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
And the question is: What did you do when you didn’t have Internet, Eileen?
Actually, I had SOME Internet access. It was just enough for frustration to set in. For me frustration = grab some carbs and vegetate. It didn’t help that the w... Read more
On December 14th we were visiting St Stephen’s Church in Maintz, Germany. This is the site of the Chagall stained glass windows where visitors sit in rather austere surroundings bathed in ethereal light from the all blue windows throughout the ... Read more
Although you’re never hungry, river cruising is more about the sights and touring than the 24/7 food of ocean cruises.
Lunch and dinner is ordered from the menu with an occasional lunch buffet exception to accommodate tour schedules. So ... Read more