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My Lumps Made me Healthier
Wednesday, August 23, 2017      15 comments

I was looking at some old pre-teen photos of me when we last visited my parents and even my kids commented on how "super thin" I was and my mother I discussed how deceiving photos are. That photo told you nothing about my health. Sure I ate some... Read more
Still need to Strengthen my Emotional Immunity
Friday, August 18, 2017      11 comments

Zinc and vitamins C & D may help me to prevent or fight colds, but they don't help me keep from catching negative moods. I get the flu shot each year, but there is no inoculation for this either. When it comes to avoiding full blown depre... Read more
The Gift of Challenges
Wednesday, August 16, 2017      14 comments

I am beaming right now with the kind of joy that makes me want to do a snoopy dance. My Yiddish speaking grandmother (who passed away decades ago) might say I am "kvelin" (gushing) with "naches" (pride.) The source of my euphoria is something th... Read more
Tuesday, August 15, 2017      10 comments

I have decided now more than ever due to not only the day to day stressors, but also due to all that goes on in the world, I need to create a home that is the right atmosphere for a DEVA. As far as I know I made up this acronym of DEVA and to be... Read more
My Loopy Self at the Gym
Saturday, August 12, 2017      16 comments

I am a strange sight to behold at the gym on weekends because I am constantly looking for new ways to keep myself enjoying the process. I don't even bat an eyelash at the looks I get as I lip sync songs into the handle of whatever machine I am u... Read more
The Relief Binge
Wednesday, August 09, 2017      11 comments

I realized recently another trigger for me is the aftermath of something stressful. Stress is a clear trigger. However, I now see that, even if I make it through a stressful situation without a binge, the AFTERMATH is actually a trigger. This is... Read more
My Life Wiggle, Shimmy and Sway Dance
Sunday, August 06, 2017      8 comments

When new "challenges", sad events and downright dastardly dilemmas come my way, I find myself doing this mental dance. I march toward the situation and face it trying to problem solve and plan which is better than my initial inclination to run a... Read more
My Therapist is Green!
Wednesday, August 02, 2017      10 comments

Well I actually have multiple therapists...many green, some red, some purple, some orange and even some are blue or yellow! I have been feeling overwhelmed lately as new things hopped onto my life plate that were unexpected. Such is life! I spen... Read more
The More, More, Mores....
Sunday, July 30, 2017      20 comments

The first sign we were instructed to teach our older child back when he couldn't communicate with words, was the sign for "more." It was such a delightful sign to teach because with both our kids, we'd do things like give kisses, wait for the sm... Read more
The Zen Toddler and the Power of Nature and Exercise
Wednesday, July 26, 2017      11 comments

"What is he doing?!" our home based early intervention speech therapist gasped as my non-verbal, but able to spell words, toddler gazed out the window seeming to be in a trance as he watched the trees gently sway with the breeze. "It calms him."... Read more
BMI (Baloney-Mass Index) and The Real Magic Numbers
Monday, July 24, 2017      16 comments

In his book, Fat Chance, (pretend that title was underlined), Dr. Lustig says that Dr. Eric Braverman, a researcher, calls BMI, "baloney." Dr. Braverman compared BMIs to percentage fat by XRay and found as many as 50% of women and 20% of men in... Read more
Healty foods that Make me Giddy
Sunday, July 23, 2017      11 comments

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Shake it up!
Saturday, July 22, 2017      14 comments

I am actively trying to shake things up to keep this whole lifestyle enjoyable and sustainable. I get into such a rut at the gym and it's so easy to forget to try new machines and change up the playlist. I found a new machine for me. It has me w... Read more
The 3 Beasts: Neurotic, Hangry & Sleepy
Saturday, July 15, 2017      16 comments

I'd like to introduce you to Beast # 1: Neurotic. Thanks to this beast, I have so many distorted thoughts I have to identify and challenge when it comes to weightloss. I would avoid the scale because it brought me down, but I also used to avoid ... Read more
Scream or Swim: Thoughts on Weightloss
Thursday, July 13, 2017      16 comments

"Help, help! I'm drooooowning!! HELP!" My son screamed through tears as he was clinging to floating devices in the shallow end with an instructor an arms length away. He has always been quite tall for his age so we tried to help him understand t... Read more

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