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I love lettuce -- so why is it so hard to get more salads.
Friday, December 09, 2011      2 comments

There it is -- to make a salad, I have to wash and cut, put into a bowl, add some toppings. So why so hard? I think I've got it figured out. I spend the weekend cooking something in bulk for my lunch. A huge pot of celery soup, s... Read more
I actually saved enough calories to overindulge last evening
Thursday, December 08, 2011      0 comments

Okay. Traditional French restaurant. Annual holiday meal with crochet friends. Lovely wine. Unusual desserts. My calories were okay (not great), but the carbs and fat, not good. I chose a potage Parisien for my appetizer. It was del... Read more
Once is randow; twice is encouraging; third time is a pattern
Wednesday, December 07, 2011      1 comments

Today marks the third time, I bought a candy bar to feed low blood sugar. Normally I gobble it down. A couple weeks ago, I was able to eat half, wait 5 minutes, then toss the rest. Last week was the second time I was able to do this. ... Read more
I came so close to saying, "Why bother?"
Sunday, December 04, 2011      2 comments

Yesterday I felt gluttonous. It was okay until the evening. I had just baked some parmesan crisps to take to work. One or two? Not bad. But I had 6 -- that's 360 calories. Then I spotted a candy bar under the bed. OMG, I ate that as well.... Read more
The Zen of Walking
Thursday, December 01, 2011      0 comments

If you're as old as I am, you remember when everything it seemed became "The Zen of ...". For example " Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ze
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I have a carb hangover this morning
Tuesday, November 29, 2011      0 comments

I control diabetes with a low carb diet. I've been fortunate that this has worked well for me. Last night I got caught at dinner time waiting for someone who was late because of heavy traffic. My blood sugar dropped suddenly and I w... Read more
Emotional mix always seems heightened at this time of year
Monday, November 28, 2011      0 comments

I wonder if it's the early darkness and the late light that makes this time of year seem so gloomy and emotional. I miss my children so much more than in the summer. I find it interesting to note that it makes me more ascetic in my eatin... Read more
Mmmm Turkey Broth
Saturday, November 26, 2011      1 comments

I confess. I do not like cooking Thanksgiving dinner. I'm getting old and being in the kitchen all day, and all the previous weekend is no longer appealing. Most of the foods I really like take a lot of prep. My daughters are in other places... Read more
I was able to toss half it out the window
Friday, November 25, 2011      1 comments

Don't go shopping when you're hungry. We all know it leads to impulse buys. My impulse buy was an oat bar with carmelized sugar and pecans. No calories listed, but I'd guess 500. Not a huge bar, but not small. The first half... Read more
Post T'Day Meal Assessment: Not bad at all
Thursday, November 24, 2011      0 comments

I stayed within calories. emoticon Somehow I did not meet protein needs for the day. THat must be the first... Read more
The forgotten foods -- they add up
Tuesday, November 22, 2011      1 comments

I was pretty happy yesterday that I stayed within my calorie range. Then I remembered: the extra stop for irresistible gelato. I was going to skip an afternoon snack for the gelato, but then I was hungry. That made me remember on Saturd... Read more
What's with Protein / Snack / Nutrition bars and me?
Sunday, November 20, 2011      0 comments

I was out today and starving, so I bought a delicious Nutrition bar. Pretty good tasting, chocolate, holiday peppermint. But I felt a bit quesy when I finished it. And I've got digestive problems this evening. I don't dine on these... Read more
Does anyone else find work fun and home stressful?
Saturday, November 19, 2011      2 comments

I get lots of positive feedback at work. My co-workers are fairly reasonable. I can have conversations with them that are interesting and sometimes inspiring. My home life is a pot of stress. There's lots of people who struggle taking ca... Read more
I wonder if I could create a Thanksgiving firewall
Friday, November 18, 2011      4 comments

Thanksgiving has me worried. The "healthy" Tday foods like squash or yams are high in calories. And if you put those marshmellows on them .... The delicious ones -- stuffing, desserts -- are disasters. Turkey broth won't fly at our t... Read more
Sad face --- I'm going to have to return my 20 pound loss trophy
Tuesday, November 15, 2011      1 comments

I had been skating just above the 20 pound loss for over a month. Finally went below the line last week. The victory didn't last long; I regained 1.5 pounds this week. ... Read more

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