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No eating after 4 PM - Is it feasible?
Friday, February 25, 2011      7 comments

For the past few days I've been trying out a new eating schedule so that I don't eat after 4 PM. Previously I was trying to limit my calories to 1500 daily, but was finding that mid-mornings and mid-afternoons I was getting sluggish and shaky. ... Read more
Shop Till You Eat
Thursday, November 18, 2010      3 comments

I recently went to the mall with my mom and my two kids. Have I ever mentioned that I hate to shop? (Almost unnatural for a woman, I know.) What’s there not to like about crowded parking lots, congested walkways, long lines, fussy kids, and l... Read more
Visiting Temptations
Tuesday, November 16, 2010      3 comments

My mom has been in town the past couple of weeks. She lives over 2000 miles away, so it’s a real treat for us all. The kids love having Nana around, especially because she’s apt to hand out gum rather liberally. I enjoy walking into the kitch... Read more
Garbage Day
Monday, November 15, 2010      1 comments

Garbage Day at our house comes every Monday. It’s not always easy to gather up all the trash late on a Sunday night. Sometimes we forget, and other times we just don’t feel like it. But one way or another, we manage to get it out there for th... Read more
Hiding the Exercise
Tuesday, November 09, 2010      1 comments

The gym isn’t exactly the favorite place to go when you’re overweight and out of shape. More likely you want to work out alone in a very dark room. While that’s not a bad idea, a little courage might be in order too. Going to a gym has ma... Read more
Hiding the Food
Monday, November 08, 2010      2 comments

Anybody who has small kids is probably just about immune to all embarrassing moments that come. For a child, nothing is taboo. They talk very openly—and loudly!—about the more private things in life, like using the toilet. They leave snotty m... Read more
Thursday, November 04, 2010      4 comments

I tend to look for bargains, to find the best price possible—sometimes at the expense of quality. But my husband Jay looks at it from another perspective. He uses something he calls “utils” to decide whether something is worth buying or not. ... Read more
McRibs and McMarketing
Wednesday, November 03, 2010      2 comments

Pumpkin spice latte. Peppermint ice cream. Hickory Farms sausage. The McRib. Eggnog. What do these have in common? They are foods that are enticing for one big reason: they are only available at certain times of the year. Simply put, ... Read more
Candy Candy Candy
Tuesday, November 02, 2010      3 comments

Your kid comes home from trick-or-treating with a bucketful of candy. As a health-conscious parent, you let them have a couple pieces, and hide the rest until tomorrow. Then you carefully ration it out. There’s only one problem: you have a co... Read more
My Week, My Knight
Monday, November 01, 2010      1 comments

I have been working at a daily plan of eating no more than 1500 calories, but isn’t it interesting how so very many opportunities arise that attempt to thwart my efforts? Last week is a perfect example. Monday went just fine, but by Wedn... Read more
The Final Month
Thursday, October 28, 2010      2 comments

This coming Monday will be the beginning of my final month of blog writing. My goal was to write for a year and to get healthy doing so. It has been a rewarding year for me, and I feel blessed to have so many friends supporting me. Last y... Read more
Not Too Serious
Wednesday, October 27, 2010      1 comments

Part of being healthy is being emotionally healthy. When I am busy, life can seem all-serious. There is a constant list of tasks to do, and I have a hard time getting everything done if I am too casual. So I focus, block out distractions, tou... Read more
Being Cold
Tuesday, October 26, 2010      2 comments

It rained last weekend here in Sacramento. It was rather a pleasant change to wake up to dark clouds and rain beating against the windows. We turned on the heater for the first time in over half a year, and it smelled like Christmas. If... Read more
Honeymoon Girl
Monday, October 25, 2010      0 comments

Recently I made a photo book of my honeymoon. It’s been four and a half years, and it’s amazing how much I’ve forgotten in that short time. I have a series of highlights that I think about, but studying the pictures brought back many small det... Read more
Special Treats
Thursday, October 21, 2010      1 comments

Naptime. It is one of my favorite times of the day. The kids are sleeping, I am able to focus on my list of to-dos, and everything is peaceful. The first few minutes of naptime, I feel a sense of relief that I made it through another busy mor... Read more

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