Friday, January 20, 2012
At my last 6-month dental checkup, I learned about one more thing on that seemingly-endless list of things that "go bad" as you age--your fillings. Apparently after doing their job for many, many years, they can actually cause tiny cracks in your teeth that REALLY ruin your teeth. That has happened to one of mine, so today I go in for a crown. That's what it's called, but I just call it my first false tooth. They remove most of the tooth (yeah, cringe with me at the thought of all that drilling) and mold-in a man-made one, so....
Fortunately, it's a molar, and if I had just given you some more famous quotes, instead of trying to think a new daily blog topic to fulfill my challenge requirement, you'd never have even known about it.
I'm noticing something about blogging--if I've already listed my goals, unless I'm doing a regular progress resport, I tend to fall into either patting myself on the back or voicing a complaint. I think it's because of the desire to say something interesting....
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Today I'm going to the beautyshop. I'm looking forward to it already. It's a pampering thing I do at least once a month. I used to go more often, but now I exercise so much it's just not worth it. Today I'll at least do my run before my appointment. But I can't just write off getting my hair done entirely. For one thing, I just don't want to go back to my younger years when I always did my hair myself--even perms and color. I just don't want to go to all that trouble, even though it's cheaper. My beautician does it better, and my hair is healthier. Besides, I need my gray roots retouched--that vanity thing--and I need the "me" time. I don't smoke, don't eat fast food, eat less of everything than before, don't go to bars -- but I do go to the beautyshop.
I love the beautyshop. My beautician is friendly and chatty. Her clientele is friendly and chatty. We have a wonderful, chatty, laughing, fun time during the 2-3 hours I'm there.
I'm going to the beautyshop today!
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
A strong body makes the mind strong.
Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very fast.
Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning.
Exercise is bunk. If you are healthy, you don't need it: if you are sick you should not take it.
Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.
Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
They heard our complaints and removed the option to share with Facebook:
I love that they really care about making this a site we are comfortable with--and it didn't take them a year to make changes!
Monday, January 16, 2012
If you don't make a habit of reading the Daily Spark blogs, you may have missed today's first one "6 Healthy Habits to Start This Year." It's good advice that maybe we all know already, but need steady, regular reminders of to keep us on the right track. I see blogs of Sparkers that complain about eating within their range, but still not seeing weight loss. This article reminds us of ALL the things we need to do and why:
In addition to the points of this article, I'd like some advice from you on how to stay at the weight I am now. All the weeks I couldn't lose a pound made me think I at least knew how to maintain--but I wasn't at goal weight, so that was just a plateau.
If you know a few tricks to maintenance, please pass them on to me. I'm going to continue to track my meals and exercise, but I'm sure hoping to be able to exercise a bit less, and I'll just go on and confess, I already had some German chocolate cake yesterday. I'm just afraid of putting all the weight back on before I know it. Don't laugh--I've done it before!
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