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The green eyed-monster

Wednesday, April 02, 2008      7 comments

Jealousy, that is. Yes, I admit it, I do get jealous of the people who lose weight easily. Or the ones who can eat anything they want to and stay thin. I read before & afters in magazines a lot, and oftentimes you read "I just gave up the f... Read more

Conquering Willy Wonka

Tuesday, April 01, 2008      1 comments

One of the things my brother did at the Bat Mitzvah was to set up a candy bar. He had all sorts of penny candy, and hand painted jars for the guests to take candy home in. Luckily, just plain sugar isn't my thing. Chocolate, or sugar & fat, is. ... Read more

Home sweet home

Monday, March 31, 2008      2 comments

Well, I made it home, finally, only about three hours late (about 1:30 am). Now, of course, my eye is almost back to normal. Talk about timing! I did fairly well eating-wise most of the time. Yesterday was hard, since my husband had to leave in ... Read more

The best laid plans

Friday, March 28, 2008      4 comments

I spent so much time worrying how I would look at my niece's Bat Mitzvah, searching for a dress that would be flattering. And then a few days ago I thought I was getting a pimple above my eyebrow; it had that stretched, achy feeling. Yeste... Read more

Leaving on a jet plane

Wednesday, March 26, 2008      7 comments

I have worked really hard for this break; I don't call family affairs vacations, since you never get to do what you want, when you want. Still, I've worked hard, and I know I have done my very best. In fact, my mantra is: I have worked too ... Read more

Mindful eating

Tuesday, March 25, 2008      5 comments

I think most of us know, or have learned, that we need to be present, or mindful, when we're eating. It's so easy not to be. If you're by yourself, as I am much of the time, it feels like you're with someone if you've got the television on. ... Read more

Are you a tortoise or a hare?

Monday, March 24, 2008      5 comments

Me, I'm a tortoise. Most definitely. I have always lost weight very, very slowly. I think the most I have ever lost in one week was three pounds -- and that's when I had all four wisdom teeth pulled & couldn't eat! Now, I know that it's bet... Read more

The secret of my success?

Sunday, March 23, 2008      4 comments

Salads. Could it really be that simple? I don't know, but I do know that I ate a lot of salad this week -- for lunch, for dinner -- and I just plain feel lighter. So I'm inspired to make myself a 3 bean salad today. I am lucky, in a sense,... Read more

What do I really want?

Saturday, March 22, 2008      3 comments

My husband is currently living in another state (long story). We see each other every couple of weeks, basically. This weekend he's home. Only he really isn't. He had a sort of wake to go to. He wanted me to go, and normally I would have even th... Read more

Clean eating

Saturday, March 22, 2008      1 comments

I've been reading Julia Cameron's "The Write Diet". If you're familiar with her, she is the author of "The Artist's Way". Anyway, she recommends clean eating: basically no processed foods, fruits & veggies, whole grains -- you know the drill. ... Read more

Listen to your body

Friday, March 21, 2008      2 comments

Sometimes we get a little hung up on our "plans". Yesterday, for instance, when all was said & done, I'd eaten less calories that I "should" have. I was tempted to eat something because I could, not because I wanted to. And that, of course, is w... Read more

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail

Thursday, March 20, 2008      0 comments

I'll be going out of town for a few days next week. I write (longhand) in a journal every morning, so I spent some time yesterday thinking about what I wanted to do this vacation. Did I want to lose weight? Well, of course I do, but it's a ... Read more

It started with a cold

Wednesday, March 19, 2008      0 comments

Seriously. I got a cold on New Year's Day. It wasn't too bad; I wasn't too congested, but I had a bit of a fever, too. Usually when I have a fever I lose my appetite altogether, but this time I just was a little less hungrier. And when I fe... Read more


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