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Can light (or lack of) make you fat?

Sunday, September 07, 2008      2 comments

There is, of course, all sorts of science about how people can suffer from depression due to lack of sunlight in the winter. Several years ago I got a Happylite, which provides you with the equivalent of sunshine if you sit bathed in its light.... Read more

Making the choice to eat right

Saturday, September 06, 2008      2 comments

I both did & didn't yesterday. I chose to go to my WW meeting -- hey, the only thing that keeps me away is no transportation and being at sea! I chose to start tracking my points again yesterday, and good thing, too, because I will admit I didn'... Read more

Another month, another pound

Friday, September 05, 2008      4 comments

Unfortunately, that's a pound up. I gained 1 1/2 pounds over the 2 weeks -- between being sick and being on vacation. Not quite the plan; I was planning to maintain. Still, the damage could have been worse and I'm okay with it. While I do t... Read more

Are we selfish?

Thursday, September 04, 2008      6 comments

I know I feel that way sometimes. Sometimes it seems the struggle to lose weight consumes my life. I know that's not quite true, but it is true that I spend more time exercising, preparing food, planning what to eat, tracking what I ate, and so ... Read more

What size am I?

Wednesday, September 03, 2008      4 comments

Don't you ever wonder what size you *really* are? Since sizes aren't standardized for women, there really is no answer. A size healthy is a nice one to aspire to. What got me thinking about sizes (yet again) were the dresses I ordered befor... Read more

There's no place like home

Tuesday, September 02, 2008      4 comments

We had a great time! The weather was stupdendous, which was pretty surprising considering Alaska is having one of the coldest, wettest summers on record -- totally the opposite of us, with one of the hottest, driest summers on records (and temps... Read more

Have food, will travel

Saturday, August 23, 2008      2 comments

My hhusband always makes fun of me because I always travel with food. It makes my life easier, though. For instance, this morning I had a Vitamuffin I'd brought with me and some almonds for breakfast. There weren't a lot of healthy choices other... Read more

Safe & sound in Seattle

Friday, August 22, 2008      4 comments

My luck finally seems to have turned. My husband arrived on time, he took the dogs up, I finished up packing and only went to bed about half an hour late. Our flight was uneventful -- and I have dried up enough so that it wasn't painful. I'... Read more

The Tipping Point

Thursday, August 21, 2008      4 comments

I am fast approaching mine. This entire week has been plagued by bad luck for me. I won't bore you with most of the details. It culminated with my flat tire, and when I went to go for my haircut & get the tire fixed yesterday, my car just plain ... Read more

Reach for the stars

Wednesday, August 20, 2008      3 comments

But stay grounded. That's always the secret, isn't it? But just where is the secret formula that lets you know how high to reach, and how much to keep your feet on the ground? I'm wrapping up my Olympics theme here. Alexander Artemev, who p... Read more

Can you lose weight without exercise?

Tuesday, August 19, 2008      2 comments

If you're very heavy, just changing your eating habits will start you on your weight loss journey. But somewhere along the way, you'll have to move it to lose it. But what about when you're injured, or sick? Well, that's what I'm going to f... Read more

Can you be too focused?

Monday, August 18, 2008      3 comments

It's feels that way sometimes, doesn't it? Like I can't help wondering if I ended up with a cold because I was too focused on trying to lose weight before going on vacation. Anytime you get too unbalanced one way, something's got to go. I ... Read more

Swim your own race

Sunday, August 17, 2008      6 comments

That's what Dara Torres said she did -- she didn't look to see where the other swimmers were, she just swam her race. And she won a silver medal at the age of 41. It's hard not to be envious of people sometimes. Of those that can eat anythi... Read more

Choose your hard

Saturday, August 16, 2008      5 comments

I ran across this on someone's blog, and she attributed it to www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge.asp?id=BECA63 , altho I couldn't find it. Still, I'm feeling under the weather today -- plus I thought it was brilliant! -- so I'm... Read more

Every journey deserves rest stops

Friday, August 15, 2008      5 comments

If you're in this journey just to lose weight, you may or may not be able to complete your journey -- and sustain it; especially if you're trying to lose weight for a specific event. Events are great motivators, but what happens after that event... Read more


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