The green eyed-monster
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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Are you a tortoise or a hare?
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?
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?
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
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.
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Listen to your body
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
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
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