Runner Kelly is back!

Since Kelly stopped blogging, I have missed her dearly. Kelly comments often on my blog and we e-mail each other to catch up, from time to time. Randomly one day I asked Kelly if she was interested in writing a guest post / blog entry here on spiffykerms. She accepted so here she is! SO EXCITING! Miss her face!


Remember Me? I’m Kelly and I used to blog at Healthy Living With Kelly. ( The link is still active with all my recipes and info if you ever want to go check it out. Last August I had to stop blogging because I had an unfortunate knife accident in the kitchen that required surgery. I chopped my pinky finger 95% off.

I had surgery, was in a cast for about 2 months and spent close to 3 months in physical therapy relearning how to use my left hand again. It was probably the hardest thing I have ever gone through. Ever.  I was severely depressed and spent most every day waking up just to count down the hours until I could go back to sleep. I had gone from a very independent person to someone who couldn’t blow dry her hair, get dressed, make a sandwich, or even put on deodorant without help. It was awful. I was never more ready for a new year as 2010 was not my favorite. After about 3 straight weeks of complete moping around I picked myself up and slowly starting to get my old spunk back. I had ended my blog because I couldn’t type one handed but I never came back to update anyone so when Nancy asked me to write this post I jumped at the chance.

I guess the natural place to start is the hand. My left pinky works about 75%. It doesn’t bend naturally or look 100% normal but I am just thankful that I still have it. Once I “graduated” from physical therapy and no longer had any restrictions placed on me, my fabulous husband (and best support system ever) took me on a 10 day trip to Arizona and the Grand Canyon. We hiked our little hearts out!

It was a very refreshing trip that cleared my mind and really let me appreciate everything we had been through together over the last 3 months. 2010 was such a hard year. It was a wonderful trip and I came away even more in love with Keith. Insert awwwww! I mean who wouldn’t love a guy who “tags” rocks with chalk everywhere we went?

When we got home I felt renewed and ready to start something new. So, I opened my own catering business. I started making ready-made meals for people who were too busy to go home and cook and didn’t want to eat fast food. I started offering a limited menu and before I knew it, it took off! The plan in 2011 is to actually open up my own shop versus cooking out of my house. I am currently working on my business plan so I can go to the bank and prove to them that I am a good investment! Ha! I also started a weekly newsletter to keep giving out my healthy tips without the blog. If you want to be added on just send me an email: and I will get you added on! It is just a weekly listserv with health tips and recipes.

I still am an avid blog reader just not an avid blogger. But thanks to Nancy for sharing her space with me today and letting me pop in with a recap. I have missed it. J But wait, I couldn’t leave without giving you a recipe, could I? Of course not!

While in Arizona, Keith fell in love with this divvy Chinese food place called Kyoto Bowl. He ate it 3 times while we were there and each time he ordered a teriyaki chicken rice bowl. When I got back I knew I could recreate it for him only it would be better and healthier. Did I? I did! ENJOY!


  • 8oz. Boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked (can also use tempeh or tofu for a vegetarian vesion)
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 2 small zucchini, chopped
  • 2 tsp. Minced ginger
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 4 Tbsp. low sugar teriyaki sauce
  • 1 egg, scrambled
  • Cayenne pepper, to taste

Heat Sesame oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add zucchini and ginger into skillet and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes.  Add rice and chicken and sauté for 8-10 minutes, or until hot and heated throughout. Stir in Teriyaki sauce stir in scrambled egg. Serves 4

260 Calories; 7g Fat (1.5g saturated fat); 86mg Cholesterol; 665mg Sodium; 29g Carbohydrates; 3g Fiber; 4g Sugar; 18g Protein

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  1. Kelly!!! I love you and miss you!

    The blog world is a sadder place that you are gone, but I know you are in a better place, so I will keep my selfish thoughts about that to myself. Kind of.

    I am so glad I was part of your Arizona adventure too! Thanks for the dinner inspiration too! You should offer that bowl as one of your meals; it looks and sounds FABULOUS!!

  2. I love Kelly! Her spirit, spunk and over all attitude is something I aspire to! I am so happy she has started this and that things are going so well!

    Nancy says: Isn’t she great??

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