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Results of My Experiment

Saturday, October 10, 2015      21 comments

Awhile back I posted a blog - can't find it now - about starting to drink more water. Around the same time I read that granny smith apples help stabilize intestinal (gut) flora. I have had reflux issues for several years, ever since I had my gal... Read more

Are Weight Issues a Symptom of PTSD?

Monday, August 17, 2015      24 comments

First, I need to lay a little groundwork for this. My first husband had weight issues when I met him. He had a difficult childhood and his outstanding memory was watching his dad throw his mother against a wall and being too young to defend... Read more

Truth Depends on Who Writes the Story

Friday, August 14, 2015      2 comments

Several years ago my then-teenage son and I were driving on an errand with the radio on and heard an ad for a college with several new majors available, including one in Women’s History. My son said, “How can you have a major in women... Read more

A Year Ago at This Time

Monday, July 27, 2015      8 comments

It's hard to believe, but a year ago at this time we were just moving into our new home in Oregon. We have noted the days: July 4 a year ago we rolled into town. July 6 a year ago our furniture arrived July 9 a year ago the furniture final got u... Read more

Working Out in the Kitchen

Friday, July 17, 2015      12 comments

A year ago we downsized and moved into a house less than half the size of our previous residence. It has a big dining room so we can entertain the family during the holidays and small extra bedrooms so we can each have an office. But there was t... Read more

Red Raspberries

Tuesday, June 23, 2015      11 comments

Growing up in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio the only red raspberries I knew about were the ones that came from the store. I knew they grew on bushes but I had no clue about the bushes themselves. Fast forward to living in the suburbs of Denver,... Read more

I Left the Diet in the Car

Friday, June 12, 2015      6 comments

Last year we moved from Colorado to Oregon. Since then my husband has been trying to find places where he can fish and ski, his two passions in life. He has read books and studied maps; he finally got to the point where he needed to take a drive... Read more

Great News From the Doctor - mostly

Wednesday, June 03, 2015      12 comments

Since we moved to Oregon from Colorado my husband and i have both had to find new doctors. I started with getting a new cardiologist as that seemed to be a priority. This new doctor also told me I better get a primary care physician too, so I fo... Read more

What a Difference A Year Can Make

Wednesday, May 20, 2015      9 comments

Sometimes as we look back at our lives the years all run together - taking kids to school activities and scouts and church events and sports games - and then watching our kids form families and have children of their own. It's easy to lose track... Read more

I have to get honest

Sunday, May 17, 2015      9 comments

I haven't been lying, really I haven't. I just forgot to change my tracker. Sort of a bad news, out of sight, out of mind matter. But I have been weighing myself every day, and I knew when the scale started inching - really racing - up again. Ho... Read more

More about the Body Fat Monitor

Friday, May 08, 2015      1 comments

Awhile back I wrote that the Body Fat Monitor is a great tool for tracking fitness progress. The Spark materials state (correctly) that the most accurate way to determine body fat percentage is in the water, and I also understand that using the ... Read more

Today Is My Birthday

Saturday, May 02, 2015      10 comments

The first thing I read on-line this morning was a headline that England has a new princess - born today, on my birthday. Her life will be nothing like mine was, but what will it be? Parents and other relatives will have expectations, and that po... Read more

Hurray for the Body Fat Monitor

Friday, April 10, 2015      9 comments

Many years ago I bought a body fat monitor. It was when they first came out and cost me $100 which was a lot of money at that time (still is!). What a wonderful investment. Sometimes it sat on the shelf for months - or years - patiently waiting ... Read more

Cardiology Visit

Thursday, April 09, 2015      6 comments

No need for a long blog today. I saw my cardiologist yesterday. She said my heart is in good shape so long as I keep on doing what I am doing. We did discuss some swelling ankles. She wants me to get some compressional stockings and wear them fo... Read more

They Call This "The Joy of Retirement"

Sunday, April 05, 2015      10 comments

Caution: This turned into a rant. A year ago at Easter we were living in Colorado. I was working out regularly and had lost 23 pounds in the previous year. I was looking forward to retiring in the middle of May and then traveling to Oregon ... Read more

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