October and the Fall Goals
Start of fall. This is my favorite time of year. The cooler weather is quite welcome in the South. While I used to look forward to getting out in the summer time, I now find it too hot to be outdoors where I live! Spring and fall tend to be ... Read more
Exercise and Diet
One of the topics that I vacillate over is whether exercise, diet or both are more important for weight loss/maintenance.
We can cite all the studies and research we want, but I maintain a high degree of skepticism due to my personal observ... Read more
Warning: As the title suggests, there are pictures of cakes in the blog! Do not proceed if you're one of those people who can't look at sweet treats without danger!
I'm back! It's been a busy, busy month. My dad is on the mend, and I'm b... Read more
Getting Back to Normal
A follow up with my dad's surgeon says he's healing very well. No sign of infection at all. She again emphasized that he needs to eat lots of protein and yogurt to continue healing. My dad says he doesn't like yogurt, so I'm going to buy prob... Read more
My dad is doing great. He's looking and feeling a lot stronger.
As I mentioned in previous blog, I've taken over the kitchen. He did have a few concerns about my dietary changes. He thought he was eating too much food.
These types o... Read more
Home Nutritionist and Recovery
When we are little, our parents are responsible for teaching us how to tie our shoes, dress ourselves, clean up our boo-boos, and how to eat. For the first decade of our lives, our parents are completely responsible for the foods we put in our ... Read more
Home Nutritionist and Recovery
When we're little, our parents are responsible for teaching us how to tie our shoes, dress ourselves, clean up our boo-boos, and how to eat. For the first decade of our lives, our parents are completely responsible for the foods we put in our b... Read more
I said I probably wasn't going to write unless I got some inspiration. Wouldn't you know that I got inspiration from reading quotes? I started adding these to my previous blog, but decided they needed a blog of their own.
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Just wanted to let you all know that I am going to be on an extended hiatus for a while. My former boss died of complications from diabetes two weeks ago, and my dad got appendicitis last week. Because of his age and weight, there were complic... Read more
Chicken a Day Keeps the Doctor Away
My husband and I feel fortunate we were raised by parents who fed us whole, complete, unprocessed foods growing up, so it's not a hard stretch for us to eat the same way. Our parents were blue collar, and so we ate fresh produce and meat becaus... Read more
Farewell to Wine (for Now)
Sigh. I knew this day would eventually come.
I'm going to have to cut back my daily glass of wine with dinner. A habit that I enjoyed and developed when I lived in Washington state and was introduced to the wonderful world of living next ... Read more
One of the biggest mistakes I made for years was undereating protein. The food pyramid guidelines seem designed to give the bare minimum of protein and fat for life support. The new 'food plate' isn't much better. The result for me was lean m... Read more
Fit-Fat or Fit-Slim
Yesterday I showed you exercise comparisons of a full-housechore day versus a full-couch potato day. I recorded the information with my BodyMedia Fit device.
For further comparison, here is my activity graph of 30 minutes elliptical cardio... Read more
Do Housechores Count as Exercise?
Over the weekend I engaged in a simple little experiment to try and answer a questions:
"Were women in the 50s thinner because they burned more calories with house chores?"
I'm not going to pretend my results are conclusive, but you mi... Read more
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50s Housewife Exercise Plan?
A couple of you took exception to an excerpt my blog yesterday regarding women exercising in the 1950s:
- Lack of exercise isn't why people in the 50s were thinner than today. Women exercising was considered unseemly. The only appropriate e... Read more