Genetically Modified foods
"Whether it's salmon genetically engineered to grow at twice its natural rate or herbicide-resistant corn that encourages the use of more chemicals in our food supply, we have a right to know what's in our food.
"Already, more than 40 count... Read more
Clothing Sizes are just GOOFY
A friend from church passed along 4 huge bags of lovely clothes to me with the admonition to take what I can use and pass on the rest to someone else. I told her upfront that I wouldn't fit a size 14 for months yet, but, as long as she didn't m... Read more
Uncommon sense: A book report
~ My book report on Good Calories, Bad Calories ~
WARNING! LONG-WINDEDNESS UP AHEAD!
Much of what I've read about metabolism and wellness in the last six months has been, frankly, life-changing. Maybe once or twice in a lifetime you ru... Read more
Another Myth Bites the Dust!
People will bemoan the fact that a low-carb diet is "so much more expensive" than what they're currently doing.
I keep my financial information in a set of spreadsheet worksheets, which makes it very easy to analyze where your m... Read more
Gotta love the FlyLady!
One of yesterday's FlyMail reminders dealt with forgiving our parents (moms in particular) for making us crazy/poor housekeepers/overweight/having bad self-esteem/etc. I would love to cut and paste the whole exchange but it's prohibited both by ... Read more
Reading Good Calories, Bad Calories
I finally broke down and bought the book on Saturday. Fascinating reading!
I'm glad I read Why We Get Fat.. first, because it gets to the heart of the weight loss and obesity subject matter so much more quickly, but for an overall understan... Read more
My painting project!
OK. FInally here are some images of my piece de resistance - I'm sure you're all sick of even hearing about it. Believe me, I'm sick of working on it! But I really, really love how it's turning out. Perfect colors, though these shots don't do th... Read more
FLYing: Finally Loving Yourself
This is a "testimonial" from one of FlyLady's flybabies, and it really exemplifies the real meaning of FLY - Finally Loving Yourself:
Yesterday would have been my 33rd wedd... Read more
...because you're worth it.
I'm painting my hallway and listening to my local classical music radio station (yes, I pledged!) and thinking about SparkFriends and SparkAcquaintances, and how many of them, male and female alike, have terrible self-esteem.
And by that I ... Read more
Trunk or Treat
I promised to post a picture of our car at last week's high school band Trunk or Treat event.
That was a fun night!
You know, looking at this picture again just g... Read more
How to get yourself to exercise - LOL!
If you make it fun it will get done!... Read more
More carb-sensitive than I thought...
I have not had much trouble with this new lifestyle since I started back in July. I did have a couple of time periods when I stopped losing for a few weeks at a time, but after doing some research and asking around the low carb team I decided it... Read more
Crossing an invisible line
I think that, unnoticed, sometime in the last 3 weeks I crossed some mysterious border line.
I weighed myself on Monday morning and, not surprisingly, didn't show any loss. I knew from the mirror and from my clothing that I hadn't changed m... Read more
Reward for Good Behavior Redux
Had to throw out the last of my black polyester pants two weeks ago. Falling off. *grins*
A few weeks before that I had bought a pair of navy and a pair of grey tweed pants TWO SIZES SMALLER! Still have a bit of lycra in them, but at least ... Read more
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Tweaking and testing
I think I have the "macro" issues of eating down (and rather thrillingly so!), but am realizing that adjusting the "micro" issues might be a very long-term proposition.
I have officially stalled, and am starting to experiment with what will... Read more