Ahhh, Fall – pumpkin spice in the air, crisp leaves beneath our feet, cozy scarves around our necks, ……………. and food, food, and more food. Everywhere. As I write this, there is an apple crisp in my oven. Only the second of the season, so I’m not doing too badly. But, oh, the temptations knocking … More Tame the Crave – a few of my favorite *healthy* things
Pain craves comfort –relief. So I crave salty & sweet. Though I’ve been silent on my my health journey the past month and a half, Tame the Crave still has occupied many of my thoughts. I’m daily conscience of my healthy and not-so-healthy eating habits. I’m continuing to work in work-outs to my lifestyle. And … More To Tame the Pain – A Tame the Crave Update
It’s been a few weeks since I have written an update on my health journey. I guess the primary reason is that not much has happened. I weighed in again today, as I do every Wednesday, only to find I’m stuck at the same weight I’ve been at for the last three weeks. It’s most … More Stuck
Today, my feelings deceived me. As I woke this morning, I groaned at the thought that today was Wednesday – Weigh-In day. I certainly wasn’t feeling any lighter than last week; truth be told, I felt as if I had gained a couple pounds. Did I really have to weigh in today?! If it weren’t … More Faulty Feelings
It’s been three weeks since I weighed in. A trip to the other side of the world and back convinced me to take a hiatus from the more intense aspects of my health journey. Today I’m back at it. I cringed at the thought of stepping on the scale this morning; I didn’t want to … More Tame the Crave – Flimsy Joy
My husband’s birthday was on Sunday. With that came food; not just an abundance of food, but an abundance of unhealthy food. And I ate some. A few more ‘somes’ than I needed. Apparently, I had a modicum of self-control because I didn’t gain any weight this week. I didn’t lose any either, though. It’s … More Does Celebration Have To Be Synonymous With Food?
I could blame ‘that-time-of-the-month.’ Blame it for its intense cravings, for its water retention, for its malaise. Maybe that’s why I’m only down half a pound this week. I could also blame my grumpiness on my kids, my anger on my husband, my forgetfulness on too many responsibilities, my lack of sympathy on my personality. … More Who’s To Blame?
I woke in the dark of early morning, forced down a small breakfast, and shimmied into the requisite layers of a Pacific Northwest runner. As the sun sent its light giving rays, I waited, crammed into a mass of humanity, for the starting shot. Bang! The gathered crowds cheered, the lurch of adrenaline propelled me … More The ‘Q’ Word and The ‘E’ Word
Fear, anger, hunger. All can be normal, healthy feelings. If a grizzly bear is chasing me through the forest, fear is absolutely healthy and helpful! If I get angry when I see a child being abused, that is a good and motivating anger. If it’s 9PM and I haven’t eaten all day, I need to … More Tame the Crave – Lessons Learned from Hunger
Today was weigh-in day. It’s the end of week two on my Tame the Crave journey. As I shared before, I started out at 164 pounds. At the end of week one I was feeling empowered when I weighed in at 161 pounds – three pounds down in one week – hooray! Today was different. I … More Tame the Crave – Trading Cravings?