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The Greens - they're good for us!
Monday, January 21, 2013      7 comments

Spinach and many other greens are in my diet already. But they are not enough; a little more variety among the green things in my fridge would benefit me... a lot. One of my 2013 priorities is to incorporate more greens of the type not often e... Read more
Staying on track is its own reward
Sunday, January 20, 2013      6 comments

On this site people write of struggles, hurdles, accomplishments and more. We come for many though similar reasons; the similarity of seeking a healthier lifestyle unites even those whose problems seem the reverse. And solutions for one proble... Read more
Trading up from 'favorite foods' to tasty, healthier alternatives.
Friday, January 18, 2013      7 comments

Pasta... not to mention fresh bread!... was hard for me to limit to the 'serving size'. Just go to a restaurant, order a 'pasta side dish' of some kind... and there it is: a pound of pasta! Right? We've gotten used to seeing those huge portio... Read more
Winter exercise.... when you stay indoors!
Sunday, January 13, 2013      4 comments

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Why I am ...Sam
Thursday, January 10, 2013      9 comments

Once in a while, people who only have known me as "Sam" will ask "what's that short for?" expecting me to say "Samantha", probably. Nope. While my 'real life' name is Carol, my friends and family call me "Sam". "Sam"? you wonder? ... Read more
Journals are great tools
Tuesday, January 08, 2013      6 comments

If you've known me a while, you know that I blog. Um, maybe a lot? But in addition to blogging here, I journal in little books. My journals contain charts, calculations, diary-like paragraphs and more! ANYTHING GOES in a journal. Even the... Read more
Another form of exercise; I admired this one!
Thursday, January 03, 2013      9 comments

Beauty exists in movement. Observe a dancer's poise, the use of limbs to quicken or rest in grace. Investigate the movement of a cat chasing a string... or stretching in the sun. Listen as admiring how leaves turn to shimmer and rustle ... Read more
Six years
Friday, December 28, 2012      10 comments

Six years ago today I entered the survival dance of cancer. Two weeks later I was back in the hospital, with doctors later telling me that my sodium levels were so low that I was literally only hours from death when a scheduled post-operat... Read more
Someone reached out today
Sunday, December 23, 2012      8 comments

Today I was delighted to feel better than in several days because I could wrap gifts (I love wrapping!) and begin cooking-and-freezing items for a gettogether on the 26th. Had started to take out things needed to do one dish; then, the phone ra... Read more
Great veggies at the cafe
Wednesday, December 19, 2012      7 comments

Wednesday night I'm dining out with a group. And not at all concerned that I might overeat or eat things I shouldn't! Why? Because the food choices and preparation are all sound, healthy options. Ok, sure, one can ask for and g... Read more
Charting my numbers weekly
Saturday, December 15, 2012      8 comments

Today I did the unthinkable! Yup, I started to keep track of measurements. Got the form online, printed it; measured and recorded my numbers. You know: numbers of weight, waist, hips, upper arms, thighs, and chest. MY GOAL FOR THIS ... Read more
A Christmas Cocktail Party
Wednesday, December 05, 2012      8 comments

Tonight I went to a cocktail party given annually by the owners of the complex where I live, for residents and family. Frankly, I didn't expect much. What a nice surprise to see a healthy assortment of beverages from juices to diet sodas, regu... Read more
Health is always a priority
Sunday, December 02, 2012      7 comments

Once in a while, someone will tell me that she (rarely a 'he') would 'do anything to lose weight'... and then continue with all sorts of truly UNhealthy scams, fads, and wild pie-in-the-sky 'diet' ideas. Even the exercise plans are often so str... Read more
When nutrition needs a boost for loss-goals
Wednesday, November 28, 2012      9 comments

That WebMD had an article about effective, safe weight-loss products was surprising, so I read it to consider its content. In brief, the items listed are: 1. Calcium 2. Fiber 3. Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) 4. Green tea extract ... Read more
Winter exercise plans
Friday, November 23, 2012      6 comments

Summer 2012 is gone. Poof. Finis. With about a month of official autumn remaining, it's time for me to solidify my winter exercise plans. Like any groundhog, I have to plan for the upcoming months. But I need to be less like the groundh... Read more

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