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Who Do I Eat For & Why?

Wednesday, June 19, 2013      5 comments

I went to a coworker's Retirement Event after work. They had simple finger food: cheese, crackers, veggies, dip, etc. I ate enough to fit into my daily plan. Then, I went home. My husband had cooked dinner. I told him that I'd alrea... Read more

Going Green

Thursday, March 07, 2013      5 comments

We had our first cooking class in the Nutrition Class at work. It was a lot of fun! We got a brief lecture and demonstration from three Food Science students and then they turned us loose in the kitchen. Today's assignment was for ea... Read more

Fitness & Nutrition Program @ Work

Tuesday, February 26, 2013      3 comments

I've sort of fallen into a rut lately. I'm not losing any more weight although I am losing motivation. Needing some Spark, I joined a Fitness & Nutrition program at work. The six-week program consists of nutrition coaching 1 day per week. Thi... Read more

Diet Sabotage

Saturday, February 02, 2013      7 comments

Lesson Learned: I control what I do or do not eat My elderly mother, who's grossly obese and has congestive heart failure, spends every waking hour watching food shows on TV, looking at recipes online, talking about food, thinking about fo... Read more

Running Into The Unknown

Wednesday, January 02, 2013      5 comments

This New Year's Day, I ran a 10K race at Lake Chabot Regional Park. I ran the 5K last year... a pleasant 3.1 miles over a gently rolling hill trail that hugs the lake. My friends, Pat and Linda, ran the 10K. I was jealous. So this year, ... Read more


Monday, December 24, 2012      2 comments

I was scheduled to go on an East Bay Regional Parks hike at Garin Park today. The rain was coming down steadily. The weather forecast called for thunderstorms. Winds were blowing up to 40 mph on the ridge-line. The park schedule said "rain or... Read more

Changes Since Developing Healthier Habits

Wednesday, September 12, 2012      3 comments

I started running on a regular basis one year ago. I'm still wearing the same shorts that I wore last year, but now they're all looser. I was running in one pair last week, and they were actually falling off! Although my weight hasn't changed... Read more

Emotional Brain Training (EBT)

Saturday, December 03, 2011      8 comments

I've just started a weight loss and emotion management program called Emotional Brain Training (EBT). The program provides online tools, workbooks, video training classes and teleconference sessions that help you change how you respond to stres... Read more

5K 2nd Place Age Group Finish

Saturday, August 20, 2011      11 comments

I ran my second 5K this morning, and had a blast. Not only did I come in 2nd in my age category, I shaved 5 minutes off my previous time. emoticonRead more

Learn to Bollywood

Saturday, July 23, 2011      6 comments

I definitely left my comfort zone tonight. I bought the DVD "Learn to Bollywood with Pallavi." I love Bollywood music and the intricate dance routines. I've always wanted to learn to dance, but I was always too self-conscious because of my we... Read more

Can You Keep People From Eating Themselves to Death?

Sunday, July 03, 2011      6 comments

We had our family July 4th BBQ today. Yes it's a day early, but we'll be attending a parade and other events tomorrow. I grilled salmon and had salad, rosemary red potatoes, and corn on the cob. All very healthy. My mother was told me ... Read more

Revelation: I now eat when I'm hungry

Saturday, March 19, 2011      8 comments

I had quite a revelation. I took the "How Positive Is Your Body Image" quiz yesterday. The revelation came at question 8: Most of the time, I eat when Iím _______. __ Hungry __ Bored, depressed, lonely, stressed and/or wo... Read more

Lesson from the Lytton Casino

Saturday, July 31, 2010      3 comments

My girlfriends and I went to a local Indian casino today. Half way through the afternoon, I realized that following a diet plan is like gambling at a casino. You play the 5 cent slots (choose the lowest cal options), play one try at a time to ... Read more

Complacency & Little Pills

Saturday, July 10, 2010      1 comments

My doctor has been treating me for high blood pressure for 10 years. I started having problems after I turned 40, became less physically active, and gained weight. Yesterday, I decided it was time to move from Stage 2 (Healthy Diet Habit... Read more

Good bye Sweet Pea

Thursday, July 08, 2010      6 comments

A very sad day. We had to put down our oldest dog, KC. She had end-stage cancer. It was a tough decision to make. She's been sick several times over the past year, but has always rallied back. This time she couldn't keep down any food and wa... Read more

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