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Losing the Power of Food

Monday, November 02, 2015      3 comments

Yesterday I wrote about the leftover Halloween candy and its siren song of "eat me". It was in league with the cake in "Alice in Wonderland". It took a lot of will power yesterday to resist it. But today, I have won. I have no desire today. ... Read more

Just How Far Away Can I Smell Chocolate

Sunday, November 01, 2015      5 comments

I will be totally honest. I love chocolate - milk or dark. And I am not a purist. I love chocolate covered raisins or blueberries or things dipped in melted chocolate. I waited until late Thursday afternoon to buy candy for Halloween. I swe... Read more

Rereading a Book

Monday, October 12, 2015      2 comments

Yesterday I reread a book that I had read many years ago: "The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax" by Dorothy Gilman. This is the first Mrs. Pollifax mystery novel. While I don't think I read it in 1966 when it was first published, I certainly read it no... Read more

Rereading a Book

Monday, October 12, 2015      1 comments

Yesterday I reread a book that I had read many years ago: "The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax" by Dorothy Gilman. This is the first Mrs. Pollifax mystery novel. While I don't think I read it in 1966 when it was first published, I certainly read it no... Read more

Avoiding the Scale May Not Be Good for Mental Health

Saturday, September 19, 2015      3 comments

This year has not been a good year health-wise. As part of it, I started taking a new medicine in early June which has a common, unfortunate side effect. I was assured it would ease and go away. For 2-1/2 months, basically nothing stayed in m... Read more

Defining the Real Problem

Sunday, June 28, 2015      2 comments

I was reading an article in the newspaper the other day. (Yes, I still get printed papers.) The article dealt with some mental health condition. It discussed how some people self-medicate with alcohol or by smoking marijuana. As I read the a... Read more

Defining the Real Problem

Sunday, June 28, 2015      0 comments

I was reading an article in the newspaper the other day. (Yes, I still get printed papers.) The article dealt with some mental health condition. It discussed how some people self-medicate with alcohol or by smoking marijuana. As I read the a... Read more

Defining the Real Problem

Sunday, June 28, 2015      1 comments

I was reading an article in the newspaper the other day. (Yes, I still get printed papers.) The article dealt with some mental health condition. It discussed how some people self-medicate with alcohol or by smoking marijuana. As I read the a... Read more

Amazing How a Day Can Change in an Instant

Sunday, February 01, 2015      3 comments

Another day, still the same knock-me-down cold. Usually on Sunday it is not a priority to turn on my phone. However, my son was returning from Machu Picchu today, so I turned it on first thing. Early on I got a text that my nephew's wife had ... Read more

Excuses

Saturday, January 31, 2015      0 comments

I have had a bad cold all week. It is just hanging on. Wind chill temperatures in the single digits are not helping. But hot tea with honey is making me feel better. The reality is that honey is sugar. I love sweet things. So I am trying t... Read more

Consistency is Not Perfection

Friday, January 30, 2015      4 comments

The other day when I wrote my first blog in a long while, I had planned to get back to my daily blog writing. Then life intervened. Monday we had the hardest kind of weather to figure out whether to cancel a meeting or not. We had a mixture of... Read more

When Going Back is Going Forward

Saturday, January 24, 2015      4 comments

Going back has a negative connotation to it. For me, now it means going back to what worked when I joined SparkPeople. One of the things that worked was adding a blog entry every day. I am going to try that again. Yes, it was rewarding when ... Read more

Same Song Title--Two Very Different Messages

Wednesday, September 10, 2014      2 comments

I have downloaded on my exercise iPod Nano, "Try" by Pink. Its refrain works to do some intervals while warming up. Basically it is a pick-yourself-up-after-a-faile
d-love song. (With some very nice instrumentation.) There is a new "Tr... Read more

Misinformation

Sunday, August 24, 2014      1 comments

How many times have you stopped and immediately read an article with a headline that screams "New Weight Loss Method" or "Secrets of Big Weight Loss"? Me - Every time. I am often disappointed or even worse, laughing at the ridiculous supposed... Read more

Measuring Mental Pain

Friday, August 22, 2014      3 comments

When I have had surgery, I have been asked routinely to give a measure of my pain on a scale of 1 to 10. On my personal scale, childbirth after the epidural failed and blocked gallbladder are my number 10's. They were such big things that all ... Read more


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