Sunday, January 10, 2021

Day 3

So far so good.

Hot herbal tea can avert any snack desire or inappropriate ingestion of between meals sneaking of food, no matter how "healthy".

I've added some steps to my daily mild stretching. Nothing excessive.

I've added another support zoom meeting to my schedule, one a cousin attends - and it's in France.

I'm tracking my glorious wee irises, aka, "the girls". They cheer me immeasurably. Who needs a vast garden when the small can be made so important?


I've taken at least 1/3 off my usual plate load. A smaller plate helps.

I've gone back to a long abandoned routine I had for the late night cravings: a piece of fruit and a small bit of protein. No carbs.

I watched the Fran Lebowitz doc on Netflix. I've read her over the years but she is still fresh and interesting and observant in her 70s. Sharp and incisive. I recommend.

Enough from me.

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  1. Big changes are made by small pieces. Well done! HErbal tea sounds like a smart "antidote".

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    1. Very satisfying Charlotte and I make it in a pot to add to the ritual :)

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  2. I love Fran Lebowitz. I must check out that doc. She's such a great writer.
    And good for your self care. It sounds as if you're on a good path.

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    1. Yes, so far so good, Boud. The doc is wonderful, directed by Martin Scorsese.

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  3. Tea is a great go-to in times of hunger and stress. Love the irises!

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  4. I love Fran Lebowitz. I was watching it today.
    I solved binge eating by moving away from the kitchen after meals. I have gained five pounds over this year simply from putting too much on my plate, then eating it. I'm back to smaller portions.
    Early this year the cat had to go for annual shots. I asked the vet what to do about his extra weight, and the vet held up an imaginary scoop of kibble in one hand and with his forefinger "scooped away" the top layer. That visual returns to me often when preparing my dinner.

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    1. A really good tip Joanne. We need so little too survive truly and when there is no output in the form of energy expenditure we really have to take stock of the input :)

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  5. Good for you! Baby steps are powerful.

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  6. I remember that about the hot herbal tea and must do it again. A mug of hot chocolatey Milo just makes me want another one. My late night snack is usually apple or a couple of slices of cheese.

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    1. Yes, I'm just about to make myself one River. Hot chocolate is great, I see you do the same thing at night with the protein and fruit!

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  7. Catching up. I'm glad your daughter intervened. I think small changes are the way to go. We bought smaller plates last year and it made us serve ourselves less food. And on a metaphorical level, smaller plates make sense also.

    I noticed that Fran Lebowitz show and intend to watch it when I get a chance.

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    1. Yes, the eyes adjust pretty quickly, SAW. The doc is brilliant, she's an extraordinary woman.

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  8. I hope that you stay with your new discipline. The physio help should be of great help too.

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    1. I have my first appointment on Friday Ramana. Discussed the whole logistics of parking and getting there, they switched hospitals for me and early start.

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  9. Sometimes it takes someone rattling our cage to haul ourselves out of a slump! Hope it goes well! I watched one episode of the Fran doc on Saturday, I enjoyed hearing Scorsese’s laughter in the background. She’s very witty but I think I can only take her in small doses. I had a New Yorker friend once, they’re a lot alike! Must be something in the water...

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    1. I think she's an acquired taste Annie, I've always admired her writing. She shocks us into awareness of the world we've created and I so envy her collection of 10,000 books and her completely eclectic tastes.

      Rattling our cages=yes, exactly.

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