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It’s all about the bottom line as we pad our own bottoms (Ferengi Capitalism?)
Friday, February 22, 2013      22 comments

Let me add my voice to those of my fellow sparkers angry about how our health is being disregarded in the search for greater profit. Recent blogs call our attention to the machinations of the food industry as described in a NY Times article... Read more
The Swedish Bikini Team and me – a different approach to body image
Thursday, February 21, 2013      21 comments

A beer commercial in the early 90s featured a visual reference to this fictitious “team.” At about the same time DH & I were planning a cruise and I went shopping for a new bathing suit. Unlike the cartoon character Cathy, this was never a... Read more
Fan Wars – one workout environment does not fit all.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013      13 comments

This is a tale of two gyms. Usually I visit my little gym with limited equipment and fans that serve one or two machines. If I get there first, I turn on the fan. If there’s someone next to me working out already, I ask if they mind if I turn... Read more
The effect of smoking on my health, my fitness and my life.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013      25 comments

I was Daddy’s girl, actually his only child. He was very athletic and very happy that I was also. He was proud that not only could I play ball with the boys, I was usually one of the “captains” choosing the teams. ... Read more
Gunfire caused a very stressful run
Monday, February 18, 2013      30 comments

I hesitated to write this because of the volatile atmosphere surrounding any mention of guns in our society. This is not political, so please do not respond with comments that are. It’s important to preserve the supportive, non confrontational... Read more
I guess chivalry is dead said the party hostess
Sunday, February 17, 2013      19 comments

I had just opened the door as DH & I were about to leave. It was the 70s and I was known to be a feminist, outspoken about equal pay for equal work and expanded opportunities for women. While I always wanted to be a wife and mother, ... Read more
Lose weight fast without dieting or exercise – Back to the Future?
Saturday, February 16, 2013      16 comments

“No Ill effects” either. We’ve heard that before. Slenderella’s blog the other day (Biased information in my face) www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Love at 50% off
Friday, February 15, 2013      165 comments

This isn’t a rant or even a complaint just a statement of fact. Each year I tell DH NOT to buy me candy for Valentine’s Day. I don’t need the chocolate and after nearly 50 years together (45 married), I don’t need an official day for him to bu... Read more
Fatty – Scrawny – lazy – obsessive – flabby – bony – shrimp –
Thursday, February 14, 2013      22 comments

A recent article spotlighted some author who suggested “shame” as a method of pushing people to change their habits. I was so angry at the time both at the author and the media who gave him airtime and publicity that I couldn’t even blog about ... Read more
The day I shocked the cardiac-rehab group
Wednesday, February 13, 2013      20 comments

There was a recent post about forgetting gym clothes that sparked a memory. Since I live in a popular retirement area, my local gym is full of senior citizens, like me. “Silver Sneakers” is our biggest fitness class. I don’t attend that, ... Read more
If today is Tuesday this must be Belgium
Tuesday, February 12, 2013      11 comments

That was the title of a 1969 movie where the setting was a 9 country bus tour of Europe in 18 days. DH and I have been traveling a lot since retirement, especially to Europe (3 times last year alone). Sometimes we join an organized tour (river... Read more
I defy convention in many areas. Why not the treadmill too?
Monday, February 11, 2013      15 comments

Prevailing wisdom says that you can run faster on a treadmill (tm) than outdoors because the belt helps your momentum. That’s not true for me. Although I never raise the elevation, my cruising speed on the tm is always slower than on my carefu... Read more
Going by how my clothes fit – a cautionary tale
Sunday, February 10, 2013      19 comments

My status says that I was going to clean out some dresser drawers and I did. Stuffed in the back was an old pair of running tights. I think I’m wearing them in my profile picture from 2006. ... Read more
A Tale of 2 Daughters – Genetics, body type, lifestyle, attitude, fitness
Saturday, February 09, 2013      18 comments

Percentile status at checkups throughout childhood #1 (10th height, 10th weight) #2 (90th height, 50th weight) #1 was a very picky eater #2 liked food Both were in all kinds of sports activities. (Because Mom wanted these opp... Read more
“You’re eating all the time” said DH
Friday, February 08, 2013      17 comments

He once compared me to a chipmunk – always looking for food. That’s an obvious exaggeration but in a sense he’s right. I have 2 snacks in the afternoon and sometimes another after dinner. I’d call it a delayed dinner dessert, but who eats... Read more

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