Trying to work out "my deal"
Life seems to have calmed down again, the radiation treatments are finally over, for real, my health is good, my friends and family members seem to have stopped dying, and throughout it all, I haven't engaged in any destructive, or even counter-... Read more
Life, liberty, and my recent pursuit of happiness
The last month has been rough, rough, rough, emotionally and psychologically. Nothing to do with food and fitness and weight loss. Everything to do with health and that is frightening.
It all started with a routine colonoscopy and a routine... Read more
A funny thing happened on the way to...
... my mammogram appointment today.
I decided to walk because the weather was perfect for a brisk walk. I left extra early so that I could get in at least 30 minutes of walking on the way to the clinic. I arrived about 8 minutes early and t... Read more
A clear liquid diet and other food (for thought)
Tomorrow morning, I am having an out-patient surgical procedure. Getting ready for it is the pits.
On the menu today? Nothing except clear liquids. It's the living through this part of the journey to tomorrow that I don't like. Living thro... Read more
Quotes about Believing in Yourself
I searched for these quotes today so that I will have them ready for when I really need them. I want to continue to believe in myself. I am making it so.
“A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemie... Read more
My tricks for progress
My main trick is this: I trick my mind, by quieting the voices that encourage me to overeat or eat the things that are dangerous or plain old wrong for me. I argue with those voices. They argue back less and less.
My second trick is this: I... Read more
Blue sky, sunshine, and a complete turnaround
Today the sun came back, the temps increased, and I feel so much better! I probably needed to lay low on the physical activity for a couple of days, to regain some perspective, but still! The sun really improved my mood, I had abundant energy, a... Read more
I am having another rough stretch. This stretch is more challenging than I've experienced since before joining SP. Today I feel like I am completely overwhelmed and I want to eat and eat and eat. This emotional reaction is from a variety of sour... Read more
I love Glasbergen's Thin Lines!
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SOS! I've gotten cold and I can't warm up! :-)
I've wrapped my mind around the reduction in calories, at least as much as I can in 36 hours. I'm not as distressed by that as I was yesterday morning. Haha!
Still, I've started thinking about the colder weather that is quickly winging its ... Read more
What kind of cheese should I have with this whine?
So, I am making good progress with my efforts and I am delighted. I have been burning at least 4000 calories a week, and my calorie range has been between 1360 and 1710 calories per day. I've never had a problem with staying within that range as... Read more
My dad, the baker
Yes, it's true. My father is a baker. He has perfected his skill since retiring at age 62, 21 years ago (yes, he will soon be 83). He mainly bakes cookies, bars, brownies, and Amish friendship bread. Over the years, I have been the fortunate rec... Read more
Traveling again, but not stressed about food this time!
I'm sitting in my dad's living room, the evening before the two of us make a trip to see one of my older brothers. I'm prepared for the trip. Prepared in terms of food choices, anyway. This is what I'm taking along:
Cottag... Read more
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Me from A to Z
An SP friend invited me to do this.
A. Age- old enough to know better? 29? 51?
B. Books- I read textbooks every day for my job as a college professor. I read fiction, mostly killer/serial killer novels while on the elliptical. The ... Read more