Living life, making choices

When I started to lose weight at the end of 2006 I received support. Once the pounds started to fall off and be noticeable compliments poured in.

But as the healthy journey continued and continues to this day things change.

People aren’t as likely to support my journey to maintaining my healthy lifestyle.

I don’t expect cheerleaders. But I also don’t expect negative comments, food pushers, judgment, etc.

As my journey continues I learn to focus on myself and my path. My judgment of others is quite limited. And frankly, I have enough to worry about myself that I don’t care about someone else’s portions or if they decide to have dessert or not.

We are adults and make our own choices, good, bad, healthy, unhealthy …

What I ask of my friends, loved ones and really everyone: Please mind your own business. If I decide to not have dessert or bread or whatever, what’s it to you? If you want to have dessert or bread or whatever, feel free.

We only live life once. And I do love to eat and drink. But I also love to be and feel healthy. And let’s be honest, in vanity I like … Continue reading

Holiday candy with the 411

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This time of the year there is really just so much crap: goodies, lunches, dinners, parties, booze. It’s so difficult to not be tempted.
I have a candy bowl at my desk. The holiday items are mini candy canes and candy cane Hershey kisses. I’m not a huge candy cane fan. But those special kisses are another story.
I decided to do a little research on the treats. One mini candy cane is 12 calories and no grams of fat. And if I remember correctly, peppermint is supposed to curb hunger.
One of the kisses is about 18 calories and 1.3 grams of fat. But really, who is gonna eat one?
The bag indicates that 9 pieces is a serving, which comes to 220 calories and 12 grams of fat.
It’s probably too late to tell you to be careful this holiday season. But you can still get that exercise in. I am trying to keep that consistent. So far not bad.
(FYI: I am writing this on my iPhone.)

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