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Changing Focus Changes Everything

Saturday, February 09, 2013      20 comments

You know how when focusing on something far away, the things closer up are fuzzy and you don't really notice them, until something near you catches your attention and you focus on the thing close up to be able to see it? Then the things in the ... Read more

Mom and Dementia

Wednesday, February 06, 2013      15 comments

My mother has been diagnosed with two syndromes, both causes of dementia. One is called cerebral amyloid angiopathy. I'd never heard of it. Thank God for the internet. It is progressive, caused by the same amyloid proteins that cause alz... Read more

Dumbo's Feather

Wednesday, January 30, 2013      20 comments

I read about people who say they hate planning, hate tracking. I LOVE it! I didn't at first. It was like starting out with Quicken. Who wants to type in every freaking penny? But I did it and over the years I have an amazing record of where... Read more

Scratching That Itch

Wednesday, January 23, 2013      25 comments

I hear discussions of "hunger" vs "appetite" as if one were legitimate and the other bad. Actually both are good. Hunger means it's time to eat, appetite means you will really enjoy it. I think we are talking about something else. There a... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Discipline and the Karate Kid

Sunday, January 13, 2013      116 comments

I remember when I knew I needed to lose weight, had tried everything. I wanted to wake up one day when it would be easy. I thought that if I just heard the magic words to understand the secret, or had sufficient knowledge it would be easy. It... Read more

What is Indulgence?

Thursday, January 03, 2013      21 comments

Ever notice how those of us with weight issues always think of "indulgence" in terms of food? My intuitively normal sister doesn't. For her, indulgence is sleeping in, or having an hour to read a book. For some it's enough hot water to take a... Read more

Financial Planning vs Weight Loss

Friday, December 28, 2012      20 comments

Controlling your spending and the discipline to lose weight have a lot in common. They both require denying yourself something today in order to have something tomorrow. They are both about controlling and redefining gratification. But there ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I reached goal weight 42 years ago!

Monday, December 24, 2012      183 comments

I am not quite sure of the exact date, it was really a long time ago, but it was about Christmastime 1970. My goal has dropped since then; as I've gotten older I can't carry the same amount of weight. I weigh about 10 pounds less now than my or... Read more

Making Christmas Cookies

Saturday, December 22, 2012      15 comments

It's that time of year. I only make 3 sweets for Christmas, the favorites of decades in my family. I can pass up the pecan snowballs and have just a small piece of Chip N Cherry cake. But oh the sugar cookies! My kids and grandkids, nieces an... Read more

Overeating today may not kill me but.....

Tuesday, December 18, 2012      19 comments

When a recovering gambling addict has a slip, he could wake up the next morning $100,000 in debt to the wrong people. When a recovering alcohol or drug addict has a slip, he could wake up the next day fired, divorced or in jail. Or dead and no... Read more

"Judgement" is a bad word for a necessary process

Monday, December 10, 2012      12 comments

While the judgement of others is often distressing, judging ourselves is essential to progress. We have all heard the old saw about insanity being defined as doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results. Yet how do we change ... Read more

My body or my face?

Saturday, December 08, 2012      14 comments

I think it's Catherine Deneuve who is credited with the comment that at a certain age a woman has to choose between her body and her face. I am thin now, and at my age (over 60) thin means a gaunt face. I have just had a facelift to try to... Read more

"Healthy" is a result rather than a goal

Friday, December 07, 2012      13 comments

I live to eat. Who on earth would want to eat just to live? 4 cans of Ensure a day will do that. Ugh!! Anyone remember the 1964 World's Fair, when displays touted the day when we could just get our nutrition from pills and wouldn't need to e... Read more

Slow recovery

Monday, December 03, 2012      17 comments

I know recovery takes as long as it takes. It's been 3 days now and my face is extremely swollen. My lips are swollen and numb (probably from the Fraxel) that it's hard to keep food and liquid in my mouth long enough to swallow. My eyes are s... Read more

Facelift

Saturday, December 01, 2012      13 comments

Well here I sit, 24 hours after my facelift. I am swollen beyond belief, lots of stitches. I can't eat, my face muscles make it hard to chew. Sucking through a straw is eaier I got my bandages off this morning and took a glorious shower! ... Read more


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