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I know where all the men are Ė at least the old ones

Monday, October 15, 2012      8 comments

No, this isnít like one of those spam emails ďmeet sexy singles in your area.Ē But as I get older Iím coming face to face with the statistics of life expectancy. Sadly, Iím attending more funerals lately and have even begun to read the obituar... Read more

Who are these people who get 100% in Trivia?

Sunday, October 14, 2012      12 comments

Not just for 1 day, but for a whole month! After 3 years of lurking on SP, reading and learning, and 150 weeks of maintenance, I thought I was pretty knowledgeable about food, fitness and health. After 1 month being active here, it turns out t... Read more

The absolute best exercise ever.

Saturday, October 13, 2012      4 comments

Weíre constantly bombarded with advertisements for the magic pill or gadget or activity that will allow us to ďmelt away the pounds.Ē I remember this even way back in the 50s when Lucy Ricardo tried to shake away and steam away the extra weight... Read more

Did you RUN the whole way?

Friday, October 12, 2012      14 comments

Thatís my favorite example of what NOT to say to someone at the finish line, no matter what the length of the race. I suppose itís a matter of perspective, but I count every step moving forward as distance traveled whether or not it involved hau... Read more

Women, Pre Title 9 (1972) - Were we really that active?

Thursday, October 11, 2012      7 comments

One of the reasons often stated as a cause of the sudden increase in obesity over the last 20 years is a reduction in activity levels. I want to take an honest look back. While my friends and I actively played outside during childhood, f... Read more

How I eat when on vacation

Wednesday, October 10, 2012      8 comments

When in Rome, Iíll eat the gelato. When in Germany, Iíll eat the strudel. When in Athens, Iíll eat the baklava. Thereís a pattern here. Obviously, I have a sweet tooth and part of the fun of visiting new places is eating the specialtie... Read more

I will not drink another calorie

Tuesday, October 09, 2012      10 comments

I made that decision over 20 years ago. At the time it was a reflection of my frugality, not aimed at weight reduction. I was annoyed that restaurants charged so much for a drink. I began to order water since the soda was half water (ice) any... Read more

Pride + Impatience + Frustration = A Fall

Monday, October 08, 2012      12 comments

I was very self satisfied over the weekend. Iíve been in maintenance a long time and feeling confident that Iíve got this thing down. Iíve developed immunity to DHís stash of junk food. I attended grandkidsí activities on Saturday and ignored ... Read more

Mommy, I hope God is nicer than him

Sunday, October 07, 2012      10 comments

That was the comment of my 4 year old son when he was lying on the couch sick one Sunday morning. I hadnít noticed that his cartoon program had ended and he was watching a local preacher known for his fire and brimstone delivery. Thirty-... Read more

Who you hang out with makes a difference

Saturday, October 06, 2012      8 comments

I remember reading that the amount we eat is influenced by those around us. That makes sense, but Iíve also realized that our image of ourselves is influenced in the same way. In some yoga classes I feel like an old oak tree surrounded ... Read more

Itís not where you start, itís where you finish

Friday, October 05, 2012      6 comments

Thatís was the song in my head while running the other day. Coming back from rehab sometimes itís discouraging not to be going as far or as fast as I want. Many on SP get discouraged when the weight loss is not progressing faster. Sometime... Read more

Society in Denial

Thursday, October 04, 2012      10 comments

Although Iíve only been active on SP for a few weeks, I have been quietly lurking for over 3 years. Lately Iíve been aware of the differences between the insulated environment of SP and the larger society we live in. On SP there are differ... Read more

Why women canít ďkeep upĒ with men or heels in the workplace.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012      6 comments

I mean the Ďheelsí on our shoes, not what you may want to call an obnoxious male boss. Every day I drive past a billboard advertising surgery for varicose veins. The caption is ďLove Your Legs AgainĒ and the picture is of a woman, seated w... Read more

Cardio, balance, flexibility and that thing I always forget about.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012      4 comments

I know there are 4 types of fitness. Cardio Ė check! I like all kinds of cardio. They make me feel great! Flexibility Ė Nature didnít give me much naturally, but Iím working on it. I always stretch each day and Yoga helps too. ... Read more

My frame size went from small to medium to largeÖyeah, sure.

Monday, October 01, 2012      4 comments

I defy the norm. It was my positive body image that caused me to ignore the added pounds. Before BMI we had height & weight charts on the doctorís wall. At 5í6Ē the range was 117-154. In high school I was at the lower end and always assum... Read more


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