Scales And Mirrors (Part 9) ©

SCALES & MIRRORS  (Part 9) © Your only goal should just be to lose weight. To set how much in a week or month sets you up to fail. You’ve got the scale and the mirror. That’s all you need to make assessments on how you’re doing and where you want to go. I seeContinue reading “Scales And Mirrors (Part 9) ©”

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7 Impressive Benefits of Lavender | Organic Facts

7 Impressive Benefits Of Lavender by John Staughton (BASc, BFA) last updated – October 25, 2018 The most important health benefits of lavender include its ability to relieve stress, improve mood, promote restful sleep, lower skin irritation, prevent infections, reduce inflammation, eliminate dandruff, and soothe stomach bloating.What is Lavender? Nearly forty plants with the mintContinue reading “7 Impressive Benefits of Lavender | Organic Facts”

BABY STEPS

Sometimes baby steps are needed – in the beginning, sporadically throughout and often times when nearing the end. Today I’m baby-stepped-out. Simon says take a giant step forward. I don’t know anybody named Simon, and I’m tired of asking permission of somebody I never met, so I’m just going to do it. One giant stepContinue reading “BABY STEPS”

OWN YOUR TRUTH

Open your truth. Have a look around; make your decisions from what you discover. Be the first or the last to take that trip. It doesn’t matter where you are in the pack – only that you’re in it. Fresh eyes won’t necessarily be your own, but fresh eyes are what you need to seeContinue reading “OWN YOUR TRUTH”

WISHING ON A WEED

FOR ME Eating protein doesn’t make me want to eat more and more of it. Eating carbs doesn’t make me want to eat more and more of them. Simple, complex, doesn’t matter. They don’t push the addiction button – for me. For me it’s fat. Fat with anything. Alone too. But I don’t usually eatContinue reading “WISHING ON A WEED”

WATCH YOUR WEIGHT – be a work in progress

WATCH YOUR WEIGHT | BE A WORK IN PROGRESS Too often we set unrealistic short-term goals that should be in the long-term category. We’re always going to start tomorrow or next week and those weeks turn into years, because the job of reaching the goal is overwhelming. Your weight doesn’t begin and end with a weightContinue reading “WATCH YOUR WEIGHT – be a work in progress”

NO SHAME HERE

Fat or skinny you are accepted the way you are. Some people eat too much. Some people eat too little. Some people eat mostly healthy. Some people eat mostly unhealthy. Some people are in the middle on some counts and not others. Some manage their weight at great effort, others with hardly a thought to it. Doesn’tContinue reading “NO SHAME HERE”

MY NEW THING

I’M HAVING A FAT-FREE FOOD FLING! I’m stepping outside the box, testing boundaries, going beyond the familiar on this site. Always with a history though – the history of eating animals, the history of original sin – the ugliest of sins that made me and makes the world ugly. I’m looking for the beautiful inContinue reading “MY NEW THING”

From One Year To The Next

The main goal, maybe the only goal, is to lose weight. Too often, having too many satellite goals clog up the process. Sure, eating more healthy, abstaining from animal products, lowering the fat, exercising more, stress management, fatigue management are all important. With me however, by focusing on all the peripherals, the losing of theContinue reading “From One Year To The Next”

6 Ways Seeing Clutter Changes Your Brain, According To Science

  6 Ways Seeing Clutter Changes Your Brain, According To Science By JR THORPE We’ve all been there: a bedroom filled with piled-up clothes, books you’re definitely going to read one day, and four hundred socks, or a living room strewn with old tea cups and an apparently infinite number of magazines. Seeing clutter regularlyContinue reading “6 Ways Seeing Clutter Changes Your Brain, According To Science”

Lucky Lilly Belle PI

When Steve and I adopted Lilly Belle we kept the name the rescuer assigned, so as not to further confuse her since this was yet another move into another home. I can still see her tiny body marching down those front stairs still on the leash knowing exactly where she was going. In seconds sheContinue reading “Lucky Lilly Belle PI”

The Process Is What Will Get You There

Do the best you can with what you have to work with. Then you don’t need excuses. No excuses. Improvise. Get the job done to the best of your ability, not somebody else’s low expectations. When others don’t expect much from you, they see you as weak. When they expect too much, they show theirContinue reading “The Process Is What Will Get You There”

Sharon’s Umbrella Spotters

Not just for seniors. Plenty of people have trouble with their balance when doing certain exercises they aren’t used to doing and even when they are used to them. Squats are top of the list for balance issues. It’s easy to lose your balance while squatting or feeling like you’re going to lose your balance.Continue reading “Sharon’s Umbrella Spotters”

Matcha Quinoa Jasmine Rice

MATCHA QUINOA JASMINE RICE Jasmine rice and Toasted Quinoa make a great texture match. I’m using it often lately. What you add later is up to you. This time we start with Matcha Green Tea Powder to flavor the grains. Then we top each serving with Tomato Mushroom Sauce followed by a very traditional friedContinue reading “Matcha Quinoa Jasmine Rice”

Antipasto Marinara

ANTIPASTO MARINARA  Artichokes, black and green olives, sun-dried tomatoes, lots of fresh garlic and ginger simmered with nothing better than San Marzano tomatoes! Fat-free, except for a negligible amount found naturally in the olives. Makes 7 cups

Low Fat Stewed Tomato Cabbage Soup

LOW FAT STEWED TOMATO CABBAGE SOUP I don’t know why the love of cabbage is attributed to Polish People, but they obviously knew a good thing when they cultivated it! If you like tomato soup you’ll love this one. The strong tomato flavor somehow enhances all the other vegetables. Even the kids will like! MakesContinue reading “Low Fat Stewed Tomato Cabbage Soup”

Skinny vs Skinny

Skinny plant-eaters are like skinny animal-eaters. They’re not that much into food, unless they’ve been bingeing and purging, and that happens in both categories. People into food don’t move their food around the plate conflicted over what to do with it. The smartest approach to take when assessing your own weight is not to compareContinue reading “Skinny vs Skinny”