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today I posted the following on a thread under the Nutrition section. You can guess the theme of the thread from my response. It seemed important enough to repeat here. It's a bit of a rant, but it's heartfelt:
Ok, guys, I find the bulk of... Read more
saying no to negative people
Last night I had to stop a correspondence on the Internet with someone I have known off and on for many years. We share some activities so we got to be internet friends. I have put up wtih her for a long time. She likes to tell me everything tha... Read more
Today I had a craving for ....
nachos, so I had some. And they weren't all that good. So I stopped. I'm putting that in memory. "Nachos are not all that good and they aren't worth the calories."
My mantra for the night, " No thank you, I'm not fond of nachos. But you en... Read more
Why did that pound come back and bring its little pound friends?
Like I said, a lot of edema, not eating during the day, eating too much at night, not enough water, not enough water, not enough water, and to certain extent, this is a symptom I have only a bit of control over. I woke up this morning with pre-s... Read more
My first pound
I am not sure is legitimate. But I'm excited anyway. I have a lot of edema and my weight goes up and down. But i'm really grouchy and that;s a sign of losing weight for me. Grouchy and hungry. I should celebrate that. How does a person celebrate... Read more
How to fail
work too hard so you are stressed out and hyper.
don't take breaks.
don't drink water.
don't eat enough.
cheat and get on the scale an hour after dinner and notice it is surprisingly low.
have a healthy snack because you know you are g... Read more
So yesterday was...
kinda down. And today is kinda up. And it don't make no never mind, as Grandma used to say. Food is my fuel and my medicine, not my lover or my entertainer or my hobby or my blankie or my fireworks. It just is what it is.... Read more
somehow I am beginning to sleep again
AFter months of terrible insomnia driven not just by my health but also an unwillingness to sleep, I think I have finally convinced myself that rest is better than no rest. I know that sounds obvious and ridiculous, but the truth is that I have ... Read more
I'm only going to say this once. Now it is posted and we can get on with life
If I am going to be part of groups, then I am going to have to tell people about my health, something I hesitate to do. I'll be brief, but detailed enough I don't have to say the same thing over and over. No, I cannot exercise, really, doctor's ... Read more
Keeping track / first weigh-in
Well, it seems this is actually underway. There is no good time to start, no easy time, no time you will have more leisure, less pressure, less hunger, more energy. Well, you might, if you just had a baby or surgery or .... you know what I mean.... Read more
I should have something profound to say, but what I am starting is so common. Yet, never easy. Or not easy to stay with. I will write personally later. Today I am enjoying being one of so many people undertaking the same basic task, but in our ... Read more