Radiogurl a la Carte

Wednesday, May. 25, 2005
Quick Note

I am munching on a spinach salad for lunch (at home) but have to head back for the studios shortly. Doing Atkins again - happily - and will hopefully get good results again. I know some people say when they go back on it that it doesn't work for them. I suspect it won't work as WELL but if I stick with the induction phase (or an only slightly modified version thereof) I'll still lose weight.

And even if not, I'm eating healthy, particularly as compared to the junk-food diet I normally down. On Atkins I actually eat far more veggies than I do when NOT on Atkins, and less fat, too. Definitely less in terms of trans fats, but I think less overall. I don't do fried so the meat and poultry I eat are generally broiled or braised, letting the meat and spices supply taste - not breading, etc.

Which is probably why Atkins worked as well for me. While I didn't intentionally watch my fat intake, I am positive I reduced it dramatically. Salad dressing contains fat, and so do meats in moderation - but not nearly as much as you'll find in McDonald's french fries and their ilk.

Putting together some patriotic bits for the holiday weekend. For those overseas, it's Memorial Day here on Monday, a day set aside to honor our men and women in the military.

Whether or not you agree with the current situation overseas, these young men and women have willingly and literally put their lives on the line on behalf of their country, in the current and all past wars. I honor their sense of duty and sacrifice and am grateful that for all of its problems, the U.S. still has people who understand and act on those terms. It gives me hope that sooner or later we may still grow into an international consciousness, to know the difference as to when it's appropriate to step in and establish freedom and when we are crossing the wrong lines to ourselves become opressors.

My time today is very limited and I'm keeping my views on the current conflict to myself. I know that I have readers who are at polar opposites in terms of the way that they see the US role abroad, and while I certainly have an opinion, I don't feel the need to air it here. I'd probably offend both sides if I did.

I have to sign off for now and go back to work. Hopefully I'll get a chance to write more tonight.

Before - After

In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )