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Old Tapes
Sunday, March 20, 2016      4 comments

I have discovered something about myself. If I have lost weight-- and i weigh myself and see the weight loss this is the most dangerous time for me. ONce I get complacent and self congratulatory I usually very quickly regain the weight I had ... Read more
The Hipster Returns
Saturday, March 12, 2016      3 comments

so. I was sick a couple of weeks ago and it turned in to a resistant asthma attack which simply was not responding to treatment. ON March 1st I was admitted to the hospital to try to get things under control again. By my second week in the ... Read more
The Best of Both Worlds
Saturday, February 27, 2016      9 comments

I had been following the ET (Eat to Live program by Dr Joel Fuhrman.) for a couple of years now. The program was very demanding and required a lot of cooking and prep....lots of grocery expense....And I was a full fledged advocate of his philos... Read more
Thursday, November 26, 2015      3 comments

It's here!! Have a very happy - and grateful - Thanksgiving Day! This year we are doing things a little differently in my family. Today I will be cooking some side dishes--but our real holiday meal will be held tomorrow (Black Friday) when... Read more
My Reward
Wednesday, November 11, 2015      5 comments

I broke the 200 lb barrier today..(see the blog prior) and I was chatting with a friend who asked me what kind of reward I was giving myself. I never in the past rewarded myself. I felt like losing and wearing smaller clothes etc, was reward e... Read more
Wednesday, November 11, 2015      4 comments

Right now, at 2:39 AM, I am doing the happy dance. Why? -well let me give you some background first. I have been pursuing a vegan, no oil, no salt, no sugar, no processed foods diet as part of the ETL (Eat to LIve) guidelines. I had been doing... Read more
Sunday, November 08, 2015      7 comments

I was just looking at the pic on the front of my Spark page when I was at my book signing. Wow,. Just wow. Talk about a wake up call.! I'm very happy to say that I am about 20-25 pounds less than that now...but I know: a mere "drop in the ... Read more
The Importance of Walking
Tuesday, November 03, 2015      7 comments

I thought this was very funny. I hope you all enjoy it! Walking can add minutes to your life. This enables you at 85 years old to spend an additional 5 months in a nursing home at $7000 per month.. My grandpa started walking fi... Read more
Follow up from Most Popular Blog
Friday, September 11, 2015      3 comments

I just re-read the blogpost that was voted most motivational blog post for 1/29/15. As usual I can talk a good talk and write a good post....but can i really make right choices consistently? I just spent a month in the hospital for respira... Read more
Sunday, August 23, 2015      7 comments

Hi. I have not weighed myself lately. At last check I had regained all the loss i had achieved over a year ago with the Eat to Live program. Now I am struggling to live by the parameters that eating plan lays down. I have really been strugg... Read more
The Beast Unmasked
Saturday, July 25, 2015      9 comments

So. When i was in the hospital on HUGE doses of steroids for a month....i actually lost a few pounds thanks to the portion controls in the hospital food. I was ALWAYS hungry there. So when I got home i went a little wild. Whole wheat bagel... Read more
Sunday, July 19, 2015      9 comments

I just completed 24 days in the hospital. In the hospital ---on tons of IV steroids--my appetite was mammoth. I would eat a full plate of food---as much as I could get them to send me---and would be hungry before I took the last bite. I'm the... Read more
Changing the Tide
Saturday, June 27, 2015      2 comments

I just got out of the hospital where i was for 9 days on HIGH doses of IV steroids. Usually I can guarantee a 20 lb weight gain in the time spent in the hospital and then another 20 at home. HOwever this time, despite eating fairly hefty meal... Read more
Some thoughts Borne of a Long Hospital Afternoon.
Sunday, June 21, 2015      4 comments

Today is day 7 of my hospital stay. Now the docs say I can (maybe) go home this coming Tuesday. My lungs are improved ...but my BP has been through the sky. The doctors want to try yet one more pill for Hypertension to try to get a grip on i... Read more
Where is my Spark?
Tuesday, June 16, 2015      6 comments

Yes, here I am once more: in the hospital struggling to breath. I have severe asthma and have been admitted once more for at least a week of IV steroids (Solule Medrol). This drug causes me intense hunger and can usually be counted on for at l... Read more

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