DARUMA's Blogs

I successfully made a course correction (first time in my memory)
Thursday, August 04, 2011      3 comments

So I'd been doing amazing. Lost 13 lbs in 7 weeks - unheard of for me. And then the weight started going up. I weigh myself every morning. I understand about water weight and fluctuations and didn't worry that first morning it went up. But ... Read more
Part 2 vacation (read part 1 below)
Sunday, July 31, 2011      1 comments

I kept crashing so I think part 1 was at its max. Here's the other stuff I made: platter for dolmas (stuffed grape leaves) light switchplate ... Read more
How I Spent My Summer Vacation
Sunday, July 31, 2011      5 comments

I've been back for two weeks so this is a wee bit overdue. Left on July 4 and took the AutoTrain to visit my parents in Florida. For those of you unfamiliar, what this means is that I drove 3 hours to just south of Washington DC and the ca... Read more
Visual Food Blog - Sunday, April 24, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011      4 comments

Too much protein; not enough calcium; way too much sodium Breakfast 360 calories 51 g carbs 6 g fat 40 g protein 19% calcium 1361 mg sodium 11 g fiber 35 g cho... Read more
Visual Food Blog - Saturday, April 23, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011      5 comments

Breakfast 330 calories 41 g carbs 12 g fat 23 g protein 12% calcium 517 mg sodium 8 g fiber 5 g cholesterol Bearded Man Breakfast High Fiber Light Matzah (Osem)-... Read more
Visual Food Blog - Friday, April 22, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011      4 comments

Decided to visually log my food. I'm on my third day and already noticing that I am plating much nicer and sitting down to eat my meals. Breakfast 389 calories 64 g ... Read more
The Dangers of Distracted Driving
Monday, April 04, 2011      8 comments

This past Wednesday, my brother-in-law, Bob, was killed by a 23 yo man in a pickup truck who dropped his cell phone and while retrieving it drifted into the bike lane. This happened in Florida. Bob and my sister, Shelly, had driven from t... Read more
I went to an exercise class tonight. Why?
Monday, January 17, 2011      6 comments

Why in terms of - what motivated me to actually go to the gym and take the class. I haven't exercised in months. How can I bottle that so it is available when I don't feel like going? Here are the things I did that I know helped: 1. ... Read more
A Fresh Start instigated by my ex-employer
Wednesday, January 05, 2011      8 comments

Wow, I really have been putting off writing this blog. On Dec 29, I was told that my job had ended, that I was unable to do the job adequately to keep it. I thought I was ready for it. I had been trying since I was diagnosed with ADD to g... Read more
They say I have ADD but - Oh look, it's a birdie!
Sunday, October 24, 2010      6 comments

I'll be 59 soon and I just found out I have ADD. I'm stunned and very relieved. It's not that I'm lazy. There's a reason I almost never finish anything. It's ADD. I say ADD rather than ADHD, because I don't have a hyperactive componen... Read more
What DO I want to be when I grow up?
Sunday, October 17, 2010      5 comments

So I'll be out of a job as of December 15. Financially, this is very bad. The job has very good benefits. I was hoping to be there for another couple years. But that is not to be. On the positive side, I won't need to deal with my micro... Read more
Noticing Trends
Friday, August 27, 2010      7 comments

I have weighed myself every day for the last 15 years or so. I graph the results and pay more or less attention to it for various reasons. I can never say, "I hadn't realized I had gained so much." I had gained back nearly all the weight ... Read more
Unexpected Results
Tuesday, August 24, 2010      6 comments

Who would have thought that boycotting Target would cause me to rethink my lunches at work! I am boycotting Target because they have chosen to make a large ($150,000) contribution to a political candidate. This is totally legal since the S... Read more
I'm taking back my power!
Thursday, July 22, 2010      7 comments

Yes, it's hot and muggy. Yes, my body is very uncomfortable in this kind of weather. But, I've had it. I've stopped exercising. I've been taking the bus the last mile to work instead of walking. It's an excuse and I'm not letting ... Read more
Cooking in the Summer
Monday, July 19, 2010      4 comments

Last night, I cooked a lovely dish high in fiber, low in calories, good mix of protein, complex grains and vegetables that is very low fat. Had a serving for lunch today which is not the norm. I have been hitting up Target for frozen entrees t... Read more

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