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April 9th, 2010

I Can Relate To The Baby Whale

According to the Whale Museum in Depoe Bay, Oregon (incidentally, the “smallest navigable harbor in the world”), baby whales can gain up to 9 pounds in one day. That’s nothing. I think I did that myself during this last vacation.  

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April 7th, 2010

You Can’t Hide Anywhere

I thought I was doing pretty good on the old diet… until I checked my e-mail. My naturopath, Haley, was writing to ask “How is the no-sugar diet going?” WE’RE ON VACATION! HOW DO YOU THINK IT’S GOING?! We had an ice cream cone at the Tillamook Cheese Company (one tiny scoop), found a place […]

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April 5th, 2010

Vacation In The Rain

Today, we are visiting the Tillamook Cheese Company which is a good thing because it is pouring outside. It’s also a good thing because yesterday when I went hiking along the hills near the beach with Ken and Jonathan, I thought I was going to have a heart attack on the spot. Dr. Hoffman warned […]

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March 25th, 2010

(Glycemic) Load of Hooey

Since Haley, my naturopathic doctor, has been getting after me for eating too much sugar (according to her, not me), I’ve been trying to figure out the “glycemic load” of foods lately and am admittedly, getting a little obsessed. I got out my How to Prevent and Treat Diabetes With Natural Medicine book and looking […]

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March 16th, 2010

Cancer & Cabbage

The naturopathic doctor, Haley, this morning once again gave me… the speech: “Sugar is very bad for you… the insulin glucose something-something directly makes cancer grow…” I was still glowing from the fact that I lost 12 pounds since my last visit on 2/17 and didn’t want to have my spirits dampened. Haley doesn’t think […]

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March 6th, 2010

Kicking the Sugar Habit

  During my last trip to the naturopath, the subject turned to sugar. “You do realize I read your blog, right?” Haley asked me with a smile. “Yikes. In other words, you know about the Haribo licorice, Mentos, and ice cream I used to eat for nausea. I don’t eat all that stuff anymore.” I figured […]

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February 18th, 2010

Exercising After A Mastectomy

Both the surgical oncologist and the naturopathic doctor yesterday gave me explicit instructions on the need for exercise; however, I don’t think they counted on the dog. I got up well before noon for once, put my sweats on which was a feat in itself, located my iPod, and walked out the door. I wasn’t counting […]

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November 16th, 2009

Duty Dyslexia

I hope my naturopath is not reading this (I’m going to hear about it…), but one of her handouts is taped to the inside of my vitamin cupboard. The instructions are to: 1. Exercise every day. 2. Eat no sugar. I’ve been a very bad girl and have been doing no exercise and having sugar […]

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September 23rd, 2009

Walking At My Own Risk

As I’ve mentioned previously, I’m supposed to be exercising every day on the advice of my naturopath, Haley; common good sense; and because I’m 64 pounds overweight. I’ve managed to walk once. Concentrated walking. With a flannel hat. Which caused me to overheat. Yesterday, I finally found a cheap bandana that would cover my head properly. I was […]

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