September 25th, 2009


Extraordinary Grief

I have been watching all the movies that won the Oscar for Best Picture. The next on my list was the 1980 winner, Ordinary People, directed by Robert Redford and starring Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Timothy Hutton and Judd Hirsch. I first saw this film about eight years ago.

Ordinary People is a family drama about a family dealing with grief. It takes a very nuanced and moving look at the problems they face moving on..

The other Best Picture nominees that year were Coal Miner's Daughter, The Elephant Man, Raging Bull, and Tess. Ordinary People also won Oscars for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Hutton), Best Director and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium (the novel by Judith Guest).

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Camera-Phone Diet: Thursday, September 24

Until I reach my goal of losing 15 pounds (which will put me where I was on my wedding day), I'm doing something called the "Camera-Phone Diet," where you photograph everything you eat. Thursday, I had leftovers for dinner. I've begun to like eating snap peas and other fresh vegetables for snacks. They're very filling. In the evening, I had a chocolate from a sampling that The Gryphon brought me to make up for my rough week.

Here's what I ate:

Thursday, September 24 - Breakfast  Thursday, September 24 - Protein Bar & Berries  Thursday, September 24 - Yogurt  Thursday, September 24 - Dinner

Thursday, September 24 - Snap Peas  Thursday, September 24 - Coffee  Thursday, September 24 - Popcorn  Thursday, September 24 - Chocolate  Thursday, September 24 - Milk

You can read details about any of these items by clicking on the photo.