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My eyes are more open -- literally

Tuesday, April 21, 2015      6 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

The Scale Moveth Not

Wednesday, September 03, 2014      11 comments

Just an acknowledgement here. I haven't had a scale victory -- I've had many other victories -- but no weight loss. I am at 254. So, I'm glad for the 34 pounds and all of the healthy changes I've made. I'll have to change it up, exercise cons... Read more

A Place at the Table for Everyone

Monday, August 18, 2014      10 comments

It's a round table. Beautifully set, with lovely linen napkins and shining silverware. I'm mostly aware of the napkins and silver -- but the rest of the picture includes beautiful china, on chargers, a tablecloth, and fresh flowers in shades of ... Read more

Accountability update

Saturday, August 09, 2014      8 comments

I am at the end of this summer cold -- I hope. I still have an unpredictable cough and wheeze, but I am definitely getting better. So much for my plans for training this week!!! This next week, I will be more actively getting ready for the ... Read more

Fed Up, The Movie, available on DVD in Early September

Friday, August 08, 2014      6 comments

I was reminded, when I read Mark Bittman this morning (NYTimes food editor), of the forthcoming movie, FED UP, to be released on DVD in early September. Katie Couric is one of the Executive Producers and the film has received good reviews in e... Read more


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