The Unconcious Mind
I have been reading some books lately (the MindBody Prescriptiony and Getting the Love You Want for interested folks) on different topics, but both of which attribute many things about our personality and physical body to the unconscious mind, o... Read more
How to reinvent your wardrobe ... for under $20
It's called Goodwill half price. Oh yes. 5 pairs of pant, 3 size 10's, 1 size 9, and 1 size 8!! And a few M/L shirts for good measure.
I'm 10 pounds below the last pictures, so there are some new ones to accompany my new wardrobe.
Ev... Read more
Some will win, some will lose ...
some are born to sing the blues ...
I totally lost the diet today. All of it, whole food, healthy food, slowing down, completely by the wayside. It happens. I was helping out at a girl scout event with lunch provided, and my willpower must ... Read more
Not the band.
I wasn't expecting it, I wasn't thinking of it, I still don't know what it was for, but when I went to the lounge to eat my fabulous lunch of yogurt chicken waldorf salad, there it was: cake. Clearly, left behind for eating. S... Read more
Whole Foods and Nutrition
This is my update on whole foods and slowing down.
I'll start with slowing down ... I'm still working on it. I almost never remember to eat slowly unless it's dinner and I'm with my husband (who eats slowly) or I'm on the last two bites of ... Read more
Recipes for Future
I want to leave some thoughts here on things to make for dinner:
Chicken Caesar Salad
Southwest Chicken and couscous
Continuing from the Origion Diet book
Microwave a sweet potato for a snack with cinnamon
Add ... Read more
As part of my new goal to slow down, I am using Spark mini-goals to help me out. One of these is blog my progress (good news to all my interested readers out there in Sparkland). The other is to occasionally examine my priorities. So, here is my... Read more
I think I need to battle the hurdle of eating too quickly. I know I eat fast, I have for as long as I can remember. There are a number of contributing factors:
1. My family communicated quickly and loudly while eating. You essentially have ... Read more
New Eating Plan
Ok. New plan for eating. 1) eat whole and natural foods for the next week (starting Mon.) and see if it affects how I feel. If no change, then I'll change the plan after that.... Read more
Checking ingredients ...
Thanks to LOVINGHIM555, I've learned that I should read the ingredients even more carefully, so I'm going through my usuals and listing the interesting items, and then figuring out if I should replace them. I am only blogging chemicals and proba... Read more
So, this week I was meant to eliminate MSG from my diet. So, I went label reading and hunting for MSG, and you know what, I already have eliminated it from my diet. I was pretty amazed. I think it helps that I eat mostly real food now, fruits, v... Read more
I've discovered that being a competitive person is really useful when dieting. Especially when you have any other people trying to lose weight around you, because it really can be all about competition (as long as nobody loses). I really jumped ... Read more
I'm going to start eliminating things from my diet in 2 week segments to see if I can find any links I was unaware of. This should be exciting. Here is my list to work on:
Thi... Read more
Being healthy with fibromyalgia is like living a paradox. I work out plenty, I am strong, I have a certain amount of endurance, my heart can recover well, in all the most testable ways, I am very healthy. However, I get killed walking up a fligh... Read more
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Diet Soda Issues
I cannot take one more uninformed news article about the diet soda problem. Just in case you aren't aware, let me sum up the two recent studies that have started this nonsense:
1) rats fed artificial sweetener ate more calories than rats fe... Read more