Making Christmas Cookies
It's that time of year. I only make 3 sweets for Christmas, the favorites of decades in my family. I can pass up the pecan snowballs and have just a small piece of Chip N Cherry cake. But oh the sugar cookies! My kids and grandkids, nieces an... Read more
Overeating today may not kill me but.....
When a recovering gambling addict has a slip, he could wake up the next morning $100,000 in debt to the wrong people. When a recovering alcohol or drug addict has a slip, he could wake up the next day fired, divorced or in jail. Or dead and no... Read more
"Judgement" is a bad word for a necessary process
While the judgement of others is often distressing, judging ourselves is essential to progress. We have all heard the old saw about insanity being defined as doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results. Yet how do we change ... Read more
My body or my face?
I think it's Catherine Deneuve who is credited with the comment that at a certain age a woman has to choose between her body and her face.
I am thin now, and at my age (over 60) thin means a gaunt face. I have just had a facelift to try to... Read more
"Healthy" is a result rather than a goal
I live to eat. Who on earth would want to eat just to live? 4 cans of Ensure a day will do that. Ugh!! Anyone remember the 1964 World's Fair, when displays touted the day when we could just get our nutrition from pills and wouldn't need to e... Read more
I know recovery takes as long as it takes. It's been 3 days now and my face is extremely swollen. My lips are swollen and numb (probably from the Fraxel) that it's hard to keep food and liquid in my mouth long enough to swallow. My eyes are s... Read more
Well here I sit, 24 hours after my facelift. I am swollen beyond belief, lots of stitches. I can't eat, my face muscles make it hard to chew. Sucking through a straw is eaier I got my bandages off this morning and took a glorious shower!
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I actually LOVE the word "DIET"!
The word "diet" is derived from the Greek word "diaita" meaning "manner of living". It doesn't mean food, but since most cultures define themselves by how they eat, the word has come to mean food. Every tribe or nation has a type of food that ... Read more
I've never had a Twinkie
I read that Hostess baking is filing for bankruptcy and that Twinkies won't be available anymore. I have never had a Twinkie. I grew up near Philadelphia so was enamored of Tastykake when I was fat. By the time I moved out of the Tastykake ar... Read more
When I hit goal waaaaayyy back when on WW, there was a 10 week transition to maintenance period. You paid all 10 weeks, of course, but the good thing was that they told us how to switch over. Every two weeks we got something back that had been... Read more
You're not the boss of me!
Remember when our kids, when they were little, would shout "You can't tell me what to do, You're not the boss of me!"?
Well here we are moving into the holiday food season, and many people are already trying to figure out how to turn down o... Read more
I clean my plate!
I hear a lot of advice about leaving food on my plate. I cannot imagine doing that intentionally.
I weigh and measure all the ingredients into each recipe I make, and I plate from the kitchen like a restaurant, rather than passing serving ... Read more
You can't become anorexic by dieting
I hear people express fear that their diets are so successful that they'll just keep losing weight until they are anorexic. Anorexia is a terrible, fatal mental illness. You cannot "catch" it. You cannot diet yourself into it. You don't eat ... Read more
I eat by the clock.
There. I admit it. I eat when the clock says it's time to eat. I know that most weight control programs want us to train ourselves to recognize hunger and eat only when hungry. But how do you do that? If a meal takes an hour to make, how do... Read more
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It's not as complicated as I would like
When I was trying to figure out how to lose weight, I needed to make it complicated enough to be worthy of my attention. I mean, how could I possibly have a problem with something that is simple, so it MUST be really complicated, right? There ... Read more