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Why did I spray my DH's hair pink?

Monday, July 09, 2012


He lost a bet!

Not with me but with some friends. He said if the group could raise $500 for a local charity he would go pink. They did. He did. Many lols were had that day I assure you.

Here's the beauty part of growing older, too. His beard is mostly grey now so the hot pink color REALLY shows up. It was quite spectacular.

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ONEKIDSMOM 7/14/2012 3:29PM

    He would have fit right in at my run today! And that, too, was for charity.

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TERRIJ7 7/13/2012 5:18AM

    What a good sport he is!

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NEILITHICMAN 7/10/2012 5:16PM

    What??? you mean you didn't take the opportunity to dye his beard pink as well??


Comment edited on: 7/10/2012 5:17:12 PM

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DIANNEMT 7/10/2012 6:47AM

    Sounds like he is a pretty good guy!!

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LECATES 7/9/2012 9:40PM

    Are you going to post any pictures? LOL

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ILIKECACTI 7/9/2012 9:37PM


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TAMPATINK67 7/9/2012 7:08PM

    I'm very proud of him.... for the challenge and for "paying up" his end of the deal!

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FENWAYGIRL18 7/9/2012 7:07PM

    hahaha nice good for him for keeping his word hahahaha emoticon

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ZENMIND7 7/9/2012 7:04PM

    Very cool! Fun story, and good job raising the money for charity!

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Jamie Oliver's TED talk:

Saturday, July 07, 2012

The talk is about 18 minutes but very engrossing. We know this stuff but it's still startling to hear it out loud. Here are some of his points:

1. Our children have a shorter life span (by ten years) due to food-related disease.
2. 160 billion is spent on health problems...set to double.
3. Obesity is killing us. It doesn't just hurt the people who have hurts sons daughters sisters co-workers. It's a waste of life.
4. Portion sizes are outrageous
5. Labeling should not be left to industry. As Oliver says "they don't deserve it"
6. Schools consider fries to be a vegetable and load sugar into the milk.
7. Children don't even know what vegetables are. They can't name a tomato or an eggplant.
8. Grocery chains need to help us
9. Fast food has weaned us ON to fat/sugar so they should be part of the solution to wean us OFF.
10. Children should leave school knowing how to cook 10 basic recipes.
11. If you know how to cook, then money and time constraints don't matter.
12. If each person teaches 3 people how to cook something, then it will only take 25 repeats to reach everyone in USA.
13. We need to inspire families to cook again.

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TEENY_BIKINI 7/8/2012 3:45PM

    I just finished watching the whole TED video and it was just so inspiring in a way that I can appreciate.

What a gift. Cheers.


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TEENY_BIKINI 7/8/2012 3:20PM

    Amazing. Thank you for sharing.


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MCJULIEO 7/7/2012 10:26PM

    I love TED talks! This is a sobering one, isn't it!

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LAURELSPARK 7/7/2012 8:19AM

    I wish more people would be aware of this. I've heard Jamie talk about this.....he's great!

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Sidelined for exercise...concentrating on nutrition

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

My surgeon says NOTHING more than walking for quite a while. Rats. I had really learned to love that purifying sweat after a bout with my bouncy elliptical. I like that shaky feeling when I get off and my whole body feels alive for the rest of the day. I also like the lean muscle I see developing under my fluff from the ST.

This is the kind of thing that in the past would mean "oh well...all is lost anyway so might as well eat an entire box of cookies." No way! I am going to spend this little setback concentrating on nutrition. After all, my weight loss has been about 80% food choice and 20% exercise. My food choices have been slipping lately so time to re-energize.

It's summer and that means plenty of fresh fruits and veggies. They will get my laser-beam attention! No more excuses about how much time it takes to track. I have p-l-e-n-t-y of time. We all know that tracking is essential. I also planted lots of fresh herbs just outside my kitchen door. Time to try them all.

This recovery is going to be all about using the highest quality building blocks for a healthier body. No more eating junk because that's what washed up on my shore. They say many parts of our bodies renew themselves completely every seven years. I'm ready to shed my old skin and emerge fresh and sound. This is not an exercise's a forced nutrition bootcamp.

When my surgeon says go I will be patient, work slowly, and savor the joy of exercising again.

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AJDOVER1 7/4/2012 12:07AM

    You're a great inspiration! Thanks so much for this blog.

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ILIKECACTI 7/3/2012 4:03PM

    Way to re-frame the situation! Happy nutritioous/delicious eating :)

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Pain meds make me do stupid things

Friday, June 29, 2012

Thanks for all the well-wishing everyone. My little surgery went beautifully and I spent a lovely night in the hospital being quite spoiled. My nurses were wonderful. If you are a nurse I just want to say thank you. It is so healing to be cared for by gentle, competent nurses. Thank you, seriously!

So last time I was under anesthesia, I sang that song from "Annie". How embarrassing.

This time as I went under I told singing please! I mean it. I have to live in this town. So I actually remembered that as I was waking up and I switched to humming. I was humming as loud as I could manage and it was a charming medley of the theme from Robot Unicorn Attack and a Parry Gripp song "Neon Pegasus". So trippy. The problem was I couldn't remember how the one started so I had to start over and over again.

I came home with a Foley Catheter (yuk) but that'll come out in a few days. Pain is not too bad and it felt so wonderful to take a shower. But this morning I stepped on the scale and WHAT??? I gained five pounds??? So this is a lesson in fluids and swelling. Isn't it silly for me to think about this?

Anyway, I'm looking forward to getting back to my routine. Doc says no elliptical or weights for a while. I will miss them! If anyone has suggestions for keeping up with ST and cardio after surgery I would greatly appreciate it!

Here is the Robot Unicorn Attack song

Here is the link to Neon Pegasus

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MCJULIEO 6/29/2012 9:44PM

    Supposedly LAUGHTER is really good exercise... so get some good very funny movies and give yourself a comedy workoput!

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TERRIJ7 6/29/2012 11:55AM

    I'm glad you came through okay. Just make sure you follow the doctor's orders and let everything heal before getting back into exercise!

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surgery tomorrow...wish me luck!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Of all the many things I could get "lifted" at my age (51), this isn't the thing I'd choose. Maybe my chin or my eyelids, not to mention my derrière. I don't even want to talk about the southerly direction the girls seem to be going.

No, I'm getting my bladder lifted. She's been dragging for years so they're gonna hoist her like a fallen soldier and put the old girl in a sling. I hope it doesn't hurt too much but it requires an overnight hospital stay so something tells me it just might.

Last time I had anesthesia I ended up singing "The sun'll come out TO-MOR-ROW" at the top of my drowsy lungs so there we go. Off I go dear Spark friends with a song in my heart and feet in the stirrups. No doubt this will end well?

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MYOWNHERO 6/29/2012 10:54AM

    The theme song this time was a medly of "Neon Pegasus" and the song from "Robot Unicorn Attack". Oh my. At least I didn't sing this time...I just hummed them.

This is why I don't drink in public! I cannot be trusted under the influence.

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JENNISHAPESUP 6/28/2012 1:52PM

  Hope you're feeling better in no time!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 6/27/2012 9:13PM

    You should be fine in no time!

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C_DONE 6/27/2012 4:55PM

  Good luck and happy recovery! You will feel better tomorrow!

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LECATES 6/27/2012 8:23AM

    Hope this helps your problem---and LOL to the singing!

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ANDYLIN90 6/27/2012 3:53AM

    Yes it will go well and you will be so glad you did this.

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MCJULIEO 6/26/2012 10:22PM

    It should hurt only when you laugh.....

Here's to a very dull recovery....

And then a great time laughing about your apprehensions!

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KAZ814 6/26/2012 5:24PM

    Good luck and best wishes for a SPEEDY recovery!

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RUNNER12COM 6/26/2012 4:55PM

    Good luck and all the best wishes for you!

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LAURELSPARK 6/26/2012 3:38PM

    Good luck tomorrow..............I'm sure things will go well!

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CHACHAOREO 6/26/2012 3:33PM

    Good Luck on your surgery! Think positive--that all will go well and it will!! Think of the overnight stay as your little mini vacation with room service!! Your in my prayers! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TERRIJ7 6/26/2012 3:29PM

    With your feet in the stirrups, you can sing "Happy Trails to youuuuu....until we meet agaaaiiinnnn..."

Best wishes for an uplifting experience and speedy recovery!

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JEWELLE217 6/26/2012 3:13PM

    Best wishes with your surgery!

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MARGARITTM 6/26/2012 3:12PM

    "tomorrow tomorrow I'll love ya tomorrow it's only a day away"

America's Funniest Home Videos here she comes

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