One thing leads to Another
After sitting on a weight plateau for nearly two weeks I stepped on the scale and had lost 3 lbs! Where did it go? It just disappeared overnight? Whatever, I'll take it. It was especially sweet because I was feeling bad about my pig-out Mexic... Read more
Memory search for "healthy comfort food," Part 4: Dad saves the day
During my pre-teen and teen years, my dad was only home on weekends. He would arrive early Friday afternoon and leave on Monday morning. He always prepared the Friday evening meal and had a regular 4 meal rotation. Beef stew, ranch style b... Read more
Memory search for "healthy comfort food," Part 3: Grandma H., or Mush
Which brings us to Grandma H. I have never met a worse cook. Because she hated cooking and wasn't good at it, her meals were, for the most part, healthier than either my mom's or my farm grandmother's. No gravies or sauces because she never l... Read more
Memory search for "healthy comfort food," Part two: the farm
My paternal grandmother was a farmer's wife and meals at her place were pretty hearty. Lots of eggs, pork, chicken, butter, and milk. Not many sweet. Vegetabless tended to be over cooked (often with bacon, often in creamy sauces). Generous... Read more
Memory search for "healthy comfort food," Part one
While doing our warmups in the pool the other day, we were talking about
favorite foods our mothers or grandmothers used to make. Most of the foods
mentioned tended to be fat, sugar, cheese, or salt laden (or, shudder, all
four). Ofte... Read more
Away Game Challenge
My favorite team is playing in Indiana so I will watch the game on WNBA's LiveAccess.
I've managed to not eat when I'm AT a game, but watching them at home on TV or laptop presents a different challenge: The kitchen is much to close.
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One kind word
Some days...are a mess and then...some are much better.
Tuesday was Mah Jongg day and I was late and it was my turn to bring the MJ set.
So I rushed breathlessly (it's uphill and stairs from the parking lot) and one of the players looked ... Read more
Picking Healthy Meals Harder Than Doing Taxes?
Interesting report on an online survey which finds (among other things) that "Fifty-two percent of Americans responding to an online survey said they think it's easier to do their own taxes than it is to figure out how to eat healthfully."
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Two basketball games - and our Ct Sun lost one and won one. So we are 4-1 for the season, so far.
An... Read more
Game day challenge
Days when I attend a basketball game are always a challenge. It takes about 45 minutes to get to the arena and the games are often at a time when it isn't practical to eat at home, drive 45 minutes, be at the game for 2plus hours, and then 45 m... Read more
The Infamous Butt Mirror
We live in an old house. It has been added onto and remodeled more times than I can remember and some changes are pretty clear but there are others...well here is the strange mirror on the door to an under-stair storage area.
Back in the swim of things
First time in the pool since Friday and it sure felt good. So good that I swam a couple of extra laps after the regular exercise program. Then I weighed myself. Last weighed a week ago Monday. Only down one lb., which I don't count as a real... Read more
It's Tuesday, it must be Mah Jongg
The good news is that I actually remembered that it's Tuesday and didn't forget to go play Mah Jongg. The bad news is that favorite produce stand isn't opened yet.
The stand usually opens the day after Memorial Day. Talk abut local produ... Read more
Somedays I hate opening the mail
Couple of weeks ago I had a check-up. Dr. O. was very pleased to see that I had lost 12 lbs since she saw me in September. "What did you do? How did you lose the weight?"
I replied, "No special diet, I just ate less. That's about it."
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First day (night)
I've been exploring this site for over two hours and it's 2am. Sleep deprivation is a strange way to start on a healthful living site.
A few weeks ago I went to a fund raising brunch. A very pleasant event. About a week later the organ... Read more
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