Sunday, April 15, 2012
Loved my first game of golf this year . . . . only nine holes because it was supposed to rain and for that reason I'd been to the gym first to make sure I got some exercise . . . then ran out of steam.
But it was so great to get out on the course! Fuzzy green leaves already. Huge chorus of birds everywhere too: robins, song sparrows, red-winged blackbirds. And spring peepers, which means we can expect herons soon!
DD took a picture of me on the front lawn in my cowboy boots . . . and no, didn't wear that ensemble to the golf course!!
Saturday, April 14, 2012
OK, short and sweet! Waaaaaay too much to do.
However, must just say that the red cowgirl boots arrived yesterday (after several courier delivery failures and redirect to my office . . . grrrr) and:
THEY. ARE. FABULOUS.
Exactly as pictured on the website. Exactly as described in the (overwhelmingly positive) reviews. Great colour, beautiful heel height, perfect toe shape, excellent stitching, comfortable.
Took 'em outta the box. Put them on. Wore 'em all day (with a black business suit, trousers over top, not tucked in). Wore 'em out to dinner. (DH resurrected the fab, and expensive, tan cowboy boots I'd bought him back before we were married: and they looked terrific on him, but not better than mine!!).
OK. Gotta get on with my day . . . which has to include (has to include) a trip to the gym.
Re weight maintenance: I'm sustaining that sense of urgency and mental toughness, just like Steve Siebold recommends at Day 21 of fatloser.com . . . and despite this bzzy bzzy I'm steady at 142. Haven't given up on mid 3 either. Not giving up.
Hey!! Hafta be worthy of those boots, right??
Saturday, April 07, 2012
I visited Austin Texas in 2009 --- home of the marvellous IMAGINE_IT! We didn't meet up at that time . . . but have to say, I did fall in love with Austin's amazing cowboy boots which you see everywhere on everyone. And: have wanted a pair ever since. In bright red.
I've been haunting ebay and local thrift shops and . . . nothing.
But yesterday, found some pretty amazing and inexpensive (and on sale) leather cowgirl boots in bright red on the internet with great reviews (for the most part). And ordered a pair just because -- I'm 61 today. If not now, when?? Here's hoping that they arrive soon and are as cute as they look.
Red not your thing? Orange, lime green. purple, white, turquoise, pale pink? And (if you search the site) you'll see that slate blue and hot pink are also possibilities!!
"One silly thing a day" is always my motto: and I'm thinking that I wouldn't wear these WITH my red leather jacket and my black cowboy belt with the red appliqué stars for work: just one of those things at a time. But on a weekend . . . yeah, maybe all of the above, once in awhile!!
Friday, April 06, 2012
An article in today's Toronto Star presents new research indicating that children aged 2-6 are already biased against fat children and assume that they are "mean".
This weight prejudice is apparently linked to the "fatertainment" trend which presents fat children and adults as unintelligent, unpopular and lazy.
Maybe little kids pick up this attitude from their parents. Because apparently people who watch reality shows like Biggest Loser become more prejudiced against fat people after they watch the show than they were beforehand.
It's OK to be prejudiced against the obese because it's something they could deal with by exerting a little willpower. Right? We all know how easy weight loss and weight-loss maintenance really are!!
Not surprising that overweight kids and adults are much more likely to experience depression, anxiety and low self-esteem.
Wednesday, April 04, 2012
The Ontario government has come up with a life expectancy quiz that helps figure out the effects of lifestyle on longevity. Here it is:
Basically, we are told that there are five behaviour risks that shorten life: smoking, poor diet, excess alcohol, inactivity and stress. And that if each of us was in the healthiest category for each of these high risk behaviours, we'd add 7.5 years of life expectancy!
Even if we just changed our most detrimental health risk behaviour, life expectancy would increase by up to 3.7 years.
Interesting!! In Ontario, we have socialized medicine. So bad health behaviours affect medical costs for everyone.
I'm thinking maybe some financial incentives would help: tax rebate if you have a healthy BMI, for example??
I'm gonna live to be 90!! Think I'll still be wearing my high heeled black leather over-the-knee boots and black leather pencil skirt, size 6?? Ummmm, maybe not!
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