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Playing with my food
Thursday, May 02, 2013      16 comments

I watch little kids play with food. They squish it in their hands, mash it up and rub it together. It's a mess and something I thought I outgrew many years ago. But I DO play with the preparation. That's what prep is, after a... Read more
Dorothy's Red Shoes
Friday, April 26, 2013      20 comments

Remember in the movie The Wizard of Oz when the 4 travelers were asking the Wizard to grant their wishes? And Glinda, the Good Witch, told Dorothy that she had always had the ability to get home because of the Red Shoes? The Scarecrow demanded... Read more
Lead Us Not Into Temptation....
Saturday, April 20, 2013      17 comments

Every day I say the Lord's Prayer and ask God not to lead me into temptation. Then I'll go ahead and lead myself there. And have to go about the business of getting myself out. And thinking it must be God's Will. It's worth a little thou... Read more
It's not the Reeses but the obsession
Tuesday, March 26, 2013      26 comments

I read all the time that we cannot be expected to give up something we love, not even for a short period of time. If we do so, they say, the cravings will kill us. But isn't craving just an outward result of obsession? I remember brea... Read more
How measurements have changed in 60 years!
Monday, March 11, 2013      23 comments

I found a couple of interesting websites: americanwomendidntgetfat
-blog.html This one is from an article that shows the old Metropolitan Life Height-Weight charts from the 50s. The s... Read more
How many days does it take?
Saturday, March 09, 2013      19 comments

There was an article in an old WW magazine about a man who had started at 640 pounds and gotten down to 190 in two years. An amazing story of a Weight Watcher who said he'd never cheated once during that entire time, and his weight proved it. ... Read more
When the Daily-ness sets in
Sunday, February 24, 2013      23 comments

Starting any journey is new and exciting, whether it's going off to college, moving to a new town to start a new job, heading off for a vacation, having a baby, or starting a weight loss journey. Everything is new and dramatic. Colors are brig... Read more
Happiness is the Most Important Design Element in my Home
Thursday, February 14, 2013      15 comments

I see people spending fortunes trying to come up with the perfect living room or kitchen, that "expresses their style". But really it's the owner's comfort within the room or the home that makes it perfect. A happy owner makes a happy home, no... Read more
Changing Focus Changes Everything
Saturday, February 09, 2013      20 comments

You know how when focusing on something far away, the things closer up are fuzzy and you don't really notice them, until something near you catches your attention and you focus on the thing close up to be able to see it? Then the things in the ... Read more
Mom and Dementia
Wednesday, February 06, 2013      15 comments

My mother has been diagnosed with two syndromes, both causes of dementia. One is called cerebral amyloid angiopathy. I'd never heard of it. Thank God for the internet. It is progressive, caused by the same amyloid proteins that cause alz... Read more
Dumbo's Feather
Wednesday, January 30, 2013      20 comments

I read about people who say they hate planning, hate tracking. I LOVE it! I didn't at first. It was like starting out with Quicken. Who wants to type in every freaking penny? But I did it and over the years I have an amazing record of where... Read more
Scratching That Itch
Wednesday, January 23, 2013      25 comments

I hear discussions of "hunger" vs "appetite" as if one were legitimate and the other bad. Actually both are good. Hunger means it's time to eat, appetite means you will really enjoy it. I think we are talking about something else. There a... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Discipline and the Karate Kid
Sunday, January 13, 2013      116 comments

I remember when I knew I needed to lose weight, had tried everything. I wanted to wake up one day when it would be easy. I thought that if I just heard the magic words to understand the secret, or had sufficient knowledge it would be easy. It... Read more
What is Indulgence?
Thursday, January 03, 2013      21 comments

Ever notice how those of us with weight issues always think of "indulgence" in terms of food? My intuitively normal sister doesn't. For her, indulgence is sleeping in, or having an hour to read a book. For some it's enough hot water to take a... Read more
Financial Planning vs Weight Loss
Friday, December 28, 2012      20 comments

Controlling your spending and the discipline to lose weight have a lot in common. They both require denying yourself something today in order to have something tomorrow. They are both about controlling and redefining gratification. But there ... Read more

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