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Patience is Thin: Body is Not
Tuesday, January 03, 2012      0 comments

Well, the day isn’t done yet, so I have still to exercise and meditate in the bathtub. I’ve been mindful of the “two ears one mouth” phenomena and have done a pretty g... Read more
High Hopes and Airports Don’t Mix
Monday, January 02, 2012      1 comments

High Hopes and Airports Don’t Mix It appears food, exercise, patience and soul-enriching resolutions mean squat on a travel day. Getting from Hua Hin, Thailand back home to Hong Kong involved three hours in a car, lunch at Burger Kin... Read more
Weight Watchers Took Away Three of My Points!
Monday, December 05, 2011      2 comments

Boo hoo! I've gone from 29 points to 26 points with the new Points Plus 2012 system. I know there's a greater good at work here, and they always need to be amping it up to keep the momentum, but that hurts: especially in the Christmas season! ... Read more
Taking Some Time for Myself
Thursday, December 01, 2011      0 comments

I canceled an evening engagement with a friend, am letting my husband entertain the kids after dinner, and I've stumbled up to the friendly confines of my bedroom to just be. I'm not sick or unwell; I've just had enough for today. I'm done. ... Read more
One Month In: Diet is Wearing Thin
Tuesday, November 29, 2011      2 comments

I know, I know. It's inevitable. It's not glamorous and sexy anymore. Christmas is around the corner. There are treats everywhere. I'm not shrinking fast enough. Everyone else is indulging so why shouldn't I? Being committed to journa... Read more
Fatty Fatty Two-by-Four
Sunday, November 27, 2011      1 comments

Do you remember that old ditty? Fatty fatty two-by-four Can't get through the kitchen door I can't remember how the rest of it goes, but it sure is mean! Today I've been mean to myself: I've been both impatient and unforgiving. Par... Read more
A Week in China = Diet Challenge
Saturday, November 26, 2011      9 comments

I live in Hong Kong, but last week took a trip to Xi'an, China with my students. In addition to being on call 24 hours a day with 23 rowdy (but fun!) students, eating well was a serious challenge. The first challenge was the daily breakf... Read more
Slow Downward Slide
Thursday, November 17, 2011      1 comments

It's like my weight loss is on the bunny hill. There are no sharp downhill slopes, just gradual slides that I can clumsily snow plow down. The blessing/curse is that I put on weight slowly and I also lose it slowly. But lose it I am! ... Read more
Making Work Play
Wednesday, November 16, 2011      0 comments

My daughter, Charlotte, is sitting at our dining room table writing Chinese characters for fun. Voluntarily. I just told her to go play, (non-tiger mom that I am), and she said, "But Mama, this IS play for me." This girl is going to go far in li... Read more
The Way I Weigh...
Tuesday, November 15, 2011      4 comments

I know some people get obsessed with the scale and it's unhealthy for them to get on it every day. Then there are those of us who are obsessed with NOT getting on the scale and the weight creeps up year after year. Denial sets in and fossilize... Read more
Ice Cream Sundaes for Lunch and Popcorn for Dinner = Girl Party!
Monday, November 14, 2011      3 comments

That's how I roll with my daughters (only sometimes)! Daddy is away for the week and we watched movies in bed, decided we wanted to have ice cream sundaes for lunch (after a healthy breakfast. And then we thought we'd get really crazy and have... Read more
Monday, November 14, 2011      3 comments

I am feeling stressed about loads of things that are just "small potatoes" in the scheme of life, but that are really nailing me right now: I have a yearly observation by my bo... Read more
My Secret Weapon
Saturday, November 12, 2011      6 comments

I won't keep you in suspense: it's my deep fryer. Only kidding! It's that little device I keep clipped to my panties: my pedometer! I clip that baby on the minute I hop out of bed each morning and I check it throughout the day. Any chance... Read more
Cake, Ice Cream and Pizza for Supper
Monday, November 07, 2011      6 comments

it was my daughter's eighth birthday today and - surprise, surprise - she wanted pizza and strawberry (Betty Crocker) cake for her birthday meal. Who am I to deprive her of that just because "mommy is on a diet?" For one of the few times... Read more
If Life Gives You Lemons, Make Melons
Saturday, November 05, 2011      1 comments

Ha! If you can take something sour and turn it into something sweet, life is always going to be good. My Friday night date night with my dh didn't materialize last night due to his work commitments and a headache that made me inflexible abou... Read more

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