Month: January 2021

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Health & Beauty Project Complete

Am I healthy and beautiful? Well, I am faithfully following a skincare routine. I am taking supplements (mostly doctor-recommended). I prepare for both my day and my night like a grownup. I’m doing the eat-move-sleep pretty well. I’m experiencing much […]

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Checking In

For the past couple of days I have felt tired, sleepy, even lazy. I’ve gone to sleep early and gotten up late, but have racked up an average of seven hours and 41 minutes a night. I’ve been trying to […]

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Sugar Cut

#1 daughter brought me shepherd’s pie for lunch. I’m allowing myself espresso and cookies — Girl Scout cookies, in this example — but not random snacking during the day. I’ve been eating way too many sweets. I’ve still been having […]

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Shape

The Health & Beauty Project workbook’s next chapter is on getting in shape: basically eat right and move right. I’ve gotten my morning and evening routines in place and have one more week of January to solidify my health and […]

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Hands and Feet

The next chapter in my Health & Beauty Project book is about hands and feet. I do nothing for my hands and feet — no mani-pedis, no callus work, usually not even hand cream. The chapter is largely about health […]

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Weekend Routine

I’m doing well with my a.m. and p.m. routines. I’ve tweaked them and rehearsed them and they’ve made a positive difference. Weekends are a different story; my weekend routines are different. First, Saturday and Sunday both begin with a lie […]

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Teeth

The next topic in the Health & Beauty Project is teeth. I scoured the chapter for advice about toothpaste, with no luck. I had a favorite toothpaste — the packaging was smart and convenient and it contained fluoride, baking soda, […]

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Monitor and Adjust

#1 daughter’s birthday was this week. I made her a cake and took it and lunch to her at her office. I also made challah this week, using a New York Times recipe recommended by a client. I’m finishing up […]

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Hair

The next topic in the book I’m using for the Health and Beauty project is hair. I don’t do anything with my hair except wash it and brush it. The section on skincare listed chemicals to look for, but the […]