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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I reached my Weight Goal 45 Years Ago

Friday, December 25, 2015      44 comments

And I've kept the weight off. I don't remember the actual day, just that it was about Christmastime. I read a story in the paper today about the new Weight Watchers plan, and that so many people are outraged that their favorite treats now ... Read more

I have a new kitten!!!

Sunday, December 20, 2015      26 comments

Her name is Rosie. She is a seal point Siamese, and will be 8 weeks old tomorrow. This photo shows her asleep on my husband. I have three Sia... Read more

What a Wonderful Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 26, 2015      13 comments

I cooked for three days, the food was wonderful. What made the day really wonderful was having family around. This is the one day of the year when Mom has her own three children with her. Read more

Calling An Audible For Myself

Saturday, November 07, 2015      14 comments

In football, the offensive team has each play planned out before each scrimmage. But sometimes the quarterback looks at the defense and sees something he wasn't expecting, something that won't work with the planned play. So he changes the play... Read more

My Kitty Isabelle Is Gone 2003-2015

Wednesday, October 28, 2015      29 comments

We got her in March of 2003. I have always had cats, but had been reading the Cat Who mysteries by Lilian Jackson Braun, and just had to have a Siamese. I got her from a farm about two hours away. Both her parents were Siamese, but not regist... Read more

Great Course: Nutrition Made Clear

Sunday, September 20, 2015      12 comments

I highly recommend this course from The Great Courses. The instructor is Professor Roberta Anding, a Registered Dietician, and Director of Sports Nutrition and clinical dietician at Baylor College of Medicine's Pediatric Department. The ... Read more

Article in Consumer Reports about Snacking

Sunday, August 16, 2015      20 comments

The article says that it was just a generation ago when people didn't eat between meals so as not to "spoil their appetite". Has it only been 25 years, or whatever a generation is? They discuss that some people have taken as gospel the ide... Read more

Try to Imagine Weight Bankruptcy

Saturday, July 18, 2015      12 comments

When a person's financial debts become overwhelming, he can file for bankruptcy in court. In a Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the court will reorganize the debts. You still have to pay them off, but maybe not all of them, and deadlines are eased and p... Read more

Woman's Fitbit Info Leads to Her Arrest

Friday, July 03, 2015      19 comments

I read that a woman has been charged with false alarms to public safety, false reports to law enforcement, and tampering with evidence, based on the info from her Fitbit. This woman claimed to have been sleeping at her boss's house when she... Read more

My husband has sold his last motorcycle. It's over.

Friday, June 26, 2015      21 comments

Years ago, my husband wanted to learn to ride a motorcycle. His mother forbid it, but she died in 1997, and we both signed up to take the Basic Rider Course. There was no way I was letting him discover something new without me. Turned out that... Read more

I am 66 Years Old Today

Tuesday, June 16, 2015      29 comments

My mother doesn't remember, but she doesn't remember much anymore. My husband doesn't remember, but then he doesn't remember his own birthday. So far nothing from my kids. I won't remind them, just let it go by. I remember when birthdays were... Read more

"Promise of a diet pill can backfire simply because it exists"

Friday, May 29, 2015      11 comments

That's the headline of an article by Robert Ferdman in today's Washington Post. The story tells of an assistant professor at the Tuck Institute School of Business, Amit Bhattacharjee, and his study entitled "The Perils of Marketing Weight M... Read more

Jean Nidetch 1923-2015

Thursday, April 30, 2015      17 comments

Jean Nidetch changed my life. Actually it was Weight Watchers, but Jean was still the heart and soul of WW back then. Her very image evoked hope in those of us who were hopeless. She turned a food plan into a mission of success and possibilit... Read more

Americans spend more money eating out than buying groceries

Saturday, April 25, 2015      14 comments

For the first time since the US Department of Commerce starting collecting the stats in 1992, money Americans spent at bars and restaurants exceeded what they spent in grocery stores. The convergence began in earnest just at about the time of t... Read more

Stanford Marshmallow Experiment

Saturday, April 18, 2015      10 comments

I was reading about an experiment about delayed gratification in children, done at Stanford University in 1970. They took a bunch of young children, ages 6-9, and offered them one marshmallow, but if they were able to wait 15 minutes withou... Read more

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