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Because you asked. . .
So, the book deal is probably only exciting to me, because it is more of a "textbook" than a "fun read" -- I'm writing a book aimed at nurses (my peers) on Critical Thinking.
I teach nurses in graduate school (my part-time job) and this h... Read more
Life is good!
It is September and the colors are beginning to turn. I just took a new job (at age 64!) and signed a book deal (150 pages due by the end of the year!). It is an amazing time in my life. Now, if I can just re-organize my life to support a wei... Read more
I'm a Weight Watcher (again)
Okay, so with Oprah joining (actually, buying) Weight Watchers, I figured I'd try it again myself. I did have some success on Weight Watchers long ago but a brief attempt with the program about a decade ago didn't yield any changes. So, I'm jum... Read more
What if I ate exactly what my body needs?
I saw a commercial for Seattle Sutton (a product I've tried but didn't particularly enjoy) and the spokesperson asked herself, "What would life be like if I fed my body exactly what it needs"? So, she pursues SS and proceeds to lose 100 pounds, ... Read more
Feeling great, but alas, no changes on the scale!
I joined a SparkPeople Challenge, the 30-Day Plateau Busting Challenge, to see if it might offer tools that will help me leave this same-old-same-old weight plateau.
So far, the challenge has been fun and I'm trying to abide by all the wisd... Read more
No Progress to Report. . .
Alas, the scale bobbles up 2 pounds, down 1 pound, up again, down again but really, over the last two weeks -- no net loss! I get sad and a little frustrated but, when I look at my consumption over those two weeks there have been some pretty "b... Read more
On the face of it, the phrase "starting over" has a sad ring to it -- it means "back where I started" and "back to square one" and well, "here I go, again." I've had a birthday (64) and that anniversary always makes me stop and re-evaluate my l... Read more
Beginning. . .
I've joined a program offered through my workplace called "Prevent" -- it seems largely built around preventing Diabetes but, even though I'm not pre-diabetic, I know the lifestyle principles can only help me. It is 16 weeks long and started on... Read more
New Job, New Agenda. . .
I'm always looking for a way or a reason to re-boot and "start over" and beginning next week (October 29th) I will start a new job. This is itself seems reason enough to get my eating/exercising plan refreshed and renewed!
My plan is fairl... Read more
July seems like such a lazy month. . .
So in June, I had grand ambitions, but I find myself simply wanting to find a hammock and a good book (or rev-up my Kindle) and have a good read under a tree, rather than exercising! Gotta change that!
Calorie count seems to be holding ste... Read more
Yoga, for the rest of us. . .
I bought some "easy" yoga videos and took some private instruction from my favorite trainer just yesterday. To really start a morning practice here, at home, I need to clear a little more space in my loft.
I want to do this for three reas... Read more
Figuring out what works. . .
I found a website that offered a study on behaviors of menopausal women that were associated with weight loss at six months in the combined groups included eating:
Less sugar (desserts and sugar-sweetened beverages)
Fewer fried foods
More ... Read more
Honestly. . .
I saw my PCP last Friday and while she's not prepared to add thyroid medication to the mix right now, she did advise I focus on five things:
1. Tracking Calcium (and supplementing, if needed)
2. Minimizing carbs and choosing very caref... Read more
Curious thing about being "stuck". . .
So, I had some lab work done this week and it turns out my TSH (Thyroid stimulating Hormone) is pretty high! That can indicate hypothyroidsim. I don't think I have many symptoms of hypothyroidism which can include tiredness, weight gain, feeling... Read more
Seem stuck at the 5# mark. . .
So, I'm focusing on other parts of the program: Identifying feelings that bubble up (like frustration), looking for ways to deliberately add joy to my life and working on exercise (primarily housecleaning today). What's the saying? Stay calm an... Read more