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Saturday, August 02, 2014

An old couple was spending the evening together at home. He got up and told his wife that he was going to the kitchen for a snack was there any thing she wanted.

"Yes, I'd like some of that vanilla ice cream we have in the freezer."
"Right, vanilla ice cream."
"You might want to writ e that down, your memory isn't all that good."
"For crying out loud, woman, it's only to the kitchen! I can remember that far."
"Well, I want some chocolate syrup on that too. Do you want to write that down?"
"Vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup. I can remember that."
"Here's a pencil and paper because I also want nuts. Vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup and nuts."
"I can remember that. Anything else?"
"I like those M&Ms too. Honey, you better write all that down."
"Vanilla Ice cream, chocolate syrup, nuts and M&Ms. Easy. Stop nagging me about my poor memory."

He went into the kitchen and came back several minutes later with two ham sandwiches.

He handed her one and she looked at it for a minute.
"I told you your memory was bad."
"You forgot the pickle!"

And something like that happened tonight at my house.

She(WMBO) turned off the TV and headed for bed. I was sitting at the table looking at StumbleUpon.com and I asked her to hand me the remote, "I want to watch the baseball game."

"Oh, sure." She said.

The next thing I knew she was blowing me a kiss and saying good night as she headed for the stairs.

"Did you forget something?"
"No, what?"
"The remote."
"What for?"
"You seem like a nice lady, who are you?" I asked.

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BUTTONPOPPER1 8/2/2014 1:19AM

    Very good! I'm having lots of "senior moments" these days, so this blog really hits home. I grew up in the US but now live in Japan, where we drive on the "wrong" side of the road. Sometimes while driving, for a split second I'll forget which country I'm in, and this can be very dangerous, especially if my senior moment happens while I'm making a turn. Fortunately, no bad consequences yet, but I sure do know what you're talking about here with the little memory lapses. Thanks for making me smile!

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MCFITZ2 8/2/2014 12:36AM

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

It's bad for you!

It's not bad for you.

In fact it's good for you.

No it isn't, it's hot black death in the morning.

Eh, not so much.

This is one they just go back and forth on. Caffeine. Every couple of years the medical community seems to change their minds on the effects of Caffeine. One thing they never seem to have changed their mind about is the addictive nature of coffee -- very.

But now it's considered mostly harmless.


It's a diuretic so you shouldn't drink it on a hot day because it's going to dehydrate you.

Maybe not.

It actually has good stuff in it that you need: "A single cup of coffee contains 11% of the daily recommended amount of Riboflavin (vitamin B2), 6% of Pantothenic Acid (vitamin B5), 3% of Manganese and Potassium, and 2% of Niacin and Magnesium."

SO Drink up.

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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 8/1/2014 4:09PM

    Hubby is a coffee drinker, I'm a tea drinker. Can't imagine life without it.

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DEBBYFROMMT 8/1/2014 1:35PM

    Oh I like this! Because I drink (probably too much) coffee! emoticon

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KAREN-IS-HERE 8/1/2014 10:57AM

    ode to my first love 'tis true - it's Coffee- emoticon

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GARDENCHRIS 8/1/2014 9:26AM

    glad you like your coffee, tea for me and it is MY hot "Jo"

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CIPHER1971 8/1/2014 8:52AM

    Love the article - but there is no clue as to if instant coffee has the same benefits as ground coffee...... but I will carry on drinking it

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BIGPAWSUP 8/1/2014 7:42AM

    Must have COFFEE.

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NELLJONES 8/1/2014 7:20AM

    I love my coffee!! My son is a Registered Dietician, and he says that the diuretic affect is so mild as to be a non-issue. If it worked well as a diuretic, people wouldn't have to take diuretic pills, they could just drink more caffeine. So enjoy!

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DANALYNV 7/31/2014 11:58PM

    Coffee makes me feel like a grown up... like I'm in control of something... in spite of its ability to get a person jacked up... while I'm drinking it I'm calm. There's something sort of romantic about coffee... the beauty of the beans, its color, and aroma. Coffee and I are co-dependent... we lift each other up. It's a beautiful thing!

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RENATA144 7/31/2014 11:48PM

  The elixir of life emoticon

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GRANNIEC1 7/31/2014 11:45PM

  I love my cup of Java in the morning! Would hate to have to give that pleasure up.

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GOOSIEMOON 7/31/2014 11:39PM


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Stop Eating Fast Food.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

I don't know why the Internet is so loaded up with lists. Everywhere you turn there is a Top Ten List (these are not really germane to the issue of health and weight loss):
10 Great Romances That Shaped History
www.listverse.com/2014/07/29 /10-great-romances-that-sh aped-history/

Ferdinand and Isabella

Greatest Walk off Home Runs

My personal fave.

I blame David Letterman


I came across another pretty good list that I like and it does have somethng to do with something:

Most of the items we know about. It's making us fat. It's making out kids fat.

Others I didn't know about. The eggs in fast food breakfasts aren't even as good as the eggs they fed us out in the field in the military. And most fast food burgers are composed of about 50 percent water and the actual meat content is only 2.1 to 14.8 percent; the rest is fillers.

But having weaned myself off fast food ... mostly because it was really expensive in both dollars and in Weight Watchers Points ... I gained my taste buds back So I now demand better. And their last reason to get off of fast food is:

Fast food doesnít really taste that good.

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CIPHER1971 8/1/2014 8:37AM

    You are so right about most of it not tasting that good, and it is so disappointing to get half way through an old favourite to find you don't enjoy it any more.

Have a good day

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MSLZZY 7/31/2014 11:27PM

    I wouldn't exactly call it food. You make a very valid point. Who needs it?

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KAREN-IS-HERE 7/31/2014 11:08PM

    fast food isn't my thing- thank god- I still remember how that stuff just run through me ... I was young and stupid, and that's the only excuse I had- thank god I got over it and all the other stupid stuff I was doing in 1990s

Comment edited on: 7/31/2014 11:11:00 PM

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BIGPAWSUP 7/31/2014 1:28PM

    So true, fast food is not food.

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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 7/31/2014 10:54AM

    Boy that's the truth. Yesterday DD and I were traveling most of the day and I was tired so I suggested that we stop on the way home for fast food. But the more we talked about it the more it was apparent that neither of us wanted it. So we came home and fixed a couple of sandwiches and it was good.

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NELLJONES 7/31/2014 8:14AM

    I only eat fast food when traveling, and this last trip I only did that a couple of times. Frankly, a bottle of Ensure is easier and tastes about as good as any fast food, even if it isn't as satisfying in the moment.

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ZRIE014 7/31/2014 12:49AM

  need to stay from fast food.

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FOCUSD 7/31/2014 12:15AM

  I still like some fast food. Hopefully after eating healthy long enough I will totally agree with you.

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ROXYCARIN 7/31/2014 12:13AM


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10 Tips to Change Yourself From a Dedicated Couch-Potato to a Gym Enthusiast

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

I found an interesting article through StumbleUpon.com

10 Tips to Change Yourself From a Dedicated Couch-Potato to a Gym Enthusiast

It's a good read, but here is the list in a nutshell. I think this is important because getting moving is important for our health. It sounds odd, but sitting around watching TV and stuffing our faces is often what gets us in trouble with our weight. But losing weight happens first and foremost in the kitchen, not the gym, not the track. But getting your blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, stress, you name it, into line really does depend on getting moving.

It's hard to start. Getting started takes some dedication you need to develop. Here are 10 tips.

1. Always exercise on Monday. Because Monday's suck.
2. Never skip exercising for two days in a row.
3. Remember, exercise GIVES energy. "I'm too tired to go to the gym." You are too tired NOT to go to the gym.

4. Any work-out ďcounts.Ē I pedal to run errands when I can. I walk where I can. I now have no problem moving boxes, taking out the garbage, working in the garden be cause it's all exercise.
5. You donít have to shower.
6. Throw money at the problem. Don't go cheap. A cheap gym is usually not well maintained. It's a rip off.
7. Donít set the bar too high. Realistic goals.
8. Donít kid yourself. Be honest: 15 reps with a two pound weight isn't really doing much for you.
9. You have time. Just walking. 10 minute three times a day is 30 minutes a day.
10. Exercise for SANITY not VANITY. Forget about the gym beauties around you. You know you don't measure up to them. But guess what! They are not judging you. At least not negatively.

The gym will give you better muscle tone, a healthier heart, less stress. It will not impact your weight loss nearly as much as changing you eating habits.

But Oh is it worth it.

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CIPHER1971 8/1/2014 8:29AM

    It is absolutely worth it emoticon

Have a great day

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GRANNIEC1 7/31/2014 11:49PM

  Just MOVE it!!!!

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KAREN-IS-HERE 7/30/2014 12:43PM

    get off butt and move something...yes

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MARGARITTM 7/30/2014 11:40AM

    Great blog

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DEBBYFROMMT 7/30/2014 10:15AM

    Yep, get off your ass! But the best advice is being kitchen conscious

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BOILHAM 7/30/2014 7:45AM

    emoticon Love the last quote/picture.

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PMRUNNER 7/30/2014 6:35AM

    A lot of truth there!

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So much good info!

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WEARINGTHIN 7/30/2014 5:53AM

    I think it's worth it too. Thanks for the pointers. Glenn

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BOPPY_ 7/30/2014 2:35AM


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Bicycling Safety Video 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014

This five minute video from the City of Sioux Falls South Dakota is a clear and easily understood explanation of the current thinking among cycling experts about the safest way to operate a bicycle on the street. If you see me riding down th emiddle of the lane, I am not crazy and I am not trying to antagonize you.

Some of it I disagree with. Stay off the sidewalks. Drivers aren't looking for you there. Think about it, if you are like most drivers, when you pop out of a side street, you are looking at the street traffic, often even before you get to the stop line. You are not looking at the sidewalk for a moving bicycle.

The same goes for bike lanes at intersections controlled by signals. People turning right on the red "after the stop" (in scare quotes because that is such a joke) are not looking in the bike/curb/parking/ right turn lane for traffic. So as a cyclist, you aren't seen ans might be cut off. This is where safety cameras come in handy. If you should get hit by a RTOR driver, you can show that you did have the green.

And before the tattler runs off to report me for posting this video, I did contact the City of Sioux Falls Webmaster and they actually are quite anxious to get this video as widely disseminated as possible. So yes I do have permission.

I am trying to find the video they used to show us in school. It's high comedy by comparison. And in the public domain.

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GARDENCHRIS 7/30/2014 7:34AM


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CIPHER1971 7/29/2014 6:03PM

    I never cycle on the footpath, but it makes the driver in me think I need to look at the sidewalks for crossing bicycles.

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KAREN-IS-HERE 7/29/2014 12:15PM

    that bicyclist needs to get his knees in.... instead of sticking his knees out while peddling- it's hard on him to peddle with knees faced away from center bar.

my 7 state champion cycling dad taught me that fact

If my dad was alive he would pat you on the back for promoting cycling safety....


Comment edited on: 7/29/2014 12:16:39 PM

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DEBBYFROMMT 7/29/2014 10:27AM

    Wow, excellent video! As far as riding on sidewalks, it is probably more aimed at kids. But wonderful! Makes a lot of sense!

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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 7/29/2014 10:22AM

    I think any way you can get people on bikes to ride on the correct side of the road is a good thing. There is nothing worse than having a bike coming at you when you are driving a car. And don't get me started about walkers who walk WITH traffic. These are my 2 biggest pet peeves and more needs to be done to keep everyone safe.

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