Friday, March 31, 2006

joking around

Time for me to lighten up. Sometimes I talk to myself in a way that defeats my diet attempts. [Laughter is important.] I will recover form this kind of irrational reasoning. *You just need a nap, not a diet. You won't be eating, and you'll get rid of some of the stress that makes you eat. *Extra weight is good for extra traction in winter driving conditions. *Your cat and dog don't care if you're fat or thin. *You can count carrot cake as a vegetable. *If you invite ten people who are all heftier than you over for a party, they'll tell you how thin you are. *You're eating for two (you and your inner child).

Tonight is another eating out birthday dinner. Thank goodness it is with my diet buddies. I guess I'll be having a dinner salad, water, and no dessert. I should be a good example for them and maybe I can "train my will," and it will lead to a road of making the right choices at all restaurants from now on. We'll see how much guts I have, or will I follow the crowd? The only way to strengthen a muscle is to give it resistant training. Having control comes from the muscle in my head. Okay, how about now controlling your tongue?

Thursday, March 30, 2006


Yesterday started out an incredibly nice day and ended up an incredibly sad day. Thank God today's a new day. Now I have to whine. Yesterday I skipped dinner and today, I gained a pound? What's up with the scale? To top that off, I only had eight minutes on the bike and only did one mile before the bus picked me up to go home. I really don't like missing the full time I usually spend at the weight room. Sometimes I am torn between doing my voluntary work at the center and spending quality time in the exercise room. I did 5.75 hours straight through lunchtime working on mailings. I skipped the coffee room and rolls, and declined to join in on a spring celebration meeting with goodies and still that determined pound stays put. I also chose to not join in on the clubs evening gathering with goodies of course, and guess what, that pound had a friend called sixteen ounces, and they clung together like white on rice. I had a productive day but it was hectic. Does stress add on weight? I sort of like my day to be at my own pace, not the pace that others want me to keep. I had two requests for help at the same time. Thank God for simple decisions and no more major lifetime commitments. I guess I'm finished for now but that pound and its buddy better get lost! Oh my it's 8:50 pm and I haven't had dinner yet.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006


I had a one pound gain last night at weighin. I did miss one day of my usual exercise last week. I thought I had raised my game. My step count is up to 7,000. By the time I reach my 10,000 step goal, if I haven't broken into a sweat yet, then I will have to move my counter to my ankle area only and away from the belly that jiggles like a bowl full of jelly (Santa.) Anyway it is a counter from the 99 cent store, who knows I may still really be in the hundreds. I increased the level on three of the machines I usually use. This morning in the coffee room I battled with the danish. I held back as long as I could and ended up in the receiving line. Being extra patient, I missed the chance to pick my very favorite cheese danish. I gave up and sat down complaining. Everyone said you're too picky. I replied "I'm not suppose to eat any anyway." If I stay a little picky, I may eat less. In the back of my head, I can hear myself saying your daughters are taking you out for your birthday dinner tonight, you can make up for the disappointment later. It is a shame I'm such an emotional eater. I heard that is called "Love Hunger." Where's the beef, I mean where's the love?

Tuesday, March 28, 2006


Muscle aches and pains are varied. One type is soreness and stiffness that develop as the result of ever doing some physical activity--whether running a marathon, digging in the yard, or simply carrying a heavy bag of groceries. This kind of pain, which doctors call delayed -onset muscle soreness (DOMS), typically begins a day or two after the activity and can last up to a week. Overdo it at the gym? Hints: *Drinking a lot of fluids before, during, and after exercise can help prevent muscle problems. *Warming up before exercise and stretching afterward help the muscles relax and reduce the risk of injury. *Applying ice promptly to sore muscles will reduce inflammation. *An herbal oil massage can soothe muscle soreness. RD

Monday, March 27, 2006

extreme diet

Dieting is not funny but this sure is:

poached robin egg
scraped crumbs from burnt toast
weak tea

seaweed salad
1/2 dozen poppy seeds
belly button of a navel orange

fuzz from two cling peaches

one baked pigeon wing
five grains of brown rice
two cherry tomatoes on a lettuce bed

one-ounce glass of steam

I surely am not hungry any more!

Sunday, March 26, 2006


Dieter's myths: 1. IF YOU DON'T STAY AT YOUR ORIGINAL WEIGHT GOAL, THEN YOU'RE A FAILURE. About 1/3 of dieters settle for a maintenace weight that is somewhat higher than their original goal. 2. IT'S HARD TO LOSE WEIGHT ONCE YOU'RE OVER 40. Many people lose their weight when they are past the age of 40. Some people are spurred to lose weight because they have medical problems like arthritis. 3. IF YOU'VE BEEN OVERWEIGHT SINCE CHILDHOOD, IT'S NEXT TO IMPOSSIBLE TO LOSE WEIGHT AND KEEP IT OFF. It is a mind set possibility. Most people manage to get their weight under control as adults. 4. IF YOU'VE DIETED AND FAILED MANY TIMES BEFORE, THERE'S LITTLE HOPE OF EVER LICKING YOUR WEIGHT PROBLEM. Most people don't make it the first time around, but they can eventually come up a weight loss program specifically tailored to their needs that will work for them. The key is to find your nitch and be consistent and forgiving of yourself, we all make mistakes and have set backs. 5. IF YOU START REGAINING WEIGHT, YOU'RE BOUND TO GAIN IT ALL BACK. Learn to catch yourself in time when you start to regain. Recognize what caused you to get off track and correct it. Nipping small weight gains in the bud will prevent that overwhelming feeling that can deter your motivation. At that time this helps immensely; to exercise more, skip snacks, cutting back on sweets, and nothing to eat after 7:30 pm. Where there's a will, there's a way.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

diet break

Everybody is talking about Spring Break, and that brings to mind for me, I need a diet break. I did raise my steps from 5,000 to 6,000. I don't see how because I did not exercise yesterday. I believe I need a step counter that wraps around the ankle (a really big one.) When I move aroung it is not a localized endeavor. My whole body gets into the act. I rock from side to side, things jiggle, parts shake, arms swing, and noises come from my mouth I can't explain. I hear moaning and groaning, huffing and puffing, some wheezing and lots of sighing. That sounds like exercise to me but who am I kidding. I don't feel like talking about dieting and don't feel like doing it. I do feel like eating away my complex mental feelings. I've been know to be an emotional eater anyway. I can't wait to get back home to my own turf, two more days and I will be on track again. I know there's a price I'll have to pay for that lax attitude. Hey, I'm on a break.

Friday, March 24, 2006

borderline Diabetic

The wanness of my health is taking its toll. This last three day sugar-birthday celebration has affected me more than any other one. I feel like I should go on medication for the diabetes but I don't like needle jabs to keep track of my sugar count and I am so busy running around I am not too reliable for timed commitments. I woke up early with an excruciating headache. My mouth was completely dry to the point of no saliva at all. The middle of my tongue felt like sandpaper. It was hard to focus and think clearly. My back was itching. My hands were so itchy I just wanted to run them under very hot water until they burned to stop the itching. Yesterday I waited 3 1/2 hours outside of my house for my bus to arrive to go exercise for my third time this week, but I got tired of wasting time, so I called and canceled it. That was not a smart move. My kitchen sink disposal is broken and the water in the sink keeps backing up and no money to get it fixed right now. I have to house sit a baby puppy for three whole days, sounds like a time consuming responsibility. I need to get all of my clothes washed this weekend. A personal problem has reoccured, and at this point in time I am thinking "come back my Pollyanna attitude," we've got a long hull ahead of us. You'll make it through all of these steps, you always do. It's the faith in prayers, trust, love, submit, agree, fortitude, and following through with an educated plan that will all get you to prevail. To think I asked for something different to write about, why do I always get what I ask for? Cheers to today.

Thursday, March 23, 2006


I'm back on coffee again, not as before, but that doesn't make me any happier. It started as a pick me up when I didn't feel like going into the weight room. Now the flavor has kicked in with hazelnut creamer and sugar, I hope I can stay away from the dessert flavored coffees at those coffee places. Don't tell me about decaf, that's not for java junkies. Although, decaf retains enough caffeine to affect sensitive individuals. Decaffeinated coffee can be just as rough on the stomach as regular coffee. If you have any of the following conditions, stay away form both drinks: migraine, tremor, anxiety, irregular heartbeat, insomnia, coronary heart disease or a strong family history of it, high cholesterol, any gastrointestinal disorder, any urinary disorder, prostate trouble, fibrocystic breasts, premenstrual syndrome, tension headaches, or seizure disorder. If you must, use only the water-extracted versions. There is concern that traces of solvents may remain in coffee decaffeinated by other methods, although the manufacturers deny it.

A study done at the University of California at Berkeley found a relationship between drinking decaf and a slightly increased risk of high cholesterol and heart disease. In that survey of about 45,500 men, regular coffee did not have the same effect. By Andrew Weil, M.D.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006


Okay, I know I only had another teeny weeny little three quarter of a pound loss last night, but to look at that amount of butter held in my hand it looks like a hand full of fat I lost. I'll take it, I'm not picky. I keep telling myself it all adds up. I raised my step count to 5,000 yesterday. I hope that continues, my goal is 10,000. I will be going to the lunch room to eat, instead of exercising today. I am Johnny on the spot with excuses. Here goes, today's reason for not exercising. The music has been off for three days now and that is my exercise buddy. Please give me back my motivation, even if it is lousy music, I won't complain anymore. My mouth is so extra dry (with the boarderling diabetes) but more so in taking the water pills for water retention the last past week. I will stop for about four days and see if the weight jumps up nine pounds again. Be still my heart, I just held a crying four week old white baby kitten. Someone had the nerve try and give them away way too too early! Us fussers over the sweetness of their innocence and the inhumane treatment of early seperation from the mother caused us to be asked to leave the building to the outside in the freezing cold, poor kittys. Why do people feel they have the right to be cruel to animals? Well, why do people feel they have the right to be cruel period!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, March 21, 2006


Oh my goodness, my life is busy, but now that I see it in black and white form, BORING! I don't feel bored but I seem to talk about the same things all of the time. It is boring to even say today I exercised for thirty three minustes. I did increase the mile on the bike to three. Okay still boring, weigh-in, now what? Birthday dinner coming up this Thursday, food, what else is new? I need to start complaining about something. I used a pedometer yesterday to try and reach 10,000 steps. I didn't do exercising or anything out of the ordinary. It stopped at 4,888 steps and I don't remember taking that many. I do remember sitting a lot in front of the TV. I have discovered the reason it registered so much is because as I walk, I waddle, and the shaking back and forth of my large hanging belly gives me a couple extra shakes to bring up the numbers. I really can't complain about much more. I am content with myself taking off the pounds a little at a time and changing my eating habits a little at a time also. What works for me is to go slow and longer rather than fast and burn out. That reinforces the using of behavior modification as my diet choice. Yes, being boring for you, but bringing about consistency for me. Thanks for the time and space. Have a day like you wish it to be!

Monday, March 20, 2006


Too little sleep affects secretion of cortisol , the hormone that regulates appetite. If you lose sleep, you're likely to feel hungrier even when you're well fed. Lack of sleep is associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. People who average only 4 hours of sleep demostrate the same effects on glucose resistance as seen in aging. Trying to do too much each day and worrying through the night, can cause sleep deprivation. Eight hours is recommended per night but one-third of us get less than 7 hours of sleep a night.

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Sunday, March 19, 2006

thinner thinking

Another birthday party today, all day food, food, food. This weekend eating out, family dinner birthday party. I can't change the events that surround me but I can change how I think. Being overweight I find myself saying in my mind, I've got to have at least two servings. Anybody can see my stomach is so stretched out and bigger than others, I surely need more to feel full. I'm going to try to use thinner thinking. I will pretend I have a body I'm satisfied with, when it's time to eat. I don't want to lose my healthy weight, constant maintaining will prevail. What would thinny minny eat at this time? I'm going to find a healthy magazine picture and paste my face on it. Every time I eat I will study that picture I carry with me at all times. I heard that your brain can't tell the difference between an image that you actually see and one that you're simply imagining inside your head. Images can trigger physiological changes in mind and body!

Saturday, March 18, 2006


It will be six days before I get back to the weight room. The last time I was there I stopped in twice and did a total of 1 1/2 hours. For me that is way over the norm. I hit a runners high and would have continued longer if the bus wasn't coming. It wasn't a high intensity workout but the duration was too much for my overweight body. Of course that is never known until the next day or in my case even longer. For three days I felt pains and soreness because of straining the muscles two days in a row. They need to repair themselves through alternate days. My joints weren't too happy either. I know what works for me. I need to quit trying to keep up with people that are pros and extremely fit, they've been at it for a long time. Besides that they aren't carrying around an extra 150 pound sack of potatoes (adipose), or as many decades in age as me, myself, and I! Here's to a happy balance in everything.

Friday, March 17, 2006



Only 11 percent of the French women are obese, compared to nearly a third of Americans. Many of the basic recommendations in the best selling "French Women Don't Get Fat" are just nutritional and fitness common sense:

*Eat at regular times.

*Increase the proportion of fresh fruits and vegetables you eat.

*Shun prepared foods, especially processed foods "with artificial anything."

*Have a real breakfast.

*Add a "small but regular new physical movement, a daily walk or climbing stairs."

*Don't stock "offenders"- the high-calorie, fatty foods that derail your healthy eating-in your home.

*There's a connection between sleeping too little and gaining weight.
by Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter 05/05

testing 123

I am so sick and tired of spending an hour on entering a post that does not take. What's with this system? There aren't too many things in life that irritate me to the max. This is certainly one of them! This has happened at least a dozen times in the last five months. I can hardly wait until the contract is over with to be able to sign up with another server.

Thursday, March 16, 2006


I attended a St. Patrick's Day party this afternoon. Oh yes I, ate the only sugar laden, empty calorie, food that was available. Where was the cornbeef and cabbage? So disappointed with myself that I didn't even want to go to the weight room just down the hallway. The thought did cross my mind though. My doctor gave me the go ahead with taking my water pills daily. It has been four days now and I can already see the emptied water pockets in my skin on my arms. I don't think I like that ugly dried raisin look to my skin. It's not bad enough the cellulite is becoming evident around the big muscled areas from using the weight room. The end metamorphosis taking place better be better. At least with all of the fat and water build up the wrinkles and cellulite were not visible. I was full overstuffed and firmly packed with unsightly suet, it was round but smooth. I guess I won't be hearing anymore, "you don't look your age." Wait until all of the hanging loose skin becomes visible. There is so much to look forward to, this I gotta see. I'm entitled to a few nonsensical posts, thanks.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006


Always check with your doctor before starting and kind of exercise program. If you have been sedentary, there are gentle yoga styles. It can lift your spirits. The brief soothing chant creates a feeling of oneness within our selves and with each other. There are meditative benefits of yoga. Start with an introduction class to learn the postures and sequence. Find a certified teacher. If you're looking for a heart-pumping workout with yoga try Ashtanga, an athletic yoga. Ashtanga links high-energy postures (called vinyasa) in a challenging aerobic sequence that burns more calories than a traditional yoga class. It's paced by the rhythm of your breath, you move through poses in a continuous flow, balancing, twisting, lunging, and stretching.

Ashtanga Yoga's Rewards:
*Strong mind/body connection
*Less stress
*Better flexibility, coordination, and posture
*Increased strength and endurance
*Improved heart and lung function

You will break a sweat, burn calories, and may even be a little sore the next day. Ooommm

Tuesday, March 14, 2006


I only did forty minutes in the weight room today after missing a whole week. From there I went to the computer room to post on my blog for 90 minutes, but I thought it was a clever entry with lots of dry humor and a keen description of the antics that followed the card party with food etc. I am so up set because I asked the instructor where the spell check was on their computers and he preceded to try and find it and deleted my whole page by mistake! I don't want to talk about it or think on it. Stay cool----just enter something else. Any way I do tend to make them too long. Weigh-in was a teeny tiny quarter of a pound loss, better than a gain. Why can't my mind and body get it together and agree on the exercise room? Sometimes my mind is determined to do it but my body is lethargic. Sometimes my body runs straight to the room and cycles away but I hear my mind saying are we done yet? I think the music has to improve. I love it loud and with 140 bpm.

Monday, March 13, 2006


FACT: Abdominal obesity greatly increases the risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, high blood fats, hypertension, stroke and some cancers. So-called "cellulite" carries no extra risk.

JOKE: You know you need to go on a diet when you can take a shower without getting your feet wet.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles, it empties today of its strength.

Sunday, March 12, 2006


One of my bad habits that had caused me to become obese and still haunts me to the point that I find it hard to feel full unless I overeat at times. I can recall being very very hungry many times in my lifetime. I use to look forward to my mom coming home from work, and the excitement for me was focused on the dozen of glazed doughnuts she always got from work. I thought the gnawing feeling in my stomach was a normal thing. I was embarrassed a lot of times in school because my stomach was always growling and making loud noises the other kids could hear, sometimes when the teacher was talking. I use to think how happy the kids must be when the individual milk cartons arrived in class for them to drink (for those who paid ahead of time.) I use to watch and dream someday I am going to choose some chocolate milk for myself. No breakfast, no lunch, going home feeling famished. On the bus all I could think about was the elbow macaroni with Cambell's creamed soup that will be there cooking for dinner. To this day I like crappy food. Once when I was about eleven years old I can't remember why I was alone but I could sneak in the food closet and eat anything my heart desired. All I saw was a big onion and a package of spaghetti. I can eat the pasta, let's see what the frig has to offer in the form of a sauce. No exaggeration, it was bear other than mustard. You better believe I had mustard pasta and was happy. We'll stop here for now at eleven years old. I see a conditioned pattern forming. (Someone suggested I put some spice in my entries and talk about personal stuff, this wasn't my idea.) What did one candle say to the other candle? Are you going out tonight?

Saturday, March 11, 2006


After dieting most of my life on and off, I've come the realization, this has got to stop. Yes I've had successes and plenty of failures in taking off the fat and weight way too many times. I have wondered how much of a total weight I lost all of those years. It certainly lead up to the combined total weight of about half of a dozen of normal weighing people. What a waste of money, time, effort, self-esteem, and healthy-helpful information. Make this the last hooray and utilize every tool and all resources. My heart beats out "do it or never do it again, I've had enough." The past has taught me so many lessons during that journey. I have learned about commitment, consistency, self-discipline, self-denial, control, body cues, putting myself first when necessary, keeping my priorities straight, and sacrifice. I also learned sticking with it even if I didn't want to, even if there was something more exciting going on somewhere else, even if I couldn't see where all of my efforts were taking me, and even if it all became temporal and boring, I have discovered you use it to lose it or in exercise, use it or lose the use of it. Would you agree?

Friday, March 10, 2006


At my last weigh-in I had a nine pound loss. Don't cheer for me yet. I had taken a water pill for three days straight. I love it when the top of my socks don't leave a deep circled indentation for a day or two. The water retention is enormous and constant. It has been three days now and all is back, the indentations and the nine pounds! I guess I'll check with my doctor to see if I should be taking one a day. That makes me wonder now, if the last forty pounds was all water. Of course I haven't been at the weight room this week, I know that has a big bearing on my losses and water retention. I'll do better next week. It all boils down to cutting out the salt. I don't know which is harder to give up the sugar or the salt. The butter runs a near third in the search for what keeps me gaining. In fourth position is my portions, no control there. I feel it coming on, the guilt trips, don't forget that eating at night! Stop it right now, beating up yourself and reviewing your known bad habits is not the answer. Affirmation is a motivating gesture so use it on yourself and get back in the swing of things. Compare last year to this year. You have lost 40 pounds, 44 inches, do the weight room three days a week, joined a support group, strive for a no-fail environment at home, cut way back on the fast foods, learned to say no once in a while, keep a diet journal, trigger foods are few and far between, and you are much more informed now than ever. Put one wing back on and strive for the other this coming year, next year add more good habits and the halo of light may show up with your excess fat all gone. I'm certainly no angel but I am striving to do good. Hurry hurry! Wish me luck.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

in competition

I feel like I'm in a race to get more viewers. I'm not in this to be ahead, behind, or well liked (would be nice.) I just want to lose weight to live longer etc. I am a struggler, a survivor, and a determined person to continue in my quest no matter how many times I have set backs or how often time lapse between motivation and successes. I am looking for an edge, in finding like minded people, to relate to and share with. In a study of 309 dieters for two years, those who had a support group lost 30% more weight than those who dieted alone. No Man Is An Island!

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

10,000 steps

Taking 10,000 steps a day using a step-counting device called a pedometer can help you meet fitness goals if you focus on the speed of the steps, rather than just the number. For health benefits, take 100 to 150 steps per minute (in either three 10-minutes segments or 30 minutes straight). For weight loss, strive for more than 30 minutes.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006


T-h-e-y'-re b-a-c-k! {All the excuses not to be able to follow through with my exercise program for today.] My best machine that I always do (and broke twice) is out of commission again. The weight room was filled both times I checked back for an opening. I have to miss the next two days, prior commitments. My knee that was operated on a while back is very sore. The recumbent stair climber has a broken rod, that is easier on my knees than the other twelve options to use. NEVER LET WHAT YOU CAN'T DO GET IN THE WAY OF WHAT YOU CAN! Oh my, now what do I do for an excuse? I went to play cards where the gigantic fancy breakfast muffins all sat staring at my mouth. Did I give in? Yes but, one bite and it tasted stale. I immediately let it end up in the trash can. After all if I am going to suffer the consequences of a weight gain, it better make my mouth water and my tongue be happy. Since I felt a serge of power by saying no, I quickly left for the weight room again. I had to go twice to be able to squeeze in my forty minutes. My weigh-in is tonight. I missed two weeks and had a gain. I haven't had time to eat anything yet. I know that makes me feel starved and it also makes me want to compensate by taking in my whole day of calorie allotment in one meal. Stop that insanity, okay Susan.

Monday, March 06, 2006


3/o3 entry was good fat deprivation and this entry is what they are good for. Replace saturated fat with mono and poly unsaturated, always listed on labels is the saturated fat. The good fats are used by the body as building materials and they can also help to avoid heart disease. The good that can be accomplished in your body with the right fatty acids is:
1. Essential for brain function
2. Forms insulation around nerves to keep electrical impulses moving
3. Stabilizes neurotransmitters
4. Forms membranes inside cells
5. Provides important structures in cell membranes
6. Keeps cell membranes permeable
7. Maintains a healthy immune system
8. Makes important hormones
9. Helps prevent mood swings

Sunday, March 05, 2006


DONNA said
A Diet Poem...... Girl, my body is ripped with riot, incited by my haunting diet. "We are what we eat", said a wise old man! Girl, if that's true, I'm a garbage can. To rise on lose-weigh-in day, it's plain! With my present weight, I'll need a crane.
So give me insight, that I may not fall into the clutches of cholesterol. May my flesh with carrot-curls be dated, that my body may be poly unsaturated.
And help me weigh-light, that I may bear witnessto the President's Council on Physical Fitness. And at oleo margarine I'll never mutter, for the road to my belly is spread with butter.
And cream is spreading; and cake is awful; and cellular cottage cheese is hiding in every waffle. Thunder thighs waits in provolone; Midriff bulge is in each slice of baloney,
Thick ankles is in a chocolate drop, and a spare tire is a lollipop. Give me more time my daily slice. Cut it thin and toast it twice.
Look upon my dimpled knees, to see what came from jujube's. And when my days of struggle are done, and my war with malted milk is won,
Let me stand with a thong, In a shining robe -- size 30 long. I can do it girl, if you'll trust in me, says the calories of lettuce and celery.
Teach me the wiles of mayonnaise, And of pasta a la Milanese and crisp-fried chicken from the South. Girl, if you love yourself, shut my mouth.
Let it be!
edited by magmem
Well, I tried to edit the posting comment on 2/25 (exercise,Curves) which was a poem posted and I didn't care for the wording. Not knowing what to do, I experimented and brought it back incase anyone thought it was funny or cute, sorry for the outcome, but I believe for me it was for the better, because I was not comfortable the other way. God Bless all. HERE'S A BIG THANKS!

Saturday, March 04, 2006

starchy foods

With this kind of food you can possibly eat more and weigh less. You say why? The bulk and fiber provided will fill you up. Starches can be used to stretch high-fat foods. Starchy foods are low in fat and calories. Last but not least of all, starches don't turn into body fat as efficiently as high-fat foods do. Wait a minute here's a gem....use the starch instead of fatty food and it will boost your energy levels, giving you the fuel you need to achieve peak performance throughout the day.

Friday, March 03, 2006


Your body needs Omega 3, 6 & 9, fatty acids in proportions. Replace saturated fat intake with fats and oils rich in mono- and polyunsaturated fats and carbohydrate- rich foods. Good fat deprivation disrupts all the biochemical processes of your metabolism causing:

1. Loss of lean body mass and fat gain around the middle

2. Constipation

3. Carbohydrate and stimulant craving

4. Scaly, itchy skin

5. Brittle nails

6. Dry, limp, thinning hair

7. Mood disorders

8. Insomnia

9. Infertility

Thursday, March 02, 2006


"There are only two ways to live your life.

One is as though nothing is a miracle.

The other is as though everything is a miracle."

by Albert Einstein

Wednesday, March 01, 2006


Today March the 1 st is reserved in my mind for the dedication of love and memories to my son Jerry who was murdered. I love and miss you GI, the tears will never go away, hugs and kisses, loving you forever your mom!