Trying low carb this week
I had been doing really great on my diet--I had gone three months without cheating, but then my knee got worse, I had to take prednisone and anyone who has ever had to take that knows how much it makes you want to eat--and you also retain water ... Read more
I haven't blogged in a long, long time! Lots have happened. I lost my job on December 31, 2010. I really hated leaving that job because I loved it. I was the Director of a computer center and helped people look for work, apply to college, he... Read more
Excellent Holiday Eating Tips
HOLIDAY EATING TIPS
1. Avoid carrot sticks. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet
table knows nothing of the Holiday spirit. In fact, if you see
carrots, leave immediately.. Go next door, where they're serving rum balls. (However,... Read more
Yesterday was like hundreds of other mornings for me. I took my bath, fed the cats, ate breakfast, and then I was on Hwy. 82 headed for work. Nothing different, nothing special about this morning--until....
I was listening to the race res... Read more
Finding foods that fill me up without a lot of calories!
It's awful to eat a meal and when you finish, you are still hungry!! Some meals are just more satiating than others. I make up recipes all the time, and last night I think I "hit" on the most satiating meal of all times! I could only eat half of... Read more
I bought one those round adult "blow up" pools 3 weeks ago and I LOVE IT!! It is so wonderful to exercise in (I have arthritis and joint problems) and I am quickly gaining strength and flexibility. I can do deep knee bends and splits, lunges a... Read more
Am I Hungry or gassy?
Does anyone else have this problem?
I've never been able to tell the difference between a normal stomach ache and hunger!
Yesterday when I got home, I was "starving". I had a Bubba Burger steak, low fat mac and cheese, tomatoes and c... Read more
Anyone using a backyard pool?
Lucky for me, I'm short--fat, but short. I just ordered an 18' round by 4' deep pool and I'll easily be able to swim and exercise in it. Not only will I not have to spend money at the "Y", drive there, have to be around strangers, etc. I will ... Read more
How Important is Breakfast?
I've been eating breakfast the past 8 months. It's supposed to be "the most important meal of the day", keep me "from getting hungry and overeating later", "skinny people are more likely than overweight people to eat breakfast"; "breakfast give... Read more
Am I the only one who is losing inches and not pounds?
I went off my "diet" for a while--for about six weeks--off and on--and I gained about 7 or 8 pounds, but I kept getting "smaller"....has this ever happened to anyone? Even when I was dieting faithfully and didn't lose a pound in three weeks, I ... Read more
Back and going again
I started back on my "diet" (I really hate calling it that because it's really not bad like most people think of a diet being. It's really eating the way I'm "supposed" to eat.) I lost 6 lbs last week. It just fell right off. I had been real... Read more
Still chugging along
Well, I'm not really being strict on my dieting, but I'm not gaining--so I'm sustaining my 40 plus pound loss. Hopefully, my body will get used to this weight (seems like it has) and then I'll be able to start losing again. As long as I feel ... Read more
I've felt weird the last two days, and I've had no energy at all. Seems even smiling took an effort. I felt like my blood pressure must be way down, so this morning I didn't take my pills. By 11:30 I wasn't any worse or better. I have a tend... Read more
Potatoes au gratin
Last night after dinner, I just wasn't satiated. I waited a while to see if it would go away, but after two hours, even after having a banana and a small slice of cheese, I was antsy and hungry. I dug around in the fridge and found some left o... Read more
Cholesterol is now GREAT! March 22, 2010 Never give up!
I really did well this past weekend--even had New York strip steak, and potatoes au gratin, cheese grits and pancakes. I refuse to give up my favorite foods, so I either cook them with lower fat/eat less of them.
My cholesterol levels are ... Read more