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I'm grateful
Saturday, October 21, 2017      10 comments

Today I wrote to a friend in another country, someone who has been part of my life for over 40 years. I am grateful for love, loved ones, and our entire world, because life is precious. #LifeIsPrecious #Bootcamp... Read more
"BROKEN PROCESS" in U.S. food guidelines - Nutrition Coalition reacts to major report
Thursday, September 21, 2017      2 comments

Feel free to share widely and discuss this press release! - Source: The Nutrition Coalition - nutrition-coalition.org "NUTRITION COALITION REACTS TO NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF MEDICINE REPORT ON BROKEN PROCESS BEHIND THE U.S. DIE... Read more
2017 official report says U.S. food guidelines MUST be "redesigned"
Thursday, September 21, 2017      3 comments

Critics, and particularly the Nutrition Coalition (a national group of medical and health professionals with an office in Washington, DC) - nutrition-coalition.org , are happy about what this official report finally says: The curr... Read more
Chilly weather back, already?
Saturday, September 02, 2017      5 comments

Not so long ago, there were days when it was hard for me to work out, 'cuz the weather was just. too. HOT. But now, today, here, near Chesapeake Bay, it looks as though the heat, and Summer (almost), already are history. What's the weather like ... Read more
Have you seen "Carb-Loaded"?!!
Friday, August 11, 2017      8 comments

Would you tend to think that THIN people can't get diabetes in the USA?? Think again!! And if you haven't seen it yet, you might want to see - and share- "CARB-LOADED: A Culture Dying to Eat" (2014). It's a *really* entertaining and informative ... Read more
Five great reasons I work out!! (And you?)
Monday, July 17, 2017      9 comments

1. I love to excel at things. I love setting goals and doing my best to meet AND then exceed them; : ) 2. I love to keep GROWING and learning, as a grown woman, and as a person; 3. I love and appreciate the blessings of good health; ... Read more
Book: Sugar Has 56 Names, by Robert Lustig, MD, 2013 Wisconsin Public Radio interview
Friday, June 23, 2017      5 comments

Did you know that sugar has fifty-six different names? I didn't, until I heard about this book! As we start to finally (50 years later) get the FULL story on sugar (just in the year, to date, since September, 2016), here's the link to a 20... Read more
'Health' means protecting ourselves from sugar
Thursday, June 22, 2017      5 comments

'Health' means being able, and empowered, to make logical, constructive choices about our lives. If you've been making choices, yet didn't have key facts, how could this be a "free" choice?... Read more
"Sugar is Not Only a Drug, But a Poison" Dr. David Samadi, MD (2016, Huff Post)
Sunday, May 28, 2017      10 comments

I am so thankful to have stumbled upon the truth about sugar. All I can do is thank medical professionals, like Dr. David Samadi, and growing numbers of others, who are honestly and courageously sounding the alarm about what sugar is doing, and ... Read more
SUGAR: The 'Tobacco' of the 21st Century and Public Health Scandal/Crisis
Saturday, May 06, 2017      7 comments

Please, read for yourself, and share. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (JAMA) - Special Communication, November 2016: "Sugar Industry and Coronary Heart Disease Research: A Historical Analysis of Internal Industry Documents." ... Read more
2017: Check Body fat, Macros, Sleep, HRV, Pressure, Heart Rate -- Not Just "Weight"
Tuesday, April 04, 2017      7 comments

Some other key things I keep track of besides just current weight. How about YOU? ** Body fat ** Food macros (percentages): calories, protein, fat, and carbohydrates ("slow-carb," low-carb for me). How much sleep. Measurem... Read more
"Spring Has Sprung"- First Day of Spring!
Monday, March 20, 2017      5 comments

Happy Spring, everyone! For some reason, this has me just about ECSTATIC this year. For me, this winter 2016-2017 just seemed to drag on and on, like there'd be no end, and WITH ALMOST NO SNOW. I love *some* snow, and SKIING. And, all this... Read more
2007-2017: My Ten Years with SparkPeople!!
Saturday, February 11, 2017      4 comments

Late April, it will be 10 years since I joined SparkPeople - "SP," for short. Sounds funny, but this major anniversary pretty much is taking me by surprise. How could it be 10 years since I first joined up and signed on? In those years, I've lea... Read more
Dumping sugar is changing my life
Sunday, January 29, 2017      9 comments

I've never been a "sugar addict." Even so, I am a baby-boomer from the USA. Like the rest of my generation in the States, I grew up with TV and companies' TV ads, targeted to both kids and parents, for cereals, and candy, and "a prize in every b... Read more
Tried slamming a Slam Ball?!!
Tuesday, November 22, 2016      5 comments

A SLAM BALL. It's a medicine ball, but soft on the outside. Inside is a darned heavy piece of iron, or cement, or something. AND IT DOES NOT BOUNCE. Just got my first one last week, and I'm PSYCHED. This will add more variety to my strengt... Read more

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