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No change, no surprise

December 8, 2008 Eat

My weight today is the same as a week ago, despite almost all days posting daily weights that were 2-3 pounds lower. I’m not surprised – over the weekend I had more than my expected share of indulgences, and while I was very good most of the time, several salt-heavy meals do not go unaccounted […]

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Fancy Italian restaurant

November 27, 2008 Eat

Last night I went to my husband’s office after my own workday because I needed to find cranberries and there is a store not too far from his office where I thought I’d find some (I did).  I was also hoping to entice my DH to leave the office earlier than he had planned, but […]

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Are veggies in sauce still good for you?

November 25, 2008 Eat

Last night I made this : It was delicious and absolutely what I wanted.  It was full of veggies and completely homemade.  It was made with milk, butter and cheese. It was dinner (along w some steamed plain broccoli). I’ve been working on a big recipe organisation project, plus looking at recipes as I finalize […]

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It’s easier to diet alone

November 21, 2008 Eat

I started back on a healthy track a week ago.  I was really ready and it wasn’t so hard. My husband was also out of town. He came back Tuesday and it’s been progressively harder every day. There are so many things I love about this man, but his knowledge of healthy eating is non […]

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Applesauce a la française

November 20, 2008 Eat

Earlier this week I accompanied my husband to the butcher’s.   This is a big deal for me, for I am not a fan of going to the butcher, although I am a fan of the butcher himself. France still tries to cling to it’s traditions of boutiques vs one-stop-shopping.  As the world modernizes and cities […]

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I hate Splenda

November 19, 2008 Eat

I hate Splenda. I spent many years without real sugar, using substitutes or none at all. My first switch was in college, moving from regular to diet Coke. Aspartame was my savior for many years – diet jello, and all those myriad diet sodas I used to drink. The arrival of Splenda several years ago […]

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Too much takeout

November 2, 2008 Eat

On Friday we picked up takeout Lebanese food (from Noura, in the pic). It’s been really good but overabundant (my husband is known for his over-the-top spending and ordering…).  We had it lunch, dinner and lunch again and there is still some leftover.  And then last night we had Indian takeout. I really need to […]

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All in all, a few steps add up

October 21, 2008 Eat

I definitely took a few baby steps last week.  I also took some side steps and a few backwards steps, but overall my steps are more moving towards where I want to go than where I’ve been concerning my weight. The scale showed some drop vs last week, enough to be encouraging considering the number […]

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In control and eating cake too

October 16, 2008 Eat

I have had a good few days.  I have eaten normally, I kept track of my calories (for the most part).  I am feeling like I’m back in control (or heading there anyway). I am deeply, severely committed to doing this managing my weight ( or at least stopping the gain at this point) thing […]

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Summer foods

July 18, 2008 Eat

I love summer foods, and the best part about them is that they are almost all healthy. Watermelon Berries of all types Tomatoes Basil Peppers Cucumbers Peaches Necatarines Apricots Cherries Eggplant Radishes I’ve been enjoying all these and more, and making lots of salads and veggie dishes, some smoothies (peaches galore!) etc. I really think […]

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Breakfast of champions

July 8, 2008 Eat

I got in control of my breakfasts again. When I eat poorly it often starts with breakfast – living in Paris it’s easy to gobble down hundreds of calories and many many fat grams first thing in the morning (actually, that’s pretty easy to do anywhere!). When I start with oatmeal things are really great, […]

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Do you enjoy food?

June 5, 2008 Eat

In my experience there are three ways to eat : For sustenance only With great enjoyment On autopilot Obviously, being overweight is a signal that I am not someone who eats only for sustenance. A few times in my life I have eaten like this however (when sick mainly, but for a few weeks when […]

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stress progress

June 3, 2008 Eat

Well, I had a rough afternoon and was wanting to cry, scream, hit someone and bury myself in a tub of vanilla ice cream. And pasta, and butter, and well, everything bland and fatty and soothing. Instead I walked around my neighborhood for 20 minutes when I got home to give myself a few minutes […]

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McDonald’s & Pizza

May 30, 2008 Eat

Well, my daily planning sheets pulled a success story today. I knew tonight could be challenging as I’d invited a few of my employees over to coach them on a huge presentation they have next week (they are very junior, it’s their first presentation of this kind, to my boss’s boss). They were so grateful […]

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Cherry Clafoutis

May 28, 2008 Eat

By popular demand, I am posting my recipe for Cherry Clafoutis. A clafoutis is a French fruit dessert over which a flan-like preparation is poured, then the whole thing is baked. I’ve seen clafoutis described as mid-way between a crepe and a custard. The classic version is cherry (which is what I made) but nowadays […]

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