The Power of Pecans

I made some paleo banana bread muffins today for my kids's lunch for the week.  They're easy and tasty and chock full of pecans and raisins.   I don't ever binge on the paleo baked goods.  I like them and enjoy them, but don't have a need to eat more and more.  They're good to have around the house.Pecans are a whole different story....more
elaineR.N.  Yay for your walk!  I need to use your motivation to make sure I do something this ... more

Just Back Away

I did okay yesterday, until.......more
elaineR.N.  Three pounds is awesome!  I've lost weight too, but I'm not sure how many.  The ... more

Working on the Work

Doing good.  Doing good.  Ish.  Still not counting my calories.  I know I said I was going to yesterday, but I never did.  It's just so much nicer NOT counting calories.  That was the thing I learned last year....more
elaineR.N.  It's such a nice feeling to put on a shirt and have it fit comfortably.  Already I ... more

A Day at a Time

I got through yesterday without going off track and felt GLAD to go to bed where the constant underlying questing for tasty foods would be off limits.  It's hard trying to lose weight.   In theory it's really easy: easy less, exercise more.  But in reality, it's hard - especially with a body that rather likes to hold on to weight.  I have short squat relatives.   I'm short.  I'd rather not be as squat as I could be....more
elaineR.N.  Laughing - doesn't it seem like it's been FOREVER!   Way to go on the 10,000 steps ... more

Magical Thinking

Magical Thinking is indeed going on in my head.  "If I just have a bit of chocolate, it won't make a difference."  "If I start eating well tomorrow instead of today, then I can just really focus and not eat anything for two weeks and be ten pounds thinnner."Yeah, right....more
elaineR.N.  I like that mini meatloaf as well.  I LOVE the spicy ginger chicken (it might have a ... more

The Thrill is Gone

That's right - the thrill is indeed GONE.  I did not jump out of bed excited to exercise or determined to stick to healthy foods.  Of course, I never have jumped out of bed with that frame of mind, but I was at least pleased with finally working on the process of getting healthier....more
elaineR.N.  Smiling hugely - well, maybe it's selfish of ME that I'm back.  I'm glad you're ... more

I AM SPEAKING AT BLOGHER 2014

Yes, I am one of the BlogHer speakers at the 2014 conference and couldn’t be more pleased to join the roster of such an accomplished group (I say very very humbly).  Along with being able to share health-related information, I am incredibly happy there is a mini conference totally focused on health and wellbeing.  ...more
elaineR.N.  Laughing, well, a "voice" sure does make more sense and sure is a lot more ... more

No Junk Shall Pass These Lips

For one day only (today) I am trying to again eat only healthy wholesome foods.   This morning, I announced with pride to my daughter that so far I have only eaten healthy foods and then I looked at the clock and realized it was only 8:30.  ...more
Linda Anselmi  Laughing - Oh, Linda - that's TOO funny.  I busted up when I read your comment ... more

My Brain as a Kludge

Such great goals I had beginning with today, but of course, I set those goals yesterday and I set them when I was feeling motivated to make goals (but not quite motivated to carry them out!).  Smiling - this is how goals are and thankfully I know I'm not a complete failure - just not as spectacularly successful as I'd like to be....more
SunbonnetSmart.com FatCat  I well remember your oven bacon and it's what we've been doing ever ... more

I AM SPEAKING AT BLOGHER 2014

Yes, I am one of the BlogHer speakers at the 2014 conference and couldn’t be more pleased to join the roster of such an accomplished group (I say very very humbly).  Along with being able to share health-related information, I am incredibly happy there is a mini conference totally focused on health and wellbeing.  ...more
You are speaking at BlogHer!!!  Hahaaaaa!  That's so exciting.  Congratulations to you!  What a ... more