It's 4 a.m. I have been awake since 3 a.m.I hate this middle-age insomnia thing I get periodically.I've decided to make myself a small cup of coffee to try to get back to sleep.Yes. I can sleep on caffeine. And back in the day, I could sleep on coke.I just can't sleep when I'm supposed to. It's . . .
My husband has marvelled numerous times that I don't look my age. His loving assessment that I look about 45 is generous, to be sure. And 13 years off the mark.People who carry a bit more weight usually do look younger. Besides that, we have good genes in my family. Youthful-looking genes. Both of . . .
This is how weird I can get about food.This meal program requires me to eat regularly and steadily every few hours. Protein heavy. No fruits at all. Unlimited veggies of most kinds (but not potatoes of any kind.) No more than 5 grams net carbs every 5 hours. Which is extremely limited.This goes on . . .
Monday night in class I got really dizzy. Probably because I'm underfed. No time before class to cook up my protein & veggies, so I grabbed a protein shake, piece of cheese and one of those vile, low carb chocolate muffins.By the way, they're starting to taste better. Maybe desperation makes . . .
A chocolate muffin made with Splenda and soy flour is not a chocolate muffin. In fact, it’s no kind of muffin at all.Having a dog that wants to help you bake (be held so he can watch you mix batter, lick the spoon, etc.) is akin to having a three-year old child.It is possible to be too tired and . . .
"Being married to a writer means I pretty much abdicate all pretense of privacy," M. observed the other day.Well, yeah. If you know me, you'll eventually end up in something I write. That's just the way it is when you know a memoirist. It's all fodder.At the same time, I'm not afraid to put myself . . .
Friends are traveling in the Southwest; their blog posts about it give me a yen for red rock country. I find a sense of peace and tranquility at Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, any red rocks, really. A couple years ago I did two relaxing spa vacations in the same year among them. Memorable times of . . .
(with apologies to KD Lang for the title...) There's nothing like that huge burst of energy you get once the carbs are out of your system, your system is working clean and you're clearly burning fat.It's what got me through Trainer Tom's workout today plus a kicked-up cardio routine. When I got . . .
I envy Riley his sleep. It's an all-day and all-night thing, punctuated by bursts of energy and meals.I'm not sure why my sleep has been so erratic the past few weeks. I don't want to go to bed until 11pm some nights, while in the past it's been easy and reliable to crash before 10pm. Then, I'm up . . .
Someone close to me struggles with the smoking thing. Quit for a month, then took it up again. With all the usual excuses. I was very disappointed.It's been so many years since I smoked, and smoking has been verboten in California public places for so long, that it's always a shock when someone has . . .