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Grandma said "Always get a fresh chicken"
Saturday, September 22, 2012      5 comments

Of course Grandma meant it should still be clucking. Getting a “fresh” chicken was her answer to me as a newlywed, when I asked why my chicken didn’t taste as good as hers. She lived in the country and I was in a NY apartment so heading ou... Read more
Suddenly 20 lbs heavier
Friday, September 21, 2012      4 comments

No, I didn’t eat 70,000 extra calories. I decided to get serious about strength training. The set of weights I got for Christmas 10 years ago were gathering dust in the basement. Maybe I would be more likely to use them if I put them by the T... Read more
"Later Never Comes"
Thursday, September 20, 2012      3 comments

“Mommy, will you color with me?” asked my 4 yr old daughter back in 1973. Maybe I was busy with the baby. Maybe I had homework to do (grad school). I don’t remember why, but I replied, “Later, Jeannie, I’ll do it later.” Sadly, she said, “... Read more
I Can’t Turn Back Time but maybe I can slow it down a little.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012      4 comments

Once I proudly pulled my new driver’s license out of my wallet. Once I wore an ID around my neck to advise building security that I belonged there. Now I carry a Medicare Card. It all went by so fast. I never thought about what I was e... Read more
I don't want to go the gym today.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012      6 comments

I don’t want to go to the gym today, but it’s raining heavily so I have no choice. I don’t want to hear “I told you so!” Especially when it isn’t true. I don’t want to hear “Running will ruin your knees” Especially when it isn’t true. ... Read more
3 Years on SP - My First Blog
Monday, September 17, 2012      5 comments

I feel like such an oddball. I didn’t have dramatic amounts of weight to lose. I never yo-yo dieted. I was always rather content with my pear shaped body and I was always active and fit. However, by age 61 I was carrying 30 lbs more th... Read more

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