21-Day Vegan Kickstart update
This is the last week of the Kickstart.
It is quite a challenge for me with my family. Being vegan means no meat or fish nor other animal products, such as dairy, eggs, and honey. I was able to do many meals, but sometimes it was too difficult... Read more
Self-Care Behaviors - Healthy Coping
Are your muscles tense?
Some of t... Read more
Self-Care Behaviors - Reducing Risks
“Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding” - Harvey MacKay
Short term problems can turn into long term problems if you do not address it. It is much easier to fix something small, so take the time to know your b... Read more
Self-Care Behaviors - Problem Solving
“I want to take better care of myself. But life keeps getting in the way.” I have felt this way many times, but it is just an excuse.
Every Day is a New Day. Life situations change and everyone deals with emergencies and daily challenges. ... Read more
Self-Care Behaviors - Medication
It does not matter if it is over the counter, vitamins or prescription.
The following is what you should know:
* What is it for.
* What it does.
* Side effects. (weight gain, nausea, etc)
* How much to take
* When to take it. (morni... Read more
Self-Care Behaviors - Monitoring
Measuring, monitoring, and managing outcomes, oh my!
Do you do great all week, then blow it on the weekend?
The third in our series is ...
Monitoring is kind of like autopilot, if you see that you are straying from your... Read more
Self-Care Behaviors - Being Active
Many of the American Association of Diabetes Educator's 7 Self-Care Behaviors are good for everyone. (I am not a doctor, and the following should not be considered as advice... these are my thoughts) Yesterday was about food as fuel, today bring... Read more
Self-Care Behaviors - Healthy Eating
Sometimes it gets a tad overwhelming dealing with what we need to address especially when medical issues are thrown into the mix. Yes, there is the daily stuff, but then there is the medical. Taking care of yourself takes on new meaning, it impa... Read more
Don't ya just love weekends? Part 2
Although I may not like something at first I have come to look forward to it. Weekends were always the chance to sleep in, be lax, not gently awakened before 6am to do classical stretch. About a month ago I blogged about this. My son's consist... Read more
Quahogs, Clear Chowder, Clam Cakes... Oh My
the soothing sound of the gentle ocean waves
the smell of the salt air
the warmth of the sun
the feel of the ocean breeze
the rustling of the dune grass
the feel of the firm sand below the high tide line.
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Off to RI
My sis has the day off so we are heading to the beach. We are bringing lots of water and mini cukes to snack on. Eating out is kind of short on the veggies. so we choose to pack healthy.
It will be heavenly to listen to the ocean waves and... Read more
It's my party and I'll cry if I want to....
,,,Cry if I want to, cry if I want to
You would cry too if it happened to you.
Lesley Gore's song i... Read more
All to often I get on the negative side of things...What did not go right. Yes I did go up in weight while being sick. But that should not be my only focus.
I recently received a goodie that made me look at what is getting me toward my goals ... Read more
I'm feeling better and am mostly caught up with the things I needed to get done. Thankfully Earl was a non-event for us, but the weather that came in afterward inspired me to get 6 loads of laundry out on the line. There is nothing like the sme... Read more
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Wishing and hoping and thinking and praying,...
planning and dreaming
each night of his charms
that won't get you into his arms,
These lyrics from Dusty Springfield's song reminded me that good intentions will not get me into the arms of a healthy lifestyle.
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