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I Chose Gratitude, Vegetables, Seeds, Berries, Legumes, Lean proteins and Healthy Fats
Monday, April 17, 2017      8 comments

"I could NEVER give up sweets completely." "O' c'mon a cookie now and then is NOT going to kill you or make you fat." "No need to be soooo extreme." "Live a little" "Don't you get sick of all those vegetables?" "Just at least try a slice of this... Read more
Ghrelin (hunger hormone) the Evil Gremlin
Tuesday, April 11, 2017      12 comments

I knew about cortisol and insulin playing a role in weightgain and loss, but until I read Dr. Lustig's book, Fat Chance (pretend this is underlined) I had not heard of ghrelin, the hunger hormone. Lustig gives 3 simple tips to help control that ... Read more
Savor! Engage the Senses! (Also, Remember to Chew!)
Thursday, April 06, 2017      8 comments

I didn't realize I was inhaling/devouring/snarfing down my food rather than chewing and savoring. I got a wake up call when I was up one night last week with a horrid stomach ache. I was stressed about the loss of someone special to us and the s... Read more
It's OK to Fill the Jar!
Wednesday, April 05, 2017      5 comments

With all that is going on in the world at large and in my immediate circle, I thought, who am I to do some post about replenishing the mind and body? It felt tone-deaf, but maybe it isn't? I didn't have to work this morning, so to enjoy the... Read more
Drop the Cookie, Put Your Hands in the Air and Surrender
Friday, March 31, 2017      11 comments

A friend of mine once told me, when life gets stressful, as needed, she tries to to step outside herself and watch it from a far the way you might sit on the beach watching the waves crash. From a safe distance, you can see the weather is unstab... Read more
New Addition to our Family & A Simple Life Pleasure
Saturday, March 25, 2017      6 comments

We have welcomed a new addition to our family, though my husband suggested we not name her yet in case, well.. her life is cut short by our incompetence. So far she seems happy and thriving. She joined us last weekend. I already have visions of ... Read more
Escalating the Fight! Battle of the buldge wages on...
Tuesday, March 21, 2017      9 comments

I'm fed up which fuels my fire! I like a challenge, so escalation has begun. I decided I am not fighting against my body. My body and I are fighting together against fat. We are fighting for health glory-mind and body fitness! We are fighting e... Read more
What's my Motivation? The Motivation that Gets Me Through the Day to Day
Sunday, March 19, 2017      9 comments

As an elective in college I once took a drama class and I recall that the question the teacher always asked about each character is, "What's her/his motivation?" We had to read the whole play and analyze the character to truly understand what s... Read more
Perhaps My Slow Metabolism is a Gift!
Monday, March 13, 2017      15 comments

I have lamented many times my slow and seemingly stagnant metabolism that came with a thyroid disorder, middle age and who knows what else, but maybe it's a gift. While my drive for optimal health keeps me making good choices with food and exerc... Read more
Practice Makes Habit!
Thursday, March 09, 2017      15 comments

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No CookieTree Hotel for Me and other Adjustments to Promote Weightloss
Sunday, February 26, 2017      16 comments

While I feel good about the healthy changes and adaptations I have made with food and exercise, the scale is not cooperating much. I am sick of convincing myself it's salt, my thyroid disorder, slow metabolism, muscle, my lipomas or whatever. I ... Read more
Stop Worrying about The Shoe and Just Bask in the Sun
Friday, February 24, 2017      21 comments

I used to live in constant fear of the other shoe dropping. I didn't feel like I could give myself permission to enjoy good things too much because somehow in my twisted mind that was like asking the shoe to drop sooner. Now in middle age, I am ... Read more
A look at Another Golden Rule I Somehow Forget
Wednesday, February 22, 2017      13 comments

Inspired by other sparkers who do this, I decided it's time to take inventory and look at what's working and what needs to change. I weighed myself today and that also sparked a need to examine things. While the clothing says I am doing the righ... Read more
Simple Rules I shouldn't Ignore
Tuesday, February 21, 2017      21 comments

I watched the new gluten-free cookies gliding along the conveyer wondering WTF I was doing. One of my kids is gluten-free due to health issues so I try to make sure we always have treats for him at school for special occasions. I saw a new type ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Argument with my "Old-Self" at the Grocery Store
Monday, February 13, 2017      110 comments

My daughter is better and now I'm sick and needing to catch up on work. When sick, I tend to lose perspective. This makes me vulnerable to old-self's powers of persuasion. I made it to the grocery store. (Let me interject here that I d... Read more

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