I just got back from an appointment with my new dentist. I've been experiencing some cold sensitivity on my tooth, and I was overdue for a cleaning. I have a history with teeth problems. I normally build up tartar at a very rapid rate. Four ... Read more
The way I do plan my goals, whether with diet or in general life, is not a straight line. It is a moving target. I have a number of small goals that I try to achieve, that make up a larger strategy.
With diet and fitness, it is impossible... Read more
I just got this Spark article in my inbox. I'm writing a blog because comments aren't enabled.
www.sparkpeople.com/reso urce/nutrition_articles.as p?id=590
I mean no disrespect to the Spark hosts, but I disagree... Read more
I'm back from our Mexico vacation! We had a nice time, but it was much more hot, humid and rainy than in past years. We were isolated from the storms in the Atlantic, though. We had no idea there was a hurricane going on in the East Coast!
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Few weeks ago, I mentioned a few projects I was working on. I was hoping to have a couple of dresses and jewelry to take on vacation with me.
So how have things been going? Well, not good. I'm leaving on Friday and I don't have anything ... Read more
Now that I've figured out how to shed bodyfat, I realize I have done this before.
I was not overweight as a kid, teenager, or early twenties. I was raised in a meat eating family. Meat, veg, and rice or potatoes. We ate oversized portion... Read more
When I first started doing low carb, I thought the idea of low carb Mexican food to be an impossibility. Tortillas, rice, beans - Mexican food is a land mine of grains and starches.
This was really distressing. I grew up in the southwest ... Read more
I'm learning quite a bit about clothing alterations. Mostly about how my figure deviates from the fashion industry 'ideal' in almost every way!
I bought a pattern for a fitting shell. I'm attempting to make a base template that I make the... Read more
My new dressform arrived yesterday! I got the petite form that more closely matches my dimensions. I spent all last night adjusting it so it closely matches my size and shape. I had my fiance take pictures of me at various stages so I could s... Read more
No matter what our size, we can dress in a way to flatter ourselves. When I was more overweight, I was still able to find clothes to the office that gave me a clean, polished look. If you're lucky enough to have a Nordstrom Rack in your area, ... Read more
I always thought I was a 'pear' shape because my lower body is very Jennifer Lopez. I'm not very busty, definitely not a Jessica Rabbit. When in top form, I have more of an athletic profile rather than runway model.
Since I have been doin... Read more
I just got a new bodyfat monitor. It's one of the handheld types. I know it's not the most 100% accurate method, but it is good enough. The newer bodyfat measurers have actually improved quite a bit. If doctors are using them, then that's go... Read more
When I first started eating low carb, I was at a bit of a loss on how to eat. The main thing I did was just to stop eating a lot of starches. Gone were my evening mashed potatoes with my supper. It still took me a few months of trial and erro... Read more
An update on the sewing projects.
I bought a dressform because I will not be able to fit my dresses correctly without it. I don't have friends or relatives nearby who can help me. So it is either a dressform, or I buy a dress from David's... Read more