Starting Small, how far I have come.. and what's next?
I read a great article today about starting small to make big changes.. It had a list of small changes that you could make to start the journey. I started thinking about when I started this phase of healthy kateness.
Back in September, I was... Read more
the eating program defined...
I could nt sleep last night, and spent time thinking about my food plan. I decided to write it down, as a step toward accountability. I'm trying to really measure, track and be honest this week.
The basics: I try to follow a Mediterranea... Read more
A lunch time conversation.
It was payday, so time for the traditional lunch with the hubby. It was his turn to pick, and while I was secretly hoping that he would say "SUBWAY", he picked Chinese. at the all you can gorge buffet. So off we go, and we are talking over our... Read more
Visualize the dream...
I am a social worker by profession, and I love my job. I plan to retire from the state, when I reach 60...but what if I didn't? lately I have been thinking about the point of all I have gone through, all the lessons I learned. What if those le... Read more
back from camp
The men are back. The first words out of their ungrateful mouths were to notice that the dishes were not done for the day, and that I spent to much money while they were away and to ask what was for dinner. I am ticked beyond words. I take a w... Read more
I have rescued the day...
not sure what the damage to yesterday was, but I stopped at midnight. Today, I have rescued the effort. Went to the gym, had a spinach,beet, feta cheese salad. Now I am taking the princess and her entourage to the shopping mall. She no longer ... Read more
IN the face of good choices, and lots of praise, I blew it....
The party was a great success, I was surrounded by friends and family and got lots of compliments about my choices, life style changes, how good I was doing....and I woke up this morning and ate 4 pop tarts. In some way, I couldn't handle the s... Read more
A day of independence from negative thinking, gluttony, sloth, pressure and stress!
I am having a great day, because I am choosing to be positive. Oversleep because Hannah broke curfew and I was up till 3. Almost broke the dishwasher. Discovered Husband took all the coolers camping so I have nothing to serve pop and beer in.... Read more
Tuesday musings, things that I have noticed and one very big worry
Day 2 of the vacation plan. I woke up with a huge low blood sugar headache, and ate my cottage cheese and pineapple, seeking relief. Hannah came home and we did fun errands; getting the car washed and filled and a trip to Wal mart...Here is some... Read more
Monday's plans 7/2
Yesterday or rather last night, I ate in the night. I tracked it, and my overall calorie was a bit over. I reset my tickler. Today was weigh in, and I am officially down 2 lbs. Today is a new day, day 1 of vacation meal plan. My plans for the... Read more
July Goals.. can you believe it's JULY?
Goal 1-eat less. Stay within my calorie range, and have a deficit at the end of the day. Focus on super-foods. Track Everything. Weigh and measure.
How will I know if I am making this goal? Overall, the scale will move. The reports fun... Read more
Vacation Plans and Goals
Steve is taking the boys to BoyScout Camp for a week, and I am taking a week off from work for a "staycation." I have big plans for mother and daughter week. We saw the movie last night, I was disappointed. The guy was hot, and I guess that w... Read more
In it for the long hual.
I was thinking about the things in my life that I have not given up on, that I have persevered, that I have stuck with for more than 6 months. I decided to make a list.
) My marriage. We have been together for 17 years this July. While at ti... Read more
update on the food war .. they didnt even notice.
So it's been a week and some of no cooking two meals. I had shared this strategy with my friend, who happen to go camping with the boy scouts this weekend. She talked to the kids. My middle came home, and asked why I was on strike. Then , her... Read more
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No more food wars!
I have solved the food war dilemma. I will no longer make two meals; feeling overworked and under appreciated. I will no longer feel totally responsible for my children's nutrition. They are teenagers, old enough to be responsible for some thin... Read more