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Blue is for Blueberry... but...
Monday, July 09, 2012      0 comments

Blueberries are good for you; everyone say so. Tasty too, or so they say. Here in New England people think they are really special. Remember "Blueberries for Sal"? a wonderful picture book. It makes them sound so good. Sorry folks, I... Read more
Red is for tomato
Sunday, July 08, 2012      1 comments

Finally! Our local produce stand is open for the season. Yesterday we got some fresh tomatoes. Yum. I made my favorite tomato and lettuce sandwich. Seeded rye, one slice spread with hummus, the other with guacamole; two thick slices of tom... Read more
Green is for Chard
Saturday, June 30, 2012      0 comments

Yesterday we went to a farmer's market in a nearby town. Our first time at this market. Small, but nice, with a variety of vendors - and live music! We ambled around (it was hot yesterday), looked at all the offerings and ended up buying ... Read more
Go for the... Orange?
Friday, June 29, 2012      0 comments

So I see that there is an SP poll: "Which color from the SprarkPeople logo is your favorite?" I look up at the logo and think, "Go for the Gold!" I clicked to take the poll and I was surprised to discover that "gold" was not an option. ... Read more
A Surprise Participant
Thursday, June 28, 2012      0 comments

We have just started a healthy weight loss group at the gym I go to. On Tuesday a "new" person met with us. I put the "new" in quotes because while she is new to the group, she is well known to all of us as she works at the gym. I've always co... Read more
How very odd...
Tuesday, June 26, 2012      2 comments

I'm way under on my calories for the day and I'm not the least bit hungry. It's hard to understand that as I have had a pretty active day. I've rechecked my log to see if anything is missing, but it's all there - Just not very much of it. Thr... Read more
Rainy Monday - the bad and the good
Monday, June 25, 2012      0 comments

It's a terrible day, weather wise, here in central CT. Got up with the best intentions of going to my class at the Y. Had breakfast and sat down with my coffee to watch the weather report. Good was really storming in the western pa... Read more
My Moms "recipe" for Cauliflower
Sunday, June 24, 2012      0 comments

Back in my teenage years (when I was the last child at home) my Dad worked out of town and was only home on the weekends. Since my Mom worked on Saturdays, Dad would do the weekly shopping. Mom and I would make a detailed list for him to work ... Read more
New windows are helping me lose weight
Saturday, June 23, 2012      2 comments

Last fall I did a major home improvement -- I had all the windows in the upper floor of my house replaced. At last windows in the bedrooms and study than can be easily opened and don't let in a lot of drafts and noise. And attic windows that ... Read more
Nothing planned for today so I'm doing - nothing!
Thursday, June 21, 2012      0 comments

It's hot and humid "out there" so I'm staying "in here" with the nicely conditioned air. I actually did do something early this morning. I sort of, half-way, ran a slightly damp mop around the kitchen floor, probably burning about 10 calories.... Read more
Another game, another restaurant
Wednesday, June 20, 2012      3 comments

Last night was our 12th trip to Mohegan Sun for Ct. Sun basketball. Choosing a restaurant is getting difficult. Sure there are plenty of places to eat, but we eliminate the most expensive, the ones that are always crowded with kids, and a couple... Read more
Tossing d'Artagnan
Monday, June 18, 2012      2 comments

While exploring SP Fitness tracking yesterday, I found one of the exercises (under Cardio/Other Activities) is Playing With Kids. Hum, I thought, no kids in this house. Or are there? The household consists of me (early 70s) and my daughter (ear... Read more
Weigh-in: with or without clothes, and other friendly "advice"
Sunday, June 17, 2012      1 comments

Tomorrow is weigh-in day. I don't have a scale at home. This is on purpose. It keeps me from becoming obsessive about weighing in. So I weigh myself at the Y. On Mondays after my swim exercise and I (usually) resist the temptation... Read more
Not the evening I'd planned
Saturday, June 16, 2012      0 comments

Last night was a game night (CT Sun/NY Liberty), so it was also a meal out for us. I had thought my daughter and I (she's also trying to lose weight) would split a meal at Geno's Cafe, but she had other ideas. She didn't want to eat at Geno's ... Read more
Stop trying NOT to do it and start trying TO DO it.
Friday, June 15, 2012      0 comments

One of my daughters was always using the “It’s too hard, I can’t do it” whine. Sometimes she would say it before even starting a task, but more often it came after a half-hearted attempt. We would say to her, “Stop trying NOT to do it and star... Read more

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