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A Creature of Habit

Sunday, September 16, 2012      5 comments

Special Olympic bowling started up again, My son was excited to return and I, a chance to catch up with our Mother's From Hell group. There was one problem... I could not sit and chat... I had to get out and walk my mile around the bowling alley... Read more

Code Words for Sugar

Friday, September 14, 2012      3 comments

Elizabeth Hamilton wrote the following list of possible code words for "sugar" "Generally, anything on a label ending in "ose" can usually be assumed to be "sugar"." *Agave Nectar *Barley Malt Syrup *Corn sweetener *Corn syrup, or cor... Read more

Counting my blessings

Thursday, September 13, 2012      4 comments

I need to count my blessings. I remember all to well when the only organic produce was less than fresh and definitely not crisp. It was rather pathetic looking so much so that I would not even consider buying it. And the expense... Well I'm no... Read more

Who to believe/trust? (rant)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012      7 comments

It is nice to have a reliable source of information and would be nice not to be subjected to media hype. It all started with me when first saccharine caused cancer,,, then it was okay to consume again. What!!!! Needless to say I abstain from s... Read more

Night Grazing Battle Won!

Monday, September 10, 2012      10 comments

I know I wasn't hungry, but the urge to gnaw kept arising. What helped me was: * I was not in the kitchen * Asked myself if I really was hungry. * If I was to eat, it would have to be a healthy snack. A quick read, Michael Pollan's, F... Read more

Wake Me Up When September Ends

Sunday, September 09, 2012      8 comments

"Summer has come and passed The innocent can never last" www.youtube.com/watch?v=
cLT7HQYqkBA Summer fun is over. Sweet corn last harvest has taken place. Political distractions, RNC, DNC and ad flood the media... y... Read more

Bitter Melon Update

Tuesday, September 04, 2012      4 comments

It is also called amaplaya. After all my research, selecting a recipe and figuring out how to prep the melon, I went to get my melon and it was past its prime, WHAT!!!! IN less than 24 hours my firm, lovely green melon had gone soft and yello... Read more

Bitter Melon

Monday, September 03, 2012      7 comments

Managed to dodge most of the temptations at the Farmer's Market. The Blues, Brews & BBQ portion of the market featured lots of local micro brewers and one local micro-distiller Onyx Moonshine. (yes the one included in the 54th Grammy's swag bags... Read more

Contemplating Navel.

Sunday, September 02, 2012      8 comments

Comments on my SparkPeople Activity Feed made me smile. emoticon No I was not referring to an orange... it real... Read more

I don't need willpower, I need ...

Saturday, September 01, 2012      13 comments

Skillpower. Yes, I need skills and practices to help me develop and maintain a healthy sustainable lifestyle! The more I put in practice time the easier it will get.... Read more

So Much to be Thankful for...

Thursday, August 30, 2012      9 comments

Even though I've been somewhat withdrawn this summer... my Sparkfriends have sparkled through with kind words of support. As summer draws to a close, I realize that I have not made much progress in moving forward. However progress was made in... Read more

To market, To market...to buy a ...

Tuesday, August 28, 2012      8 comments

...weeks groceries. One thing that has become obvious is that the grocery store sale flyers are loaded with processed foods. There is just a small section of what I call real food. Thankfully there are plenty of farmers markets where I can fi... Read more

Fear Holds Me Back, but not Out.

Monday, August 27, 2012      6 comments

Fear holds me back, but being prepared makes things possible. This summer has been ladened with health issues. While it did keep me from doing more ... it didn't stop me from Working out at the pool.. okay sometimes it did. (But I went when I... Read more

I always have a choice, I choose...

Thursday, August 16, 2012      10 comments

Other than my back being sore I felt great in Syracuse. Lifting 14 pounds does the biceps good. :) When I got back home some symptoms returned. So I have been working on determining the source of my ill ease. I'm hoping it is dietary and I can... Read more

Ripple Effect

Monday, August 06, 2012      7 comments

Thanks to all for the support and concern. We really do not know what went on. Blood tests and ultrasound came back normal. (No,,, there is no way I could be pregnant, unless it was a miracle) Listening to the cues of what my body needed, rest ... Read more


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