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Narcissism for Black Women: The Very Good and Healthy Expression of Deep Self-Love, and Extreme Self-Devotion. Why? Because It's Good For Ya! And Sometimes I Write about Natural Hair, Among Other Things


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Lately, people have been calling me skinny

It’s a weird comment to hear, especially coming from one of the office whales. You know, like if you think I am skinny, what does that make you? And she sounded exasperated, like how dare I appear so small – at least in her eyes, because I don’t see it. I was told by someone […]

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Rapunzalima, Rapunzalima Let Down Your Weave

Went out to a mall a few miles away with my Mother. It’s always a challenge when I go out to eat. At this particular chain (TGI Fridays), they provide no information on their website as to how many calories their food has. It was the only eatery I could find on my GPS, otherwise […]

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The Presidential Inauguration: I Am Inspired

I followed the January 20th Presidential inauguration everywhere: at the US Postal Service Office, at an Italian restaurant that serves very delicious individual-sized vegetable pizzas, on my car radio, and when I got home, clips of the parade on the Internet. My brother and his wife came up from the south to attend the inauguration […]

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Sugar

There is too much sugar in my oatmeal. I assumed, wrongly, that this was a great way to start the day. I enjoy a hot breakfast for winter and early Spring. The only thing that instant oatmeal does for me is trigger a ridiculous sugar craving hours later. I am not a sugar fiend, but […]

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Food

The following is a random list of things I love to eat, and what I eat them with. I mostly bake. I don’t like fried foods, except for French Fries. MeatBacon Cheeseburger – mediumSteak – nearly raw, pinkLamb – with curryShrimpLobsterCornish HenTunaSalmon I don’t like the chicken that’s out there. Although organic and antibiotic-free chicken […]

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Weight Loss: Staying on Course

In my daily journal (spiral notebook), I enter the following: date of entry weight for that morning, before I eat exercise conducted – period of time of exercise – estimate of calories burned calories to eat for the day – every meal I eat is subtracted from this total. There you have it. Everyday, I […]

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Weight Loss: glycemic index

I don’t have diabetes, but I do visit web sites that recommend diets for diabetics. Glycemic index is about ranking carbohydrate foods by how they raise blood glucose levels. It’s that sugar rush one gets after eating something sweet, then getting hungry a short time afterwards. There are people who are satisfied by eating sweets […]

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Weight Loss: Eating Healthy

In another attempt to ratchet up my healthy eating habits, I’ve added flax seeds to my diet. I toss in about a tea or table spoon of it to my blended morning breakfast drink. Flax seed is supposed to have all sorts of health properties: Omega 3 and whatnot. I’m also looking at changing my […]

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Weight Loss: What’s For Breakfast?

I was talking with a friend of mine about recipes; she was sharing her vast list with me. I thought back to the Raw foods trend, and how I want to increase my raw or natural food intake. I’m not a foodie, because if I see food I will eat it. There are very few […]

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Weight Loss: The Holding Pattern – Part 2

There are many emotional issues behind the holding pattern regarding weight loss. I’ve certainly had my share of them. Why the weight comes back or more won’t come off: 1. Getting tired of it. The exercises become boring. The body is adjusting to the torture, um, exercise and after a while I need to find […]

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Raw Food "Diets"

I remember Susan Powter from the 1990’s. She’s the Australian who – to me – was the first to talk about eating non-processed foods. It made sense, limit the amount of processed foods; eat as much raw (uncooked) foods as possible. She fell off the map after filing for bankruptcy, but her ideas (although I […]

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