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Trying to figure out how to restart my mojo
Friday, October 18, 2019      8 comments

My weight has crept up, 15 pounds of the 25 lbs. weight I had lost. I feel discouraged, thought that cutting way back on snacks would see a weight loss, but no. I also analyzed my eating patterns and cut out eating while cooking and eating a lit... Read more
Meow?
Friday, October 04, 2019      12 comments

I drew this the other day during one of my work breaks. I really enjoyed doing it. I had raw veggies and a little hummus for my snack this morn... Read more
Discouraged, encouraged. Mostly the same word?
Thursday, October 03, 2019      4 comments

Courage. The root of both words. And that's what it takes. Courage to face yourself down and resolve your bad eating habits. Courage to say, "I can do this!" Even when that little voice in the back of your skull is crossing its arms, tapping its... Read more
2nd day realization-a quick note
Wednesday, September 25, 2019      10 comments

I found myself slipping back into old snacking patterns last night before I shut down the kitchen and gave Mia a little more cat food. Grabbing a handful of cashews, then another...I checked myself and was really not all that hungry. I was eatin... Read more
Full disclosure
Tuesday, September 24, 2019      7 comments

I was really on a roll the other day in dealing with my job pressures and life in general. Then the pendulum swung its ugly head around and I got walloped with a couple of nights waking up at 2 in the morning grinding my teeth, and feeling weepy... Read more
How'ma doin'?
Thursday, September 19, 2019      8 comments

It seems l haven't blogged in a while. I haven't been logging in everything I eat, but instead have been following a template of sorts. A pattern of allowed eating. Analyzing my food logs, I saw a pattern of way too much snacking. On high c... Read more
Playing hooky
Wednesday, September 11, 2019      8 comments

Is that an old timer's expression? Ah...well. I am attending a meeting through Zoom as I work from home about the results of the study on our Corporate Culture. Or, "Are you f__ing kidding me?" as my husband said. It was difficult going bac... Read more
I'm in heaven...I'm in heaven...
Wednesday, August 28, 2019      12 comments

No, I'm just on vacation for a week. We always do staycations, my husband and I, because we work full time still in our mid-sixties, and feel like we don't get much time at home. When I lived with my parents, still, in my mid-thirties, neve... Read more
A better evening
Tuesday, August 20, 2019      10 comments

Back to my usual kitchen hopping self this evening, chopping veggies and fruit. Got my energy and good mood back. I am so grateful to be well and healthy and able to do the things I enjoy doing. Felt ravenous and draggy today due to stress... Read more
Nature's Bakery Fig Bars..and a tough evening
Tuesday, August 20, 2019      8 comments

I'm still feeling a residual emotional effect from adjusting my relationship to my snarky coworkers. I'm old school and thrive on mutual respect. Apparently not an issue for some of my younger coworkers. Feeling somewhat vulnerable, still. ... Read more
Buying a cart full of fruit and vegetables at Aldi
Saturday, August 10, 2019      10 comments

That’s how I spent my morning. Instead of packing away chicken breasts and hamburger patties to the freezer, I am now making room in the fridge for a cauliflower head, broccoli, greens, some baby bok choy, carrots, radishes, and assorted colored... Read more
The Big Duck Building in Flanders, Long Island, NY...and sugar
Friday, August 09, 2019      7 comments

"built in 1931 by duck farmer Martin Maurer in nearby Riverhead, and used as a shop to sell ducks and duck eggs. It was added to the National Regist... Read more
Attending the Birthday Bash
Wednesday, August 07, 2019      9 comments

We have a monthly Birthday Bash at work, where we celebrate all birthdays for that month. My husband refers to these activities as "Romper Room." Jealous. I was an August baby, so I attended. I haven't been to the last couple of Bashes, because ... Read more
What I ate as a kid, from MILTONS_MAMA's blog
Friday, August 02, 2019      11 comments

Top 10 time! List your favorite foods and drinks that your parents made. Go into as much detail about each one as you can. I read this on MILTONS_MAMA's blog, and noticed that her mom liked to bake. Nice! My mother was fond instead o... Read more
And my obsession with vegetables continues...but that'a good thing
Wednesday, July 31, 2019      6 comments

Dinner last night, lunch today. Vegetable curry w/cauliflower, sweet potatoes, zucchini, mushrooms, and chick peas. With quinoa. ... Read more

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