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Blue is for Blueberry... but...
Blueberries are good for you; everyone say so. Tasty too, or so they say. Here in New England people think they are really special. Remember "Blueberries for Sal"? a wonderful picture book. It makes them sound so good.
Sorry folks, I... Read more
Red is for tomato
Finally! Our local produce stand is open for the season. Yesterday we got some fresh tomatoes. Yum. I made my favorite tomato and lettuce sandwich. Seeded rye, one slice spread with hummus, the other with guacamole; two thick slices of tom... Read more
Green is for Chard
Yesterday we went to a farmer's market in a nearby town. Our first time at this market. Small, but nice, with a variety of vendors - and live music!
We ambled around (it was hot yesterday), looked at all the offerings and ended up buying ... Read more
Go for the... Orange?
So I see that there is an SP poll: "Which color from the SprarkPeople logo is your favorite?"
I look up at the logo and think, "Go for the Gold!" I clicked to take the poll and I was surprised to discover that "gold" was not an option.
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A Surprise Participant
We have just started a healthy weight loss group at the gym I go to. On Tuesday a "new" person met with us. I put the "new" in quotes because while she is new to the group, she is well known to all of us as she works at the gym. I've always co... Read more
How very odd...
I'm way under on my calories for the day and I'm not the least bit hungry. It's hard to understand that as I have had a pretty active day. I've rechecked my log to see if anything is missing, but it's all there - Just not very much of it. Thr... Read more
Rainy Monday - the bad and the good
It's a terrible day, weather wise, here in central CT. Got up with the best intentions of going to my class at the Y. Had breakfast and sat down with my coffee to watch the weather report. Good grief...it was really storming in the western pa... Read more
My Moms "recipe" for Cauliflower
Back in my teenage years (when I was the last child at home) my Dad worked out of town and was only home on the weekends. Since my Mom worked on Saturdays, Dad would do the weekly shopping. Mom and I would make a detailed list for him to work ... Read more
New windows are helping me lose weight
Last fall I did a major home improvement -- I had all the windows in the upper floor of my house replaced. At last windows in the bedrooms and study than can be easily opened and don't let in a lot of drafts and noise. And attic windows that ... Read more
Nothing planned for today so I'm doing - nothing!
It's hot and humid "out there" so I'm staying "in here" with the nicely conditioned air. I actually did do something early this morning. I sort of, half-way, ran a slightly damp mop around the kitchen floor, probably burning about 10 calories.... Read more
Another game, another restaurant
Last night was our 12th trip to Mohegan Sun for Ct. Sun basketball. Choosing a restaurant is getting difficult. Sure there are plenty of places to eat, but we eliminate the most expensive, the ones that are always crowded with kids, and a couple... Read more
While exploring SP Fitness tracking yesterday, I found one of the exercises (under Cardio/Other Activities) is Playing With Kids. Hum, I thought, no kids in this house. Or are there? The household consists of me (early 70s) and my daughter (ear... Read more
Weigh-in: with or without clothes, and other friendly "advice"
Tomorrow is weigh-in day.
I don't have a scale at home. This is on purpose. It keeps me from becoming obsessive about weighing in.
So I weigh myself at the Y. On Mondays after my swim exercise and I (usually) resist the temptation... Read more
Not the evening I'd planned
Last night was a game night (CT Sun/NY Liberty), so it was also a meal out for us. I had thought my daughter and I (she's also trying to lose weight) would split a meal at Geno's Cafe, but she had other ideas. She didn't want to eat at Geno's ... Read more
Stop trying NOT to do it and start trying TO DO it.
One of my daughters was always using the “It’s too hard, I can’t do it” whine. Sometimes she would say it before even starting a task, but more often it came after a half-hearted attempt. We would say to her, “Stop trying NOT to do it and star... Read more