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Drawing a line in the sand

Thursday, November 20, 2014      11 comments

Okay, so today when i went to put on my tightest pair of pants (brown) - they didn't fit me any more. All the other pants fit okay. Some are a little more snug than before, though. My food and exercise routines have been disrupted for t... Read more

Watermellen Soup

Friday, November 14, 2014      11 comments

My SP friends inspire me. That's the best part of this site. Among several, these are just a few: My friend, ONEKIDSMOM, has blogged about her adventures with entering marathons. That got me to think about walking more than I already... Read more

Important health reminder to myself

Wednesday, November 12, 2014      12 comments

Eating a healthful diet is not only about weight loss. It's also about my health. According to the NIH, being obese or overweight can increase the risk for several health problems; some of them are: ~coronary heart disease ~high b... Read more

Another way to add dietary calcium: Sardine caesar salad dressing

Sunday, November 09, 2014      10 comments

I'm still discovering recipes with calcium, and this is the next one I plan to try this afternoon. It came from:
ing/ Sardine Salad Dressing http://paleokitchen... Read more

Egg Muffins to go from Deserve Better Fitness

Friday, November 07, 2014      10 comments

I just saw this photo posted by a friend on Facebook, and wanted to share it. The photo came from the Facebook page of Deserve Better Fitness, a blogger in Canada. These are egg muffins that can be made ahead and easily taken with us when w... Read more

Tracking Calcium

Friday, November 07, 2014      11 comments

My physician has told me to take in 1280 g of calcium each day. (That is a little over 100 % RDA.) In addition, he has me taking 2000 g of vitamin D daily. This is all to improve my bone density, which has been declining in recent years. ... Read more

Reached a plateau

Monday, November 03, 2014      13 comments

I have reached a plateau with my weight. And I am very happy about it. My weight is staying the same - all within 2 pounds of my last weigh-in - while I am living and eating very normally. (And that includes nibbling on Halloween candy t... Read more

Retirement Followup - Volunteering my services

Sunday, October 26, 2014      12 comments

The last time I wrote about my recent retirement - one of the items I mentioned was how I was determined to volunteer at the writing center in the community college where I had taught for ten years. Well that is not going to happen. Ba... Read more

Home again and back to our own eating habits

Tuesday, October 21, 2014      7 comments

It's good to be back home and able to follow my own eating style and meal times. My husband and I both realize that we prefer to have our main meal in the middle of the day - now that we are both retired. And we hardly ever eat anything pas... Read more

Childhood experiences affecting adult choices

Saturday, October 11, 2014      8 comments

Earlier this week, I attended a panel discussion presented by a local university about media and our current culture. Frank Bruni, the op-ed writer for the NY Times was on the panel, along with Alessandra Stanley, the Times television critic. ... Read more

Thank you

Saturday, October 04, 2014      12 comments

Last week, after experiencing an accumulation of discouraging moments - mostly related to my newly retired status - I wrote a blog here about it (Out of my comfort zone right now). There were two reasons for my writing about these non-food,... Read more

Out of my comfort zone right now

Wednesday, October 01, 2014      15 comments

Life has changed for me this September. I have retired from teaching, and I am no longer returning to the classroom. I have moved out of the classroom --- and also out of my comfort zone too, I'm noticing. Much of my new spare time is b... Read more

Working on it

Tuesday, September 30, 2014      11 comments

A week ago, at a church country fair, I bought a homemade Apple Crisp. (From my point of view, any food that is homemade - and isn't made by me - is a real treat.) Every fall, Apple Crisp or Apple Pie is a special dish that my husband and ... Read more

Nature in the Neighborhood

Wednesday, September 24, 2014      15 comments

This week brought some of nature's dark side to our neighborhood. An attack by coyotes left a deer carcass in the far end of my back yard. I discovered it Sunday morning, in time to warn my son, who had come to visit with his family and do... Read more

Retirement progress report

Friday, September 19, 2014      14 comments

This is the first fall in 31 years that I am not returning to teach in a classroom. Instead, I am taking a class. I have signed up for a class in digital photography at the local arts center. I have also rejoined the local camera club... Read more

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