"Judgement" is a bad word for a necessary process
Monday, December 10, 2012 12 comments
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?
Saturday, December 08, 2012 14 comments
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
Friday, December 07, 2012 13 comments
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
Monday, December 03, 2012 17 comments
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
Saturday, December 01, 2012 13 comments
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! ... Read more
I actually LOVE the word "DIET"!
Sunday, November 18, 2012 15 comments
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
Saturday, November 17, 2012 33 comments
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
Saturday, November 10, 2012 15 comments
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!
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 17 comments
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!
Monday, November 05, 2012 21 comments
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
Saturday, November 03, 2012 19 comments
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.
Sunday, October 28, 2012 28 comments
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
It's not as complicated as I would like
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 19 comments
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
Thinking through food choices
Friday, October 05, 2012 18 comments
I hear stories of how people lose weight or maintain loss, and they always involve the details: how many calories or nutritional differentials or exercise. That is WHAT they do, not HOW they do it. I can tell you WHAT I do, but how DO I do it?... Read more
But I LOOOOOVVVVE it so!!!
Saturday, September 15, 2012 33 comments
We have all read stories of women who continue to live with abusive husbands. They come back from another visit from the emergency room, he says he'll change, they believe it.....until the next inevitable time. And those of us watching all won... Read more
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