Article in Consumer Reports about Snacking
The article says that it was just a generation ago when people didn't eat between meals so as not to "spoil their appetite". Has it only been 25 years, or whatever a generation is?
They discuss that some people have taken as gospel the ide... Read more
Try to Imagine Weight Bankruptcy
When a person's financial debts become overwhelming, he can file for bankruptcy in court. In a Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the court will reorganize the debts. You still have to pay them off, but maybe not all of them, and deadlines are eased and p... Read more
Woman's Fitbit Info Leads to Her Arrest
I read that a woman has been charged with false alarms to public safety, false reports to law enforcement, and tampering with evidence, based on the info from her Fitbit.
This woman claimed to have been sleeping at her boss's house when she... Read more
My husband has sold his last motorcycle. It's over.
Years ago, my husband wanted to learn to ride a motorcycle. His mother forbid it, but she died in 1997, and we both signed up to take the Basic Rider Course. There was no way I was letting him discover something new without me. Turned out that... Read more
I am 66 Years Old Today
My mother doesn't remember, but she doesn't remember much anymore. My husband doesn't remember, but then he doesn't remember his own birthday. So far nothing from my kids. I won't remind them, just let it go by. I remember when birthdays were... Read more
"Promise of a diet pill can backfire simply because it exists"
That's the headline of an article by Robert Ferdman in today's Washington Post.
The story tells of an assistant professor at the Tuck Institute School of Business, Amit Bhattacharjee, and his study entitled "The Perils of Marketing Weight M... Read more
Jean Nidetch 1923-2015
Jean Nidetch changed my life. Actually it was Weight Watchers, but Jean was still the heart and soul of WW back then. Her very image evoked hope in those of us who were hopeless. She turned a food plan into a mission of success and possibilit... Read more
Americans spend more money eating out than buying groceries
For the first time since the US Department of Commerce starting collecting the stats in 1992, money Americans spent at bars and restaurants exceeded what they spent in grocery stores. The convergence began in earnest just at about the time of t... Read more
Stanford Marshmallow Experiment
I was reading about an experiment about delayed gratification in children, done at Stanford University in 1970.
They took a bunch of young children, ages 6-9, and offered them one marshmallow, but if they were able to wait 15 minutes withou... Read more
After months of worry and preparation, the court date was today.
We had a maintenance man at the condo that we fired last September. Three days later, the newly hired maintenance man discovered that the former guy had used our shop as stor... Read more
It feels so good to be thin!!
When I was at church today, I noticed how beautifully thin some of the people were as they filed out to take communion. I remember when I used to notice thin people and wonder Why, Oh Why can't I look like that? Now I do.
You can buy a sm... Read more
Eggs Are Good For You Again
I remember back in the 70s when "experts" first told us that ingested cholesterol could kill you. They told us to avoid eggs and shellfish, two of my favorite things to eat. My father was an organic chemist, not into biology though, and he alw... Read more
Why is Superbowl about food?
I was a senior in high school for Superbowl I, although it was called the NFL-AFL Championship Game at the time. It was a new idea, something about trying to see if the two leagues could combine as a business. Nowhere did I read anything about... Read more
I reached my goal 44 years ago.
And have stayed there pretty much ever since. There was a 10 pound blip during menopause, but I knew what to do and I did it.
My goal weight is about 10 pounds lower than it was when I was 21. Old ladies just can't carry the weight like w... Read more
Going to any lengths
There are times when I'd rather just sit on the sofa and read, do nothing physical, for days on end. Then I see someone like this:
This is an old man who after sever... Read more
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