More Worry Over Relative's Diabetes
I often blog about my distress over a relative with diabetes and his journey from caring to not caring to caring again. But sometimes you don't get second chances. I hope he does.
This week presented some kidney problems and at least he w... Read more
Big Pharma- The Legal Drug Pusher
The news coverage lately has been almost non-stop about the massive numbers of people addicted to opioids and high numbers overdosing. Yet, none of these mention who is to blame for prescribing the drugs in the first place.
Is it just acci... Read more
Why I Had to Stop Feeding My Outdoor Birds
For the past few months, I've taken such delight in feeding birds outside. At first, I tried putting the seed in feeders, but no one came to eat. So I wound up putting the seed on the patio and they'd flock around daily to feast.
Last wee... Read more
Why I'm Getting Fed Up w/ My Fitbit
Yes, I've totally loved and enjoyed my FB for a few years now. However, it is because I'm so addicted to it that I really want to let it go soon.
I don't like feeling that my walks don't count unless they earn FB mileage toward meaningle... Read more
Isn't this a fun date? (smiling) During my morning walk, I heard a radio report about forest bathing. It's something that is prescribed through some insurance plans and, according to the commentator, is a combination of hiking and meditation ... Read more
National Ice Cream Day
Lots of freebies advertised for celebrating today. Fortunately, ice cream has never been at the top of my list. I can take it or leave it.
Wishing all a wonderful day.... Read more
Sometimes I'm Afraid to Track My Food
Because I know I've been super-hungry today, I logged off before entering my food for the day. I'm no coward, but I'm not in the mood to see the numbers of calories today. Fortunately, I moved around sufficiently to not be a total horror of in... Read more
Some Stress Relief from Relative's Diabetes Redirection
I've blogged several times about the sadness and stress caused by a relative neglecting his health. About three years ago, after the shock of having the diabetes diagnosis, he took very good care of himself. But over the past year or so, I've ... Read more
Heatwave, Sugar, Cheese, Food Tracking, Blogging
This heat wave in SoCal has set records. Whew, very toasty. But, yes, it's dry heat so no humidity does make it a bit more tolerable.
Still doing well with much less sugar intake and it's been about four months now. Cheese, not doing tha... Read more
Lemon Cucumber, July 4th, 41 Hot Dogs Eaten in 10 minutes.
As I was walking yesterday, one of my neighbors had a box on her front yard near the sidewalk for people to take lemon cucumbers that she has grown. I brought one home to try as I've never seen one before. It is yellow, and the size of an big ... Read more
I STILL LOOK FOR QUICK SOLUTIONS "SOMETIMES"
Even after all these years on SP (8.5), and knowing better, I sometimes research weight loss plans that are regularly advertised. I still fantasize about the quick, easy way. And then I come back to my senses (whatever remains of them), and tr... Read more
Live and Let Dye (Hair Coloring Quandary)
I've been thinking about doing these hair roots of mine, but have been more and more concerned about the dye chemicals seeping into my dome. Especially after seeing how directly the rosemary oil went through my body and effected me, I can only ... Read more
A Couple of Surprises About Rosemary Oil
About a month ago, I started applying Rosemary oil to a corner of my forehead that was bare from hair loss. Sure enough, it's sprouting fuzzy little hair that is growing in and is no longer a bare spot.
Of course, me being me, if some is g... Read more
Do We Really Lose Our Tastebuds As We Age?
I've seen several reports stating that older people no longer taste their food. Yikes! What else is there to look forward to? Our noses and ears continue to grow, our thirst mechanism goes whacko, and now I read that we can't taste our food? ... Read more
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2 out of 3 Dogs are Overweight/Obese?
I heard this on the news this morning. There was a survey done asking vets about dogs they see in their practice and this was the result. I had just been telling a friend I sometimes walk with that I'm encountering a lot of little dogs with sh... Read more