Lots of physical things kept me from the gym last year.
Tomorrow, that is going to change. I will be gone in afternoon to a fitness center I once attended to sign up. My weight has been coming down, but just loss of fat isn't enough. I need to build endurance and at least maintain and maybe increase ... Read more
My One Request for Brick and Mortar Businesses:
"Please always accept cash." from one who is credit and debit card challenged.
As it looks more and more like we are going to a cashless society, and Sweden is already very close to that, I am still one who does best by carrying and spend... Read more
Dear Abby, What to do When a Loved One Smothers You in the Wrong Things?
My wife and I are very close. Sometimes, she doesn't show a lot of foresight on holidays, and I don't get a gift. This Valentines Day, I think she wanted to make up for it. She got me three pounds of chocolates, one pound of dried apricots and o... Read more
I sent this letter to the President last week on the White House email.
Dear Mr. President,
Shrinking of the National Monuments?
Drilling in the Alaska Wildlife Refuge?
Drilling offshore on our nation's coasts?
Adding a tariff to solar panel parts?
Have you ever been on a coastal beach wher... Read more
Just read an article...
About how making friends will give you a longer life. The article encouraged talking to people when you are out.
I was recently disappointed in myself when, while waiting to go in for some bloodwork, I sat down next to a woman who may have ... Read more
Just a Check-in.
With my fellow Sparkers.
Things didn't go so well in 2017. I just sent out a note to my brother and aunt talking about all of the health issues that came up in the last year. Then, after they were sent out, I realized I was playing the vic... Read more
Just Keep Swimmin'
I got a lot of bad health news this year. It was enough to stop me in my tracks. However, I met with a specialist two weeks ago who let me know I didn't have a lot of say over how these things turned out, and the best thing to do is live health... Read more
When I Think About My Life, Do I Smile Inside?
Because I think that is what is really important. The question comes down to: Do I have meaning to my life, and Am I happy?
I read a really interesting article tonight by Mark Williams, a physician. He talks about minimizing risk factors f... Read more
It's a Real Food week, Part II
Last week went pretty well. I wrote out my grocery list for this week a couple of days ago, and did most of the shopping today:
Whole organic chicken, organic celery, carrots, onion. I'm making a chicken noodle soup this weekend. It will go... Read more
Every Day is a Full Day.
Every day is a completion. Whether you pack it with stuff, or spend three quarters of it daydreaming, It's a full day. Glenn... Read more
Excess Fluid Consumption
Sure. I work on food challenges. I'm in the middle of a Real Food week that is going really well. However, my other consumption challenge has to do with liquids. I drink too much. I am told to limit fluid consumption to 8 glasses of water pe... Read more
It's a Real Food week.
Went grocery shopping today. It's all in the planning. Tonight, I made a minestrone with carrots, celery, onion, garlic, plum tomatoes, zucchini, whole wheat pasta, a basil pesto, and my one concession to meat-a chicken broth. Was a great soup. ... Read more
Pizza, Cheddar Brats, Ruffles, A McDouble, and that's only today.
I had a couple of health scares this year, and haven't appropriately adjusted my consumption and exercise. Will start tomorrow first thing in the morning setting a better example for myself. Glenn... Read more
Let's think about something more enriching!
I don't know about you, but I follow national politics and national news stories pretty closely. Lately, I am just devastated by the amount of corruption and harassment that is coming out. Some of my old Hollywood heroes are under the gun. I do ... Read more
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How Wealthy People Become Wealthier, and Considerations for Weight Loss
"Buy what you need, instead of what you want." From Suzie Orman. In a blurb I just saw, she said that if you buy only what you need, you will become wealthier, but you will find that eventually, all you really want is what you need. Some may qu... Read more