Last week we had a thaw with temps reaching 50+ degrees. Kids were wearing shorts while waiting for their schools buses and spring was in the air. But this is Minnesota, and it is February.
Winter has returned! Read more
Like anyone who has been at it for a while, I have a few healthy habits already in place. So usually when I read an online article titled "Simple ways to cut 500 Calories" I don't get much out of it as I am already doing most of the suggestion... Read more
Today I say good-bye to 2010. I am planning a quiet day of reflection. This has not been the best year for me. For starters I had a stroke on August 26. That's a pretty low blow for a year to pull on a person. Seriously 2010 what the heck w... Read more
I saw a news story on TV tonight about an Danish island called Bonnholm that has just had close to 6 meters of snow in some places. That's 19.6 feet for those of us in the states.
www.sott.net/articles/sh ow/220600-Snow-bound-... Read more
It's official, sometime last night Minnesota set a new record! We are now experiencing the snowiest December since they started recording these things. We had more snow last night. That is actually old news, as it seems as if we have more sn... Read more
Minnesotans are intrepid people. We don't let a little 20 inch snow fall get us down. We get out there and we enjoy it!
Well maybe enjoy is a bit strong....
Here is a link with an article, videos and a photo gallery to show you wha... Read more
The snow is still falling. They are now predicting it will stop about midnight. But the blizzard will continue to blow and the temps will start to fall. They are predicting the Arctic blast will lower the temps to the 15 below zero range. ... Read more
"The weather outside is frightful"....
We had a storm move in last night and it is still raging. When we have snow storms like this I try to shovel in shifts. It is just to hard to shovel 12 plus inches all at once. I went out first thin... Read more
Minnesota has two seasons. Winter and road construction. Regardless of what the calendar says winter has started. Last week-end we had ice storms. Yesterday we had snow. Tonight temperatures are predicted to go to 3 degrees Fahrenheit. Th... Read more
I went to the Doctor this week to evaluate my blood pressure medications doses. After my stroke the Neurologist lowered my medication because they wanted my blood pressure to run a bit higher. The reason is to get more oxygen to the brain to p... Read more
Four weeks ago I re-evaluated my program and decided it was time to change my direction. I was stagnating. The scale had stopped moving downward, in fact it had changed direction and was inching back up. I found myself reaching for those forb... Read more
I have been feeling under the weather for the last few days. At first I thought I was getting a cold, but that never developed.
Yesterday I felt pretty good - even took a short 2 mile walk. But I did not sleep well la... Read more
Back in June I had some blood work done at my Doctors office. The note from the clinic was 'Labs are not too bad, Cholesterol could be slightly better, watch diet + exercise.'
HDL... Read more
I weigh in on Fridays. Last week I gained 2 oz. This week I gained 6 oz. I have reached the point I fear. Twice before in the last ten years I have lost weight only to hit the plateau stage, give up, and gain all my weight back.
So I ... Read more
Typically I go along in life pretty relaxed and laid back. But every once in a while an event will happen that hits me with a blow that is hard to shake off. This happened to me last night.
Yesterday in my mail I received a letter from ... Read more