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A Vegetarian Dinner
Friday, August 12, 2011      3 comments

In my quest to become a "lessmeatarian" I made a vegetarian salad for dinner tonight. It's a regular greed salad with regular salad things but I added lentils, whole wheat orzo, some cooked oat groats, and the world did not shake, my family did... Read more
No Knead Bread--Take One
Thursday, August 11, 2011      4 comments

I made the popular no-knead bread as popularized by Jim Lahey and tweaked a bit by Mark Bittner in his book "Food Matters". I used: 100% whole wheat flour (King Arthur) a small amount of corn meal water yeast 4 primary ingredie... Read more
Adios, Low-Carb--we are having a trial separation!
Friday, August 05, 2011      11 comments

Spelt is mild, but crunchy and makes a great breakfast cereal. I mixed it with the left-over oat groats. These whole grains seem to metabolize very slowly so that I don't have blood sugar spikes and they also leave one feeling pleasantly fill... Read more
The scope of my ambition....
Thursday, August 04, 2011      10 comments

The scope of my ambitions is typically grand--even grandiose. I will set myself a goal such as "lose 100 pounds in the next 12 months" or "walk 20 miles a day by next week". I'm trying something new. My new goal: Lose 5 pou... Read more
Superfoods?!
Sunday, July 31, 2011      6 comments

I have been reading up on superfoods and wanted to make a list of ones to watch for: Not yet tried: quinoa kale chia seeds Eat more of: apples cranberries oranges broccoli spinach tomato salmon trout lentils ... Read more
10% goal
Friday, July 29, 2011      6 comments

I want to lost 10% of my weight before my grandson is born. It may not be sporting to race with a foetus, but it seems like excellent motivation to me. My 10% goal is much more manageable than a larger, more awe-inspiring goal. Additional... Read more
My Mother: 99% Amazing!
Monday, July 25, 2011      6 comments

My mother died 3 years ago on July 29 and I think I have a big case of anniversary-itis. I really miss her although we had a tormented relationship off and on because she had grown up with an eating disorder of some sort. But first: let m... Read more
And so another day draws near a close
Thursday, July 21, 2011      4 comments

I am old now--and I hope I have changed. I am trying to aim at a balanced diet. In the past I was always striving for either 200 or 300 calories a day. Then I would crash and burn. I have never tried moderation before in my life. Wh... Read more
Some food thoughts
Wednesday, July 20, 2011      5 comments

221.4 I'm trying to eat better food and less sodium. Omega-3 Fats: fish broccoli, spinach, cauliflower walnuts flaxseed Vitamin E tree nuts Canola Oil Wheat germ Antioxidents: berries cherries bell peppers cit... Read more
Moving on
Tuesday, July 19, 2011      1 comments

I am going to be much more serious. What happened to me in Scotland? I walked a lot; I tried to eat in a healthy way. There were many hills and stair cases (not too many lifts in most hotels or b & b's). I could have done the following... Read more
new
Thursday, July 14, 2011      3 comments

July 27: 216.0 July 26: 220.0 July 25: 219.0 July 24: 221.0 July 23: 219.5 July 22: 222.0 July 19: 223.5 July 17: 224.0 July 16: AM 225.4 July 15, AM: 8AM: 229.0 2PM: 229.0 July 14, PM: 233.5 Heart failure... Read more
Off to Scotland today!
Wednesday, June 29, 2011      6 comments

I've still got a lot to do. But I must remember to keep as active as possible and particularly pay attention to keeping active in airports and on the aeroplane. I'm excited and a bit apprehensive. I'll be fine once we get there and I've... Read more
Saturday
Saturday, June 25, 2011      2 comments

I'm feeling a bit wring out today--I think that my streak of going to the gym and working out has been great but has added to the fatigue and the sense of too much to do. I'm going to Scotland on Wednesday, and am starting to feel overwhelmed b... Read more
Thursday's almost over
Thursday, June 23, 2011      1 comments

Ok day---spent a lot of time tidying up, which is really good for me. My impulse to hoard is almost as bad as the impulse to eat. If the house is slim and sleek it will be a good role model for me. Personification is always appealing... Read more
A Decent Day
Wednesday, June 22, 2011      4 comments

Spent a solid 90 minutes working out today! Ate well. Drank water. Blood sugar is good. Preparing for Scotland nice week! ... Read more

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