If you haven’t yet read Wren’s post from yesterday, go do that, then come back. Seriously. I’ll wait.

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Welcome back.

I, too, have been sitting around.  My shoulder got to hurting so much that riding the exercise bike and using the elliptical made things worse, so I had to take a break.  In case that’s too vague, it means I quit exercising.  I didn’t, however, quit eating, and now very few of my clothes fit.  Well, they might fit someone, but the don’t fit me

My kids have recognized how much my shoulder hurts, so have been exercising without me.  I’m going to have to either a) exercise in spite of the pain, or b) find different exercises to do that don’t hurt.  Or maybe a combination.

As for food, I’m going to try eating more vegetables and protein, fewer breads, and see if I can’t fit back into some of my clothes before we leave on vacation next month.

Since Christmas, I haven’t even had to be hungry to eat.  I eat out of habit, maybe because I’m walking through the kitchen and there’s a bowl of fruit on the counter, or the kids are having a snack so I eat, too.  Sometimes someone bakes cookies and specifically makes my favorite kind, and I don’t want to hurt their feelings by declining their gift.

I keep vowing to make changes.  Tomorrow - (that song from Little Orphan Annie keeps running through my head).  Then when tomorrow comes, I blow it at breakfast and figure that day’s shot, so I’ll start tomorrow.  I’m hoping that doing this with Wren, we’ll be able to support one another.

My new motto:  Eat Less, Move More

Monday’s menu:

  • Breakfast:  Scrambled eggs with tomato & avocado
  • Lunch:  Tuna Salad
  • Supper:  Rib steaks, green salad
  • Snacks:  devilled eggs

Wish Wren luck.  Wish me luck.


The latest post by Dr. Grumpy got me thinking.  Too many people are clueless about the distinction between food allergies and food sensitivities.

The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network

The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network is a great resource for people who must deal with food allergies (and food sensitivities).  The website has tips about living with allergies.  It also has recipes.  FAAN is who you can thank for the big bold letters on food packaging warning “this product contains nuts” and other such life-saving information.

The people at FAAN can help you arrange an approved teacher-inservice for your child’s school if your child has food allergies.