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A Message to MONTANAWALKER

Saturday, May 23, 2015      3 comments

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

Thursday, May 21, 2015      4 comments

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

Saturday, May 09, 2015      6 comments

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

Friday, May 01, 2015      10 comments

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

Tuesday, April 21, 2015      7 comments

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. Read more

A Very Satisfying Dinner

Tuesday, April 21, 2015      4 comments

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

Sunday, April 19, 2015      6 comments

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

Saturday, April 18, 2015      10 comments

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

Saturday, February 14, 2015      9 comments

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!

Tuesday, February 03, 2015      7 comments

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

Sunday, February 01, 2015      5 comments

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

Friday, January 16, 2015      8 comments

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

Monday, October 20, 2014      10 comments

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

Mindless Eating

Thursday, October 16, 2014      8 comments

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

Monday, September 08, 2014      7 comments

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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