BEFORE AND AFTER THE HAIRCUT

LILLY BELLE PI GETS A HAIRCUT She’s not so fat. She just looked fat. Was everybody ever surprised when she pranced into the building acting like Miss America. She’s so beautiful. Look at Lilly!! I’ve got to trim her up a bit. But I’ll wait till the current experience is behind her a sufficient amountContinue reading “BEFORE AND AFTER THE HAIRCUT”

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Laying My Exercise Foundation

MY EXERCISE BAR A 3 feet 3 inch long tension curtain rod, fully closed, I use for my exercise bar. Small circumference. You can buy longer or thicker; this suits me. Since I have dystonia, a spinal cord and spinal column injuries, muscle, nerve and joint pain, tendonitis probably due to computer work, in neck,Continue reading “Laying My Exercise Foundation”

WEIGH SELF FULLY CLOTHED

New rule: Weigh myself fully clothed with shoes on after shower and breakfast. At the doctor office I don’t get weighed naked right out of bed, and they don’t take my word on how much I really weighed in the morning – a mistake all medical professionals make. Still, I refuse to fear the scales withContinue reading “WEIGH SELF FULLY CLOTHED”

WEIGH-IN 2 DAYS PER WEEK: BEST DAY AND WORST DAY

When I looked over the months of weights recorded, my best weigh-in day is usually (not always) Wednesday. Steve’s week-end (Monday and Tuesday) is over – that’s when I weigh the least. I eat less when he’s home. We do more together. I’m not working all day – alone with Lilly Belle – cooking, maintainingContinue reading “WEIGH-IN 2 DAYS PER WEEK: BEST DAY AND WORST DAY”

SPINACH TOMATO LINGUINI BOWL

SPINACH TOMATO LINGUINI BOWL Cooked linguini mixed with fresh spinach, tomatoes, sweet onion, Kalamata olives, sweet mini peppers, and carrot ribbons. Tossed with a reduced fat Herb and Spice Vinaigrette! Mostly raw! Makes 16 cups

Why the War on Salt Is Dangerous

  Evidence shows having the correct potassium to sodium balance influences risk for hypertension and heart disease to a far greater extent than high sodium alone. By Dr. Mercola The theory that salt is bad for you and contributes to high blood pressure and heart disease is an idea that has become more or lessContinue reading “Why the War on Salt Is Dangerous”

Monk Fruit vs. Stevia: Pros and Cons

  Monk fruit and stevia are the latest buzz-worthy candidates for your morning cup of coffee or tea. Both have pros and cons, but is one better for you? What is a monk fruit? Monk fruit is a small, green gourd that resembles a melon. It’s grown in Southeast Asia. The fruit was first usedContinue reading “Monk Fruit vs. Stevia: Pros and Cons”

Health Benefits and Side Effects of Turmeric vs Curcumin : Waking Times

Turmeric and curcumin have many health benefits but pay attention to their differences and side effects. Health Benefits and Side Effects of Turmeric vs Curcumin Deane Alban, Contributor Waking Times Turmeric and curcumin have many health benefits but pay attention to their differences and side effects. Learn if they work better as food or supplements … Historically spicesContinue reading “Health Benefits and Side Effects of Turmeric vs Curcumin : Waking Times”

What Is Fenugreek Good For? – Mercola.com

Fenugreek Fun Facts Being one of the spices used by ancient Egyptians in their embalming ceremonies, prolonged ingestion of fenugreek is widely noted for its ability to change the odor of perspiration and urine to smell like maple syrup. Summary An ancient herb from Asia and Southern Europe, fenugreek leaves and seeds are loaded withContinue reading “What Is Fenugreek Good For? – Mercola.com”

WHAT DO YOU MEAN WHERE’S MY FACE?

My face isn’t fat. Everything else is. This is me at 160 lbs. Today I’m 157 lbs. Yet my measurements are larger. I’m thinking I must be swollen, or I’ve gained muscle with the months of core work-outs. For instance: On 23 July 2016 my basic measurements were 42-35-39 (chest/waist/hip) and I weighed 154.4 lbs.Continue reading “WHAT DO YOU MEAN WHERE’S MY FACE?”

KEEP SWEATING

That’s right. Keep sweating no matter your age nor gender. Medicines people take create a brain environment that opens doors to Alzheimer and progressive brain impairment diseases. Sweating clears the clutter of mixed signals in the brain created by those medicines. If you don’t sweat, you’d better find a way to make that happen onContinue reading “KEEP SWEATING”

LAY THE FOUNDATION FIRST

Right now I’m not so much concerned about weight, as I am focused on establishing new habits that will eventually lead to the weight loss I desire. Laying the ground work – the foundation – I am. P.S. I’m not sure if this is a rule or a tip. Guess I’ll go for both. No.Continue reading “LAY THE FOUNDATION FIRST”

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HUNGER AND CRAVINGS

Boy, do I love a fat slice of pizza or three. When that meaty, cheesy, tomatoey aroma hits my nostrils and I see that greasy cardboard box open and reveal those glistening triangular slices, I know I’m going to have a hard time controlling myself. Put me in front of an unlimited supply and IContinue reading “THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HUNGER AND CRAVINGS”

Organic versus Conventional: Which has More Nutrients? 

  Written By Michael Greger M.D. FACLM on April 13th, 2017 Are organic foods safer and healthier than conventional alternatives? Those are two separate questions. Some consumers are interested in getting more nutrients; others are more concerned about getting fewer pesticides. Let’s do nutrition first. As seen in my video, Are Organic Foods More Nutritious?, hundreds of studies haveContinue reading “Organic versus Conventional: Which has More Nutrients? “

LILLY BELLE LOVES SALAD

I made a salad for me, and Lilly Belle wanted it. So why not, since it’s all healthy? Lilly Belle is now a salad-eater. Lettuce, tomato, cucumber and blueberry and mish-mash bagel croutons with Follow Your Hearty Blue Cheese Dressing! Licked the plate clean, then licked her chops!

LILLY BELLE IS ALL IN

It only makes sense that if Steve and I are overweight, that our dog daughter Lilly Belle Pi is the same – sort of. Lilly has this strange hair that when grown makes her look a lot bigger than she actually is. People about the building always comment on how fat she is, till LillyContinue reading “LILLY BELLE IS ALL IN”

AFC WILD PUMPKIN SEED SAUSAGE BURGERS ©

AFC WILD PUMPKIN SEED SAUSAGE BURGERS © Okay, this is super easy once you make the rice, and that’s easy too! No-bake burgers. Form the patties, put them between wax paper in a covered container and refrigerate till ready to use. I made 1 batch; next time I’d make 2 batches. Really good texture andContinue reading “AFC WILD PUMPKIN SEED SAUSAGE BURGERS ©”

WILD PUMPKIN SEED RICE

WILD PUMPKIN SEED RICE A simple, nutritious and tasty rice dish made with white and wild rice with a pumpkin seed crumble add. Seasoned with turmeric, mustard and rosemary – a little sweet, a little sour and a little vegan yeast to give a hint of cheese. Garnished with fresh tarragon leaves! Makes 12 cups

How to Track Weight-Loss Progress Without a Scale 

Unfortunately, the metric we’ve been relying on for decades — numbers on a scale — isn’t always indicative of the progress you’re making in your weight-loss journey. In fact, some really powerful transformations that appear to be slim downs involve very few pounds lost — some even have gained weight! Here are some little victories to keep an eyeContinue reading “How to Track Weight-Loss Progress Without a Scale “

MAKE A BIG WISH OUT OF LOTS OF LITTLE ONES

Stop wishing for the big stuff. In order to get the big stuff, lots of little stuff has to happen in the meanwhile, along the way, to pave the way for the big wish to come true. So start working on wishing for the littler stuff, then you make every little wish you make happen.Continue reading “MAKE A BIG WISH OUT OF LOTS OF LITTLE ONES”

HEALTHY ROCKS

HEALTHY ROCKS This is my health cookie. Lots of good stuff, but also tastes good. It’s different, but that’s what we’re about on this site. Different flavors and textures than we’re accustomed to. Orange, dark chocolate, oats, espresso, smoke, Balsamic vinegar and sweet spice are the feature ingredients! Makes approx. 7 doz.

ALMOST ALWAYS

‘Almost always’ works better for me, maybe for you too – maybe not for you. Almost never. There’s too much commitment with ‘always’. But with some things, under certain circumstances, always is best, or never is best. But not one extreme or the other in every single instance under every single condition. There’s no roomContinue reading “ALMOST ALWAYS”

CUTTING BACK ON SALAD DRESSING

When I eat out and order a salad, the salad dressing is usually placed on the side of the plate or bowl. In the past I would pour the whole container of dressing over the salad, then ask for another one. Now what I do is keep it to the side and dip the veggiesContinue reading “CUTTING BACK ON SALAD DRESSING”

veg MUSTARD MAYO

 veg MUSTARD MAYO Use as a reduced-fat condiment on sandwiches, burgers, veg hot dogs, as well as a dipper for veg cheese cubes, all types of chips, for deep-fried, roasted or pan-fried veggies, or toss with steamed veggies. Mix with coleslaw or potato salad. Experiment with other uses! Makes 1 cup

veg COCKTAIL MAYO

veg COCKTAIL MAYO Use as a creamy dipping sauce for veggies and/or chips, or for pan-fried veg hot dog bites, or as a condiment on plant burgers, on veg hot dogs in buns, all kinds of sandwiches and subs! So easy, so delicious. Why wait for somebody else to manufacture a sauce you can readilyContinue reading “veg COCKTAIL MAYO”

TAKE THE FIRST READING

Take the first reading on the scale and accept it – even if you think it’s wrong. When you buy produce at the market does the deli person weigh it over and over again hoping to get a lower reading for you? No. If they lift the produce once, twice, then replace it on theContinue reading “TAKE THE FIRST READING”

BRING THE PHOTO BOOTHS BACK

To Entrepreneurs Everywhere: BRING THE PHOTO BOOTHS BACK. CONVERT THEM INTO LAUGHING BOOTHS. It’s time to set up laughing booths outside and inside of malls. Everywhere there is food, set up your booth. Make people laugh to lose weight. No comedians; they’re not funny. Street corners, any place there isn’t food, the most unlikely places, outside of churches, temples, mosques,Continue reading “BRING THE PHOTO BOOTHS BACK”

THIS IS HOW CONTROLLING MY HUSBAND IS:

I took the laundry cart out as a precursor to doing the laundry – only bedding today. He sees it before taking a shower and says what’s this cart doing out here? Don’t do laundry. I’ll do it on my day off. I say I’m only doing bedding. He says okay, then says no. IContinue reading “THIS IS HOW CONTROLLING MY HUSBAND IS:”