July 15, 2009 Relax

I am enjoying my summer so far.  Despite this stupid endometrial cancer thing. The days are sunny and warm.  I am loving my sunbathing, although I am adding back sunscreen to my face (no need to look old before my time, and I’ve read the face is such a small percentage of our skin to […]

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July 7, 2009 Relax

I think it’s a good idea for me to make a list of the various things I do (or can do) to reduce stress. I am tracking these daily somewhere else, but I like the idea of having them all in one place, although they are in no particular order : Cook something yummy Trimming […]

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A treatment I like

July 5, 2009 Relax

So I found a treatment that I really like – sunbaths! With my new diagnosis of vitamin D deficiency (on top of the much scarier recent diagnosis of endometrial cancer), both my doc and my dad (who is also a doc) recommended daily sunbathing of 15-20 minutes in addition to prescription supplements. So my hubby […]

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Daily stress reduction

July 2, 2009 Relax

I have come to realize that I need to find a way to make sure that every day I am reducing stress.  I will count healthy cooking, exercise, meditation, artistic projects, organisation/decluttering and attacking old projects as part of the ways I am doing this.  Don’t worry, I won’t do all of that every day! […]

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Diet report from Rome? Yep, you read that right!

May 11, 2009 Relax

Diet report from Rome As one of the axims of my work life is that “management attention drives behavior” I am trying to extend the logic to paying attention to what I’m eating here on my trip. Dinner 7 May Fried artichoke starter – removed the breading and just ate the artichoke Main dish was […]

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Eating in makes it much easier

April 13, 2009 Relax

I went away for the weekend to Zurich Switzerland to visit a friend who moved there in January.  The first thing I told her upon arriving was that I had started a new diet, and that was great because we went to a grocery store and stocked up on stuff I could eat, and she […]

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A great New Year’s Day

January 2, 2009 Relax

We had a lovely lovely day yesterday. Started by a visit to an art exhibition, followed by going to lunch out at a nice brasserie, where I wasn’t too hungry but was very in touch with what I wanted, so I had soup (which turned out to be probably the best soup of my life […]

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A few days of ME time

November 15, 2008 Relax

I have been pretty stressed and busy with work these past few months.  It was helpful to pull me out of the ectopic-induced depression, but has kept me on the road and on the run with very little time for myself and frankly little motivation to take care of myself. I will be starting a […]

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Waiting for inspiration… maybe I found it in “Enjoyment”

September 21, 2008 Relax

I have been a bad blogger and a bad dieter. I haven’t gone crazy, I just have been on “regular” mode for a while now. My weight is undoubtably stable. Even better news is that most of the time my emotional state is stable too. I’ve been waiting for dieting inspiration to find me again. […]

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On vacation…

July 29, 2008 Relax

I had a lot of stuff I wanted to get to before going on vacation, including putting a post on this blog, but I didn’t get to that before I left. We’re in the hot but beautiful South of France on vacation for a few weeks, and I have almost no internet access — which […]

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Anniversary Weekend

June 9, 2008 Relax

We had a WONDERFUL anniversary weekend in the Champagne region of France. We went to a champagne tasting at Françoise Bedel et Fils on Saturday which was incredible – we discovered a complexity level in champagne that I didn’t even know existed. (We also heard all about bio-dynamic agriculture which adds new-age stuff to organic […]

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A few small steps

February 17, 2008 Relax

I am far from being able to say I’m back in the swing of things, but a few healthy habits are coming back. Yesterday I spent the whole day with my DH in an impromptu but wonderful day together just the two of us. It was really nice. We started with brunch in a fabulous […]

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Sun is shining

February 16, 2008 Relax

I am one of those people who is very susceptible to sunshine.  If the sun is shining I automatically have a better day.  When it’s not, it’s more of a struggle.  That the sun is shining bright (but cold) here in Paris this morning is in line with my generally positive and upbeat attitude this […]

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Cognac – a weekend away

November 12, 2007 Relax

We went away for the weekend to Cognac, France. We had been given a gift of a night in a chateau and gourmet restaurant, and we decided to make it two nights to make it worth the travel. We were close to canceling, due to my miscarriage, but decided being away together was probably a […]

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July 13, 2007 Relax

We have had a very cold and overcast summer so far here. Today, finally, it is sunny. And so is my outlook! I also went to the hairdresser, another pick-me-up. I cut roses from my garden & have been working on my ‘get ready to lose weight’ homework. I ate my leftover black bean salad […]

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