GRAINS: Veggie Couscous
Wednesday, January 04, 2012      1 comments

VEGGIE COUSCOUS: prep: 20 mins; cook: 45 mins; yield: 6 emoticon Source: Vegetarian Cooking For Dummies, IS... Read more
Monday, July 12, 2010      3 comments

DRINK LOTS OF WATER 2 glasses of water after waking up helps activate internal organs 1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal - helps digestion 1 glass of water before taking a bath - helps lower blood pressure 1 glass of water bef... Read more
Discouraged and Having Trouble
Wednesday, June 23, 2010      5 comments

I had a nice 50th birthday. My being discouraged has nothing to do with that. I have not lost weight. In fact I have gained weight. I'm having lots of trouble with my feet. I have diabetic neuropathy and it has gotten worse. While I ha... Read more
2 Days Til 50
Wednesday, June 02, 2010      5 comments

OMG! Who could have thought it possible? Who, me? 50 years old. Yes! In two days - please G-d. OK. So my weight loss goals were totally too ambitious. But here I am with AARP membership in hand, committing to a healthier lifestyle - if n... Read more
Important Things To Teach A Child: To Do And To Do Without
Sunday, April 04, 2010      1 comments

Writer Marcelene Cox quips, "Two important things to teach a child: to do and to do without. Those simple words give over the essence of the important lesson of Leviticus 9-11, also known as parshas Shmini. "Concluding the 7 days of inaugu... Read more
Lettuce Wedge And An Orange
Sunday, March 28, 2010      1 comments

OK. The conversion process has started. I am happy to report: A Lettuce Wedge and an Orange for breakfast. PLUS: 45 mins on stationary bike, 7.0 miles, 3215 feet climbed Go! Go! Go!... Read more
Leafy Greens?!?! Lions, And Tigers, And Bears, OH MY!!!
Saturday, March 27, 2010      2 comments

Please be patient with my BABY STEPS. I am pretty much finished with Dr. Joel Fuhrman's book "Eat To Live". Now I am on a quest to learn about Leafy Greens. The best input I have found so far is Laura Dolson's ( Guide)'s article of A... Read more
Two Contradicting Goals
Wednesday, March 24, 2010      2 comments

Well, it seems I have two contradicting goals: 1) Lose weight (I'm exercising but my weight is not budging - maybe its the medications?) 2) Be pain free (so nice but yet so eluding) So here's what I did today: 3 Gabapentin + 1 Tramado... Read more
My Body Is God's Creation
Sunday, March 21, 2010      4 comments

My Body is G-d's Creation, and it is high time I respected it as such. LOL True statement, but I need to be a little bit light here too. Do you know the expression, "Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly?" It's one o... Read more
Damn My Feet Hurt
Tuesday, March 16, 2010      7 comments

For some reason, my body's response to stress has been to increase the glucose level, and push my sugar numbers high. For some reason, sugar in my blood has acted like little pieces of broken glass, doing bad things to my arteries. My feet hu... Read more
Plan Your Work. Work Your Plan.
Saturday, March 13, 2010      1 comments

The maxim from management is "Plan your work. Work your plan." This shouldn't be difficult but I am still at the stage of babysteps. I need to relax and take it slowly. Building a firm foundation will allow me to build upon that foundation... Read more
Yes, But Can I Do It?
Tuesday, March 09, 2010      6 comments

DH is encouraging me to take a wonderful writing class, and what stops me is my concerns about my health. It's 4 very intense days. He will take care of everything else. All I need to do is attend the class. But its 4 days, 9am to 7pm, and I... Read more
The Golden Calf
Friday, March 05, 2010      4 comments

I'm participating in a discussion in the Jewish SP Team about the weekly portion of the Torah reading. This week's reading is about the Golden Calf. In the reading, I see that it was extremely difficult for the Children of Israel to live... Read more
There's A First Time For Everything
Friday, March 05, 2010      7 comments

I have spent many days trying to bring myself to the point of starting this blog. I guess I am really a perfectionist at heart. I am a self-condemning perfectionist. It is very hard for me to get started on projects because I get caught up in... Read more