A Message to MONTANAWALKER
I know you're taking a spark break, so I hope you see this! Thank you for your response to my last blog - for sharing your experience. I would not have guessed you had knee problems and now I understand your commitment to walking in this contex... Read more
Making an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon
Yesterday I had a second appointment with a physical therapist. I have been significantly debilitated by my bad knees and I really haven't wanted to even admit that. But, truth be told -- I avoid stairs - and when I cannot, I am doing the one s... Read more
Life since the pizza mistake
I have not had an easy time of it since I at the pizza. Up and down with food planning, making good choices, and drinking water. And! I did not log in for 5 days. It all goes together.
It was the last week of the semester, managing a major co... Read more
Recognizing and Implementing Food Boundaries
Yesterday I planned for 2 slices of pizza for dinner. I was teaching the last class my students would have before graduation and so this was a seminar and we were celebrating. Easy dinner, and I planned for it.
But my experience taught m... Read more
My eyes are more open -- literally
Since returning, tracking my food and therefore making better choices, and drinking more water, my eyes are more open. I'm not puffy; not retaining water. How great is that? Just the beginning.
A Very Satisfying Dinner
I started with some leftover black beans and brown rice - 1/2 C of each, and then added 2 medium dry sauteed zuchinni, 1/2 package of MoriNu tofu, some Braggs Liquid Aminos... Read more
Sunday Status and Goals
I came back to SP yesterday. I tracked my food and took a walk - just 10 minutes. I also picked up and cleaned my house and did some yard work. Today I weighed. Sometime this afternoon, I'll walk again and I'll be tracking my food.... Read more
Banana smoothie with cashew milk (unsweetened) and cocoa
I am tracking again - I will try to remember and put into action my clear knowledge that this is an essential self care practice in my life. The smoothie is a regular treat for me - two bananas, unsweetened cashew milk, a teaspoon of unsweetene... Read more
Cauliflower Soup for Healthy Comfort Food
I adapted a recipe from Angela Liddon, author of the famous blog: Oh She Glows. Her recipe was for a Fettuccine "Alfredo" made with cauliflower and Braggs Nutritional Yeast, with maybe some peas and parsely added, to be served with whole wheat... Read more
Tracking, Yoga, and More Sleep!
I am feeling better. Why? I am tracking what I eat, which always brings me into line within a few days. Healthier food choices. Fewer Calories.
I'm continuing Yoga - three times this week. Amazing.
And, I am making sure I am getting ... Read more
An Honest Assessment
I weighed in at 263 today. First time on my new scale - my previous one was old and new batteries didn't seem to work. Worse yet, my former husband bought it and had stepped on it and I just wanted it out of the house. So, this one is mine -- an... Read more
Mid January -- three months later
I never intended this break, but I have not been on these pages. I'm not sure why, really, except that I had so much going on - more work than normal, a busy church schedule, the Monterey vacation, and then Christmas, with my adult sons and oth... Read more
I have this moment
I'm trying to show up here again. I'm easily overwhelmed these days. So, I know I must set goals in the midst of this. Tonight, I have some personal and professional computer work to do. All this week, I need to work hard to get a project PPT ... Read more
I've been practicing this, and its not how I want to live.
Today, I will be present and intentional. Tracking.
Good to be back!... Read more
Monterey for Thanksgiving . . . and more
I'm looking forward to a holiday at Thanksgiving....my younger son and I are headed to Monterey, CA to spend time with my older son, who is studying at the Defense Language Institute, as an Arabic Linguist.
I found a great little rental ... Read more
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