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hard day today
Thursday, December 10, 2009      2 comments

I'm trying so hard not to complain. But I kind of need to. Sitting at my desk, stomach hurting, headache coming on, the demolition in the building attached to mine yielding all sorts of annoying noises and smells. The GP problems are getting to... Read more
A pretty little plate -- the cure to small meal blues
Wednesday, December 09, 2009      4 comments

The other day I went out and bought myself a set of pretty little plates. They are light blue ceramic, with a raised scroll pattern around the edge and a little flower in the middle of the plate. They are smaller than our normal dinner plates, a... Read more
How am I supposed to lose weight if I shouldn't eat fiber???
Tuesday, December 01, 2009      2 comments

This latest bout of stomach issues has totally thrown me off dieting. It's hard to eat well when raw veggies upset my stomach. This latest bout has been hard, but I FINALLY got to see a gastroenterologist, and he told me what I thought for the p... Read more
Dancing away my inhibitions
Wednesday, September 16, 2009      0 comments

Last night I came home from work, and I just wanted to dance. I had tried a Brazilian dance video the day before and loved it, but I wanted nothing so structured. I threw on a flowy dress I bought at a hippie festival last year, put on some Regg... Read more
Tahitian Hip Hop
Friday, September 11, 2009      1 comments

So, I tried a new dance video from the library yesterday -- Island Girl "Tahitian Hip Hop". It was quite the core workout! It was essentially hula dancing -- not too much "hip hop" unless you count bouncing your hips up and down a lot as hip hop... Read more
Constantly getting back on track
Thursday, September 10, 2009      3 comments

Sometimes I wonder why it is so hard for me just to stay on track. I know in my brain I feel better when I eat properly, with right-size portions, and healthy snacks. I know I feel better when I exercize more than just my daily walk to and from ... Read more
Motivation, where are you?
Wednesday, September 09, 2009      1 comments

I want to feel I am healthy. I really do. When I started this a few weeks ago, I was totally motivated. I was actively trying to incorporate more vegetables into my diet, shifting my food choices to better ones, and exercising. I've been d... Read more
Costco samples...oh no!
Thursday, August 27, 2009      1 comments

So, one of my co-workers and I went to Costco today to check out new fridges for the lab (ours broke) and buy "lab snacks", the ever-present munchies in the computer room. Part of my reason for accompanying her was that I was hoping my influence... Read more
Trying to listen to my body
Wednesday, August 26, 2009      1 comments

I started this journey with one goal: to get healthy. Not to be skinny, not to be some crazy "ideal" that I could never maintain, but to get to a place where I feel healthy and stay there. I am not happy where I am; I feel gross at this weight. ... Read more
"Light" foods -- the true evil?
Tuesday, August 25, 2009      2 comments

Michael Pollan says "Eat Food. Not too much. Mostly plants". The second and third parts are self explanatory and good advice for any person trying to achieve a healthier lifestyle. The first part is tricker, though. His advice for eati... Read more
A new need for veggies
Monday, August 24, 2009      6 comments

This weekend we went out on a motorcycle ride and stopped at a Mexican restaurant for lunch. I found myself madly craving salad! Fortunately this place had a wonderful salad with mixed greens, loaded with salsa, and topped with avacado and shrim... Read more
"In Defense of Food"
Thursday, August 20, 2009      0 comments

In my continuing attempts to rethink my thoughts about food in order to get to a place where I feel healthy, I am now reading Michael Pollan's "In Defense of Food". (He's the same guy that wrote "The Omnivore's Dilemma" and "The Botany of Desire... Read more
Continuing the motivation
Wednesday, August 19, 2009      0 comments

In every other aspect of my life, I start something and I finish it. When I really really put my mind to it, I can do it. I have a degree to show for it -- 8 years of grad school to get three letters after my name is something I am very proud of... Read more
Animal Protein
Monday, August 17, 2009      0 comments

Last week, I started trying incorporating a lot more veggies and a lot less animal protein in my diet, to try and somewhat take the advice of Dr. Fuhrman. I was eating fruit with my yogurt/GoLean or milk/cereal for breakfast, eating large salads... Read more
Joel Furhman's "Eat to Live"
Thursday, August 13, 2009      1 comments

So, I'm confused. I've been reading Dr. Joel Fuhrman's "Eat to Live" and he seems to have very convincing arguments. He's spent a lot more time reading the scientific literature than I can devote, and his book is very well referenced. But someho... Read more

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