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Home again
Tuesday, May 23, 2017      10 comments

We arrived home early yesterday morning on a sleepless redeye flight, and spent the day resting and napping. It was a demanding ten days babysitting our two grandkids. We were tired by the end, but glad to have done it. Our son and hi... Read more
Monday, May 15, 2017      9 comments

My husband and I are in California babysitting our two grandkids, age 8 and 5, while their parents are taking a 10-day trip to celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary. It's always a struggle for me to eat less when I am here. First ... Read more
Some chuckles about stress eating
Wednesday, May 10, 2017      11 comments

Stress eating: we have all been guilty of it some time. I certainly have. Here are some cartoons about stress eating that can help us laugh at ourselves. ... Read more
Walking benefits the brain
Monday, May 08, 2017      10 comments

I am happy to see that science finds even more benefits from walking: April 24, 2017 "You probably know that walking does your body good, but it's not just your heart and muscles that benefit. Researchers at New Mexico Highlands Unive... Read more
Behaviors determine success
Tuesday, May 02, 2017      17 comments

It feels really good at the end of the day when I can say to myself: "I did everything I needed to do today to meet my goal. I walked for an hour and I stayed within my calorie limits." And it feels extra good the next morning because I know ... Read more
Taking charge of more areas of my life
Friday, April 28, 2017      15 comments

These days I have taken charge of my eating and exercising behaviors, and the results are rewarding: my energy level is up and the scale is moving down. There are some other areas in my life that have called to me, and I find myself taking... Read more
Avocado Toast - A favorite breakfast
Wednesday, April 26, 2017      10 comments

Just about a year ago, while visiting my son's family in California, I saw my daughter-in-law eat an interesting breakfast. She sliced up an avocado and put it on whole wheat toast. Then she squeezed the juice from a half of a lemon onto t... Read more
A Maintenance Frame of Mind
Tuesday, April 18, 2017      33 comments

Something has changed -- for the better. I am no longer in a fight between would I WANT to do and what I SHOULD do. It is no longer the scale against me, or the tempting food against me. In times past, when I would have indulge... Read more
Greek Cucumber Salad
Monday, April 10, 2017      11 comments

I love Greek tzitziki sauce, so when I saw this recipe online for a Greek cucumber salad, I knew I would love it too. GREEK CUCUMBER SALAD 1 cup Greek nonfat plain yogurt - place in a mixing bowl ADD the following to the yogurt an... Read more
Delicious Turmeric Lemonade
Thursday, April 06, 2017      8 comments

This morning my DH and I had breakfast at a new place that offers lots of interesting and healthful choices for breakfast and lunch. I saw turmeric lemonade on the menu and ordered it - having just recently heard about the health benefits of t... Read more
When can I stop tracking my food?
Sunday, April 02, 2017      10 comments

I always knew the tracker was a great tool. And I used it for the entire time I was losing weight. It was only afterward that I stopped tracking. This is what I told myself: I have been tracking so regularly that I now know the cal... Read more
Tracking: the best tool
Thursday, March 30, 2017      34 comments

Tracking is the best tool there is for getting back to where I should be. Recording every bite that goes into my mouth eliminates all possible forms of self-deception. I can't forget what I ate earlier. I can't underestimate the number ... Read more
Here is my truth
Monday, March 20, 2017      14 comments

Here is my truth: I need to make a conscious effort to keep up my new eating habits, otherwise the old habits come back, and the old habits lead to weight gain. So it is up to me as to WHEN I make that effort. Will it be AFTER I h... Read more
Busy, Full Days
Tuesday, October 11, 2016      11 comments

Life has been full and busy these days, and I love it. I signed up for a memoir-writing seminar, and have spent a considerable amount of time writing down events from my childhood. It was an excellent exercise, and it cleared away some u... Read more
Out of Irons
Friday, August 26, 2016      14 comments

I have wind in my sails again. Thank goodness. This was a summer that I mostly spent 'in irons' as they say. I made no progress with my weight loss - and just hung around the same high number on the scale --stalled. Now, though, the win... Read more

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