Hey friends and new visitors!

I’ve wanted to start a blog for a few years but I needed a good focus for it.  In July 2016 I embarked on a ‘healthy eating’ plan, mainly because I was standing squarely in middle-age and to that point was not on any medications for blood pressure or diabetes or anything… I wanted to keep it like that to the best of my efforts.

As of today, April 14 2017 I have lost 51 pounds!

The weight loss was truly a nice benefit of making a conscious choice to eat better, eat less, and still be satisfied with what I ate. Over the past year, I’ve learned new ways to do this, I found and tried new recipes, I ate foods that I never would have before, and I found out that changing my mind-set was much harder than changing my eating habits.

I’ve shared recipes and tips with friends over the past year here and there but with more frequent requests, I realized that I stumbled upon my ‘focus’ for a blog.

So how did I come up with the name for this blog?  Well, I was reading I Thessalonians chapter 4, and verse 4 popped out at me.

It says, “That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;”  Hmmm, vessel?  I like the use of that word in referring to our ‘bodies’. It is indeed a vessel that can be used by God to carry his Word and for good, or … used otherwise.  I want to focus on the use of our vessel for the ‘good’ here.  And, because our vessels need food (which seems to be an enemy of so many people) I decided to focus on the interaction between our body (vessel) and the foods (vittles) we eat.  Don’t you love that word (vittles) too?  HaHa!  It makes me laugh when I say it out loud.  I remember hearing relatives from years ago say the word ‘vittles’ when referring to food.

Perfect title…. Vessels and Vittles…. that’s what this blog is all about.

A physical, mental, and spiritual journey… and I’m okay with letting you in on some of the ups and downs of this ever-changing human experience.


I’ve done a lot of things, worked at a lot of different places, met a lot of people, and have pretty much enjoyed life.  For me, life is good because God is good and Jesus is my Lord.

I am a pencil portrait artist, professional resume  writer, and I work at a major health tech company writing custom reports for one of their proprietary software programs.  I’m inquisitive and I love finding and researching information.

I’m Jan. Hiya!


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