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My husband has sold his last motorcycle. It's over.

Friday, June 26, 2015      18 comments

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

Tuesday, June 16, 2015      27 comments

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"

Friday, May 29, 2015      11 comments

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

Thursday, April 30, 2015      17 comments

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

Saturday, April 25, 2015      14 comments

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

Saturday, April 18, 2015      10 comments

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

Case dismissed

Monday, April 13, 2015      12 comments

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!!

Sunday, April 12, 2015      15 comments

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

Friday, February 20, 2015      31 comments

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?

Sunday, February 01, 2015      17 comments

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

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I reached my goal 44 years ago.

Saturday, December 27, 2014      135 comments

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

Thursday, December 04, 2014      21 comments

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

A Second Chance isn't the same as a Second First Chance

Sunday, November 30, 2014      17 comments

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

Massive amounts of sugar and oil for NO CALORIES!!

Monday, July 28, 2014      23 comments

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

LOSE 10 POUNDS FOR FREE!!!!

Friday, June 20, 2014      19 comments

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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