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Uncovering a treasure
After thinking about it for a long time, I have started to de-clutter. Last week, I promised myself I would fill a bag with throw-a-ways. So there I was on trash night with a bag in hand. In the bottom of a desk drawer, I unearthed a small 3-... Read more
Adventures of an out of practice cook and a meal planning newbie
Living on my own has contributed to some verrrrrrrry bad habits. Fortunately, fast food and take out are not among them. I basically stopped cooking or preparing meals once there was no one else to prep for and eat the results. It's amazing h... Read more
Hiding in plain sight
Been giving some thought to body image, fat-shaming (mainly self-inflicted but also awareness of what society at large puts out there) and photographs (or lack thereof.) Quite a jam packed agenda, eh? I guess what brought this to a head is a ... Read more
"Oops, I did it again..."
... regained half the pounds I "lost" that is... again. The statistics on regain are high for a reason. It happens to most of us. It's happened to me before - multiple times. This time was going to be different. It really was. I gave mysel... Read more
A bit of this and that
It's been a while since I've blogged. Hey, let's face it - I'm not a regular blogger - ever! It's been a busy summer full of some wonderful family time. So I will just ramble on for a short bit...
Just returned home from three weeks wi... Read more
Looking at the "buts"
If you follow my tales, then you'll know I'm about to head west (but only about 3 hrs down the highway) to spend quality time with my almost 5 month old great niece. This will be my last stint, for a while at least, as great Nanny. This time I... Read more
Recently read: Dietland
Finished reading Dietland by Sarai Walker a couple of days ago and I'm still thinking about it. It begins as the story of a young, obese woman who has lived a life of various diets and enduring the ridicule of the world around her. She takes ... Read more
To plan or not to plan ?... is NOT the question!!
I am sitting here enjoying a beautiful summer morning in my sunroom. I hope you can close your eyes for just a minute and enjoy it with me! Ahhhhh...
Now, moving on to the question ( or not) of planning. Every now and then (ok - regularl... Read more
Back from another two week stint of out-of-town nanny duty for my great-niece. Love, love, love spending time with her and nurturing her at home so she doesn't have to go to daycare quite yet. Also love having the opportunity to help out my ni... Read more
Not tomorrow - today!
Do you struggle with an inner voice who encourages you to give in to poor eating habits? The one who insists we finish up all the treats before turning over that new leaf? That surely tomorrow would be a better day to start over? etc. etc. I ... Read more
Just spent two weeks as "nanny" for my now 3 month old great-niece. Her mother returned to her teaching position and her daddy works out-of-town the entire week throughout the road construction season. Fortunately, one of my DS and I are retir... Read more
So what is this "self love" stuff?
The term "self love" appears in articles and comments here on SP and elsewhere. I have to admit, I was never quite clear on exactly what it meant and its impact on our health. This morning I read a blog titled "Does loving yourself lead to w... Read more
Spring into winter and it's not even an April 1 joke!
Oh, the robins are bob, bob, bobbin
the leaves are leaf, leaf, leafin'
the flowers are bloom, bloom, bloomin'... ... Read more
Roller costers and pity parties
You may have noticed that my recent blogs don't really relate directly to a healthy eating and exercise lifestyle. That's because I seem to be drifting or perhaps, more accurately, going in and out with the tide. I know what is healthy for me ... Read more
My great niece
For those of you who read my last blog and wondered... here's my great-niece, Aubrey, born on 1/22. Isn't she just the sweetest ... Read more