXES (yes, I know, I’ve never been THIS LATE before) then it will free up some time for me. Thank you so much! Have a great day!


  10. mittsandmeasures April 9, 2013 at 6:32 pm #

    Thanks for stopping by today, Marcella! Love your posts!


    • Marcella Rousseau April 9, 2013 at 10:41 pm #

      Thank you! What did you think of the radio broadcast? I’ve only received one comment on it and I was kind of surprised!


  11. Ankit March 23, 2013 at 8:28 am #

    Congratulations, I have nominated you for the ‘Lovely blog Award’
    Claim it here-> http://gypsyfoods.wordpress.com/2013/03/23/happy-birthday-celebrating-with-awards/

    Keep up the blogging,
    Good Luck


    • Marcella Rousseau March 23, 2013 at 1:58 pm #

      Thank you so much for nominating me. I have made the decision not to accept awards that I already have. Please don’t feel offended as I have not accepted other awards before your nomination. I just don’t have the time anymore. I very much appreciate the thought! Best wishes!


      • Ankit March 24, 2013 at 12:09 am #

        No offense taken.
        Just my little way of showing appreciation.


  12. mittsandmeasures March 16, 2013 at 7:55 pm #

    Hi Marcella, Thanks for liking my blog at mittsandmeasures.com! I think your blog is great and I look forward to reading more of your posts.


    • Marcella Rousseau March 17, 2013 at 6:13 pm #

      I think your blog is great too. I will be reading more of your posts too!


  13. angelswhisper2011 March 16, 2013 at 5:26 am #

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on our blog. We came to see who you are and we already like your blog. We’re into that health stuff too, you know 🙂


  14. Peri's Spice Ladle January 16, 2013 at 1:21 pm #

    Hi Marcy, Thanks for your wonderful comments and support, I love all our fun food conversations!

    I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. There’s no obligation to accept or re-post it, this is just my way of saying ‘I enjoy reading your posts’.

    Here’s the award post link: http://perisspiceladle.com/2013/01/16/blog-of-the-year-2012-and-more-a-heartfelt-thank-you/

    Have a great year!


    • Marcella Rousseau January 16, 2013 at 4:58 pm #

      Hi Peri, Thank you for thinking of me. I have been thinking of you too but I’ve been so busy lately. I haven’t even begun to write my New Food Friday for this Friday! Usually I have it done early in the week. Thank you for the nomination, however, I made it a rule for myself not to accept awards that I’ve already received. Thank you for understanding. I’ll chat with you soon ; – )


      • Peri's Spice Ladle January 17, 2013 at 3:10 pm #

        Hi Marcy, I know how times flies by…and I’ve learnt that it all finally gets done anyway! The nomination is just a way to appreciate your blog, no worries on re-posting at all. Chat soon:)


  15. oceanbounds adventures December 10, 2012 at 9:29 am #

    I also would like to nominate you for Blog of the year 2012 and add another star to your blog. Thank you for the great information you post 🙂 http://oceanboundsadventures.wordpress.com


  16. Vina'sdeliciousrecipes ! November 27, 2012 at 2:43 am #

    Hi ! I love your blog and I have nominated you for ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award!


  17. soulofspice November 16, 2012 at 6:04 pm #

    Marcella,I love your blog and would like to present you the Sunshine Award. Follow this link for more details. https://soulofspice.wordpress.com/2012/11/16/happy-friday-and-the-sunshine-award/




    • Marcella Rousseau November 16, 2012 at 6:13 pm #

      Hi Charu, I am flattered that you chose me for this award, but I already have a Sunshine Award. Thank you for thinking of me ; – )


      • soulofspice November 16, 2012 at 6:38 pm #

        I don’t see anywhere in the rules that you can only accept once. so I hope you’ll accept it again.. from me:)


        • Marcella Rousseau November 16, 2012 at 6:46 pm #

          Yes, I know of people who have accepted an award twice but I personally don’t feel comfortable with that. I know it’s hard to find people sometimes for these awards but please don’t be upset. Thank you for being so nice ; – )


          • soulofspice November 16, 2012 at 6:48 pm #

            sure, I wanted to acknowledge you and that was the most important thing about this award. Meeting all of you amazing and creative bloggers!


            • Marcella Rousseau November 16, 2012 at 6:58 pm #

              Thank you for acknowledging me. I don’t take it lightly. I agree with you as it has been special for me too to meet so many creative and kind bloggers. I had been a member of another site for over 5 years where I wrote reviews and the people were critical, mean to each other, and sometimes through their comments, drove people off the website. It has been a very different and very welcome experience for me here. It’s people like you who have made the transition for me a surprisingly warm welcomed change! Thank you muchly!


              • soulofspice November 16, 2012 at 7:13 pm #

                Awww that’s sweet of you. Yeah it does take all kinds to make the world. Glad you found where you wanted to be. I’ve always been a little puzzled about TV food shows where people shout & throw things at each other! food is supposed to nourish & you would think the cook would perform the act of cooking and serving food in a loving manner. I guess there’s a lesson in it for all of us.


              • Marcella Rousseau November 16, 2012 at 7:20 pm #

                My sentiments exactly! In fact, when PBS began showing a cooking program where the chefs competed against each other – it was a race…..I thought it was so stupid and nerve wracking and below the PBS standards that I wrote them a letter to complain! They took the program off the air! It lasted maybe 2 shows. I often wondered what it takes to produce a cooking show on PBS. Not that I would want to do one, but someone like you I think would be a good candidate. Plus, they don’t have any Indian chefs. Your culture is not represented. You wouldn’t have any competition! LOL! I’d watch your show ; – )


  18. mikeakin1 October 27, 2012 at 9:20 pm #

    I don’t see where you can make comments on your posts. 😦


    • Marcella Rousseau October 28, 2012 at 5:04 pm #

      Are you logged in? You should be able to make comments on all of my posts. Let me know if you are still having trouble. It also might be a temporary glitch.


      • mikeakin1 October 28, 2012 at 5:07 pm #

        I wanted to comment on your latest post and can’t find the comments link. 😦 I am signed in.


        • Marcella Rousseau October 28, 2012 at 5:13 pm #

          Under my post you should see:
          Share this:
          Like this:
          Comments and next to it Categories
          Then you should see the link to another post

          In that order. Do you see any of them?


        • Marcella Rousseau October 28, 2012 at 5:21 pm #

          It might be that you need to click on the Featured Posts (on the right). I think if you had clicked on Home at the top, you would not get the comments. Let me know if that helps.


          • mikeakin1 October 28, 2012 at 6:15 pm #

            Thats what I had to do. Thanks.


            • Marcella Rousseau October 28, 2012 at 6:19 pm #

              Thanks for letting me know. Now if someone else has that problem they will know what to do! I will Follow you friend : – )


  19. jenyjohn October 15, 2012 at 11:43 pm #

    hai…. your blog is so informative that I just fell for it…. I am new here and I may need your expertise and suggestions…..once again, a lovely and informative blog ….


  20. Jane October 7, 2012 at 3:25 pm #

    thanks for liking my recent post…I will be in India in a couple of days and will have more time to explore yours further as well. Looking forward. It looks like something I will enjoy doing. I will also be posting lots of photos from India …and if you enjoy photography I thought you might like to check out the 8 part series I titled “Faces of India, beginning with this post on my India Journal BLog – each post dealing with different types of “people photos: https://janesindiajournals.wordpress.com/2012/08/26/faces-of-india-part-i-along-the-ghats-in-rishikesh-and-varanassi/ 🙂
    Hope to see you around…and to spend time camping out here on your blog as well. 🙂


  21. Peri's Spice Ladle September 25, 2012 at 11:49 am #

    Hi Marcella, I like reading your blog and have passed along the ‘7*7 Link’ Award to you. Congratulations! Keep those posts coming…Peri.

    Read here: http://perisspiceladle.com/2012/09/25/a-shower-of-awards-praise-and-recognition/


    • Marcella Rousseau September 25, 2012 at 5:38 pm #

      Thank you so much Peri. I am very far behind on so many things (which is why I haven’t posted anything lately) so it may take a long while before I can accept the award. I still haven’t made nominations for my last award! This is really bad! I wish there was an easier way to do the nominations. Anyway, I am very happy that you enjoy my blog and I am grateful that you thought of me to be the recipient of the 7*7 Link Award. If there were expiration dates on these awards, I’d be out of luck! ; – )


      • Peri's Spice Ladle September 25, 2012 at 10:49 pm #

        Marcella, fortunately these awards have no expiration date or I would have really lucked out! this post is catching up on awards from the last 3 months:) take your time..we have so many things to juggle in our days. I just enjoy the thought that a fellow blogger singled me out in the many blogs they read…and this award is just my way of acknowledging your wonderful posts and writing!


  22. Barefoot Baroness August 29, 2012 at 6:00 am #

    Thanks so much for visiting our blog and your kind comments regarding the art workk.
    You have areally pretty blog and so versitile. Thanks again..


  23. desertrose August 24, 2012 at 10:32 pm #

    Thank you for visiting my blog, Marcy.
    I am honored and humbled that you would nominate me for the Beautiful Blog Award.
    Thank you so very much, I have been doing this for over 9 months now and all very new to me as i had never blogged before. It has truly been an experience as well as very educational. Thank you so very much and congratulations on your wonderful blog it is truly inspiring 🙂
    Have a wonderful evening and many blessings to you and your readers.


    • Marcella Rousseau August 24, 2012 at 10:46 pm #

      Thank you for your kind comments. I have been blogging for a few months, 3, I think. It has been fun and educational too. This is a very nice community; very supportive. I hope you have a wonderful evening too ; – )


  24. nutsfortreasure August 17, 2012 at 8:00 pm #

    You are very welcome they are easy for me now as I leave post I am writing up in another window yes I cheat you have to it took a few hours still to share with 40 of you 🙂


  25. nutsfortreasure August 17, 2012 at 7:22 pm #

    I nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger Award come get it and the rules over on my blog and enjoy!!!


    • Marcella Rousseau August 17, 2012 at 7:54 pm #

      Thank you so much Eunice. I will post it shortly. (Or longly, depending on how long it takes me to do it all.) LOL.


  26. nature789 July 29, 2012 at 8:24 am #

    Morning Marcella,
    Your blog is wonderful and I must say I clinked on some of your links and read some yahoo articles you wrote. Well done and Kudos to you! Wow you sure are a talented and busy writer. Keep up the good work!


    • Marcella Rousseau August 2, 2012 at 5:30 pm #

      Hi Tj, Thank you for reading my Yahoo articles. I’m glad you like them. Girl, I am so busy I passed myself in the hallway. lol. I just got some good news – my refinance loan went through! Now I can afford to hire someone to remove my mulberry-honeysuckle-hibiscus bush. (thanks to the birds.) I would celebrate but I’m too tired! I think I got 2 hrs. sleep last night. I went outside and watered my trees because I was worried that if we had any strong winds, that they might uproot. They look pretty good actually. Only one of them looked like it might be suffering some stress. I gave them a good drink. I can’t believe how big my Colorado Blue Spruce is. It got so tall! It is so pretty and very elegant. One of my White Pines is ginormous! I looked at it from a distance and I didn’t realize how big it got too. I am the proud momma of 3 beautiful trees and one baby that doesn’t seem to want to grow. I keep thinking I want to transplant it. Maybe when the weather gets cooler. Thanks so much Tj.


      • nature789 August 3, 2012 at 2:32 am #

        Love trees! Post pics sometime? Marcella hope you have caught up on some sleep….. 🙂
        best regards,


  27. P. C. Zick July 20, 2012 at 10:45 am #

    Good morning – I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blog Award. Check out my post at http://www.pczick.wordpress.com.


  28. silverbells2012 July 16, 2012 at 7:03 am #

    I like the blog world, too! I’ve only recently discovered it and wondered just how I got along without it 🙂


  29. Grandma Nancy July 10, 2012 at 4:57 pm #

    Hi welcome to the world of blogging, we’re fairly new as well. Have fun with it, I keep telling myself everyone was new at one time or another, it’s always a work in process. Also wanted to say thanks for stopping by out little family blog and the follow!


  30. seamistandmagnolias July 9, 2012 at 3:19 pm #

    Just wanted to add my ‘welcome’ here. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!


  31. claudiagiulia June 27, 2012 at 6:54 pm #

    You are doing extremely well here! Love the look of your blog and as I care (a bit too much) about health and fitness, I am signing on!


    • Marcella Rousseau June 27, 2012 at 7:14 pm #

      Really? I am? I can’t tell because I am new so I have nothing to gauge what I’m doing by. (sorry for the grammar!) Thank you so much for the compliment about my blog. I have worked very hard to get it the way I wanted and even then I had to be very creative to get it to look presentable. I still need to work on the heading text. I am glad you are joining me. I hope we can be friends. I have already signed on to yours.


  32. Sunshine June 24, 2012 at 8:50 pm #

    Hi Marcy! Welcome to the exciting world of blogging! I enjoyed reading your Father’s Day post…thank you!
    ~Abundant blessings and power to you blog! 🙂


    • Marcella Rousseau June 24, 2012 at 9:00 pm #

      Hi! It’s a lot of work but it’s fun work! I’m glad you liked it. Thank you.


  33. SkiDaddy June 23, 2012 at 12:36 am #

    Thanks for the “like” on my post about Fathers day. I saw your great tribute to your Dad and enjoyed it.
    Keep up the good work on the blog, practice makes perfect.


    • Marcella Rousseau June 23, 2012 at 12:44 am #

      Thank you. I’m glad you enjoyed it. I laugh and I cry every time I read it : – )

      How are you sending this comment? I’m not familiar with all this yet unless it’s a comment on my About post that hasn’t shown up yet.




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