Life's too short to be unhappy
Boy, it can sure be tempting sometimes. There's always something to be unhappy about; but the reverse is true too -- there's always something to be happy about, even if it's just that you're still breathing.
Some of you know that I'm moving... Read more
Big eye syndrome & celebrating with food
We discussed eating dinner out at our meeting this week. Our leader suggested that we eat out most often simply to avoid cooking, with a few times a year being celebratory.
Her theory is that if you're eating out so you don't have to cook, ... Read more
A balanced diet
I think it's somewhat ironic that popular health advise is to have a few go-to meals and eat the same things all the time. I understand the reasoning behind it, but the problem with it is that you aren't eating a balanced diet.
I will admit... Read more
I'd like to use a lifeline, please
I just read an interesting article in this month's "O" magazine, from life coach Martha Beck -- about using lifelines. And it has nothing to do with being a millionaire, although it could help you feel like one.
The basic premise is to thin... Read more
A leap of faith
I've compared my weight loss journey to my knitting before, but it's my blog, so oops, I'm gonna do it again.
I'm knitting a pair of socks. Well, I'm knitting one sock. It's too complicated a pattern to knit two at once! I just do a little ... Read more
Why is everything good fattening?
I was sitting down eating my dinner of duck (DH brought it for me months ago; it's been in the freezer all that time), roasted brussel sprouts, and sauteed kale. I love roasted veggies. Really, they're almost as good as someth... Read more
Be careful with rewards
Today I took the dogs for a long walk at the hike & bike trail -- they were into it, and we walked about 2 hours -- only a bit less than 4 miles, though, we don't walk fast & there's lots of stopping. Still, we did register 90 minutes of aerobic... Read more
It's not a race!
Not even against ourselves. I have a confession: I only change my ticker when my weight goes down; I don't change it when it goes up -- I know that eventually it will go down again, and it alawys does, so so far it's worked for me.
I can se... Read more
How thin should you be?
On the Today show today they had a segment on twins -- how one can look older than the other. One of the points is that the heavier twin looked younger.
Which is not to say that you should be fat -- and they did emphasize that -- but that e... Read more
Nothing tastes as good as loose jeans
Just a quickie today. Couldn't really think of anything to say til now.
Ever heard the saying that nothing tastes as good as thin feels? I just modified it a bit.
The jeans I bought a couple of months ago -- some were just a little tig... Read more
Why am I unworthy?
For a long time I've wondered why I always feel that I'm not good enough. I had a good childhood. I'm reasonably intelligent. I think I'm a nice person. I'm talented. So what makes me feel so unworthy?
I think I had an epiphany today. Worki... Read more
We are all worthy
I'm in a rambling sort of mood today. I've been reading a couple of books about menopause -- Susan Weed's "Menopausal years the wise woman way" and Christiane Northrup's "The wisdome of menopause".
I've had Northrup's book for several years... Read more
Anger can be such a waste
This morning I got up and there was no connection to the Internet. It would have been easy to get angry, to wonder why things always happen to me, why it had to happen when my husband wasn't here, and so on.
Instead, I just calmly began tro... Read more
Body love benefits
I was pleased to open Feb.'s "Self" magazine, and see a list of the benefits of loving your body as it is, which includes:
1. Staying healthier
We all know that stress can does all sorts of damage to your body, and there's little doubt... Read more
Snooze to lose
I did not sleep very well Tuesday night, and after not feeling well for a few days beforehand, I was extremely tired last night. I also happened to be having a hungry day.
Have you ever noticed how hungry you feel when you're really tired? ... Read more