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Massive amounts of sugar and oil for NO CALORIES!!

Monday, July 28, 2014      21 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

LOSE 10 POUNDS FOR FREE!!!!

Friday, June 20, 2014      17 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

well.blogs.nytimes.com/2
014/06/13/threat-grows-fro
m-liver-illness-tied-to-ob
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

I have been at goal for 43 years!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013      31 comments

I actually don't remember the exact day, but it was December of 1970. I just picked Christmas Day because it's a joyous day for so many other reasons. My life has changed in a million ways since 1970. I'm older, of course. I had two more... Read more

My Wonderful Father Died 12 Years Ago Today

Monday, November 11, 2013      25 comments

I miss him every day. He was the wisest, kindest man in the world, and he loved me without reservation. My mother was the critical one, my father was the accepting one. He was firm about certain things, though, like frugality, perseverance, k... Read more

What constitutes "Perfection"?

Monday, October 28, 2013      17 comments

We talk all the time about not being perfect, about how perfection can't be our goal. But what does "perfection" mean? I have defined "perfection" to mean eating to my food plan for one day. That's all. I can accomplish nothing else that... Read more

Think INSIDE the box!

Saturday, September 28, 2013      22 comments

When I first joined WW years ago, the Plan was very limited until you reached goal, then you got certain foods back every two weeks for 10 weeks. Then they switched to an exchange plan and the whole universe of legal food opened up. The lists ... Read more

Power Out AGAIN!!

Monday, September 09, 2013      15 comments

I don't know what it is about our section of the power grid, but once again the power is out. I heard a bang at 4am, woke me up, and the power went down. Thank goodness we have a whole house generator!! Although it came on and no power was co... Read more


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