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Dr. gives patient an A+!

Monday, February 25, 2013      2 comments

Thanks to some very nice pain meds, I was able to use the Continuous Passive Motion machine "aggressively" (according to DH) and do all my bed-ridden exercises. This prevented excessive swelling in my knee and enabled me to reach 0-120 degrees ... Read more

I am vertical again today!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013      6 comments

Up out of bed for a few hours! On crutches! My bumm is grateful! Thank you all my well-wishers. I will thank you all individually when I have more energy and more time. The doctor actually must have had an easy time with me -- he to... Read more

surgery today

Thursday, February 14, 2013      6 comments

I tore my left knee meniscus 35 years ago. Surgery. I tore my left knee up (I slipped and fell) 2 weeks ago and now I am getting surgery to remove the remainder of the meniscus, and to replace my ACL. More surgery! I am not a happy camper. I... Read more

14 Mug Meals ina Microwave Minute!

Sunday, February 10, 2013      4 comments

BERRY COBBLER CUP about 148 cals, ~5 carbs with berries. 1/2 c berries 1 T coconut flour 1/4 t baking powder 1 T almond flour 1 egg 1 T almond SF syrup 3 pkt. Splenda Sprinkle berries with 1 packet sweetener and al... Read more

LC Diet Tip of the Day: 146

Wednesday, February 06, 2013      2 comments

SKIP THE MEDIOCRE! I just read in the NY Times about how a chef lost 55 pounds. His diet psychologist advised him to "get off the food-stamp diet" and consume ONLY that which he really loved. So don't even TASTE the stuff that isn't the b... Read more

update: knee

Monday, February 04, 2013      3 comments

so I quit catastrophizing and faced my fear and made a doctor's appointment to see an orthopedist on Wednesday. Meantime, my knee is starting to feel more stable. I can go up and down stairs leading with either foot albeit with difficulty. I... Read more

I fell and hurt my knee

Friday, February 01, 2013      5 comments

...and this terrifies me because my knee feels so loose and so wobbly that it seems like my lower leg is going to fall off. Catastrophising, I know. But I have very loose knee joints naturally, and have injured them repeatedly, and I am tired... Read more

A habit of a thin person.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013      7 comments

Perhaps nowhere does the frequently cited definition of insanity -- doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result -- apply more aptly than with weight loss. The math makes this clear: By one estimate, one-third of Americans... Read more

MOOD EATING takes place primarily in the HOME

Tuesday, January 08, 2013      2 comments

Because stress, sadness, anger, loneliness, and grief can send anyone to seek solace in a pint of Ben & Jerry’s, the successful thin people recognizes the syndrome and doesn’t bring trigger foods into the place where it happens. MOOD E... Read more

LC Diet Tip of the Day: 145

Monday, January 07, 2013      1 comments

Thin people limit their options. While everyone needs a variety of foods for optimal nutrition, professor of nutrition Barbara Rolls's research shows that the more types of food we have available, the more we tend to eat. It's related to w... Read more

Update to LC tip 113 -- Habits of an unsuccessful loser/maintainer:

Monday, January 07, 2013      2 comments

Habits of an unsuccessful dieter: A. thinking it is a temporary diet and not a permanent healthy lifestyle. B. failure to reward yourself for changing behaviors. You HAVE to establish new reward behaviors to supplant the reward of eating. ... Read more

I am besieged

Wednesday, January 02, 2013      6 comments

Happy New Year. Must be a sarcasm when said to me right now. I try hard not to rock the boat. I am the last person you can expect to be confrontational. And I tend to be an optimist. But sometimes, ya gotta SCREAM! I tried accommodatio... Read more

LC Diet Tip of the Day: 144

Saturday, December 29, 2012      1 comments

Apply abstract mental labels: Associating foods with abstract ideas like: “energy crash” or “longevity” or “gum disease prevention” has been shown to help you resist temptation and opt for healthier choices. (I believe) it is the abstract natu... Read more

LC Diet Tip of the Day: 143

Thursday, December 27, 2012      1 comments

The only way to reach your goals is to consistently be checking up on yourself, re-evaluating, and re-establishing your goals. At each check up, if you have reached a goal, set a new, tougher one that you know will challenge you. Increase resist... Read more

LC Diet Tip of the Day: 142

Saturday, December 22, 2012      3 comments

Savor the Flavor! Pack a LOT of flavor into what you eat. Psychologically, it helps you feel fuller faster. Flavor enhancers: Salt Monosodium glutamate (Accent or kombu seaweed) stevia and artificial sweeteners herbs and spices ... Read more

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