Still going strong!
I realized today that I overlooked my anniversary of quitting my job, and becoming "retired". That happened on the 21st. This week was another milestone, of receiving my Medicare card. So here I am approaching my 65th birthday, and I'm more a... Read more
I was mulling an interesting thought yesterday afternoon, as I gazed at a billboard of a gorgeous young woman with defined collar bones and blond hair swept into a french twist, wrapped in a luxurious towel, and someone's hands giving her massag... Read more
Looking back at 2014
2014 was the year I decided to focus on ME. I improved my life by quitting a very stressful job, and replaced that activity with bird watching and nurturing a garden. In July, with my doctor's prodding, I started working on my weight. Kaiser'... Read more
Size 22 Pants
I was size 26 when I started this journey last July. I had a pair of size 22's in back of my closet, reminding me of my goal. I noticed my 24's were baggy, and thought, "What the heck? Let's try on the 22." OMG! It fits perfectly! Then I wen... Read more
Responding to My Body
Okay, Body. I hear you! You have clearly informed me that you want a balanced meal plan with carbohydrates in proper perspective. You like carbs. You also like some fats to keep the skin subtle. So I'm going back to the SP recommended pie c... Read more
Respecting One's Body
I just read an SP Article about Loving One's Body. The closing paragraph was as follows:
Take care of your body
Diets, pills, quick-fixes, binging, not exercising, over-exercising, all these things disrespect one of the greatest gifts you h... Read more
Still Reducing Carbs
Yes, I lost 2 lbs this past week. That's better than any week during the past two months. I'm going to keep doing this, and see how it goes.
Now that I'm 14 lbs down, I'm starting to fit into clothes that I couldn't wear before. This is a t... Read more
Follow up - Reducing Carbs
I'm still finding it difficult to get close to 40% fat, 30% carb and 30% protein. My husband eats low fat, and tons of fresh fruit and veggies, to keep his heart healthy. So I'm adding fats, and eating small carb servings (like rice, pasta and... Read more
Changing the weight-loss formula?
Last Monday, there was an article on All Things Considered about a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. It adds to the body of evidence that cutting back on carbs, not fat, can lead to more weight loss.
The big point here, i... Read more
Aim for your goals
I just read an interview with the Sacramento King's newest rookie, Sim Bhuller. Sim is 7'5" tall, and of Indian-Canadian heritage. He was talking about working toward one's goals. He said, "My message is just that if you work hard and really a... Read more
It seems to be human characteristic to celebrate special occasions by sharing food. Yesterday, I had two examples of social eating, and I want to share how I managed to keep them controlled.
On Fridays, my husband and I go to the coffee shop ... Read more
One Day at a Time
Weight loss is a slow process, especially as an older person. I have to remind myself of that. There are no quick fixes. After all, these unwanted 100 pounds crept on to me over the past 10 years. It's going to take a while to work them off.... Read more
18 Months later
Wow. It's fascinating reading my previous entry. So much has happened since then!
My husband's surgery has been postponed for another 5 years or so. The aorta is not dilating any further. The valve will need to be replaced, but not now.
M... Read more
2013 - a year of challenges
2013 is going to bring some challenges in my life. My husband, Steve, is expecting open heart surgery some time between May and October. His next tests in April will help determine when his upper aorta needs to be replaced.
So how does this ... Read more
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