Much of weight loss comes down to making choices. Chips & queso, or chips and salsa (or no chips at all)? To drink or not to drink? Have dessert, share a dessert, or no dessert at all?
Yesterday I decided to go to the movies. I had a rare d... Read more
There's a movement called slow food (see www.slowfood.com ). It's about enjoying local food in a relaxed, leisurely fashion.
There's also the french women don't get fat diet. And there are several reasons for that: 1) They ... Read more
Guess what? We need both in our lives. It's about balance, as always.
If you've been reading my blogs, you may have noticed that my husband isn't much for planning. I think he has to do so much at and for work, by the time he gets home, he ... Read more
One of the questions at our WW meeting this week was what body part we want to accentuate. The question was met with deafening silence, although eventually a few brave souls piped up.
I admit it: sometimes I find it hard to find good things... Read more
I feel that way sometimes. One minute I feel good about the growing pile of clothes that no longer fit, the next I just feel FAT. Like who are you kidding, you may have lost 10 pounds, but you still weigh more than you did the first time you joi... Read more
I haven't actually tried this yet (maybe because I have 500 cookbooks or so), but www.supercook.com looks like an intriguing idea.
Not sure what to make for dinner? Haven't had time to shop? Plug in the ingredients you *do... Read more
I admit it; I'm officially obssessed with exercise DVDs. Even though I've been motivated to exercise -- whether at a gym or by myself -- for many years, I do find I just need someone to push me.
Gyms are great for that. Personal trainers ar... Read more
There I was doing an exercise DVD the other day, when the "instructor" said don't worry about what anyone else is doing -- just be your best you.
How true is that? In everything?
Some people lose weight quickly, some lose slowly -- but... Read more
On Tuesdays I do agility with my dogs. Agility is an obstacle course for dogs, including jumps, a tire jump, an elevated dog walk, and more. It requires teamwork between us: I have to come up with a strategy for running the course, and then my d... Read more
I know my husband would like to lose weight, too. The problem is he doesn't really want to change how he eats or think about what he is going to eat. He does try, though, and he is slowly (very slowly!) learning. When we got married, he was one ... Read more
Yup, you gotta be a girl scout to win at weight loss.
On Thursdays I volunteer at a friend's small cat rescue, which simply means I get to play with & pet the cats -- and sometimes just lay on the couch & snuggle with them; although sadly,... Read more
That was the theme at my WW meeting yesterday. In fact, it should have been the theme at anyone's WW meeting, because leaders are given their topics. The point was that the measure of your success shouldn't just be the scale.
I've talked a... Read more
With smaller plates. Yes, it can be that simple. A lot of portion control is simply mental: we want to see a plate filled with food. So the solution is simple -- use a smaller plate -- and a smaller bowl, especially, because cereal bowls can so... Read more
Numbers are just guidelines. In fact, most people -- according to the authorities -- underestimate the number of calories consumed and the (edited: overestimate) number of calories expended by exercise.
That is why I didn't much worry when... Read more
People sure do love their 100 calorie packs. I understand why -- I like the concept (although they're not terribly environmentally friendly), but I've yet to find one that passes my ingredient list test. They tend to be full of things like high ... Read more