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I LOVE TO EAT!! Is that so bad?

Saturday, December 24, 2011      8 comments

Today I am frantically preparing a feast for 17 people, and all the food will be fabulous! And I intend to enjoy every bite!! Of course, it won't be as many bites as it might have been at one time, and it won't include as many foods as it did ... Read more

Overly Optimistic Thinking

Friday, December 23, 2011      7 comments

I have been reading a couple of books about people's tendency to be overly optimistic about their abilities to do something, and about the world in general. No one ever thinks the house will burn, or the hurricane will hit THEIR home, and tend... Read more

Dealing with temptation

Monday, December 12, 2011      7 comments

I just finished a great book by Stuart Vyse called "Going Broke". It is an economic and sociological discussion about why we spend, but also discusses why we succumb to any temptation. He talks about what we want in the immediate future vs wha... Read more

Christmas Cookies??

Wednesday, December 07, 2011      10 comments

I notice that Spark's Recipe of the Day each day so far in December has been cookies. The serving sizes are one or at most two cookies. ONE OR TWO COOKIES??? What world are they living in??? If I could eat one cookie, I'd never have gain... Read more

Enjoy Trigger Foods?????

Wednesday, November 30, 2011      8 comments

One of Spark's news articles today was about how you shouldn't "deny" yourself trigger foods. Problem is, by definition if they are "trigger foods" they will pull the trigger on a full on binge. I had to find out what those triggers were and a... Read more

Words of Wisdom from Alton Brown

Thursday, November 03, 2011      9 comments

My father was a chemist, and some of my best memories of growing up were after dinner, when we'd push the dishes aside and he'd start explaining something and writing equations all over the napkins. An hour would disappear into his stories. Al... Read more

I'm a Grandma again!!

Saturday, October 22, 2011      10 comments

Azad Ahuluwalia Gohn was born by caesarian section last night at 2:30: He was 7lbs 11oz, 20 3/4 inches long. He has his mother's black hair and we can't yet tell his eye color, but they aren't his father's blue eyes. Read more

Eating Less Does Not Lead to Gaining Weight

Sunday, October 16, 2011      9 comments

Last December my husband had what turned out on the MRI to be his second stroke. Three days I sat in the hospital with him dealing with doctors and tests. Then 3 weeks after his stroke he fell and broke his leg. Three more days in the hospita... Read more

I don't get it

Monday, October 10, 2011      7 comments

I have never written a blog before but I don't know where else to talk about this. Spark has those Food Showdown emails where they compare two foods (mostly that I've never heard of) and tell you which one has the lower calorie count. They... Read more


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