A healthy relationship with food
Or why pizza before WIs is a bad idea. Actually, I had a good WI -- lost almost a pound. Still on this plateau, still waiting to move my ticker again. It will happen.
The last few days before going away are always busy, and because this tri... Read more
The reluctant runner
Yup, that's me. If by some miracle I could burn the same number of calories & get the same number of steps in the same amount of time by walking rather than running, I'd never run another step again. It is something I have to push myself to do. ... Read more
Would you eat broccoli?
I have heard, in more than one place, that if you wouldn't sit down and have an apple or some veggies, then you're not really hungry. In other words, if you're truly hungry, you'd be willing to eat healthy food. If all you want is salty or sweet... Read more
That's what our WW meeting was about this week. Not about the food, but what we can do to take the emphasis off the food.
One new tradition I might have embraced if we were here is the Turkey Trot. Especially after our meeting -- because my... Read more
Losing weight is like tea
Most people like to rebel against their parents. I've already mentioned not looking like my mother was a motivation for my weight loss. My parents were also big tea drinkers. They think it can cure anything that ails you. I hated tea growing up ... Read more
The sun shines more than you think
Today is one of those rare days: raining. Really coming down. Unfortunately, it started about the time I got up, way before I could get the dogs out.
Pre-dogs, I'd probably complain about a day like today. Or just curl up and stay in bed. O... Read more
I have never considered myself to be a depressed person, yet I realize that in many ways, I seemed as though I was asleep until the last year or so. Despite moving somewhere I don't want to live, leaving the house I loved, not being able to cont... Read more
A very good week but no scale movement
Unless, of course, you count the tiny bit up. Truly, I felt I had a good week of eating, tending to my spirit, and exercise, despite feeling a bit eh for a few days. It would have been really nice to be rewarded with at least a small loss, but s... Read more
Under & over-estimating
Today's blog subject comes straight to you from DH. It's all to easy to both underestimate the amount of food we eat (he has a tendency to eat things straight from the bag without worrying about portion sizes -- can't be bothered) and overestima... Read more
My sister; my mirror?
I must admit -- I was surprised to see that my sister had gotten heavy. She complains about being fat all the time, but the truth is she wasn't. She was an adolescent, like me, but lost the weight in college and really has kept it off all these ... Read more
Resisting the numbers game
I have a problem with vacations. They drive me to want to lose weight, to be at a certain number, but not in a good way, in an obsessive way. That number becomes almost so important that it's the only thing I can think of. And I never seem to ge... Read more
I survived my first Thanksgiving
Ok, it wasn't quite a true Thanksgiving for us, but it's the rare occasion I'm together with my entire immediate family -- and it's already happened twice this year! If it were truly Thanksgiving, there would have been a whole lot more food & de... Read more
Why dogs & vacations are good & evil
It was that sort of gray, cold-looking day yesterday that just wants to make you curl up on a couch with a mug of hot cocoa. As I was taking the dogs on their afternoon walk, noticing that we were the only fools out there, I thought about how I ... Read more
European portion sizes
It's definitely true -- portion sizes are so much larger in the US. Sorry, I wasn't taking photos of my food while I was in Europe. I sort of wish I had! That amazing beet salad inspired me to get some beets this week, with the intention of maki... Read more
To every there is a season
And we are already deep into the baking season. I used to start baking Christmas cookies in August. I'd bake one type almost every week, and freeze it. Then I'd send everyone cookies, bring in cookies, and send cookies with DH to work during the... Read more