What am I doing for me? my body? my mind?
What am I doing for my body?
Every day I try to.....
--get a good night's sleep
--walk 3 or more miles (5 times a week)
--take my medication and vitamins
--drink lots of water.
--eat smaller portions of healthful foods
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Some Thoughts on Guns and School Shootings
There is not one person who is FOR school shootings.
Everybody is horrified by them and would like to see them end.
The major difference between most folks is on HOW to prevent them.
For those of us who live and work in safe env... Read more
Some New Breakfast Ideas
I need breakfast to contain a protein or a fat, or both, to keep me feeling well throughout the morning.
The egg dishes I prefer are scrambled or in a vegetable omelet or frittata.
I like deviled eggs, substituting yogurt and/or cott... Read more
My Spark Friends
My husband and I went out to breakfast this morning. It's my birthday.
I was telling him about my Face Book friends - all of whom are people I know from real life, either as colleagues, neighbors, or just plain friends. Many of them sent ... Read more
So where is this sweet tooth coming from?
All my life I have preferred salty potato chips and french fries to sweets and chocolate.
I am a salt-aholic, not a choc-aholic. I would much rather have a large order of french fries, served with vinegar and salt than a piece of cake or ice ... Read more
Our trip to Madrid was fabulous. It is an historical, yet modern, city with world-class museums and architecture. The Christmas lights sparkled all over the city, the people were friendly and welcoming, and the food was excellent.
Let me s... Read more
A Magical Anniversary Celebration
This year of our 50th wedding anniversary, we are having an extra special family Christmas together. Both my sons and their families will be with us for the day.
(This is a first, since they live on opposite coasts of this country.)
Th... Read more
Holding Pattern for the Holidays
I have been writing down everything that I put in my mouth these days.
The notes are kept in a tiny notebook in my purse.
(I felt it was less of a problem to record with paper and pencil -- especially when I was in company. Writing it on ... Read more
Just Write it Down
The most effective strategy for me to be in control of my eating is:
WRITE DOWN EVERYTHING THAT GOES INTO MY MOUTH.
AND TRACK IT ON THE NUTRITION TRACKER.
I don't have to decide to stay within the calorie range. I don't have to be... Read more
Aromas are important!
I'm happy to not be cooking today, but I miss the delicious aromas in my house -- especially since we have guests arriving in a couple of hours. So I have put a hot apple cider beverage on my stove, containing cloves and cinnamon. I have also ... Read more
Thanksgiving This Year
This is the first Thanksgiving in a very long while, when my husband and I will not be sitting at a table loaded with delicious turkey and dressing and other goodies -- either at my house or at a family member's house.
Our two sons and thei... Read more
Yummy Butternut Squash
The link below will give you the recipe for this dish - along with a video on how to prepare it.
Surprisingly, it is quite easy. The hardest p... Read more
Pancakes are a food that I usually avoid - because of too many carbs.
In fact, i never make them - and hardly ever order them when eating breakfast out.
French toast is my preference.
This morning, though, I tried a recipe from the Ne... Read more
Planning that allows for choices.
My idea of planning food is to have options from which to choose.
Here are the possible breakfasts you can have: e.g. apple slices with peanut butter, avocado toast, veggie omelet, etc.
Here are some proteins for dinners or lunches: chic... Read more
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Shadow Self Portraits
Now that the sun is out, I have taken a couple of self portraits that are shadows of me photographing New England in the fall: rock walls, trees, and colorful leaves.
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