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Fictional Beauty Rant
Thursday, November 12, 2009      6 comments

I'm reading this book, and the heroine in the book is 5' 9" and weighs only 120 lbs--and she's lean but muscular, strong. She's alternatively described as lean, skinny, slender--generally in a positive sense, not in "need to get more meat on he... Read more
Food Labeling Of Limited Usefullness
Thursday, November 12, 2009      3 comments

For some reason, when women in my family get together, we usually end up talking about nutrition. I don't mean dieting (as in restricting calories and/or losing weight) but rather foods, food preparation, nutrients, and how to eat a healthier d... Read more
More food for thought.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009      4 comments

This weekend was a good weekend in a lot of ways--I got to spend 4 days with my family, enjoying some much needed R&R while beading with other members of my family (We have 4 generations who bead). But food and exercise wise, it was definit... Read more
Post Halloween
Sunday, November 01, 2009      4 comments

I hope everyone who celebrated the holiday had a safe, healthy, and happy Halloween! We had a lot of fun. We went to a friends' house to hang out while passing out candy to kids, which I always love doing and it was fun to hang out with ou... Read more
Re-assessment
Monday, October 26, 2009      5 comments

Last week I posted some thoughts on some issues that I've been struggling with, and writing it, and getting some feedback from others, has helped me put things into perspective and suggest possible solutions. I'm not expecting miracle cures, bu... Read more
More Diet Confusion
Friday, October 23, 2009      4 comments

Okay, so now I'm confused. I'm told I need to eat protein as well as carbohydrates in the morning before working out, but then I read that when you are working out your muscles are using glycogen (which I knew) which is made from glucose (which... Read more
Struggles and Some Lessons Learned
Tuesday, October 20, 2009      3 comments

The last few weeks, I've been trying to get back on track while trying to stay on top of my dissertation and everything else on my plate, and it has been a pretty mixed bag. Sometimes I've done really well on the food department, but not gotten... Read more
Eep!
Thursday, October 15, 2009      2 comments

I went out of town for a number of errands, and while I was gone I ended up having lunch at one of my favorite local Chinese restaurants. I don't know what the nutrition information is for that restaurant, and since it is local it's not in spar... Read more
Musings on Comfort Foods
Tuesday, October 13, 2009      2 comments

I recently read an article about 7 healthy comfort foods. I guess the idea is to replace unhealthy comfort foods (ice cream, chocolate, pot pies, etc.) with a healthier alternative. www.sparkpeople.com/reso
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Week Grade = Fail
Saturday, October 10, 2009      4 comments

This week was pretty much a bust from the healthy lifestyle perspective. I was already stressed out to begin with, and then discovered a problem with my university library books that has completely eaten up all my time and energy this week (not... Read more
So.... a Question
Wednesday, October 07, 2009      2 comments

This may sound like a really inane question, but I was talking to a friend and she said that most people our age (that is adults out of college) don't have very much of a social life. Because we live so far from most of our friends, I feel like... Read more
Habits of Healthy People Addendum
Thursday, October 01, 2009      2 comments

I just wanted to post a brief(ish?) addendum to my previous post today. I didn't mean my post to be such a downer or to worry people. I hadn't even realized how stressed I'd gotten until I started writing, but I was trying to say that even... Read more
Habits of Healthy People
Thursday, October 01, 2009      4 comments

Everyday, I try to find the time to read at least some sparks articles. I find that the information is useful and thought provoking, and often times reading about ways to live a healthier lifestyle helps me stay focused on actually *living* a h... Read more
Two Day Streak
Tuesday, September 29, 2009      3 comments

I went back to the fitness center today and did the same routine--at the same intensity--that I did yesterday. My hips still hurt (knees were better though) and my calves were sore--I guess from working out yesterday. It went pretty wel... Read more
Fitness Update
Monday, September 28, 2009      4 comments

I rarely post twice in one day (I figure my posts are long enough as it is) but I wanted to share share an update. I was fully intending to go to yoga today; I even got dressed in yoga clothes early (no reason not to, since I'm working at ... Read more

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