Ending STARTOVERS

What is the STARTOVER Mentality Most of you know what it is. You start a diet plan, likely do well on it for days or weeks, then a certain lack of resolve hits. You decide its a good idea to discontinue your plan and start over on Monday, or after Mother's Day, or the day … Continue reading Ending STARTOVERS

A Day of Rest is Essential to Health

I strongly believe that my adherence to a weekly day of rest from normal activities since my early twenties has been a key part of staying high functioning with a chronic illness. I know that Sabbath-keeping is probably not a popular topic, but hear me out. Your well-being implores you to! I am all about … Continue reading A Day of Rest is Essential to Health

Squatty Potty, and Um, Bowel Health

What is a Squatty Potty, you may be asking? True to its name, it is a small stool that tucks along the side of your toilet when not in use designed to help with your daily elimination, if I might put it delicately. Now for the not so delicate: it helps you poop better. The … Continue reading Squatty Potty, and Um, Bowel Health

Perfect Health Diet: A Book Review

Perfect Health Diet Eating, food, diets, perfection, and health all fascinate me. So, why wouldn't a book with this title draw my attention?  Add to that, its subtitle: Regain Health and Lose Weight by Eating the Way You Were Meant to Eat. It even has a foreword by Primal/Paleo guru Mark Sisson of marksdailyapple.com and … Continue reading Perfect Health Diet: A Book Review

Can Catching a Cold Actually Be a Good Sign?

Imagine my dismay when I caught a cold after Thanksgiving for the second time in six weeks.  The first one occurred in October shortly after I gave a presentation to co-workers on how to stay healthy during cold and flu season, and telling them that I had not had a cold for almost 3 years … Continue reading Can Catching a Cold Actually Be a Good Sign?

Post-Thanksgiving 2017 Challenge Report

(sigh) Well, how did you do? I started out strong, but gained 1.6 lbs. Another person who did the challenge gained 2.4 lbs. Any of you dare to report your results? So, here's the thing. It's not quite the outcome I was hoping for, but it was a great learning experience. And, some of the … Continue reading Post-Thanksgiving 2017 Challenge Report

Thanksgiving Weekend Challenge 2017

Let's see who can avoid weight gain in the next 5 days.  Weigh yourself first thing in the morning tomorrow, Wednesday, November 22, 2017. Then weigh yourself again on Monday, November 27th. I will leave a post that day for you to leave a comment. No need to share your weight, just how much it … Continue reading Thanksgiving Weekend Challenge 2017

Quirky Thursday: What is Health Anyway?

First, here is a question to stimulate your brain cells. Can you think of a word with four Z's in it? The answer will be given later. Yes, there is one. I recently used it and was struck by that peculiarity. Okay, now down to business. It has been a while since my last Quirky … Continue reading Quirky Thursday: What is Health Anyway?

Hope for the Hopeless Smoker

Practically everyone has a loved one who smokes or smokes themselves. This post is for you. Quitting smoking is one of the best things a smoker can do for their health. My Story I started smoking when I was 15 years old, several months after my best friend Robin started smoking. Both of my parents … Continue reading Hope for the Hopeless Smoker