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Winter squash/fennel/apple soup
Friday, October 25, 2019      4 comments

Sometimes I look or think about the food that used to tempt me and now go “ eww, that looks or sounds so unhealthy.” Last night I was making winter squash/fennel/apple soup and chattin on the phone w my ex husband. (We are friends). He said add ... Read more
Oh Well
Tuesday, October 22, 2019      1 comments

I posted this on a message board for a team I'm on. I felt like sharing with the whole community: Oh Well. I used to say that (and still do on occasion) to my children when they were little. It means that sucks. But get over ... Read more
Get Back On Track
Monday, October 21, 2019      2 comments

Copied and pasted from one of the Beck Diet Solutions books to me it makes sense when we do unplanned eating ... go off our diet ... get off track ... over eat ... how ever you word it. when we beat ourselves up for doing that ... we need ... Read more
Potato soup and Silly Movie Night.
Sunday, October 06, 2019      2 comments

Occasionally my neighbors and I have "silly movie night" where we get together and watch some movie that's silly. Examples are Monty Python, Mel Brooks, The Big Lebowski ... lately it's been Jim Jarmusch movies. Silly movie night also invo... Read more
Reminders on the iPhone and Dieting
Friday, October 04, 2019      3 comments

One of the things I appreciate with my iPhone is that I can set reminders. It's been such a life saver. I have it set regarding bills that are automatically withdrawn so I can make sure I have money in it. Remind me of upcoming events, meetings ... Read more
Beck Diet Solution: Re-Read and Re-Boot.
Sunday, September 29, 2019      5 comments

I am eating healthy foods. but I'm snacking again absently. I track after. It makes me cranky. I am staying within caloric guidelines to lose at 1200-1550 ( usually not going over 1400), but that's moot, IMO. The absentmindedly snacking is where... Read more
WInter Woes AKA It's an Artist's Life
Friday, September 27, 2019      3 comments

I live my life how farmers do. I have my busy season and then I have a slow season. April through December I usually do okay. I sell my soaps, body care & nail polishes to stores, at markets/shows and online. I have my handwoven and hand spun... Read more
Harvest time early Autumn
Thursday, September 26, 2019      5 comments

The bounty of early autumn. I love my markets. The flavors. The colors. Nourishment from our Mother Earth. ... Read more
Chosing wisely when eating out
Tuesday, September 24, 2019      2 comments

I think I feel okay with my food choices nowadays. Last night I went out with my friend for movie night. Tickets are $3 and we used to each get a 2 piece fried chicken tenders (Big pieces!) tossed with hot sauce and fries and a beer. When... Read more
Let's Be Supportive and Not Hateful: Response to a Sparkpeople Comment
Monday, September 23, 2019      4 comments

Yesterday I got on the scale and I made my 50 pound (50.5!) weigh in. OMG I was so excited. I ran outside to post a pic of my happy face. I shared it on the community feed. This is a big deal. I weigh less than I have since 2000. My BMI... Read more
Pesto: Lower Fat
Sunday, September 22, 2019      2 comments

Today I made a bunch of pesto. I had a lot of basil to use up. This is the recipe I calculated via Sparkpeople Recipes. I wanted flavor and yet it be not as high in calories and fat so I can be a bit more heavy handed with it. You don't need ... Read more
My back hurts and it sets me off into fear mode.
Thursday, September 19, 2019      3 comments

I've tweaked my back. This is annoying. I am sure it started from sleeping on a not so good mattress at the retreat and then coming home and sleeping flat on my back which is not a good position for me. I kept on going even though I was tryi... Read more
Weekend long Retreat ... Planning food choices
Friday, September 13, 2019      3 comments

I'm going to a weaving retreat this weekend. I'm leaving this afternoon. Meals are served. I'm a bit concerned about what they will offer. I am a pretty particular person with food choices. I eat fresh foods all the time. even when I was o... Read more
Fermented Garlic Pickles
Monday, September 09, 2019      4 comments

Fermented Garlic pickles. Super easy to make and good for your belly. I took some cucumbers, a clove or two of garlic and packed in a quart jar, topped w... Read more
Sunday mornings/early afternoon musings
Sunday, September 08, 2019      1 comments

I have a fairly flexible life. I work from home and being self employed I work weird hours as I'm inspired or need to. Sometimes I'll start earlier and end earlier. Sometimes I'll start later and end later. Often I'll start later and end e... Read more

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