I am a shopoholic. I admit it. However, I can't afford the shoes or clothes that so many people like to shop for, so much as I'd love acquiring beautiful things for myself or my home, I just can't do it.
So I shop for food. Food is beaut... Read more
You know how when we were kids, and when we served our own kids, they'd really like something and plead "Make this dinner again!!"
Because I do my own cooking, I can do just that. I can have anything I want. I don't have to find a restaur... Read more
There is a scene in the movie Blazing Saddles, where Cleavon Little (Bart, the sheriff) points a gun to his own head and says "Don't move or I'll shoot" (or words to the effect), and it was so ridiculous that the audience roared with laughter at... Read more
There was a story in the Washington Post yesterday about findings published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin regarding young people and their attitude toward the acquisition of material goods. It stated "Compared to previous ge... Read more
I watch little kids play with food. They squish it in their hands, mash it up and rub it together. It's a mess and something I thought I outgrew many years ago.
But I DO play with food......in the preparation. That's what prep is, after a... Read more
Remember in the movie The Wizard of Oz when the 4 travelers were asking the Wizard to grant their wishes? And Glinda, the Good Witch, told Dorothy that she had always had the ability to get home because of the Red Shoes? The Scarecrow demanded... Read more
Every day I say the Lord's Prayer and ask God not to lead me into temptation. Then I'll go ahead and lead myself there. And have to go about the business of getting myself out. And thinking it must be God's Will.
It's worth a little thou... Read more
I read all the time that we cannot be expected to give up something we love, not even for a short period of time. If we do so, they say, the cravings will kill us.
But isn't craving just an outward result of obsession?
I remember brea... Read more
I found a couple of interesting websites:
americanwomendidntgetfat .blogspot.com/p/about-this -blog.html
This one is from an article that shows the old Metropolitan Life Height-Weight charts from the 50s. The s... Read more
There was an article in an old WW magazine about a man who had started at 640 pounds and gotten down to 190 in two years. An amazing story of a Weight Watcher who said he'd never cheated once during that entire time, and his weight proved it. ... Read more
Starting any journey is new and exciting, whether it's going off to college, moving to a new town to start a new job, heading off for a vacation, having a baby, or starting a weight loss journey. Everything is new and dramatic. Colors are brig... Read more
I see people spending fortunes trying to come up with the perfect living room or kitchen, that "expresses their style". But really it's the owner's comfort within the room or the home that makes it perfect. A happy owner makes a happy home, no... Read more
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
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
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