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Trying to regain ground lost
Monday, November 26, 2012      2 comments

Holidays and family are tied to food. Not necessarily the food you regularly eat each day. No this is the lots of starches coupled with fat and often sugar food that raises the daily calorie count to numbers I don't even want to record. Just ... Read more
Revised plan
Monday, October 29, 2012      2 comments

It started Saturday night with a barbeque party. I did manage to keep my choices under some control but the chicken legs were just too good to pass up. Sunday was hard. The problem is making chicken enchiladas and not nibbling. Then there we... Read more
Day 7 and holding on
Saturday, October 27, 2012      2 comments

Telling people you are watching what you eat gets really boring. So I just keep reviewing what I am supposed to eat and then work around what is available. At least there are vegetables and quinoa around to make a salad. But the visit to ever... Read more
Travel Challenges
Friday, October 26, 2012      1 comments

Away from home for the weekend and I stopped at the health food store and picked up some salads to take to the airport. There are too many temptations and I find that it is better to be prepared. It worked pretty well and I managed to avoid a l... Read more
Cholesterol Demon
Thursday, October 25, 2012      2 comments

Last year my cholesterol numbers rose above the minimum. I thought that I was doing good but not good enough because the numbers have not budged. So for two weeks I am following the Spark food plan. The major changes are reducing the amount of... Read more
Future planning is hard
Saturday, October 06, 2012      2 comments

My mom is in an assisted living facility and has been having trouble adjusting. It is getting better but watching her makes me realize how hard change is as you get older. I find that inertia really sets in and it is easier to just stay with t... Read more
Stuck again
Friday, October 05, 2012      3 comments

Stuck at my weight again. I went off to help my daughter for a week and couldn't find the time to do a good walk each day. Put back on 1.5 lb and have not been able to get it off. The weight gain is tied to a lower number of exercise minutes.... Read more
Approaching Birthday
Sunday, September 30, 2012      4 comments

Next month I am 65. The birthdays happen every year but it is amazing when you reach a number that seems to define the next stage. My health is good and there are no overwhelming money worries and I have a very loving family. So the basics ar... Read more
Making a commitment
Tuesday, September 04, 2012      1 comments

I am trying to redo the way I live with food. Food is entertainment and a friend when I am bored, anxious and lonely. To be healthy and have more energy, food must play a smaller roll in my life. Cooking has been fun and a way infill up my ti... Read more
The truth about maintaining weight
Wednesday, August 29, 2012      0 comments

Long term, those who ate more fruits and vegetables and less meat and cheese were more likely to sustain weight loss. It is ultimately not your metabolism speed that determines if you are too heavy, experts say, but the amount you eat and how ... Read more
Sleeping is elusive
Wednesday, August 29, 2012      0 comments

Sleeping through the night is something I rarely am able to do. There are lists of do's and don'ts about getting to sleep and staying asleep, and I follow them all. But sleeping through the night is still a desire not a reality. The thoughts ... Read more
OUT TO DINNER
Sunday, August 12, 2012      0 comments

Went out to dinner last night and didn't do too badly. One piece of bread and let H have the salad with dressing. I had chicken instead of steak but I did eat it all. Then we had ice cream. It doesn't really appeal to me but it looks very st... Read more
Another day another ounce
Sunday, July 22, 2012      0 comments

The number on the scale is coming down slowly. That is good, but it is disheartening to look at all of the effort needed to get the number on the scale to move even a half pound. Everywhere I go there is food I would like to eat. But I remind... Read more
Motivation for continuing on
Saturday, July 21, 2012      0 comments

My motivation will be as strong as the amount of effort I am willing to put into making my own choices (regardless of what they might be) with conscious awareness. My motivation to stay on course falters when I feel helpless against my own urge... Read more
BBQ's are difficult
Saturday, July 21, 2012      0 comments

Life events throw food at you which is usually hard to resist. Potato salad and brownies at a BBQ are really difficult because I love them both. Right now the goal is to get the weight down which means saying no. Also, I need to get better at... Read more

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