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Grateful to a stingy host
Monday, November 16, 2015      7 comments

This afternoon the hub and I walked up the street to a neighbor's birthday party. The invitation said no presents, but chocolates were welcome, so we brought a big box of hazelnut chocolates. We arrived at 4:30 pm feeling a bit peckish, and lo... Read more
Eating my way through the holidays
Sunday, November 15, 2015      7 comments

Yesterday we had another work lunch out, and the healthiest thing I could order on the menu was a side salad and two mussels and deviled eggs appetizers. I shared the mussels and eggs, ignored the bread and fries which came with them, and savor... Read more
The right to be selfish
Saturday, November 14, 2015      5 comments

I spent half an hour yesterday giving a young female colleague a pep talk about marriage and life. She had an arranged marriage a year ago; she and her husband are living in separate cities until she is at a career point that she can move to hi... Read more
One more down
Friday, November 13, 2015      2 comments

Today a couple of us took a visitor at work to lunch at a very nearby restaurant. I chose what looked to be the healthiest menu item: grilled salmon with broccolini. It was a limited lunch menu and everything else had a deep-fried or otherwis... Read more
And we're off
Thursday, November 12, 2015      6 comments

So the holiday and work eating season has begun. This afternoon we had a work celebration. I had good protein (smoked salmon, lean beef), indulgent protein (deviled eggs), and raw veggies and fruit. I managed to stay away from the cake, other... Read more
Finally some progress
Wednesday, November 11, 2015      5 comments

I met with my glaucoma doctor today and we are finally making some progress. The first month she had me try prostaglandin analog drops which had no effect. A second month, a different eye drop - still no effect. This last month she had me try... Read more
I am a walking cliche
Tuesday, November 10, 2015      2 comments

Apparently I am the proverbial yoyo, having fallen into the classic trap of regaining weight that I have lost. If only I could lose as quickly as I gain! Yesterday I had my annual checkup and, as expected, I am heavier than I was afraid to fin... Read more
The bell tolls
Monday, November 09, 2015      3 comments

I'm feeling a bit melodramatic today. I have my annual checkup tomorrow, which means I'll have to step on the scale. I haven't stepped on the scale in over a month. I know, I should have. I have been afraid to. I'm pretty sure the snacking ... Read more
One day down, sort of
Sunday, November 08, 2015      4 comments

So I sort of both stuck to and failed at my resolution of no night-time snacking. I did well with my meals today, especially dinner. We had a work dinner with families, and I stuck to veggies and lean proteins. There were some tasty deep-frie... Read more
Walking the talk
Saturday, November 07, 2015      5 comments

Every morning I wake up with new resolve: I will stick to plan today. And every night when I go to bed, I have regrets: why did I eat those goldfish crackers? Why couldn't I stop popping dried pineapple bits down my gullet? So today, I ... Read more
I, gimp
Friday, November 06, 2015      3 comments

I've been limping the last two days. The kid, who likes to goof around, ended up hooking my toe from behind when I was walking. So my foot went forward and my pinkie toe stayed behind. It's still swollen and painful. I don't *think* it's bro... Read more
A new Achilles
Thursday, November 05, 2015      3 comments

So I have been pretty good at staying away from chocolates and candies lately. But I have discovered a new irresistible temptation: dried fruit. Specifically, dried pineapple. I have been popping those tidbits mindlessly every night, and tha... Read more
Anniversary thoughts
Wednesday, November 04, 2015      7 comments

A little more than a year ago, I had my annual checkup and a very rude awakening. I weighed heavier than I did when carrying either kid full term, my blood pressure was sky high, and my blood work revealed some developing problems. My do... Read more
I'm raising a monster
Tuesday, November 03, 2015      5 comments

Last night I took the kid shopping after dinner to pick her up some fall boots. We went to the supermarket afterward to grab some spices and the mini M&Ms that she and the hub like to sprinkle on their yogurt. And what do we see? Piles of bag... Read more
Preparing for battle
Monday, November 02, 2015      5 comments

Now that Hallowe'en is over, the holiday season has begun. Three months of eating: parties and get-togethers, at work and elsewhere, from November through January. So many holidays, so many excuses to eat. It's a dangerous time! So this... Read more

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