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food freedom- can't be covered in one blog
Friday, September 11, 2020      5 comments

Being able to be relaxed and at peace in my eating has been a central idea for decades. It's a complicated issue to me as I age because I see that there are a fair number of people who have been relaxed in their eating- never really questioning ... Read more
reasons and reasoning
Thursday, July 09, 2020      8 comments

I wrote a long response to someone on a team I lead and realized I was sermonizing so I'm moving it here. I promise it did relate to an expressed problem, though come to think of it, I'm not sure my opinion about what to do about it was asked fo... Read more
a COVID19 death near the family, et al
Friday, March 20, 2020      7 comments

As of last night, there had been only 19 deaths in CA, but one of them has affected my extended family by marriage. My sister's niece-in-law had married late and married a man older than she is. She went through all kinds of fertility treatments... Read more
"Honeymoon" with new macronutrient ratios
Tuesday, January 14, 2020      8 comments

Before I had my turnaround ten years ago. the most satisfying meals I learned to have from my failed diets were from plans that were approximately 40/30/30 carb/protein/fat. However, I supplemented those meals with sweets binges and sometimes sa... Read more
Entering the new 2020's
Monday, January 06, 2020      13 comments

I am feeling the most optimistic I have in a long time, though I have felt this way before only to have it melt away, unlike any fat from my stores. Boy, I hope I"m not wrong. But as I get older, the stakes are higher, since my body has less tim... Read more
on Paul McCartney and serendipity
Monday, June 24, 2019      15 comments

This has nothing to do with eating. I splurged on a ticket to see Paul McCartney. It was outrageously expensive- for me, at least-, esp. since I bought it the day of the concert, but I rarely went to concerts when I was young. Too poor. ... Read more
not going commando on my food, et al
Wednesday, May 29, 2019      3 comments

Was gone for the weekend out of state which involved 930 miles round trip. Some beautiful scenery but traffic I should have guessed at on the way back, plus some upsetting news on the way, led to my forgetting to top off the tank before returnin... Read more
A death even closer, kind of
Sunday, October 14, 2018      16 comments

I got a call at around 2 a.m. on my landline Thursday morning. It sometimes rings like that in the middle of the night, but nothing comes of it. This time, it was the coroner in a city near where my brother lives-now lived. She let me know that ... Read more
A death rather close
Sunday, June 24, 2018      14 comments

I was reminded yesterday that so many of my small transgressions of eating, which can occupy so much of my attention, are small potatoes in comparison to the reason I was up so late last night. I "attended" the class by webcast version yesterday... Read more
Friday, March 30, 2018      4 comments

Had lunch with friend, leftovers from her ST. Pat's party. Delicious! Much richer than usual, but did not feel very full and even had an early dinner out. A Denny's breakfast--love pancakes-combo, but a surprisingly modest one. No syrup- I save ... Read more
shocking news about brother
Wednesday, March 28, 2018      12 comments

I got a call from my sister today. My brother, who lives on his own in a mobile home and had mild mental health problems that showed up in his mid-twenties and escalate only slightly as he lived for the last 24 years of my parents' lives with th... Read more
Spring 3 DEXA
Wednesday, March 28, 2018      7 comments

A lot of people know that unlike the majority of people here (understandably), I don't like bringing a lot of focus to weight loss results or measurements, etc. because I think the eating changes I've made are so worth it without any weight loss... Read more
protecting the identity and decluttering: unrelated
Sunday, February 25, 2018      4 comments

It has been a little weird-feeling to me to discover that I still felt I had to "hide" some of my eating. I have been reducing the role of flour foods in my diet the past year or so, and sugar plays a very small role compared to the past [under... Read more
injury report, Olympics opening, the Midway, et al
Saturday, February 10, 2018      1 comments

I'm trying to post my voluminous comments as blogs more often. This is following reporting that I have a small fracture in a metatarsal. Less than pain and trouble than I expected, though I may get tired of not being able to walk much. Wel... Read more
upcoming Gillian Riley "Eating Less" course in April
Friday, February 02, 2018      5 comments

I found on rereading Riley's book Eatjng Less that I had used a lot of her strategies in my own process. She teaches strategies to help free yourself from "dieting" while still being able to make changes to unhelpful eating. I'm on her mailing l... Read more

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