Gone biking!

Enjoy the Memorial Day weekend!  Try to be active, and exercise some restraint at the weekend’s BBQ.  I find it helpful to eat something healthy before arriving at a BBQ – a few nuts 30 min before can really help reduce one’s appetite. See you on Tuesday!

Back on the road…

I am traveling again today, and have packed my breakfast in ziplock baggies: 2/3 cups oatmeal plain 3 tablespoons dried skim milk 2 scoops whey protein powder 1 tablespoon cocoa 1 tablespoon cinnamon 1 scoop dried cherries   Add boiling water, and I’ve got breakfast every day! The NYT Travel Section has a recent article about …

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Decision fatigue

Modern American life is full of choices.  Many people make a thousand choices before getting to work, when then commute by car (the longer the commute, the more likely people are to be obese).  Then decisions at work… about the kids… And of course, endless food choices.  The combination of the stress …

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Tip #18 – Keep a gratitude list

I keep a gratitude list (along with recording weight and exercise routines) on my Google Calendar. I wasn’t surprised to read that women who wrote about positive aspects of their values lost weight, while others did.  Just a simple positive, affirming writing exercise resulted in weight loss, even though the women didn’t know that that …

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