Heat waves and your diet/exercise plan

Well, howdy everyone, and yep, it's another super hot week out here in Southern California! So how does all this extreme weather affect our diet and/or exercise plans, if at all? Well, I don't know about you, but when it's so hot outside that I can feel the heat radiating inwards through the walls, I … Continue reading Heat waves and your diet/exercise plan

Good news and good day!

Hey everyone! Well, right after I posted last week about Mr. 50by60 testing positive, guess what happened to yours truly? Yup, we both had it! So we both had to stay home, avoiding human contact, including each other, as much as is possible in a house with one bathroom (although we DO have a back … Continue reading Good news and good day!

The Best-Laid Plans of Mice, Men, and Moi!

Uh, yeah, about that vakay I was planning to take this week ... Poor Mr. 50by60 came home from work Friday with an uncomfortable feeling, which got worse over the next day -- fever, cough, the works. And yours truly was ALL SET for that road trip to Phoenix, with the rental car that (theoretically!) … Continue reading The Best-Laid Plans of Mice, Men, and Moi!

“Fatphobia” can literally kill!

Good morning, everyone! Hey, remember last week, when I told you I was getting ready for my tele-visit with the colonoscopy doc? Well, I had it. And I really, really wish I wasn't so technologically challenged, because if I'd livestreamed it, or at least recorded it somehow other than in my admittedly imperfect memory, you'd … Continue reading “Fatphobia” can literally kill!

Colonoscopy time again! (plus an honest review of Crunch Fitness Simi Valley)

Hey, everyone! Well, as long-time readers may recall, last fall (hey, that rhymes!) I was supposed to get the always dreaded colonoscopy. However, due to unforeseen circumstances (the cancer diagnosis), it had to be postponed. Butt* now that everything's hunky-dory up top, it's time to race to the bottom! (*heh heh) However once again, due … Continue reading Colonoscopy time again! (plus an honest review of Crunch Fitness Simi Valley)

Good morning, world! Time for a cancer update!

Hey, guess what? It's been five months plus one day since my lumpectomy! So I thought I'd just let you know how I'm doing, boob-wise. My scar is still very visible but seems to be healing nicely. Actually, I have two of them, one right on the booby itself and one under the arm from … Continue reading Good morning, world! Time for a cancer update!

Body Positivity means supporting ALL women’s bodies, thank you

First of all, let me warn you: this isn't going to be the usual light-hearted post about weight loss and breast cancer, my friends! So if you're here expecting that, sorry to disappoint you. However, like many of you, I'm really appalled by the breaking news out of the Supreme Court. And I won't go … Continue reading Body Positivity means supporting ALL women’s bodies, thank you

Balancing “Body Positivity” with “Ouch, my bones!”

Well, howdy, friends, relatives, and well-wishers! As promised last week, I've got some thoughts on what to do now that my breast cancer seems to be cured. To whit, my weight! Long-time readers may recall that last November, when I transitioned the blog from "weight loss" to "all cancer, all the time" like Debbie Downer … Continue reading Balancing “Body Positivity” with “Ouch, my bones!”

Household Chess Master (Mistress?), and oh yeah, Cancer Survivor, Baby!!

Hey, everyone! Ever since my hubby and I watched "The Queen's Gambit" on Netflix last year, he's been patiently teaching me the Art of the Board. And most of the time he wins, since he's been playing way longer than me. But today, I won -- let's see -- four times? Five? I think we … Continue reading Household Chess Master (Mistress?), and oh yeah, Cancer Survivor, Baby!!

Starting the Arimidex (Aromatase) in 5, 4, 3, 2… oh wait, I already took it!

Well, hey, everyone! I'm doing something a little different with this week's post: starting to write it on Sunday evening! I still won't publish it till Wednesday morning as usual, but I'm going to add to it every day. The reason is, after hemming and hawing and futzing around and making the mistake of looking … Continue reading Starting the Arimidex (Aromatase) in 5, 4, 3, 2… oh wait, I already took it!