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Sometimes You DO Have To Give Up
Thursday, May 05, 2016      26 comments

My husband has had three strokes, and he had to make the difficult decision to give up riding a motorcycle. All the years of striving to keep trying, to not give up on anything, had to be put aside with this painful decision. We read all t... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I reached my Weight Goal 45 Years Ago
Friday, December 25, 2015      45 comments

And I've kept the weight off. I don't remember the actual day, just that it was about Christmastime. I read a story in the paper today about the new Weight Watchers plan, and that so many people are outraged that their favorite treats now ... Read more
I have a new kitten!!!
Sunday, December 20, 2015      27 comments

Her name is Rosie. She is a seal point Siamese, and will be 8 weeks old tomorrow. This photo shows her asleep on my husband. I have three Sia... Read more
What a Wonderful Thanksgiving!
Thursday, November 26, 2015      13 comments

I cooked for three days, the food was wonderful. What made the day really wonderful was having family around. This is the one day of the year when Mom has her own three children with her. ... Read more
Calling An Audible For Myself
Saturday, November 07, 2015      14 comments

In football, the offensive team has each play planned out before each scrimmage. But sometimes the quarterback looks at the defense and sees something he wasn't expecting, something that won't work with the planned play. So he changes the play... Read more
My Kitty Isabelle Is Gone 2003-2015
Wednesday, October 28, 2015      29 comments

We got her in March of 2003. I have always had cats, but had been reading the Cat Who mysteries by Lilian Jackson Braun, and just had to have a Siamese. I got her from a farm about two hours away. Both her parents were Siamese, but not regist... Read more
Great Course: Nutrition Made Clear
Sunday, September 20, 2015      12 comments

I highly recommend this course from The Great Courses. The instructor is Professor Roberta Anding, a Registered Dietician, and Director of Sports Nutrition and clinical dietician at Baylor College of Medicine's Pediatric Department. The ... Read more
Article in Consumer Reports about Snacking
Sunday, August 16, 2015      20 comments

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
Saturday, July 18, 2015      12 comments

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
Friday, July 03, 2015      19 comments

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.
Friday, June 26, 2015      21 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      29 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

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