While sitting in my cold house yesterday, I read the SP article “Can Money Buy Happiness”?
www.sparkpeople.com/reso urce/wellness_articles.asp ?id=1776
It’s strange how SP often emails me a link to something I real... Read more
That’s how mystery novels used to begin and they rarely ended well. Fortunately, nothing dire occurred, only very disappointing. After a day of healthy eating and excellent workout, including navigating several potential hazards, I ate 1200 ca... Read more
My blog entry on Saturday included the admission that I didn’t diet in the past because I didn’t feel I had to. In spite of my weight gain, my body image was fine.
Case in point: When at a family gathering my aunt remarked to my mother th... Read more
As my status says, I have new motivation to increase my distance running.
As I wrote last Sunday, I discovered a beautiful running trail 25 miles away from me.
I haven’t run a race longer than a 5K since my retirement 5 years ago since my... Read more
Not once from age 35 to 61 was I ever tempted by diet plans or programs or pills.
I just accepted it as normal. I was getting older, my metabolism was slowing down and hormones were to blame. I didn’t need to diet. This is what I would b... Read more
I don’t see it as a chore. Fitness never was my problem, eating was.
So much for all those ads – just walk and lose weight. When I decided to get serious about my weight, I was already RUNNING 20 miles a week and hauling around a bunch o... Read more
It’s not a chore. I know I can manage without it calorie-wise at least short term. I’ve done this during the entire month of December with a cruise and the holidays and no Internet. Yet I look forward to online tracking.
So many weight... Read more
Last week when I wrote about my supersized potatoes, I was mainly interested in calories and portion control. SuzyMobile mentioned the possibility that they were genetically modified. That’s something I wanted to investigate.
According to ... Read more
Even in winter I still want to have fresh herbs. Here’s my happy little basil plants. There’s oregano and parsley too on another shelf. After much trial and error and experimentation, I finally found the right location as well as amount and f... Read more
I’ve written once that change has to come from within and that’s still true. However, a community of like-minded people provided with resources can fuel that change and keep it recharged.
Since retirement 5 years ago I’ve lived in a rural ... Read more
Yesterday when I visited my local running store, I saw a notice for a “100 Miler.” At first I dismissed it as another of those “ultra” events for elite endurance athletes. Then I saw that the store has a “team.” Huh? There aren’t enough endu... Read more
My local running store collects our old shoes to donate to the city’s rescue mission. Yesterday while tripping over stuff in my closet, I realized that I had forgotten about this for quite awhile. I replace my running shoes every 500 miles (ab... Read more
This popped up on my screen this morning.
www.slate.com/articles/h ealth_and_science/human_na ture/2013/01/if_fat_is_unh ealthy_why_are_overweight_ people_less_likely_to_die.html
I’ve always believed that a... Read more
Last week I bought a 10 lb bag of Russet baking potatoes. They were on sale; we were expecting family during holidays, and we are descended from sturdy, potato eating, peasant stock. I was surprised to see nutritional information printed on th... Read more
I did not know this.
I’ve compared life today with my childhood in the 50s in many different areas.
This article describes the sizing creep of our mixed drinks.
online.wsj.com/article/S B1000142412788732383040457 814323199... Read more