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!

Calisthenics at home or the gym – a great solution!

Hey, everyone! I'm heading out to investigate yet ANOTHER in my long line of gyms that I might or might not join. This time it's a chain called Crunch Fitness. The main attraction of the particular location I'm checking out is that they have a pool, and it's supposed to be around 100 degrees today, … Continue reading Calisthenics at home or the gym – a great solution!

If You’re Voting in L.A.’s Election Next Month, Be Prepared, the Ballot is Long and Boring!

Well, hey, everyone! How's life in your neck of the woods? I'm doing well -- as of today I've been on the Arimidex for, let's see [counts on fingers, carry the one] a little over a month and a half. So far, so good -- no side effects to speak of, and fingers crossed it'll … Continue reading If You’re Voting in L.A.’s Election Next Month, Be Prepared, the Ballot is Long and Boring!

My new diet: eat whatever you want, any time you want!

So hey, everyone, don't know if you remember a few years ago when I was touting the "No S Diet," invented by Reinhardt Engels. He's an engineer so it MUST be good, right? The basic premise was (and still is, I'm pretty sure!) that you eat three meals a day with no snacks, sweets, or … Continue reading My new diet: eat whatever you want, any time you want!

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!”

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!!

Monday Weigh-In: Finally, Fall!

And the first thing that's falling is -- my weight! Let's start with that, shall we? 'Cause I'm pretty happy about it! Remember last week when I was up to 186.2, post-potluck? Well, feast your orbs on THIS! 183.6 Yes, the weight is falling -- and that's appropriate, 'cause it's finally FALL, y'all! OK, yeah, … Continue reading Monday Weigh-In: Finally, Fall!

Weekly Weigh-in: On Fluctuations and Freakouts!

(sigh) OK, let's get right to it, shall we, 'cause this is one o'them "teachable moments" y'all've heard tell about. Ready? Let's go! Today's Weight:  198.0 And what was last week's weight? Let's see ... oh yeah ... 194.8. Which means since last week -- a mere seven days -- I've GAINED 3.2 pounds! Oh … Continue reading Weekly Weigh-in: On Fluctuations and Freakouts!

The “Saturday Some” — a new thing, kinda sorta

If you're a regular follower of this blog, you may have wondered what happened to my regular "Friday Five" post. Yeah ... well, the long answer is, "It was sunny and bright, so I decided to go out for a long drive to a wonderful place I haven't visited for quite a while," and the short … Continue reading The “Saturday Some” — a new thing, kinda sorta

Friday Five: Yes, you CAN get in shape without a gym — here’s 5 ideas to try!

While it's true I've been going to the gym a lot more lately, it's NOT because I think going to the gym is the only -- or even the best -- place to exercise. Au contraire, Pierre! As a matter of fact, during this past week, I haven't set foot in a gym, and yet I … Continue reading Friday Five: Yes, you CAN get in shape without a gym — here’s 5 ideas to try!