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Secrets from the Eating Lab: Chapter 6
Monday, January 20, 2020      4 comments

Part Three: How to Reach Your Leanest Live-able Weight (no Will-Power Required) Chapter 6: Lessons From a Lean Pig The author tells a story about a man who raised a pig for a county fair. His pig did not have a self-feeder, but was fed... Read more
Secrets from the eating lab chapter 5
Sunday, January 05, 2020      5 comments

Chapter 5: Obesity is Not a Death Sentence The author starts this chapter with telling about a study that was done with people’s initials with the purpose of concluding that if your initials spelled out something negative, like Peter Oliver Ol... Read more
Secrets of the Eating Lab: Chapter 4
Monday, December 30, 2019      5 comments

Well, here is my notes from chapter 4. I must say that this book about some of the studies done has me thinking about my thought process and my struggles to when I attempt to follow a particular restrictive eating plan. One thing I can relate to... Read more
Update: What have I been doing?
Saturday, December 28, 2019      6 comments

Well, I am still reading the Secrets of the Eating Lab, it is a hard read though and is getting me thinking about my thought process and connecting it with my eating habits. I'll be posting chapter 4 soon. Soon, it'll get into the how to focus o... Read more
SOEL: Chapter 3: The Myth of Willpower
Monday, December 16, 2019      6 comments

Chapter 3: The Myth of Willpower This is a hard chapter for me to put into my words, mainly because it covers so many studies that were done concerning willpower. ~ Big snore~ Not really, it was all quite fascinating. I hope I do the chapter j... Read more
SOEL Chapter 2: Why Diets Don't Work...
Friday, December 13, 2019      3 comments

Chapter 2: Why Diets Don’t Work: Biology, Stress, and Forbidden Fruit Circumstances determine how people behave, that is following a set of unspoken rules. Example, in a classroom, students will raise their hand and wait to be called upon b... Read more
Grandson's School Christmas Concert
Friday, December 13, 2019      3 comments

It was a last minute decision to attend only because our daughter did not mention it to us. We had supper before we left, but man, oh, man, talk about temptation - it was a Christmas Bake-off theme and all the songs were about cookies, gingerbre... Read more
SFEL, Part 1 Why Diets Fail You chapter 1
Thursday, December 05, 2019      7 comments

Chapter 1 – Diets Don’t Work How does one define “work”? • For me, a diet works if I lose weight and keep it off • For a diet company CEO, a diet works if people lose any weight at all for any length of time. • For obesity researchers... Read more
Secrets From the Eating Lab, Traci Mann PH.D.
Thursday, December 05, 2019      3 comments

I just started reading this book: Secrets From the Eating Lab, by Traci Mann, Ph.D, who is a professor of psychology at the University of Minnesota and an expert in the psychology of eating, dieting, and self-control. This book is to explain "th... Read more
I think I did the 5% challenge backwards...
Saturday, November 30, 2019      6 comments

I had a weight gain instead of maintaining. This final weigh - in and looking at my starting weight - this is my wake-up call. I need to really focus and make better choices with what I am choosing to eat - read here: more vegetables, vegetables... Read more
Saturday, November 09, 2019      7 comments

5% challenge includes a declutter of the kitchen. Well, I have been slowly decluttering one room at a time. I did my bedroom last night and this morning when I woke up, I noticed that I slept better. Hmmmm, coincidence?... Read more
No Random Eating
Monday, November 04, 2019      5 comments

This part of the 5% challenge causes me to be aware of how many times during the day I am eating. No random eating means I need to plan to include snacks. Hope I get the hang of this --- and soon !!... Read more
a 21 day plant based eating challenge
Wednesday, October 30, 2019      3 comments

qf9T_qt1y9NVGkV8rQY#gs.ctijov I think this is the fifth year UC Davis Intergrative Medicine for this chal... Read more
My first hike-in camping trip - Success
Monday, September 30, 2019      8 comments

I survived my first hike-in camping trip. Saturday afternoon, the weather was perfect for hiking and camping: sunny, cool, and best of all no bugs. But Sunday night, the rain and wind started. I did not sleep well because the camp site was woode... Read more
I am going to do it --
Thursday, September 26, 2019      9 comments

About a month ago, a friend of mine said she would do a hike in camping trip with me. I was not sure how serious she was, but she has been contacting me to ask if I reserved a site yet. Well, last night I couldn't sleep so I logged onto the webs... Read more

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