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Standing up

Saturday, January 14, 2012      1 comments

Today my friends and I went to Ukraine East in the Village. I went to menu pages and decided that considering my commitment to weight loss, I would have scallops. Well what in the world you will say am I going to a Ukrainian restaurant for and o... Read more

Portion Control is working

Wednesday, January 11, 2012      2 comments

PC for me is a matter of being very alert and to measure. It is easy for me to say.."Oh that's a half cup, when it's actually more than a cup. Also, I have been known to argue.. oh what's one Hagen Das pop? It's not the pop actually, but sugar,... Read more

Day Four PC = Portion Control

Friday, January 06, 2012      1 comments

Now comes the challenge. Visiting my son for the weekend. Few veggies in the meal plans there. Lots of cookies in the cupboards. Shop for yourself my dear and keep away from the treats. They're not for you. Poor form to eat the children's coo... Read more

Day Three

Thursday, January 05, 2012      1 comments

Day two was not cookie-free. Good company with Italian speakers. I spoke very little and of course I spent hours later thinking of interesting things I could have said. Ah well. More commitment is needed to learn a language. So too in weight ... Read more

Day two

Wednesday, January 04, 2012      1 comments

I did eat soup for dinner last night Tuesday, January 3, however I also ate Nabisco saltine crackers with butter while watching Biggest Loser. If ever there was an excellent example of irony. I need to remind myself that butter and chocolat... Read more

Starting again

Tuesday, January 03, 2012      0 comments

exercise: started with a personal trainer with a friend. We are meeting tomorrow and we're going through what he showed us. I'll go to an water aerobics class first. Trainer said that the food is the key. That's the second time I've heard tha... Read more

Everything in its place

Thursday, May 06, 2010      4 comments

I accompanied a friend to the Jersey shore today to buy a typewriter that a fellow had posted on Craigslist. Why my friend wanted a selectric typewriter when he has a computer is another long story. What struck me was coming into a stranger's ho... Read more

Photo Albums

Monday, May 03, 2010      4 comments

So, the books didn't sell. But the day I donated lots of goodies from my shelves and closets to Housing Works they had 4 photo albums for sale; very serendipitous. Hooray! Now I've resumed sorting through the photos and either tossing or pu... Read more

Selling my books

Sunday, April 11, 2010      5 comments

I read an article that proposed the idea that excess in one's home is reflected in excess on one's body. I have taken the de-clutter path pretty seriously. I have lots of books. Some are rather unusual, so I listed two of them for sale on eBa... Read more

Ten Mile Hike : Dunderberg Spiral Railroad Trail

Friday, March 26, 2010      9 comments

Chelsea and I and a friend hiked up and around an abandoned railway project. Good weather and good conversation. It was fun watching the dog. She was so happy! We hiked for 5 hours, and I think the trail is 10 miles. A lot of it is flat, but in... Read more

Portion Control

Wednesday, March 24, 2010      9 comments

A few days ago a Spark person had a blog asking for advice on portion control and I posted 7 things. Good grief... overwhelming! However, I failed to post PICK ONE for this month. There was some of the usual. Most of us have bought smaller p... Read more

Bread and butter

Sunday, March 21, 2010      6 comments

I'm going through photographs and putting them in albums and tossing lots and lots. Pictures of family members who have passed remind me of the goodness in my life, and yet I'm blue. So what have I been doing? Eating bread and butter. ... Read more


Monday, March 15, 2010      4 comments

Hi 5%ers Here are some links for our push-ups. I thought I'd give myself some variety and look up demos of different kinds of push-ups. So I'm sharing with you all. ...Read more

If it's worth doing.... it's worth doing.

Friday, March 12, 2010      2 comments

Here are some of my thoughts on perfection. Sometimes "If it's worth doing, it's worth doing it right." can get in the way of doing it at all. At the beginning of a yoga class the instructor usually says "set your intention for your pr... Read more

Childlike vs childish

Tuesday, February 23, 2010      4 comments

I had made this commitment to myself to eschew not chew desserts. Then a friend who had invited me to a birthday breakfast at Nice Matin.. fun French restaurant in the neighborhood called to say this Wednesday. Today. When I go there.. rar... Read more

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