These events always seem to hold lots of free food which is not necessarily healthy and alcoholic drinks - both of which are FREE. Yikes. Not the safest place for someone who is trying to count calories and stay on track with their nutrition. ... Read more
A few years back, right before the Christmas holiday, I decided maybe I should get a dog. I started looking at dogs on Petfinder. One day it happened - there was this big black dog. The site said it was a newfoundland/lab/retriever mix. The sh... Read more
When I was a small child my elderly next door neighbor, who was an editor for our newspaper, told my mom that I had a wild and vivid imagination. He said that was a great trait for someone who wanted to be a writer.
My wild and vivid imagi... Read more
So what did Barb do this weekend? Well... Saturday it was housework. Yuck. I hate doing housework. I'd so rather be outside! However I got up and started on that laundry and cleaning the bathrooms. I noticed the kitchen floor really looked... Read more
Today is day 5 of my journey to a healthier me. How's it going?
The first two days were pretty good - healthy meals, a walk with the dog, all my water in, the next three were challenges! I had three road trips to Detroit back to back to b... Read more
Well, I went to the informative meeting/class regarding the medically supervised weight loss program. Most of the people there are completing the program as a requirement of their insurance company before bariatric surgery. I was surprised to ... Read more
Well, I just got off the phone with my health insurance provider. I found out that there is no provision in our plan for bariatric surgery (which I really don't care) or weight loss programs of any type. I have the feeling this is going to mak... Read more
Yep, I read some of those blogs! Yippee! August! New month! Fresh start! New goals! I'm struggling to regain those feelings.
Instead, I'm scratching my head, shaking it back and forth saying "Really August?" The 8th month of the year?... Read more
I have not been here for a bit. I'd like to say I was here in spirit - but I wasn't.
My healthy eating and physical activity ceased. Excuses - I had many. My daughter's house fire, her recent surgeries, stress at work, a two week vacat... Read more
Today I really don't want to think about a daily five - which means I must really must NEED to think about it. I really would rather not write anything. I actually kind of hate my body right now.
So here they are:
1. I'm grateful ... Read more
So my daily five are:
1. I love my back. I don't think about my back much. I can't really see it unless I have a rearview mirror! However this weekend when stretching and crawling around weeding my garden, I felt some tinges of pain in ... Read more
How long does one keep doing a daily five? How creative can one be with coming up with five different things? Is it ok to keep have the same things appear on the list? I'm sure people are sick of reading my daily five......
So here's the... Read more