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Thursday, June 22, 2017      14 comments

I spent a large part of today and yesterday in gardens and in a farm field. There are huge bug bites on my neck (right wear I put on perfume, I realized later). There's a small rash of poison ivy (or poison oak) on my arm. My shoes (ina... Read more
WHEN you eat matters
Monday, June 12, 2017      13 comments

Some research has shown that dieters who eat most of their calories earlier in the day lose more weight than those who eat their big meal at the end of the day. Just one study is mentioned below. (There are others mentioned in the article.... Read more
Summer Salad
Sunday, June 11, 2017      9 comments

Salad is a real summertime lunch favorite for me (just as soup is a favorite for fall and winter). I'm always looking for ways to pack in the flavor and the nutrients to those salads. Here are some foods I regularly have in my salad: --... Read more
Motivation & Self-fulfillment
Friday, June 09, 2017      26 comments

My motivation to eat within the calorie limits every day can sometimes fade after a while. Being fit and liking how I look is important to me - yes - but there are some days when that desire alone is not enough to prevent me from eating more t... Read more
Face Book
Wednesday, June 07, 2017      11 comments

My friend's blogs, Watermellen, got me thinking about Face Book. I am 72 years old, and I am on Face Book. Mostly I post photos - of wildlife that I come across, or of my grandkids. I don't put my own photo up there. And I would not p... Read more
Wanna Wrestle, Grandma?
Monday, June 05, 2017      12 comments

My 5-year-old grandson will ask me every now and then, "Wanna wrestle, Grandma?" I never turn him down. I consider that to be one of the best invitations I can get. He then proceeds to jump on me, while I try to hold him off, and work... Read more
Home again
Tuesday, May 23, 2017      10 comments

We arrived home early yesterday morning on a sleepless redeye flight, and spent the day resting and napping. It was a demanding ten days babysitting our two grandkids. We were tired by the end, but glad to have done it. Our son and hi... Read more
Monday, May 15, 2017      9 comments

My husband and I are in California babysitting our two grandkids, age 8 and 5, while their parents are taking a 10-day trip to celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary. It's always a struggle for me to eat less when I am here. First ... Read more
Some chuckles about stress eating
Wednesday, May 10, 2017      11 comments

Stress eating: we have all been guilty of it some time. I certainly have. Here are some cartoons about stress eating that can help us laugh at ourselves. ... Read more
Walking benefits the brain
Monday, May 08, 2017      10 comments

I am happy to see that science finds even more benefits from walking: April 24, 2017 "You probably know that walking does your body good, but it's not just your heart and muscles that benefit. Researchers at New Mexico Highlands Unive... Read more
Behaviors determine success
Tuesday, May 02, 2017      17 comments

It feels really good at the end of the day when I can say to myself: "I did everything I needed to do today to meet my goal. I walked for an hour and I stayed within my calorie limits." And it feels extra good the next morning because I know ... Read more
Taking charge of more areas of my life
Friday, April 28, 2017      15 comments

These days I have taken charge of my eating and exercising behaviors, and the results are rewarding: my energy level is up and the scale is moving down. There are some other areas in my life that have called to me, and I find myself taking... Read more
Avocado Toast - A favorite breakfast
Wednesday, April 26, 2017      10 comments

Just about a year ago, while visiting my son's family in California, I saw my daughter-in-law eat an interesting breakfast. She sliced up an avocado and put it on whole wheat toast. Then she squeezed the juice from a half of a lemon onto t... Read more
A Maintenance Frame of Mind
Tuesday, April 18, 2017      33 comments

Something has changed -- for the better. I am no longer in a fight between would I WANT to do and what I SHOULD do. It is no longer the scale against me, or the tempting food against me. In times past, when I would have indulge... Read more
Greek Cucumber Salad
Monday, April 10, 2017      11 comments

I love Greek tzitziki sauce, so when I saw this recipe online for a Greek cucumber salad, I knew I would love it too. GREEK CUCUMBER SALAD 1 cup Greek nonfat plain yogurt - place in a mixing bowl ADD the following to the yogurt an... Read more

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