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Going My Own Way: Rice

Wednesday, September 15, 2010      9 comments

A couple of days ago, I wrote a blog post titled "Making Your Own Success Story". It was basically about listening to advice about health, but making your own decisions. I'm doing that with advice about rice. For the longest time, die... Read more

My Changed Identity

Tuesday, September 14, 2010      1 comments

When I was obese, it used to kill me when friends would say, "You're beautiful, just the way you are. You don't need to change." It killed me because it wasn't true. I needed a change. Sure my carefree approach to life is always the same, bu... Read more

Gotta Find the Time this Week

Monday, September 13, 2010      2 comments

Last week was a bad week in terms of my fitness goals. I'm trying to wrap up a project at work, but of course, as it gets closer to the end of the project, I start finding other problems that need to get fixed. So I put in a lot of overtim... Read more

My Menu for the Week

Sunday, September 12, 2010      1 comments

One of the most important things I do to eat healthy, nutritious meals at home is to plan my week's menu ahead of time. I usually do a big shopping trip on the weekends, then a few smaller trips during the week to fill in the gaps. I watch a l... Read more

Making Your Own Success Story

Saturday, September 11, 2010      7 comments

What works for one person, may not work for another. I'm a plate cleaner. I was taught to eat everything on my plate, else I'll suffer the wrath of Sally Struthers and starving children in Africa. I can't live with that kind of guilt. I ... Read more

Cake, Take Two

Friday, September 10, 2010      3 comments

My first attempt at making a pineapple cake failed in misery. The cake was completely inedible. I tried again tonight. It came out better - at least it was edible! Still not quite right, though. The 'pineapple' cake didn't taste like pi... Read more

Is Breakfast the Most Important Meal of the Day?

Friday, September 10, 2010      6 comments

10 years ago when I was at my heaviest, I didn't eat breakfast. I'm not much of a morning person, so I wasn't motivated to make something to eat. I'm lactose intolerant, so milk and cereal was out. I would roll out of bed, into the shower, an... Read more

Total Fail at Cake Baking

Thursday, September 09, 2010      14 comments

I'm a pretty good cook. I can whip up a number of meals in no time mixing and matching things in my kitchen and fridge. However, I'm not so hot as a baker. I can make no bake cakes and puddings, no problem. But cakes? I'm not sure what ... Read more

Old fashioned values in modern times

Wednesday, September 08, 2010      9 comments

When I was little, I was taught to clean my plate. It was wasteful not to eat all the food on your plate, I was told. So deeply is this ingrained in me, that I still cannot leave food on my plate without twangs of guilt. I've learned to l... Read more

Not Worth the Calories

Tuesday, September 07, 2010      7 comments

I'm not really a picky eater. In general, I'm on a "See Food" diet. It's a big part of why I had weight trouble to begin with. I love food! All kinds of food! Even food that people typically turn their nose up at. Sauerkraut, kimchee, brus... Read more

A 'Visit' From my Grannie

Sunday, August 29, 2010      8 comments

Last night I pulled out a loaf of bread we stored in the freezer. It wasn't sealed tight enough, so I found when it thawed this morning, it was hard as a rock. I was loathe to throw it away, but I certainly couldn't use it for sandwiches. ... Read more

Lost in The Dark: A Hiking Tale

Saturday, August 28, 2010      4 comments

I wrote this in response to a blog post by a Sparkfriend. Her Spark page is set to private, so unfortunately I will not be able to link to her original tale. To give you a summary, she went on a hike and got lost. Some trail markers got moved... Read more

Avoiding Waste When Buying Bulk

Friday, August 27, 2010      9 comments

How many of us got a Costco or Sams Club membership intending to save, and ended up wasting a lot of money throwing out a 5 lb bag of rotten apples? Yep. I did. I am a huge Costco fan. They have very high quality items and food at ve... Read more

Health and Beauty

Wednesday, August 25, 2010      4 comments

I've read several blogs recently about weight loss success stories and the compliments they receive. Several of them complained about comments along the lines of, "You look so much better now!". They felt it implied they didn't look good befor... Read more

Vacations and the Buffet Challenge

Tuesday, August 24, 2010      9 comments

This morning, just out of curiosity, I calculated my calories for a couple of days on my vacation. I was preparing myself to write a blog about how I blew it, and how to do better next time. To my surprise, I did better than I thought. De... Read more

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