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Up & down
It's been an up & down kind of day.
Decided I was going to indulge in a Tim's Ice Cap
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Leaving carb cycling behind
I realized that I ended the carb cycling without doing a blog review. I like to re-read my blogs later, so I thought I'd better write something before I forget.
I'm not doing any carb or calorie cycling right now. Not even tracking my food.... Read more
Walk, Bike, Swim
I was supposed to do some garden work for a friend of a friend today. I thought it was just a few hours for an older person. More like doing a favour for someone. Turns out this was more a meet & greet for on-going work for a realtor who is ... Read more
Very Good Day
After 9 months of fighting, my MiL is cancer free! We're so relieved & happy. MiL is very dear to me. I've learned so much from her about kindness, courage and being happy with the simple things. I'm so very glad the news from the doctor wa... Read more
Mindful Eating & 7 Hungers
This past week, I have practiced mindful eating. Sitting in silence and really noticing my food. Looking at it, smelling it, tasting it, exploring textures and observing my own reactions. Sounds simple - but it's harder than I thought!
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How I get back on track (FEF Challenge, Bonus)
16 months on spark and I am the queen of getting back on track.... it comes from having so much practice!
The most important thing to get me back on track is to change my thinking. If I'm feeling guilty about the binge, I'm more likely t... Read more
My 2nd Favourite Health Resource (FEF Challenge)
I remember when we first got internet in the mid 90's.... and now I have no idea how we ever got by without it! Every time I need to learn a new skill or get more information, it's right there at my finger tips. Shazam! Like magic!
I'm g... Read more
Isn't that pretty?
Today's lunch, inspired by JLITT62, was spinach, tomatoes, red peppers, celery, purple onion & spicy thai chili tuna. Not only tasty, but pretty too!
In the backgro... Read more
What my body's saying today.
Woke up this morning feeling still tired.
Iron deficiency kicking my @ss. Day 17 of bleeding. Doctor (not McDreamy... same clinic, but saw McGrumpy instead... rats) says maybe not menopause - but fibroids instead (which still explains ... Read more
Listening to the body is one thing
... understanding what it has to say quite another.
I've spent the last 3 days just kind of sitting in my body & paying attention to what's going on. I'm a little suprised by how numbed out I am when it comes to food. I totally zone ou... Read more
Day 1 of listening to my body
Woke up this morning thinking "I'm Ready."
Ready to spend each moment aware in this body.
Ready to respond to it, need by need, want by want.
Ready to treat my body with the same care and respect I would give the body of my deare... Read more
Post-binge & thinking about what's next
Woke up this morning with hands on fire (from neuropathy). Some days I think a double amputation would be a great option. Sometimes I consider chewing them off with my own teeth.
Since I started eating healthy, I've noticed that that the p... Read more
I'm struggling these past 2 days. Mostly it's physical, with a bit of low level anxiety mixed in (see last blog). I'm feeling very tired & it's hard to get myself going.
I've felt very hungry the last couple of days. Am I confusing hun... Read more
What's the deal?
2 periods in one month is too many. This 2nd one is going on 10 days now. I'm pale, for crying out loud... and the fatigue keeps building. Iron pills don't seem to be making a dent. Enough already.
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Scale's not getting me down - but slow internet is
I'm very frustrated with the computer this morning. We live out in the country & our internet is, at best, slow. We use a mobile internet stick... which uses cell phone towers. So just like you get spotty cell phone coverage in the country, w... Read more