Planning that allows for choices.
My idea of planning food is to have options from which to choose.
Here are the possible breakfasts you can have: e.g. apple slices with peanut butter, avocado toast, veggie omelet, etc.
Here are some proteins for dinners or lunches: chic... Read more
Shadow Self Portraits
Now that the sun is out, I have taken a couple of self portraits that are shadows of me photographing New England in the fall: rock walls, trees, and colorful leaves.
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Some Calorie Surprises
Some foods can really surprise us with the number of calories they contain.
Here are a couple that I found interesting:
1 tablespoon maple syrup = 53 calories
1 cup maple syrup - 819 calories
1 teaspoon sugar = 16 calories
1 ... Read more
I have an assignment for the photography course: create a photo that is a self portrait.
I could just use the remote control on the camera and stand in front of a mirror - brought outside to the yard - with trees in the background, then tak... Read more
Hunger or Flavor?
Watermellen's blog this morning was about stopping eating when we are almost full - which is a very good idea.
That got me thinking, though, about why I sometimes overeat.
It is a rare occasion these days that I overeat to the point o... Read more
Cara Cara Orange
This blog is going to sound like an advertisement, which, of course, it isn't.
I just want to let the world know about a delicious orange that I discovered a couple of years ago when I was in Arizona.
It is the Cara Cara orange. It is... Read more
Structuring My Retirement Days
I begin each day with a list.
Lists have been a major part of my life for years now, because my memory is almost non-existent.
The list is written in the morning on an index card - and placed somewhere easily reached - in my handbag ... Read more
My retired life is very full these days. Aside from the usual family activities, I am immersed in photography.
I am busy coordinating a new photo club in our town that I was able to get started. We are having monthly meetings, with photo ... Read more
A message from a stranger
This past Saturday, I was shopping for clothing at a local department store.
After trying on a few items, I was experiencing the usual post-dressing-room gloom, and my mood was low.
Most of my negative feelings were in reaction to what m... Read more
In two weeks my husband and I will be celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary. We got married on his first 3-day pass from basic training, because it was during the VietNamese war. Ours was a small wedding at the local church, with a receptio... Read more
Mirror vs Photos
Most days, I like the way I look in the mirror.
But that is not true when it comes to photos.
Either my mirror is too kind, or my own eyes and brain interpret the mirror image much too favorably.
The photos tell an entirely diff... Read more
Random beach thoughts
It was a good time with the three grandkids, and the two sons and their wives. It was a busy, exciting time filled with lots of fun activities.
Now that it's over, my DH and I are taking it easy and feeling good about it all.
We are bo... Read more
Okay, so I am now back down to that lower number with a .4 added onto it.
My plan is to concentrate on staying within the calorie limits until I have reached the lower whole number with a .0 attached - and then to stay there.
Hold th... Read more
Blogging, Confessing, & Problem Solving
This blog is a public confession.
I am writing about some behavior that I really want to change. So I'm hoping that if I go public, maybe that will finally force me to do what I have to do.
On the scale, I have been bouncing back and ... Read more
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My husband and I are at the beach - and we were by ourselves this July 4th for most of the day.
When evening came, we joined some neighbors on our street to go to the beachfront house for a block party and a fireworks display. Lots of fam... Read more