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K is for Kissing
Sunday, April 22, 2012     

Kissing. Eww, gross! Swapping spit! Bad breath! And all those germs: meningitis, herpes (cold sores), mononucleosis, colds. Eww. ... Read more
J is for Jump Rope
Saturday, April 21, 2012     

One of the scenes from "Rocky" that I always like was the one where Rocky Balboa was skipping rope as pare of his training. Everybody back in those days was trying to emulate Rocky with his jump roping technique. I never did get it. Oh... Read more
I is for Inspiration
Friday, April 20, 2012     

Inspiration seems to be something we all draw on. We look for is when we need a little boot in the butt or to give us something to think about as we move to the next level. So many people can inspire us to aspire to more. When I was early o... Read more
Happy Anniversary to Me ...
Thursday, April 19, 2012     

... to the brand new me! Four years ago, She(WMBO) had had enough. Enough of my snoring. Enough of me being sick. Enough of me joking about being fat. Enough of being embarrassed by the way I looked. ... Read more
On my hearing aids.
Thursday, April 19, 2012     

Debby from MT asked me if my hearing aids have made a difference. My audiologist is about a mile from the house. So I would walk or ride my bike to her office. The day I picked up my devices I rode. I had been riding this bike (the same one... Read more
H is for Hearing
Wednesday, April 18, 2012     

I wear hearing aids. So does She(WMBO). SHe has been using them for over 15 years. I clearly remember the evening when she realized she should see an audiologist. I had told her something the evening before. She didn't have a memory problem... Read more
Tuesday, April 17, 2012     

Patrick used to mow the lawn. He used to do a very good job at it. He would use the bagger so the lawn didn't look like a field ready to be baled, especially this time of year. It takes a long time to do it that way because with every pass of th... Read more
G is for Gratitude
Tuesday, April 17, 2012     

Many of us think of this as simply a weight loss site, or a health site, or a fitness site. Some days I look around this site and I almost think it's a running site. Having read the book by Chris Downie, The Spark, I realized that the Spark... Read more
It is still April right?
Monday, April 16, 2012     

My niece posted on Facebook that is was snow where she lives -- In minneapolis. I read this in 90º heat here in Baltimore. I kid you not. It reached the middle 80s for the Boston Marathon. Over 4000 people did not run. Boston Marathon peopl... Read more
F is for Functional Foods
Monday, April 16, 2012     

What? What? Functional foods? Never heard that term before. What is that? Functional food is a food where a new ingredient (or more of an existing ingredient) has been added to a food and the new product has a new function (often one relat... Read more
E is for Emotional Eating
Sunday, April 15, 2012     

I always thought I kept my emotions in control. I don't mean I was some kind of Vulcan, exhibiting no emotions. I was just able to handle them appropriately. Most specifically, I didn't think I engaged in emotional eating. During my second ... Read more
I need a new Brain Bucket
Saturday, April 14, 2012     

I got up this morning to a fabulous day. Deep blue sky, little brezze, temperature around 60ºF. I decided to ride my town bike to the Weight Watchers meeting. About 3/4 mile from my front door. I hit Frederick Road and was pedaling so smoo... Read more
2012 -- A matter of perspective
Saturday, April 14, 2012     

I'm just sayin' is all. ... Read more
D is for DOMS
Friday, April 13, 2012     

I worked out hard yesterday and It felt great! It felt so good I tackled getting rid of some trash from the attic and garage. When I got home from the dump, I mowed the lawn. All in all a satisfying day of exercise. This morning I woke up t... Read more
C is for Calories
Thursday, April 12, 2012     

The biggest trick to weight loss, regardless of the regimen you have selected, is more Calories expended than consumed. If you do that, really do that, you will lose weight. (Please do not get me started on the bogus starvation mode myth. That's... Read more

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