Monday, December 6, 2010

Quote of the day

“Our bodies communicate to us clearly and specifically, if we are willing to listen to them.”

— Shakti Gawain

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Quote of the day

“There is a communion of more than our bodies when bread is broken and wine is drunk.”

— M.F.K. Fisher

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Quote of the day

“Food is personal. What we eat, cook and serve reflects our character, conviction and taste.”
— Carrie Levin

Monday, July 19, 2010

This article hit home....

An excerpt from Oprah's website that I enjoyed:

Make Peace with Your Body
By Geneen Roth

Think about how you talk to yourself. Imagine what it would be like to be with a friend who always criticized your body. "Oh, my God," she'd say, "Have you actually taken a good look at yourself recently? Next thing you know, you'll need two seats on an airplane.

"Oh, and I just noticed the eyelid droop. Can't you fix that? Get some work Brazil, maybe.

"Is that a french fry in your hand? Do yourself a favor and stop eating for a year or two."

If a friend spoke this way, what do you think you would do? Ask her to lunch? Thank her for being so honest? Or kick her out of your life? And yet we talk to ourselves in exactly this way, and it hurts.

This kind of talk makes us feel small and hopeless and ugly. It doesn't take into account the things about us that cannot be weighed or measured—and yet these are the most important things, the things that matter most.

Talking to yourself like this doesn't lead to change; it leads to feeling so awful that you have to eat a pint of ice cream to feel better.

Talking to yourself like this needs to stop. Today. Right now.

How do you stop? Sometimes, when I'm teaching a small workshop, I ask each person to come up to a mirror, look at herself and tell the group what she sees. The responses are always similar: fat face, mountainous thighs, stringy hair, saggy boobs, thick fingers. Nary a positive thing is said. Then I ask the person who is speaking to turn away from the mirror and notice how it feels to say those things to herself. When she stands back for even a moment, she is shocked at the level of cruelty she directs at her body.

I ask if she would ever let anyone talk to her like this. She says no.

I ask if being cruel to herself ever helped her lose weight. She says no.

Then I ask her to turn to the mirror again and tell me what she sees when she looks at herself with her heart instead of her "fat eyes."

Most often, she says something like this: "I see a mother, a wife, a person who is trying hard to do her best. I see clean hair. I see a fleshy belly left over from having kids. I see wonder in my eyes. I see what I saw in myself as a child. I see possibility, even after all these years."

And to that I say, "Wow...yes!"

This summer, try looking at yourself a new way. See your real self. And don't forget to kick that inner critic in her big old sassy butt.

Geneen Roth's books were among the first to link compulsive eating and perpetual dieting with deeply personal and spiritual issues that go far beyond food, weight and body image. She believes that we eat the way we live and that our relationships to food, money and love are exact reflections of our deeply held beliefs about ourselves and the amount of joy, abundance, pain and scarcity we believe we have (or are allowed) to have in our lives.

Geneen has appeared on many national television shows, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, 20/20, The NBC Nightly News, The View and Good Morning America. Articles about Roth and her work have appeared in numerous publications, including O, The Oprah Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Time, Elle, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune and The Philadelphia Inquirer. She has written a monthly column in Good Housekeeping magazine since 2007. Roth is the author of eight books, including The New York Times best-seller When Food Is Love and a memoir about love and loss, The Craggy Hole in My Heart. Women, Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything is her newest book.

Monday, March 15, 2010

31 Days to a Healthier Diet

Day 4:

Know your "redflag" menu words. Avoid restaurant items described as:
battered, bottomless,
breaded, buttery,
cheesy, country,
creamy, crispy, fried,
giant, loaded,
smothered and

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

31 days to a healthier diet

Day 3:

Enjoy 2-4 servings
of fruit each day.
Fruits are rich in
nutrients, fiber,
phytochemicals and
antioxidants, which all
help prevent disease.
One serving is equal to
1/2 cup.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

31 Days to a healthier Diet

Day Two:

Eat breakfast. It
boosts your
energy, metabolism and
mental focus. Plus,
breakfast eaters
consume fewer calories
throughout the day
than people who skip
this meal.

Monday, March 1, 2010

31 days to a healthier Diet

I got this from sparkpeople and it looks like a good motivational tool for me.

Day One:

Keep a food
diary. Before you
can improve your diet,
you have to know
where you stand.
Record everything you
eat and drink for five
days and use these
tips to improve your
diet a little bit each

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

No weigh in today

Due to technical difficulties, there will be no weigh in today.


Friday, February 19, 2010

Quote of the day

“Moderation. Small helpings. Sample a little bit of everything. These are the secrets of happiness and good health.”

– Julia Child

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Wednesday Weigh In!!


-2.1 WooHoo!!!!!! I like the sound of Wednesday weigh in better (plus it gives me an extra day to work out from the weekend.) I'm not stupid :)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Quote of the Day

“Every meal can be a pleasure. Even if it's something as simple as a crisp apple with thin slices of Parmesan, it should be delicious and aesthetically satisfying.”
— Oprah

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Tuesday Weigh in!



Thank you :)

Friday, January 29, 2010

Quote of the day

The world begins at a kitchen table.”
— Joy Harjo

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Tuesday Weigh In....



Not to bad with a 3-day weekend vacation in Vermont at wrestling tournaments. I'm happy. Hey, it could have been +.7 :)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tuesday weigh In!!


-1.5 lbs.

"Slow and steady says the tortoise".

Friday, January 15, 2010


Not a slacker in my diet (I have been very good). A slacker in writing down my points here. I don't know how some people blod extensively everyday. I am lucky to get a few lines down here and there, and maybe a picture of my Michael up every now and then. Anyway, I do keep a daily food journal and have been doing well with writing everything down there, well almost everything! And Today is Fiday, do you know what that means? Do ya? It means a glass of wine (or 2) for mama!! Life is good.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Tuesday Jan. 12th




Friday, January 8, 2010

Thurs. Jan 7th

1 c. cheerios w/ 1/2 c. milk-3
4 pts

1/2 c. rice-2
WW chix gumbo- 4
6 pts

1 c. pineapple-1
LC cheese w/ 2 wasa crackers-2
2 WW string cheese -2
WW frozen candy bar-3
8 pts.

1/2c. couscous-2
gr beans-0
WW crockpot chicken-4
6 pts


total points-24 pts.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Wed Jan 6th

2 slices WW rye-1
2 tbs WW cream cheese-1

WW Chix gumbo-4
1/2 cup rice-2
2 slices WW rye-1 (the gumbo was "HOT"!!)

7 pts.

snacks-French twist snack-2
2 WW string cheese (I Love these!)-2
Lemon zest Luna bar

Lean Cuisine french bread Pizza-6
1 1/2 c. strawberries-1
7 pts.

H20- yes
exercise- Biggest Loser DVD

Total pts.
24 pts.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Tuesday Jan 5th

WW bagel-1
2 tbs. WW cream cheese-1
3 pts.

Gr. beans-0
1/2 c. rice-2
2 1/2 oz. taco meat-5
7 pts.

2 WW String cheese-2
2 oreos-2
1/c milk, 1c. cheerios- 3
7 pts.

Smart one Cheese ziti-6
WW cool whip treat-2
8 pts.

h20- yes
exercise- 30 min. treadmill

Total points- 25pts.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Quote of the day

“Good health is yours for the choosing. You have to want it.”

— Joseph C. Piscatella

Monday, January 4, 2010

Jan. 4th 2010

Let us pray. Please Lord let me have the willpower to get me thru this. I am not happy about the way I look or feel. So here is to a new perspective on things......And, luckily enough, I have had a good day! :)

1 c. V-8 juice-1
WW bagel w/ 2 tbs WW cream cheese-2

4 oz. gingerglazed chix w/a little sauce and few carrots-6
6 pts.

2 WW string cheese-2
WW cool whip treat-2
6 pts.

salad w/ ff drss.-0
brussell sprouts-0
1/2 cup white rice-2
4 0z. WW peach glazed chix-5
7 pts.

I drank all my H20 but did not exercise today. I took down the Christmas tree and all the decorations.

Total Points-