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Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother Review
I'm out of it. I don't watch at lot of TV, so I had no idea this book was making a stir. I was looking to join a book club, and this came up as the monthly book.
In case you also live outside pop culture, it's about a Chinese-American mot... Read more
My Fate in Books?
I wrote a few days ago a rant about public education in defense of teachers. I wrote it with the intent of supporting the rallies and protests in certain states.
It seems the theme is reoccurring in unusual aspects of my life.
I went ... Read more
Exercise Before Breakfast
I've been trying unsuccessfully to wake up at 6am and get an hour workout before starting work at 7 for the past couple of months. While I've long since grown out of the college girl "sleep til 11" phase, early rising isn't one of my strongest ... Read more
Teaching Friend about Nutrition, Part II
I wrote about how I was trying to help 'coach' or 'teach' a friend to make some changes in her life. She says she knows she needs to lose some weight. She said she was inspired to get started by me (a very nice feeling!)
One of the things... Read more
Traveling Like a Local
Many of our friends have the mistaken impression since we like to travel that we're high flying globetrotters, dining at the finest restaurants in London and Paris.
We aren't, and we don't. When we travel, we travel like a local.
Many... Read more
Trying to Teach Friend about Nutrition
In my last post, I gave high praises to teachers and the job they do. I don't know how they do it, day in, day out. Especially kids in grade school. I'm tearing my hair out trying to teach an adult friend about good nutrition.
She has to... Read more
Public Education is Essential to a Good Society
I don't often engage in political discussions here. Not that aren't about food or fitness debate, anyway. This one is a bit off topic, but I am deeply passionate about it.
It's about public education. I'm absolutely appalled by what is h... Read more
A Rant: Learn to Cook!
Today's blog is going to be a bit of a rant.
There's couple of phrases that has been raising my shackles lately. They are the number of people who say, "I don't have time to cook" or, "It's too expensive to cook at home."
Hogwash. Bul... Read more
The End of Overeating Review
I am a compulsive overeater. It's not an eating disorder like anorexia or bulimia. It's more similar to a drug addiction like cocaine.
I have come a long way in being able to manage it. I've lost 30 lbs and have maintained it pretty stab... Read more
End of Personal Challenge?
My month long personal goals may become a '2 week' challenge. I wanted to eat vegetarian meals for breakfast and lunch, end reserve meat dishes for dinner. I also wanted to increase my fitness hours to 1 hour a day.
Unfortunately, I exper... Read more
Day 10: Feb Challenge, and Chicken Thai Curry Soup
I'm finding the hour of exercise hard to do. If I would just get up earlier in the morning, it would be fine. So, tomorrow, I quit rolling around bed half snoozing and get to the gym.
The tight muscle in my leg is loosening up. Not quite... Read more
Day 9: February Personal Challenge
Past couple of days has been difficult. I somehow injured my leg. I don't know what caused it, but I woke up on Monday morning with a tight, sore muscle in my thigh. I'm not even sure which muscle it is. It goes along the outer thigh. I don... Read more
Those who can laugh at themselves...
...shall never cease to be amused!
This is one of my favorite 'anonymous' sayings, and it so sums me up! Believe me...I am always laughing.
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An Imaginary Trip Back in Time
Yesterday, I carried bags of groceries up 3 flights of stairs to my apartment, two trips. Each bag weighed about 15lbs each. I felt like an 'iron woman' because little ole me was hauling big bags of groceries up 3 flights of stairs without get... Read more
Week 1: February Personal Challenge
Week 1 of my personal challenge for February to eat "Vegetarian until 6" and increase fitness minutes to 300 per week is down.
I normally eat mostly vegetarian meals for my breakfast and lunch, but I just wanted a more focused goal to do it... Read more