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Long time friend says she thought I was faking it for years
Friday, August 18, 2017      9 comments

I've been friends with someone for close to 30 years. We met when both of us were dating the same person (now that's a story). Sometimes we've lived geographically close and other times in different states. We are now both retired. Last ... Read more
My old panic returned yesterday during a very minor crisis
Wednesday, August 16, 2017      5 comments

It was raining yesterday -- pouring actually. The irony being that I had to walk through it to a physical therapy session whose purpose was to strengthen my feet so that I could avoid dangerous walking situations such as a crowded parking lot i... Read more
There is no one single tool for success
Saturday, August 12, 2017      9 comments

I always stop and read when others post blogs that headline their single reason for reaching a goal. "Portion control", "paleo diet" "all natural" "8 cups water daily" "cardio exercise" "swimming for seniors". I've always been what one o... Read more
For a great many years, I used food to control stress sugar drops
Saturday, August 05, 2017      5 comments

My mother's family had a lot of 'sugar' (old word for diabetes) and so she recognized by sudden drops in energy and rise in anger for what it was. It seemed to me that I would suddenly feel angry (hangry commercials have it right). She c... Read more
Looking forward to Friday's workout
Thursday, July 27, 2017      1 comments

My gym just got a new 360 device and are offering free classes in its use. I have to give up weightlifting for a bit until another medical condition is under control, so I've been looking forward to something very different. I think it's... Read more
I am competitive enough to make unwise decisions
Tuesday, July 25, 2017      6 comments

I joined a 30 day challenge and today's challenge is 30 minutes of cardio. But that is not what my body needs today. I've got low back pain and need to stretch for the 30 minutes, not do cardio. I have a hard time giving myself permissi... Read more
I do love my low carb food
Monday, July 24, 2017      4 comments

I love eating. Even if I have to stay on a low carb diet to control T2 diabetes, I love my zero carb bacon, my zero carb cheddar cheese, my zero carb coffee cream, my low carb cocoa almond loaf. I love it so much I was eating at least 30... Read more
It's much simpler when it's only me
Sunday, May 29, 2016      2 comments

I'm one of those people who love living alone. I spend my weekends cooking huge pots of soup, making yogurt, doing hard-boiled eggs and prepping bacon. This weekend was camping with the daughter and 2 grandkids. I took healthy food (bac... Read more
First School Dance
Friday, May 20, 2016      3 comments

If there is ever a reason to eat healthy, exercise well, and keep a healthy attitude, today is the reason. My granddaughter is attending her first school dance. It's the last one of the year, so the sixth graders are allowed to go. ... Read more
Retirement is my time for rejunevation
Thursday, May 19, 2016      4 comments

Got my paycheck yesterday and realized it was 16 paychecks until retirement. I'm surprised at the number of people who want to know what I'm going to do after retirement. I'm resting and rejuvenating myself with my family. But thi... Read more
When your Mother isn't honorable, Mother's Day brings sadness and still a love
Saturday, May 07, 2016      10 comments

My mother was mentally ill. We were raised in a small rural area and everyone knew about her. We didn't turn out to be serial killers, but we did acquire some survival skills most people do not have at a young age. One of my siblings ha... Read more
Day One comes many times in our lives
Thursday, May 05, 2016      0 comments

People like to announce that this is Day One, but when you think about it, our lives have many Day One's in them. Especially the very first Day One. Announcing a Day One is like standing up and saying over the crowd that "This is me; I c... Read more
I bought a bicycle!
Sunday, April 24, 2016      13 comments

I've been wanting a bicycle for some time but couldn't imagine were I'd keep it. I live in a condo and couldn't picture it resting behind my couch. But I've been casually looking. Trips to Walmart and Target gave me a chance to see some... Read more
Funerals can be eye openers
Thursday, April 21, 2016      3 comments

The generation ahead of me is nearly all gone, and this week I attended the funeral of a beloved uncle. Along with others, I marveled at his descendants (great great granchildren!) and the longevity of his marriage (64 years!). We had be... Read more
What ever happened to retirement parties?
Saturday, April 16, 2016      8 comments

Not so long ago -- well, 45 years ago -- it was pretty common to celebrate the cessation of formal paid work with a huge party. It seemed like I went to a lot of them early in my own career and then it stopped. I realize I haven't been to a re... Read more

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