Daily Prompts- Perpetual Dieting

I am a perpetual dieter. It’s been the same throughout my adult life. Nutrition, calories, fat content, GI index are the terms that I am more familiar with than most people. And what is the result? Am I not at my ideal weight or close to it?

Well no, not by a long shot. That’s why I am always on a diet. I have a tendency to sabotage my own diet once I start losing weight. It is my addiction to food that spoils all my efforts. But I haven’t lost hope to get there eventually. I haven’t turned into a cynic, well not yet. I have hope that one day my rosy rounded cheeks will shrink to an attractive hollowed out sculpted look. Maybe I am vain but I want to get there at least once in this life!

I live in hope!

In response to the following prompts;


Nutrition, Cadence, Cheek





Word of the day Challenge;







Stream of Consciousness Saturday 2nd November 2019- Am I nuts?

Linda is the host of Stream of Consciousness Saturday.

Friday’s here! And that means it’s time for your Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt. Halloween’s over–have you heard Christmas music yet? Ads? They’re coming, sure as Santa is. Here’s your prompt for this week:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “nuts.” Use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!

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This is an easy one. I love nuts. Or should I say I’m nuts about nuts. Too nutty? I guess I have something in common with the squirrels!

Well, the relationship I have with nuts is a healthy one. Most nuts are good for you if taken in reasonable quantity. Almond, walnuts, pistachio and yes even peanuts are good. They are very healthy, they have essential oils and vitamins and they have lots of proteins too.

The trick is to take them in moderation. Because they are rich in oils, they pack a lot of calories. Macadamia nuts are the most calorie-dense amongst all. I like to snack on nuts because they have fewer carbs and are more satisfying. When choosing the types of nuts to buy, too for lightly salted and dry roasted variety.

So here is my nutty post.

I hope it was informative too.



3 2 1 Quote Me – Food

I have been tagged by Tanya for this challenge. Thank you so much Tanya.

Season 4

321 Quote Me Directory

321 Quote Me Created by A Guy Called Bloke

Once a week, Rory will pick a random topic, post two quotes on that topic and tag 3 bloggers, who in turn will post 2 quotes on the topic and tag 3 bloggers of their own. 

Today’s topic is FOOD

Guidelines: 3.2.1 Quote Me!

Thank the Selector

Post 2 quotes for the dedicated Topic of the Day.

Select 3 bloggers to take part in ‘3.2.1 Quote Me!’

My Selection;

This specifically designed for people like me;

It’s hard to diet when your favorite exercise is chewing

Indeed, no truer saying than this. It connects all living beings. Our common bond;

“Food is our common ground, a universal experience

I am tagging;

Beckie of Beckie’s Mental Mess

Ribana of Popsicle Society

Paula of Light Motifs



Fandango Friday Flashback—Ladies, let’s talk about breast health

Ladies let’s talk about Breast Health, mammograms and need for self exams.

I am sharing this post again because it is essential to make each and every woman, whatever her age, of the vital importance of ensuring breast health.

Also as a part of Fandango Friday Flashback.

October is the breast cancer awareness month. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in the world, affecting the women in both the developed and developing countries alike and it’s the single most common cancer in women. Last year there were 2 million reported cases of breast cancer. The aim of this post is not to scare you but to point out the necessity of giving your health and specially breast health some serious consideration.


It’s an extremely vital issue, specially for women after they turn 50. If they have a family history of cancer, or if their health is vulnerable due to risk factors they have been exposed to, then a very serious thought should be given to getting yourself tested for any lumps etc in breast tissue.


I am putting below a link that explains how to and how often the women should do the self exam at home.


It’s a simple procedure and can be performed in a few minutes.


Mammograms are non-invasive X-ray based test which takes all of 10 minutes. It is a bit on the expansive side but far cheaper than the cost of hospitalization etc if things get serious. There is a lot of misinformation regarding mammograms. some say that it is painful, others describe it as a messy or inconvenient . It is none of those. The only inconvenience I faced was the fact that I had to book an appointment a month before as they were very busy.


While we are talking about women health, getting a pap smear test after the age of menopause is a good idea too. I know that most women ( myself included) find doctor visits cumbersome and a waste of time. The long appointments and the expenses of these investigations are also a cause of concern .But health is after all of paramount importance, so we must swallow the bitter pill and get our checkups on time. Wishing good health and long happy life to you all!

Please share your feedback and thoughts in the comments.





Continental Breakfast

Anyone who has traveled knows that orange juice is a vital part of continental breakfast. It is served first thing in the morning , which is followed by hot bread rolls, or flaky croissants with butter and jam. Rounded up by coffee. There is a simplicity to this meal which keeps the breakfast light without too much cholesterol rich food. The emotional attachment some people have with eggs and bacon leads to elevate levels of fat in our bodies. Even if they go for a run in the yard after the heavy breakfast that they consume, it doesn’t helps much in attaining good health.

In response to the following prompts;






First, Orange, Yard

Word of the day Challenge;






Working on us Week#13- Sleeping disorders and Insomnia

Beckie of Beckie’s Mental Mess has asked about sleep disorders and insomnia this week.

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This week I thought we touch base on Sleep Disorders.  This can range anywhere between Insomnia, PTSD, Sleep Apnea, Intrusive Thoughts, etc…  We will start off with a few questions then a photo prompt.

Prompt #1 Questions:

Have you, or do you suffer from sleep disorders?

I suffer from insomnia off and on. It is always due to my own negligence that I end up staying awake till morning at times. It is triggered due to over-thinking, too much caffeine and eating too late in the evening.

Have you sought treatment for your sleep disorders?

No. I haven’t gone to a doctor for this. As I don’t think I need medication for it.

Have you ever had a sleep study on you, and if so, what was recommended?


Has your doctor prescribed medication for your sleep disorder, if so, what has worked for you?

There was a lady at GNC who recommended Melatonin. But it didn’t work for me.

Have you ever tried home remedies to alleviate your sleep disorders? 

I have tried taking a hot shower before sleeping and that helps because I suffer from restless leg syndrome too. Cutting the intake of coffee and caffeinated drinks helps too. At times a glass of milk can work too. But I think that is the case when I cannot go to sleep because I am feeling hungry.

What’s the longest amount of time you went without sleep?

 Once while I was traveling, 23 hours. There have been many sleepless nights but then I catch up during the day.

Prompt #2 Picture Prompt:

insomnia art - Google Search


Alert and aware

Oh how I wish my mind would switch off

Give me a moment to relax and dose off

All the worries and the problems of life

Come crowding at me during the night

What I would not give for a few hours

Of blissful sleep, uninterrupted, just one night!


  • Write your own post and create a pingback to the original post here.
  • There are no right or wrong answers.  Write in any format you see fit.  (Answer’s, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, poem, short prose…anything).
  • You can do one or all prompts.
  • You have from August 28th. through to September 3rd. to submit your entries.

  • Please reblog the original post in order to spread more awareness.
  • ( If you the blogger have a suggestion/question you want to ask in the future weeks, please submit them in the comment section of this post).
  • Let’s see if we can get some men involved in this weeks prompts, your viewpoint/feelings are validated here too!
  • Plus, as an added bonus, whoever responds to the following prompts will automatically be reblogged to promote your blog site and spread more awareness!


So true !


Remember to create a pingback to this original post after you write your own post.  Also, you can choose one or all the prompts.  I really look forward to your responses.  Or, maybe I should say “We” all look forward to one another’s responses.

Thank you in advance to all the participants, we all appreciate your time and your stories that you share here!

Take Care & God Bless!  



In response to;

Working on us- Sleep disorders and insomnia



3.2.1 Quote Me! Topic: Good Health

Once every ten days, l (Rory) will pick a random topic, post two quotes on that topic and nominate 3 bloggers, who in turn will post 2 quotes on the topic and nominate 3 bloggers of their own.

Guidelines: 3.2.1 Quote Me!

Thank the Selector

Post 2 quotes for the dedicated Topic of the Day
which today is GOOD HEALTH

Select 3 bloggers to take part in ‘3.2.1 Quote Me!’

Thanks Di, as you know Good Health is one of my niché topics.

I love this quote as it is dealing with all things required for a good life. If we stop putting so much value on the material things and look for the secret to a good life in good healthy body, strong mind and a grateful heart, we will be closer to finding it.

Illness is the result of a weak defense system of our body. And it is no secret that a healthy body is the combined result of our efforts to achieve good health through proper diet, exercise and keeping a positive attitude. Our mind is stronger than our body and once we decide to look after our bodies and to beat disease, we can achieve this target.

A bonus Quote; We should recognize our duty to ourselves. Be kind to ourselves too and take care of our physical and emotional needs.

I am tagging;

Dr Tanya of Salted Caramel

Li of Tao-Talk

Mel of Crushed Caramel

Thanks Rory for creating this Challenge.



Am I addicted to food?

The sight and smell of food is bewitching for me. I fight my addition to food but it a mental programming that I find hard to beat. When I am happy I want food. When I am stressed out I want food and if I am sad I want food.

It is not a genetic flaw. More like a defect acquired over time. It is a well known fact that human beings turn towards something to comfort them when they are unhappy or under stress. I always think of food in times of stress. Using it as a drug to make me feel better.

But I am trying to break this habit, now that I am no longer young but a fusty fifty seven year old. Time and age has many benefits but it definitely does not allow us the luxury to be careless with our health. Now the need to be in an acceptable range of body weight and fat percentage is ever more important because it affects all aspects of my life.

So onto a new programming for my mind. Eat to live. Sounds a bit cut and dry but in fact it is how most sensible and healthy people view food. No more chips as a side but salads. A salad as an entree instead of a burger or pizza. A piece of fruit for dessert.

A lot of changes to be made. And I am almost ready to make this change. Just making myself realize the fact that being healthy is way better than feeling good after having a scrumptious meal!

In response to the following prompts;

Word of the day Challenge;









BrewNSpew Café July 1-2019- Watermelon

Watermelon is the best fruit which we can consume in this hot season.

Eat it on its own. Digging in with a spoon into the watermelon bowls was something we used to do as kids. An easy way to eat without too much mess.

But it’s a very versatile fruit and there are so many ways to serve it.

A watermelon pizza is a great idea, where you can use your favorite fruits and herbs to top the slices of watermelon cut into wedges.

The water content in the watermelon is around 80-90% with a lot of soluble fiber so it is safe even for people with diabetes.

It fills the tummy and quenches the thirst.

What could be better than this low calorie fruit. A bowl of watermelon has just 40 calories.

So dig in!

Word of the week – watermelon – (noun) – a large oblong or roundish fruit with a hard green or white rind often striped or variegated, a sweet watery pink, yellowish, or red pulp, and usually many seeds. Synonyms – melon, cantaloupe, water melon.

In response to;

BrewNSpew Café July 1-2019



Fandango Provocative Question #27

Fandango’s Question this week;

“If you could choose one — and only one — particular malady, condition, or disease for which a safe and effective treatment was available, what one condition would you choose to treat and why is that your choice?”

My response;

I have read many responses from people on this question. Many have chosen illnesses which affected them or their loved ones which is quite natural. We will want what is causing pain and discomfort to us or our family to be gone. And if a cure is discovered for it to completely eradicate it, what could be better!

But there are so many diseases in the world today which are the cause of mortality and morbidity. The first and the major one is cancer. It is a disease which strikes terror in the heart of a person when they hear of the possibility of having it. There are so many faces of this disease, some of them treatable and some even curable. The number and types of malignant disease is growing daily and so are the number of people effected by it. Some doctors have come up with cure for a type of cancer while billions of dollars are being spent in research every year for this type of disease. I would say if people discovered a cure/ treatment for cancer all forms it would save many lives.

On the other hand, on a completely personal note, I would love for someone to come up with a cure for obesity….. Anyone???

In response to;

Fandango Provocative Question #27