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Eggs Are Good For You Again

Friday, February 20, 2015      29 comments

I remember back in the 70s when "experts" first told us that ingested cholesterol could kill you. They told us to avoid eggs and shellfish, two of my favorite things to eat. My father was an organic chemist, not into biology though, and he alw... Read more

Why is Superbowl about food?

Sunday, February 01, 2015      17 comments

I was a senior in high school for Superbowl I, although it was called the NFL-AFL Championship Game at the time. It was a new idea, something about trying to see if the two leagues could combine as a business. Nowhere did I read anything about... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I reached my goal 44 years ago.

Saturday, December 27, 2014      134 comments

And have stayed there pretty much ever since. There was a 10 pound blip during menopause, but I knew what to do and I did it. My goal weight is about 10 pounds lower than it was when I was 21. Old ladies just can't carry the weight like w... Read more

Going to any lengths

Thursday, December 04, 2014      21 comments

There are times when I'd rather just sit on the sofa and read, do nothing physical, for days on end. Then I see someone like this: This is an old man who after sever... Read more

A Second Chance isn't the same as a Second First Chance

Sunday, November 30, 2014      17 comments

We all get second chances, but each attempt is farther along in life. Sometimes it's harder. Getting a college degree is harder when you have a house and kids than it would have been when you were 18 and had nothing else in life but studying. ... Read more

Massive amounts of sugar and oil for NO CALORIES!!

Monday, July 28, 2014      23 comments

Yes you heard me! It's called a sugar polish, and I just had one at the Arlington Spa in Hot Springs, Arkansas. They mix sugar and olive oil and scrub it all over your body, then wrap you up in plastic for 25 minutes before rinsing it off. It... Read more


Friday, June 20, 2014      19 comments

I love these kinds of ads. If only it were just about money, like a facelift. If only all it took were money! I lost my weight on Weight Watchers many years ago, but it was by the week not the pound, which makes more sense. And they didn... Read more

Fatty Liver Disease Caused by Obesity

Sunday, June 15, 2014      19 comments
esity/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0 I saw this article in the New York Times yesterday. Usually fatty liver disease is found in alcoholi... Read more

The pursuit of Easy Pleasure

Saturday, May 31, 2014      26 comments

There is a lot of talk about the addicting nature of food, but I wonder. What I am really addicted to is Easy Pleasure. And what's easier than a cheap bag of Cheetos? We all reminisce about "simple pleasures", but they all sound so pedest... Read more

Preparedness vs Negativity

Tuesday, May 27, 2014      19 comments

I am listening to lectures about critical decision making from a business professor. He speaks of hashing out plans, of trying to anticipate every possible failure or problem in advance. He cites business plans for new products, plans by gener... Read more

I Don't Understand Modern Grocery Stores

Saturday, May 24, 2014      21 comments

I know there are a lot more products than there used to be, so the stores have to be bigger. I enjoy the bigger variety of produce, but the packaged foods seem to be crowding out the basics. Why are the same products in multiple areas? Th... Read more

If You Can Dream It You Can Be It?? Really?

Tuesday, April 29, 2014      23 comments

The slogan is on posters and T-shirts, and I don't get it. I dream of being the Best In Class, standing at the top of a skill surveying all the lesser mortals beneath me. That is what a dream is, isn't it? But that demeans the work ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I am a Pickle.

Saturday, January 25, 2014      76 comments

There is an old saying that once you turn into a pickle, you can never go back to being a cucumber. When I was little, my mother gave us 3 squares a day (small by today's standards, normal at the time) and all 3 of us kids were normal weig... Read more

Find Your Inner Adult!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014      23 comments

I have read a couple of blogs and posts today about accepting the realities of life as an adult rather than that of a child. "But I want it!" or "That's not fair!" are the attitudes of children. We celebrate childhood these days. Everyt... Read more

Today is our 31st wedding anniversary

Wednesday, January 08, 2014      31 comments

Amazing. Where did the years go? I remember sitting on a plane with Ron the previous March, looking at a calendar and selecting a date. Then the planning. Unlike weddings today, we were doing it on the cheap. It was a second marriage f... Read more

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