Ch-ch-ch-changes! (to the diet AND the blog! wowsers!)

OK, don't freak out, man, but I'm making a couple of tweaks here! Nothing serious, just a couple of necessary repairs.   First, re: the blog -- I'm not gonna do the "Friday Five" thing anymore, or at least not regularly. It's just getting too hard to come up with five semi-related things. I mean, … Continue reading Ch-ch-ch-changes! (to the diet AND the blog! wowsers!)

Friday laziness: My Very First Reblog!

Following Penny Wilson's advice from a couple of weeks ago, I'm reblogging this post from Drew Robinson's "Trail To Peak." I really love all the photos -- looks like a fun hike. So ENJOY -- and I'll see you Monday for the weigh-in and an ORIGINAL post! Hiking Bane Ridge Trail in Chino Hills State … Continue reading Friday laziness: My Very First Reblog!

Friday Five: The superbloom is…it’s everywhere, man!

Happy Friday, everybody! So, have you come across any of the stories in the Otherwise Perpetually Depressing News Cycle (OPDNC) about Southern California's "Superbloom" -- the explosion of wildflowers (mostly the delicate orange poppy) following all the torrential rains of the past few months? Well, strangely enough for the Lamestream Media, it's actually true! But … Continue reading Friday Five: The superbloom is…it’s everywhere, man!

Friday Five: The Groaning!

Yeah, it's me with yet another blog full of random complaints about why I can't seem to get past Plateau Point, and five ideas about why that might be happening. Here we go: five reasons I can't lose weight! Sugar -- OK, I don't buy into the idea that sugar is the devil, responsible for … Continue reading Friday Five: The Groaning!

Friday Five: Five blogging questions for expert bloggers!

Hey everyone, here I am on yet another Friday when I should have a nice, well-written, meme-intense Friday Five for ya, and yet I'm yawning and scratching and just generally not ready for this AT ALL! So to any of my readers who are also bloggers, how do YOU do it? What do you do … Continue reading Friday Five: Five blogging questions for expert bloggers!

Lazy Friday Five: Recent Hike Photos

Good morning, everyone (yawn)! Don't know about you, but I'm savoring every second of the last remaining, and rapidly waning, days containing that beautiful extra hour we got last fall, before it's yanked from our clutching arms! So as you can imagine, I'm not too keen on spending too much of that precious, precious time … Continue reading Lazy Friday Five: Recent Hike Photos

Five exercises that sound like they’re … er … something else!!

Happy Friday, everybody! Are you ready for something a little … different today? Have you ever noticed that some exercises, which may be perfectly nice and normal and good for you, have names which are kinda, um, risqué? Or just plain gross? For example: Burpees - Actually, "burpees" are this full-body exercise where you get … Continue reading Five exercises that sound like they’re … er … something else!!

Oops, I did it again!

...forgot to write my usual "Friday Five" blog post, that is! Sorry about that! Oh well, you know what I was doing instead? I was getting my glasses adjusted -- AND exercising, at (almost) the same time! See, my glasses get out of kilter very easily, always tilting just a little too much to the … Continue reading Oops, I did it again!

Friday Five: Things you (normally) don’t see from the treadmill!

Happy Friday, everyone, and of course: During the past week, we've had quite the little deluge here in normally sunny Southern California, so I've been forced to ditch the outdoors and spend some quality time in my least unfavorite gym, Anytime Fitness in Chatsworth. As gyms go, it's one of the best, but weather permitting, … Continue reading Friday Five: Things you (normally) don’t see from the treadmill!

Friday Five: How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Scales

One of my loyal 50by60 readers (and not coincidentally, one of my favorite cousins!) confided last week that she's developed a fear of getting back on the scales after the holidays. Well, Margaret, I'm here to help you -- and anyone else who's nervous about facing The Shocking Truth! (aka your post-holiday weight) -- with … Continue reading Friday Five: How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Scales