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They eat more than I do!

Wednesday, June 06, 2012      5 comments

Yesterday I read in the paper about another study that found yet another gene that may cause an overweight person's difficulty in losing weight. I see overweight people walking through the grocery store piling their carts with snacks and frozen... Read more

So That or Because?

Monday, March 26, 2012      9 comments

I was at Costco today, and had to maneuver around the crowds at the sample purveyors. One was for a frozen eclair. I actually wanted to get to the shelf behind the crowd, and one woman in the line asked me if I was waiting for a sample. I tol... Read more

Biological Imperative?

Wednesday, February 22, 2012      9 comments

I hear a lot about some people being genetically programmed to overeat, that it is their destiny. They just sigh and eat everything in sight because that is their biological fate. But if your husband slept with every available woman because me... Read more

Put it off until Tomorrow

Sunday, February 19, 2012      8 comments

I have been reading a book called "The End Of Overeating" by David Kessler. He discusses the propensity of overweight people to eat large amounts of food that have a combination of fat, carb and salt. He is trying to figure out why some people... Read more

Children, parents, meals and discipline

Saturday, February 04, 2012      11 comments

There is a wonderful article today in the Wall Street Journal's Review section about "Why French Parents are Superior". We can all debate that, of course, but one of the points that struck me is that children are taught from birth the concept o... Read more

Stress in Retirement

Tuesday, January 31, 2012      10 comments

I know, it sounds impossible. When I first stopped working I was terrified: What would I do with my time? What would get me out of bed in the morning? What would shape my life, give me purpose? Well, like most retirees, it wasn't long before ... Read more

Look Long

Tuesday, December 27, 2011      11 comments

One of the things I learned riding my motorcycle is to make sure to always look long. If you stare at the pothole thinking it will make it easier to avoid it, you WILL hit it. You and your bike will always head toward where your eyes are point... Read more

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


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