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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Is Normal BMI the new skinny?
Thursday, November 01, 2012      130 comments

There was an article awhile ago asking if fat is the new normal. Recently I’ve been reading posts about people being called skinny and obsessive when they are actually in the normal BMI range. The number of people reporting this phenomenon... Read more
Mom said “Hold your stomach in or you’re going to have to wear a girdle”
Wednesday, October 31, 2012      10 comments

I was probably about 9 years old and I remember that vise-like contraption that my mother and most of her friends used to wear. For you youngsters, it’s what you would call a body shaper today. Except we didn’t have the terrific fabrics you se... Read more
Back to the Future? Pictures: Then and Now
Tuesday, October 30, 2012      15 comments

I can’t call these pictures before and after, because they’re really before and back to before – decades later. I made this colorful jumpsuit for a trip to Hawaii in 1970 (meeting DH for RnR from Vietnam). This photo was taken in 1972 wh... Read more
Can you give a whole team a Goodie?
Monday, October 29, 2012      10 comments

First, I want to thank those who have been reading my blogs. After 3 years of being totally mute on SP, suddenly the words are tumbling out and through my keyboard. In addition I would like to thank whole teams. Two in particular – Main... Read more
I wanted to win something and suddenly I did!
Sunday, October 28, 2012      15 comments

This is what I was writing yesterday. I want to win the lottery I want to win a raffle I want to win something major on the SP wheel I want to win an age group award at my next race. The first 3 are just luck, the type that I... Read more
Shopping the perimeter of the supermarket. Finally, I’m doing it automatically!
Saturday, October 27, 2012      9 comments

Yesterday, I actually had to ask an employee where to find the cake mix. Suddenly, the location of candy for Trick or Treaters was a mystery to me. This is what happened. As I walk into my supermarket, the produce is on my right. I alwa... Read more
Mom, you’re not exactly Donna Reed – An apology to my children
Friday, October 26, 2012      10 comments

The Donna Reed observation was my teenage son reacting to my news that I had agreed to host a German exchange student. Her host family had backed out at the last minute. From “Nick at Night,” he knew Donna Reed – the 60s sitcom icon of per... Read more
Running on Empty – My Car vs. My Body
Thursday, October 25, 2012      10 comments

My car’s gas tank is always in the red zone according to my husband. He wonders how I can go so far on “fumes.” It’s just laziness on my part. I hate to spend the time at the pump so I do it as infrequently as possible. This is not the c... Read more
Daddy, how old is a Geezer?
Wednesday, October 24, 2012      15 comments

That was the question I asked my father when he complained about the driver he was following on the highway. The man stopped suddenly and Dad had to slam on his brakes to avoid a collision. Of course, I understand that Dad would have been at ... Read more
Runners add an average of 3 years to their lifespan, but they will have spent them running.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012      7 comments

That was a rather cynical reaction of a critic to a longevity study a few years ago. Other research has documented the longevity bonus of running and of other exercise as well. One concluded a 7 year differential. So why the cynicism? Is i... Read more
I wish I lived in Kansas
Monday, October 22, 2012      8 comments

One thing I remember about driving across Kansas was that it was flat – very flat. I thought about that trip on Saturday during my “long” run. Long is a relative term for me lately. My recovery and comeback had been going so well that I... Read more
Mommy, it happened again!
Sunday, October 21, 2012      9 comments

That was the screech from the nursery that sent me running to my toddler’s room 37 years ago. I found her holding back the curtain and excitingly shouting “The sun came back!” Such is the wonder of an almost 3 year old who suddenly realize... Read more
3 new additions and no junk food in sight – My new improved table
Saturday, October 20, 2012      16 comments

Last month I wrote about the daily challenge of living with the junk food king, including a picture of my kitchen table. This is how it looks now. The peanut bu... Read more
My non-exercise (actually food related) injuries - Confessions of a Klutz.
Friday, October 19, 2012      9 comments

We are often warned by well intentioned people about a specific activity because of potential injury. Don’t do X, Y or Z. It will hurt your (insert body part here). Looking back at my history of injuries serious enough to require rest a... Read more
Why do my mind and body lie to me?
Thursday, October 18, 2012      13 comments

If I feel good, eat healthy and exercise, isn’t that enough? No, not for me and looking around at the general population, not for a lot of other people either. Without some objective measure, it’s way too easy to deceive myself. The voi... Read more

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