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SOEL Chapter 2: Why Diets Don't Work...
Friday, December 13, 2019      3 comments

Chapter 2: Why Diets Don’t Work: Biology, Stress, and Forbidden Fruit Circumstances determine how people behave, that is following a set of unspoken rules. Example, in a classroom, students will raise their hand and wait to be called upon b... Read more
Grandson's School Christmas Concert
Friday, December 13, 2019      3 comments

It was a last minute decision to attend only because our daughter did not mention it to us. We had supper before we left, but man, oh, man, talk about temptation - it was a Christmas Bake-off theme and all the songs were about cookies, gingerbre... Read more
SFEL, Part 1 Why Diets Fail You chapter 1
Thursday, December 05, 2019      7 comments

Chapter 1 – Diets Don’t Work How does one define “work”? • For me, a diet works if I lose weight and keep it off • For a diet company CEO, a diet works if people lose any weight at all for any length of time. • For obesity researchers... Read more
Secrets From the Eating Lab, Traci Mann PH.D.
Thursday, December 05, 2019      3 comments

I just started reading this book: Secrets From the Eating Lab, by Traci Mann, Ph.D, who is a professor of psychology at the University of Minnesota and an expert in the psychology of eating, dieting, and self-control. This book is to explain "th... Read more
I think I did the 5% challenge backwards...
Saturday, November 30, 2019      6 comments

I had a weight gain instead of maintaining. This final weigh - in and looking at my starting weight - this is my wake-up call. I need to really focus and make better choices with what I am choosing to eat - read here: more vegetables, vegetables... Read more
Saturday, November 09, 2019      7 comments

5% challenge includes a declutter of the kitchen. Well, I have been slowly decluttering one room at a time. I did my bedroom last night and this morning when I woke up, I noticed that I slept better. Hmmmm, coincidence?... Read more
No Random Eating
Monday, November 04, 2019      5 comments

This part of the 5% challenge causes me to be aware of how many times during the day I am eating. No random eating means I need to plan to include snacks. Hope I get the hang of this --- and soon !!... Read more
a 21 day plant based eating challenge
Wednesday, October 30, 2019      3 comments

qf9T_qt1y9NVGkV8rQY#gs.ctijov I think this is the fifth year UC Davis Intergrative Medicine for this chal... Read more
My first hike-in camping trip - Success
Monday, September 30, 2019      8 comments

I survived my first hike-in camping trip. Saturday afternoon, the weather was perfect for hiking and camping: sunny, cool, and best of all no bugs. But Sunday night, the rain and wind started. I did not sleep well because the camp site was woode... Read more
I am going to do it --
Thursday, September 26, 2019      9 comments

About a month ago, a friend of mine said she would do a hike in camping trip with me. I was not sure how serious she was, but she has been contacting me to ask if I reserved a site yet. Well, last night I couldn't sleep so I logged onto the webs... Read more
Tuesday, September 17, 2019      10 comments

I am attempting to cut down my computer time and am seriously limiting how much time I am on the internet. I spent some time last night just surfing and recognized what a time sucker it can be. 2 hours and not really accomplishing anything of im... Read more
I did it!
Saturday, September 07, 2019      6 comments

Well, almost. I went for a run this morning. My Nike Run app was telling me to do a tempo run of 2.75 miles. I decided to do 3 miles, mainly because all my gadgets give me different mileage and going over would make sure I got in the whole 2.75 ... Read more
Just read an article about walking
Saturday, August 24, 2019      4 comments

Walk it off by Tracy Teare in the JUly/August 2007 edition of Vegetarian Times Below is my (winachast's) take away from reading this: 5 ways to turn a 30-minute stroll into a calorie-zapping workout 1. Put on some mood music 150 be... Read more
Jillian Micheals' videos
Friday, August 09, 2019      4 comments

I am currently doing the Ripped in 30 and am finding level one to be very beneficial with my running routine. There seems to be a lot of dynamic stretching and strengthening that is keeping me from being a stiff after my run. I have most o... Read more
No, that was not a skunk
Thursday, August 08, 2019      6 comments

The last couple of nights I have been getting a stinky smell float into my bedroom window. I thought it was a skunk, but wondered why it was spraying. Yesterday was garbage day, so we put our garbage in the containers for pickup - there was... Read more

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