Food as a Social Vehicle
It's no secret that food's role plays an inextricable role in our culture. It evokes memories (for better or for worse) and provides a vehicle for nonverbal communication. Who doesn't think fresh baked cookies smell of "I love you" or a warm cas... Read more
I am SO close to the 150's! I have not been there for over 20 years. 160.2 today and I will see the 150's by the end of this week. I can't believe I am this close! Looking back, when I started at 185 on April 1, 2012, I have to say I thought 160... Read more
My nightmare is real - Diagnosed Diabetic
Well, now I know. I dreaded getting my blood work done because my dad has high cholesterol and diabetes. I did not want to face my genetic risk factors, so I waited. Apparently, a little too long. I should have taken care of this a few years ago... Read more
It's been a while.....
That is an understatement if ever I uttered one. As is common with people who are trying to lose weight, I slacked off and gained back about 15 pounds over a couple of years. In the past several weeks, I have cleaned up my eating habits and retu... Read more
Getting back into control
July was a month of daily workouts and almost daily poor food choices. It's the whole 2 steps forward, 1 step back method. Well, according to my scale, that method kept me bouncing between 168 and 172 all month. Not so impressive since I was d... Read more
No Saturday Sparks...
Well, Saturday was a complete disaster as far as nutrition and exercise. To begin with, my arms were really sore when I woke up, so I decided to move "Go Big" day to Sunday and just do cardio... which would have been fine if I had made it to th... Read more
Well, I haven't gone out to buy a bright red convertible sports car or anything, but I'm wondering if I am having a mild mid-life crisis experience? The reason I say this is because I keep having these silly ideas and I don't know where they com... Read more
Well, today I started my new workout routine that the trainer set up for me yesterday. It's a cardio weights circuit. Total of 12 machines in 4 groups of 3 with a 5-minute cardio run on the treadmill in between the groups. "No Rest"... Well, I ... Read more
Very happy with the outcome of my consultation with the trainer at the gym today!
I met with her on June 4 for a fitness assessment. She assessed me in the following 5 categories and scored me on a 1-8 scale, 1 being "poor" 4 being "average... Read more
Not losing, just maintaining. That's what I've been doing the past couple of months. I am going up and down within a 4 pound range, but making no progress. I'm not befuddled by this, just tired of it. I know the problem is food. I track my ... Read more
Up & Down
No, not weight wise... just emotionally. It's a lovely day, sunny, warm, clear blue sky. My yard needs mowed by my flowers are beautiful. I am on "vacation" which means unemployed until school starts in September. But I have a break and no comm... Read more
Well, things are looking up. I'm certainly feeling a lot more level than when I wrote my last blog! At least I don't feel like crying today.
I went to the dr. for a 3-month follow up on my meds. They seem to be at an appropriate level and... Read more
This too will pass
So, it's July 4th and everyone is in a celebratory mood... except me. I can't quite get control over this emptiness inside. Yes, we had a barbeque. Yes, we had people over. At one point, I escaped to my upstairs retreat to relax and close my ... Read more
Different eating habits
This will not be the most profound or thought-provoking blog in SP history, but I just want to make some notes about food and changing the habits in my household.
Some time ago, I bought some "veggie" sausage patties. My husband didn't rea... Read more
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Well.......... I took a leisurely stroll through my local large chain supermarket to get some fuel for the rest of the week. I did pretty well (I think). Here's what I picked up:
Fat Free Milk
Fat Free 1/2 & 1/2 (my husband uses it for his ... Read more