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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
Response #1 to the "not on a diet/no weight loss talk" thread
Wednesday, January 03, 2018      8 comments

I did not mean to claim that eating sugar or anything is an addiction per se, though I see the point of people who do. I prefer to think of some foods as being especially seductive. Those were my major problem to overcome. Just saying I wanted t... Read more
investment stock in weight loss corporations
Wednesday, January 03, 2018      3 comments

Just for the heck of it, I researched how lucrative it is to invest in weight loss companies not only for their admin ,but also stock holders. The number one company is Medifast, which has actually lost money this year but has a five year averag... Read more
the research on choice
Friday, December 22, 2017      12 comments

One of the books I'm reading has a chapter on choice. The author reports that numerous studies show that people actually get more pleasure by choosing to do things they like less often than more. It intensified the pleasure because of the antici... Read more
planning for my breaks
Saturday, September 02, 2017      5 comments

I don't always plan ahead for breaks but I got inspired. I booked four days during my fall break at an Airbnb in the mountains about two hours away. I felt it was almost an omen. It was in a community I"ve thought of visiting but had forgo... Read more
Just lost a cooking staple
Thursday, July 13, 2017      12 comments

I can't believe I did this while making dinner. I had my trusty panini grill on a counter, as I always do. I was trying to get the last of some sauce off the bottom plate and just pushed a bit too much, sending it over the edge and onto the conc... Read more

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