Category Archive: Health & Wellness

Confessions of a tech addict & proof that I’m not soldered to my computer/phone/tab. Incan Ruins of Ingapirca & Hiking in the Andes Mountains. #Ecuador

There have been days (and nights) that I’ve been glued to the computer. Getting hundreds of emails a day, and having an overflowing inbox only adds to the issue. I didn’t think that… Continue reading

New Mexico Green Chiles, Basler Cookies, & Swiss Chocolate

This past weekend at the PROMISE Summer Success Institute, two of our guest speakers presented me with gifts. Dr. Ernesto Muñoz brought me green chiles from New Mexico, and Terra Trax facilitator Craig… Continue reading

Skinny jeans & getting healthier DURING the holidays? A personal goal.

I have another blog dedicated to health (http://dietwithoutdeprivation.wordpress.com), and I realized that I hadn’t posted there since July! This is a sad state of affairs, because so many pieces of advice note that… Continue reading

Thanksgiving Monday After “Remedy” … Pancakes?

I’ve found the cure for Monday after Thanksgiving eating. Pancakes! Yes, in my own weird world of eating, I’ve found pancakes to be my “cure.” This morning, I opened the fridge with thoughts… Continue reading

Health and Wellness Thoughts for Grad Students – Inspired by the University of Maryland College Park’s Dissertation House

This week, I am sharing time with the Dissertation House at the University of Maryland College Park.  College Park provides participants with breakfast and afternoon refreshments as well as dining cards for meals… Continue reading

Saying “No” to a husband’s gifts of food

I’m on a path to better health, and I recently said something very uncharacteristic to my husband: “Do not buy me any sweets or snacks. If I want them, I’ll buy them myself.”… Continue reading

Let Her Eat Cake!

I love cake. That’s all there is to it. I recently had some cake baked or provided by family and ladies from my church … pound cake, German chocolate, and “birthday/wedding” styled cake,… Continue reading

My Newest Website: DietWithoutDeprivation.com

I went to The Spirit Realm Project’s “Zero to Website in 3 Hours” on Saturday morning to support and help the team with their first technology workshop, and decided to set up a… Continue reading

Artscapes and Shapes: My latest drawing

I draw/paint/color to relax, but I rarely take the time to do it. The fact that this is the second “full” drawing in a 30 day span says something about my usual schedule.… Continue reading

Forget miles. How many songs did I hear on my ipod? That’s my measure.

Now that I’m starting to walk more, I’m ready to exercise (in a “kind of/sort of” way). But tracking miles is tedious disheartening when you’re walking slowly. So I’m resorting to a more… Continue reading

Diet without Deprivation. Thinking about a diet? Don’t put your ice cream in a bowl, use a saucer.

Sometimes we just get the taste for something sweet. And as the days get warmer, ice cream is often the sweetness of choice. But we don’t want to overindulge. And we don’t want… Continue reading

Saying “No” to treadmills, “Yes” to the great outdoors

My doctor gave me permission to do “light” treadmill. But I don’t want to be on a treadmill; I want to be outdoors, in the sunshine!I don’t know why I have an aversion… Continue reading

Diet without Deprivation. Only go for the cookies when there are 2-3 in the bag after you’ve given the rest away.

I tried this. I really wanted those ginger snaps. And I held out … until the bag, left out of the box by my husband, was just staring at me. So I went… Continue reading

Yesterday I walked down 3 steps … by myself!

I was thrilled! My husband kept his eye on me, but I held onto the railing and stepped down and went down those three steps! It was a wonderful feeling! I haven’t been… Continue reading

If I’d started when I was younger, I’d totally do Parkour

I used to be the best tree climber in my neighborhood, arguably better than all of the boys. I’d climb the highest and then jump from unreasonable heights just to do it all… Continue reading

Walk – Like a combo of Fred Sanford and Captain Kirk in Slow Motion

Yes. That was the description of my walk. (From someone who loves me.) I laughed, even though laughing still hurts, but I thought that I was doing a good job with walking. I… Continue reading