By the time the first star shone on Christmas Eve. I was feeling much better and dinner was being served. Yes I actually hosted. There were a few last minute tweaks to the menu, but over all the menu is trending toward healthier fare. Not one bi... Read more
Thank you for the birthday wishes and kind words.
Moving forward was just what my spirit needed. Once I said "Oh Well" .. it helped. The bright blue sunny skies helped too.
The farmer's market was bustling, brimming with healthy foods, ar... Read more
Wow has it been that long since I blogged. Boy I really must be in a funk. And yep I chose to be in that funk. How I perceive things determines my reactions. I am in control of that. I chose to feel hurt, cast aside. While there was no true mal... Read more
Find a mantra and use it.
That was the message I got today. What do I intend, what is the direction I want to take? The Daily Spark article "Motivation Secrets from Top Marathoners" hit the nail on the head. www.dailyspark.com/bl... Read more
Bad enough that passport and drivers license photos usually are not flattering to begin with. but there still is a reality within them. My photos reflected a fatter face. Certainly not how I envisioned myself. I still see myself as a thin perso... Read more
Since Irene and SNOtober, I've been a bit off kilter. Needless to say muscle relaxers and pain pills were necessary, but it is time to get onto the band wagon. Last week I thought I was fine to get back to the pool. I did cut back, apparently no... Read more
Thanks to all of you and your support Thanksgiving Day was less stressful for me. Instead of focusing on making everything perfect and showing what an anal hostess I could be, I was more or less relaxed and was able to enjoy the day.
1. This w... Read more
Many of us have heard:
“If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.” Anthony Robbins
Making changes makes a difference. Yesterday's visit to the Dr. proved that. Instead of reaching my goal... I gained a poun... Read more
With the upcoming holidays I feel the distractions coming in. So to take care of me I will develop a must do a minimum self care plan. My back is still healing and I have not been back to the pool yet. Modifying the PBS Classical Stretch progr... Read more
I really want to thank all of you who have been commenting on my blogs. Your perspective has opened my eyes, reduced my stress and helped me move forward. It is so nice to have an objective and non-judgmental perspectives offered... your words s... Read more
I have been in la la land. Is the brain a muscle, because the muscle relaxers seem to have relaxed my brain also. My back is getting better, I no longer yelp when I move. Those darn muscle relaxers do not work on stress. To help me calm down I ... Read more
The muscle relaxers are helping my back and I am modifying exercise. Gentle stretches, short walks.The spasm is easing up. Already did my modified Classical Stretch. Some things I did maintain, while being off line. No coffee weekends, meal plan... Read more
How I do love adventure...
No internet for over 10 days.
I think many of us did not pay heed to the forecast and didn't think that it would be that bad... heck this is New England.
We were fortunate. Say What!!! Yes... Read more
My calm to culinary fame is the 8th grade Home Ec class, what my mom taught me and experience. I have tweaked a few recipes, and messed up some, in my attempt to expand my menu and improve my health.
My latest foray was:
Roasted Butternut ... Read more
"If You Don’t Take Care of Your Body, Where Are You Going to Live?" Marie Baumuller
Since Hurricane Irene blew through her, ills winds have settled around my home. Yes the car croaked, the washer broke, the dishwasher got unpredictable, the... Read more