I might seem absent at times, but Spark People is with me every day. And that means my Spark Friends. I exercise when I can. I still take care of my parents. This week, it was selling one of their cars, buying clothes for mom, and making a few s... Read more
Even though my parents are in assisted living now, I spent about 25 hours on them last week, mostly my dad. Doctor appointments are still a part time job. There is no affordable transportation to the doctor, and I want to know what's going on wi... Read more
Moving Day - Er, Month
Last week, my daughter and I started moving my parents to an adult residential apartment complex a.k.a. assisted living.
Fifteen years ago, I helped them downsize from a home to the apartment we are moving them out of. So, I was a little u... Read more
Check In - Rest and Eating
I haven't been able to take a nap in the afternoon, but I take time to sit for a while after lunch. Sometimes it's even a siesta. Before, I often ate standing up. Or sitting at the computer doing other stuff. I realized that mornings I was doing... Read more
Basically Starting Over
My daughter is in her fourth week of taking care of my parents. At the end of the second week, she called me from her car, crying. It was more than she thought, but is happy with her choice and doing a marvelous job. She does not regret her deci... Read more
Perhaps Coming to Life
I dropped out of action the past few months because I'm getting burned out. I knew it would eventually come to this, I just didn't know when. Still, my mind has been with SP all the time. Just taking my parents to the doctor has been a part-time... Read more
I am super busy so am keeping a low profile while still being involved. The task for this period of life is keeping good habits up when the chips are down. When I get harried, I don't plan (i.e. pack meals for when I'm on the run). Yesterday, I ... Read more
Dr. Mickey starts out by emphasizing that a little means a lot. Just "1 degree" of increased effort can make a difference.
The simplest way to speed up your metabolism is by increasing your regular daily activity and exercising a little mo... Read more
Dr. Mickey Harpaz, PhD has degrees in applied physiology and nutrition. He has treated more than 10,000 menopausal women.
He starts Diet Reset by repeating that during menopause, progesterone, estrogen and testosterone decrease, while andr... Read more
I am ready to blog on Diet Reset but got distracted with the conflict and time taken to get my dad off the road. His license expired two months ago and with the cold weather, it was easy enough to keep him in their apartment with the icy conditi... Read more
Overview of Menopause Reset! by Dr. Mickey Harpaz
Installment 2: Mind Reset!
The most important weapon in your fight to get your body back is your mental attitude. Physiological changes ... Read more
It's Cold but I Don't Care
We live in one of the colder parts of the country. Looking at the weather maps on TV, I get discouraged seeing everybody else having nice walking weather.
Then I remembered the Spark person I was when I started in August 2012. I had a diff... Read more
Another Reason to Drop Carbs and Lose Weight
I'll bet you never heard of this. Most people haven't heard of this reason for lowering carbs and insulin levels.
I found out last week in the doctor's office. No, it's not diabetes. Last night, I was reading a book on the subject and the ... Read more
This is a book report on one of the best diet and weight control books I have seen yet. How it got past me until now I'll never know because it is perfect for me. I believe you will like it too.
What I like best about the book is it descri... Read more
Snowshoes Are in Order
Yesterday, I noticed my husband walking past the window on snowshoes while I was washing dishes. I asked him today what he was doing on them, and he said he put them on to walk the fish guts out to the weeds at the edge of our property.
I ... Read more
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