Food and Mood.
I used to date a man who always said, "I wish I didn't have to eat. I just don't care about food, and it's a chore for me to eat."
What?! I don't understand this at all. AT ALL. Food is such a huge part of life, and learning to co-exist wit... Read more
Slippity Doo Da!
Nope, I'm not talking about snow (though my driveway is a doozy) - I'm talking about slipping from my commitment to my health. The first few days of the year were sort of a cinch. I ate when I was hungry. I stopped when I was satisfied. I felt g... Read more
Happiest New Year, oh Spark Friends! Sorry this is a day late. I actually rung in the New Year with a pukey baby. Well, he wasn't pukey until we were at a party. Then he destroyed a lovely wood floor. Ick. Well, destroyed is a tad dramatic, but ... Read more
Replacing Bad Habits
In the name of reducing body clutter in 2011, I have some "bum habits" that need serious replacing. This list will probably be a mish mosh of goals, and things I want to STOP doing. I realize it's never a great thing, to talk about things in the... Read more
More on Body Clutter.
My mom always hated clutter. When I was growing up (and even now), if you left anything on the coffee table, we would joke that my mom would throw it out by morning, no matter how important it was. She was always on a rampage of throwing things ... Read more
Yeah, I know - resolutions are dumb.
Now that we have that out of the way, do you have resolutions? I do. They aren't even New Year's resolutions. They are just... things I want to do, and I want to do them NOW. Every night, before I rest, ... Read more
Truth be told, I suffer from "Generalized Anxiety," which affects my daily life to the point where small things cause me a relatively dramatic amount of anxiety. I have learned to manage it, but I still struggle with certain things. One of them,... Read more
Christmas for... "The Others."
A warning: Rant ahead.
I am Jewish. I've always been Jewish, and always will be. I am proud of it, love it, and wouldn't change it for the world. That being said, I can't stand Christmas. Well, no, that's not really true. We used to go to t... Read more
Early Bird Gets the Kids.
Is there anything more difficult, than making good choices when you are exhausted beyond belief? Seriously. It's 6:23, and I have 2 kids that have been up since 5:30. What's wrong with this picture. I need to get focused... Immediately.
I ... Read more
Ode to the Clocks!
I hesitate to call this a pattern, since today is the first day, but I had anticipated that my kids would be up at 5am this morning, and it's already 6.... and I'm still alone with my coffee!!! Perhaps putting them to bed an hour later really wo... Read more
My Afternoon/Evening Plan!
Monday was okay... Not perfect, but...
When the kids get up, I will...
Get dinner ready.
Eat slowly, calmly, and with dignity.
Bedtime at 8pm.
Neaten up the house.
Snack (oats and ... Read more
Halloween was great. I mean, we had a terrific time trick-or-treating, and I only ate one piece of candy - a mini 100 Grand (holy cow, I love these). I feel good about my choices, but would like to start blogging about my daily plan and goals f... Read more
Who is to Blame?
Excuse this odd stream of consciousness... Just thinking out loud this morning...
I was just thinking about how, as someone who struggles with her relationship with food, I am always looking for someone or something to blame. I think it's n... Read more
Tracking vs. Listening
Nearly every "diet plan" out there, begs that you track every bite, lick, and taste that passes your lips. Yes, there are different methods of tracking, but they all come down to the same idea: You don't realize how much you are eating, unless y... Read more
What's Your Excuse?
We all make excuses for not eating healthy. "I was on vacation, I was stressed, I had a wedding to attend, I was working a lot, we were away for the weekend..." The list goes on and on. There are an infinite number of excuses for straying from y... Read more