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So what is a healthy lifestyle?
My mom doesn't get it. Despite my having been a WW member for 20 years, she's never gotten it. And boy, she made me angry right before she left.
Anyway, she walks around telling people (including my Dad) how "good" I'm being. Judy's being v... Read more
What really motivates you?
I swore I was done venting . . . I am so happy y'all shared with me that while you love your parents, they can drive you nuts too -- I am not the worst daugher in the world.
So here is some more whining til I get to the good stuff.
I t... Read more
How about some cheese with that whine?
Ok, I'll be venting about my parents now. I know some of you no longer have your parents around, and would point out to me you'd be happy to have some of these minor things to deal with in exchange for more time with your parents but . . .
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What to do with people that can't be active?
My parents are coming up this afternoon. For a couple of days. They are 82 and 84, and while generally healthy, they don't move well any more and walking is hard for them. I am wracking my brains trying to think of ways to entertain them. Sugges... Read more
Would you trade your looks to be able to eat whatever you wanted?
I saw a segment on the Today show the other day about a girl that has a rare condition that doesn't allow her to gain weight, despite eating about 5000 calories a day (and a lot of that is junk food). Apparently the disease isn't fatal.
The... Read more
Retraining my stomach
I've read countless weight loss books where they suggest that any system that counts something -- carbs, points, calories, fat grams -- is doomed to eventual failure. In theory I understand their point. "Normal" people don't count anything, they... Read more
Too hot to blog!!!!
Yup, just had no thoughts on food or weight loss et al at all yesterday. Not that I have much more today. We are in the grips of a heatwave. Thankfully, the AC in our house works well (not so much in my car, but DH tried something last night tha... Read more
Whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Insanity is aptly named -- the workouts are INSANE! I've read a few reviews of Insanity vs. P90X (after buying Insanity sort of on an impulse), and apparently many people use P90X as a building block to do Insanity. One of the main differences i... Read more
Will I be happy 10 lbs thinner?
I meant to take more photos yesterday, but it didn't happen. There's my new kitchen (the old one didn't have those cabinets I'm standing in front of -- there were walls the... Read more
Restrictors vs Permitters
I recently read "Women, Food, & God" by Geneen Roth as recommended by Oprah. It's a quick read, but I didn't personally find much new here. Basically, you can sum up the book in you've got to be present.
I think for some people it might be ... Read more
Move more, eat less works -- who knew?
LOL, of course I knew it, but sometimes you just have to live it.
I've blogged about watching my naturally thin SIL eat, and how she moves more & eats less. I blogged about how I'm eating half an individual frozen pizza instead of the whole... Read more
Where did they go?
In the biopic "Temple Grandin", every time Grandin sees a dead being (animal or human) she asks but where did they go? They were here, and now they're gone?
While I have never seen a dead human, I was with both my first cats when they had t... Read more
What would make you happy NOW?
Wow! Thanks for all the comments yesterday, guys. Apparently all you have to do if you want loads of comments is have KEAKMAN mention your blog. As I told Kate, yesterday's blog came about because I actually did it while we were out (thought to ... Read more
I am beautiful.
Say it to yourself. Better yet, get up and say it to yourself while you're walking around. Notice the difference in your body when you say "I am beautiful". I know, I know, totally corny, but indulge me.
So get up and walk around and say "I... Read more
Let the Insanity commence!
Yes, it did arrive yesterday, thank goodness. As long as the DVDs play, it sure looks exactly like what I ordered (bid on). And they shipped it extremely fast, too. Ebay shouldn't get me all worried like that.
Actually, I don't think the in... Read more