Archive for December, 2009

Sad Holiday Eating

Posted by Vicki on December 28th, 2009 under Eating Behavior, Weight Gain
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I am not too happy so far with my holiday eating.  Most days, I have been very careful, but on Christmas Day we went to my sister-in-law’s and brother-in-law’s home for dinner.  The food was delicious.  I had not eaten lunch at home — BIG MISTAKE, but remember:  FEEDBACK, NOT FAILURE — appetizers were largely […]

Going home time

Posted by Vicki on December 21st, 2009 under Eating Behavior
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Time to go home.  Not such a long day.  More steps in than usual for  Monday because I had to keep going back to garage to schlep in all the gifts for peops at work.   Almost makes up for having only 8000 steps yesterday, a day when I SHOULD have had 10,000! Got some hand […]

Why am I not 500 pounds?

Posted by Vicki on December 12th, 2009 under Eating Behavior
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My mom once looked at the enormous meal I had gathered onto several plates from the cafeteria-style “Bistro” at hers and my dad’s retirement community, and commented, “I don’t understant why you’re not 500 pounds.” Although piled high almost to the tipping point, my choices included fruits, salad, the cooked veggies of the day, a […]

healthy eating over holidays

Posted by Vicki on December 11th, 2009 under Eating Behavior, Healthy eating
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Include fruits and veggies as often as possible, drink lots of water, and choose low cal alcohol.  Do not go to parties starving — have some high fiber snack b4 going to party.  Do not starve all day to save calories for party — it will backfire and u will overshoot 4 sure.


Posted by Vicki on December 11th, 2009 under Budget-wise eating
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holidays are expensive.  Entertaining is expensive.  Try some of the produce at Costco or Sam’s Club.  Trader Joe’s has some great deals.   Buy produce on sale.  If fave items are on sale, get bunches.  Brew coffee at home and save $$$$$.

need comments!

Posted by Vicki on December 11th, 2009 under Lifestyle
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I need interaction and comments on the blog and the forum.  I am a bit lonely communicating to self.  However, I am accustomed to self-chats b/c I sometimes give myself good advice.  Don’t always listen, though.

WW Edgewood Towne Centre closing

Posted by Vicki on December 9th, 2009 under Weight Loss
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Edgewood Towne Centre WW site is closing.  Next week is the last week (Dec 19 last day).  We are informed that there will be nearby meetings in churches, etc., and that there WILL be a Wed 10 am meeting but NOT with Mary, but WITH someone “good.”  We shall see.  No further info available now; […]

Pollyanna: NOT!

Posted by Vicki on December 8th, 2009 under Lifestyle
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So in reference to previous post.   I may have come off as Pollyanna-ish,  but I am not about sugar-coating.  Cynicism is my middle name and sarcasm is my game.  BUT I hate listening to whiners and do not want to be a whiner myself.  I don’t like treacle, but I like the positive energy some people exude.  […]

What is boring? What is exciting?

Posted by Vicki on December 6th, 2009 under Attitude
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So often, I think about how much I love my life right now, and am grateful for everything I have.  And what do I have?  A family with a kindred-spirit husband and 3 kids whom I enjoy so much, the gift of two nurturing parents, a continually improving relationship with my brother, the good fortune […]

Holiday Eating

Posted by Vicki on December 3rd, 2009 under Eating Behavior, Lifestyle
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Here we are, amidst holiday stresses and temptations.  So easy to accummulate calories with a cookie here, a piece of homemade chocolate there, cocktail parties, work parties, holiday celebrations and all sorts of great food. Planning ahead can help.  How many days are really going to spell trouble for you?  Usually, if you mark them […]