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Dinner Party redux
Sunday, April 21, 2013      3 comments

So last night I had dear friends over for a raclette party. Raclette is done on a grill and involves melted cheese and too many other goodies. I planned earlier in the day exactly what my portions would be, etc. So, two things came up... Read more
Best NSV ever!
Friday, April 19, 2013      4 comments

Well, I had the best NSV ever yesterday! No, I haven't lost a lot of weight yet, but I HAVE been improving my health over the past several years. This is how I started in 2008: 1. Fibromyalgia diagnosis 2. some sort of rheumatoid ar... Read more
A Couple of Days Later
Thursday, April 18, 2013      4 comments

I seem to be untangling some of the night snacking issues: 1. I AM hungry at night - we eat earlyish and I tend to need something small later in the evening. 2. I do better when I get what I want - something that generally has fat and ... Read more
Trauma eating
Tuesday, April 16, 2013      2 comments

Well, I'd committed to writing a blog entry today and was going to discuss my difficulties with night eating. Again. Since I've last written, I wrote to spark coach and got a good answer. There are things I am doing/will do that were sugg... Read more
Social gatherings
Saturday, April 13, 2013      1 comments

Okay, so I had the first food-focused social gathering last night. Several strikes against me: I haven't been able to have a drink in quite a while (months) due to my injury, and my friend offered Manhattans, which I really enjoy on occasion. ... Read more
Quick and easy meals
Thursday, April 11, 2013      0 comments

So today's Sparkcoach video wasn't useful for me - but that's a GOOD thing. Beth, the nutrition coach talked about how we don't use our kitchens and how we don't cook and gave steps to fix meals. Today the "community" task was to blog about qu... Read more
hrrrmmmmmm
Tuesday, April 09, 2013      4 comments

Okay, so sparkcoach is holding me accountable. I'm tracking even when I'm way off. Today was way off. I went back to emotional eating. I don't want dinner. I'm going to have DH come up with something for himself. I've had enough calo... Read more
Day 2 of intermittent fasting
Thursday, March 07, 2013      4 comments

Well, this is the second day of the intermittent fasting. Again, I've really liked it so far. I like just focusing on work, brain, moving during the day and not focusing on food at. all. The good breakfast keeps me going until close to lunch,... Read more
After the fast
Tuesday, March 05, 2013      3 comments

Actually, I felt great all day. I think it's good for me, psychologically, to realize that I'm not going to collapse if I don't eat the way I usually do. I had plenty of energy all day and only really felt deprived around lunchtime and at arou... Read more
Back in the saddle again
Monday, March 04, 2013      4 comments

... no not bike saddle, unfortunately, but back to try to Spark myself. I had a great vacation in early January and lost weight and felt great and then I came back and sustained a rather major leg injury that sidelined me for weeks. I'm fi... Read more
The BEST snack!
Friday, January 27, 2012      6 comments

Well, this has been a good week for finding new things. I usually like a somewhat sweet snack around 4, but only something with nutrients - this keeps me from wanting dessert after dinner - I'm trying to cut sugar out entirely. This was good a... Read more
Mushroom Bolognese - vegan
Tuesday, January 24, 2012      5 comments

I made this last week and it was delicious. My husband was skeptical - he loves the real thing, but he felt the texture and flavor was rich enough: Warning - this is a slow cooking sauce - perfect for a day you can just leave it going on l... Read more
Borsch - the real kind (as a bonus, it's vegan!)
Sunday, January 22, 2012      3 comments

I lived in Soviet Russia, in the city of Krasnodar in the fall of 1987. Each area, or maybe each family, has their own style of borsch (there's no "t" sound in the Russian word, so I leave it out), and it's nothing like the florescent purple/pi... Read more
Some recipes I've enjoyed lately
Saturday, January 21, 2012      6 comments

I'm on a no dairy, no gluten kick, and I'm also trying to follow a combination of the Eat to Live plan and the Mark Hyman Ultrametabolism plan. I eat these smoothies for breakfast every day, although I vary the fruits, and I had the pancakes fo... Read more
Transitions
Sunday, January 30, 2011      7 comments

Well, I didn't realize I hadn't been here since Wednesday, but I'm not surprised. I was given some test results and found out I am allergic to gluten, dairy and eggs. It's quite a transition for someone who's favorite comfort food was a fried ... Read more

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