We all get second chances, but each attempt is farther along in life. Sometimes it's harder. Getting a college degree is harder when you have a house and kids than it would have been when you were 18 and had nothing else in life but studying. ... Read more
Yes you heard me! It's called a sugar polish, and I just had one at the Arlington Spa in Hot Springs, Arkansas. They mix sugar and olive oil and scrub it all over your body, then wrap you up in plastic for 25 minutes before rinsing it off. It... Read more
I love these kinds of ads. If only it were just about money, like a facelift. If only all it took were money!
I lost my weight on Weight Watchers many years ago, but it was by the week not the pound, which makes more sense. And they didn... Read more
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I saw this article in the New York Times yesterday. Usually fatty liver disease is found in alcoholi... Read more
There is a lot of talk about the addicting nature of food, but I wonder. What I am really addicted to is Easy Pleasure. And what's easier than a cheap bag of Cheetos?
We all reminisce about "simple pleasures", but they all sound so pedest... Read more
I am listening to lectures about critical decision making from a business professor. He speaks of hashing out plans, of trying to anticipate every possible failure or problem in advance. He cites business plans for new products, plans by gener... Read more
I know there are a lot more products than there used to be, so the stores have to be bigger. I enjoy the bigger variety of produce, but the packaged foods seem to be crowding out the basics.
Why are the same products in multiple areas? Th... Read more
The slogan is on posters and T-shirts, and I don't get it.
I dream of being the Best In Class, standing at the top of a skill surveying all the lesser mortals beneath me. That is what a dream is, isn't it?
But that demeans the work ... Read more
There is an old saying that once you turn into a pickle, you can never go back to being a cucumber.
When I was little, my mother gave us 3 squares a day (small by today's standards, normal at the time) and all 3 of us kids were normal weig... Read more
I have read a couple of blogs and posts today about accepting the realities of life as an adult rather than that of a child. "But I want it!" or "That's not fair!" are the attitudes of children.
We celebrate childhood these days. Everyt... Read more
Amazing. Where did the years go? I remember sitting on a plane with Ron the previous March, looking at a calendar and selecting a date.
Then the planning. Unlike weddings today, we were doing it on the cheap. It was a second marriage f... Read more
I actually don't remember the exact day, but it was December of 1970. I just picked Christmas Day because it's a joyous day for so many other reasons.
My life has changed in a million ways since 1970. I'm older, of course. I had two more... Read more
I miss him every day. He was the wisest, kindest man in the world, and he loved me without reservation. My mother was the critical one, my father was the accepting one. He was firm about certain things, though, like frugality, perseverance, k... Read more
We talk all the time about not being perfect, about how perfection can't be our goal. But what does "perfection" mean?
I have defined "perfection" to mean eating to my food plan for one day. That's all. I can accomplish nothing else that... Read more