Why I Moved to WordPress
Well, today’s the day. I’ve finally had it with Blogger.com. Now I’ m having to move, by hand, all the posts from my old blog, since there’s no way to do it automatically if you’re not hosted on Blogspot. Fine.
Why am I moving? Suddenly you can’t even make a simple post without seeing the “Your publish is taking longer than expected. To continue waiting for it to finish” and you click and click and … nothing happens. I don’t know what went wrong but it seems Google’s dropping the ball on Blogger.com.
Hopefully I’ll get it moved, find a great new template and all will be well with the world soon enough, but meanwhile, if you find a broken link, or just want to gripe, drop me a comment. 🙂
In other words, turn off the tube. April 23-29, 2007 in the U.S. is TV-Turnoff Week. I doubt advertisers are too excited about it, but you might be when you realize you can lose up to five pounds by trying this. If you can’t go cold-turkey then just try turning it off for dinner.
Weight loss is also accelerated by less TV watching simply because you’ll do less mindless eating. Think of how often you’ve eaten an entire dinner yet missed the experience because your attention was on the TV set? It’s no wonder we go back for seconds and thirds, and start eating snacks shortly after. We’re missing the joy of eating!
Visit the Center for Screen-Time Awareness for TV Turnoff Week.
Gotta love the Banana Bunker. This nifty gadget has all the earmarks of porn, but it’s functional. All kidding aside, the Banana Bunker allows you to take the King of Fruits wherever you go with no worries about crushing, mushing, or generally making a mess.
I’m talking about bananas. Now you can carry one in your bag, keep it in the car (of course it’ll ripen fast if it’s warm), even toss one in your briefcase. Going camping? Got bananas? The Banana Bunker completely protects your banana in a hard plastic sleeve resembling a … well, picture a banana and you’ll get the idea.
If you can keep people from laughing and telling bad jokes, this is a real weiner, er, winner. I got one in every color.
For weight loss, carrying a piece or two of fruit for those “I’m starting to get hungry but it’s two hours until dinner” times is a great way to get more nutrition, and stave off the cookie grab. Nature made fruit sweet for a reason.
I use my Banana Bunker. It works and they always get a laugh so it’s two-for-one.
Perfectly Sweet is a business born of necessity. The owner’s father had Type II Diabetes and something had to be done. Today they sell only sugar free or “no sugar added” products.
It’s quite unusual to wake up and suddenly be heavier, so if you quickly gain five or more pounds in a week with no obvious reason (I’m not talking about the five pounds you gain because you’re eating everything in sight but when it comes out of the blue, unexpectedly–you know the difference) and it doesn’t disappear on its own.
Looking for clues. Have you changed or started any new medications? Eaten any foods you don’t usually eat? Water retention can be a side effect or reaction to other things you’ve ingested so be a detective.
Notify your doctor if rapid weight gain continues as it can be a sign of illness or drug reaction. Generally it’s nothing to get worked up about and if you’re eating a reasonable amount of healthy foods it’ll fall back off all by itself. Don’t go all crazy and jump on the latest fad diet andwagon. Just Relax. Have a cup of tea. You will be fine.
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