Welcome and watch out for the constuction dudes…

I’m doing a major revamp of my blog / website

– a very SLOW, ongoing revamp, but a revamp nonetheless . . .

(note this post orginally was done on May 18 and I just finished updating it just moments ago on Aug 20th — TOLD YA it was a SLOW revamp!)

Sorry for the mess but WordPress (where I have my blog) does not have a way to make the changes THEN post them.

Changes go live as soon as you clicky clicky the buttons. — How rude is THAT!?!  LOL!

Basically all the material is still there so if you follow an old link from out on the wild and wooly Inter-webz, then you’ll end up at the right place

BUT. . . (cue the dramatic music) if you come tot he main page and THEN try to find what you were looking for via the menus up at the top, well good luck on that!  :-D

I took all the menus for all the *ahem* “old” sections away — the ones that needed updating

So…. things will be a mess for a while until I get a chance to update the various pages and update them.

As I do, they will RE-appear in the menu up above.  So, bottom line?  If it is listed in the menu up top then it has been updated.

Thanks for understanding. :-)

And in the meantime, enjoy the lovely *ahem* scenic view of the dudes working on my site ;-)

Looking for the Blog Posts?

The blog posts are just below this “sticky” post and are arranged in date order. Enjoy!

Tip No.5 — Change your age on your Birthday…

…If you use a Body Fat Monitor


My birthday was on July 25th (anyone want to send me a birthday present? – GRIN)

Anyway, just a few minutes ago, I realized that I had not updated my age in the two “body fat monitors” I use:

Both of these devices require you to input your age in order to accurately calculate your body fat.  So, “remind” yourself to change those numbers when you celebrate your birthday.

And your birthday is a good day to remember to change out the batteries in your smoke alarms in your home too!  Woot!

See ya on the dance floor!

Further Reading:

OMG! No they did-UNT!


From Perception (Season 1, episode 8)

From Perception (Season 1, episode 8)

Ok, this is a pet peeve and I’m about to RANT just to get off my chest so I can move on….

<<<<< SCRAPE >>>>>  (sound of the soapbox being put into place…

I’ve been watching season 1 of Perception (TNT / TBS) and I’ve been enjoying every bit of it.

Good acting.  Simple plots which is what I’m in the mood for right now.  The main actor is cute.  Very cute. It’s an exercise in Fluff – Popcorn – light entertainment – generally fun stuff.  So…

I know it is entertainment… BUT… AAAAArrrrrrggggggghhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

but when a plot pivots on LOOKING UP SOMEONE’S LIBRARY PRIVATE LIBRARY RECORD online like you were Googling to get the number of the local pizza joint..

That’s just STUPIDITY on the part of the writers.


Librarians do NOT display who has a book checked out!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Learn it!  Memorize it!  Spread the Word!

No way,

No how!

Ok, class, does anyone remember a little period in American History called Read the rest of this entry

Tip No.4 — Be a “sole” mate!

Go Walking with a Friend / Partner


I subscribe to a couple of online sites that send me short “tips” on health and fitness via email and/or text messages.

This one came in via text message from “Health Tips” on the Walgreens website:

Be a “sole” mate. A study found that people are 76% more likely to stay on a walking program if someone else is counting on them.

I can vouch for this one.  Not for a “walking” program but for dancing.  I am embarrassed to confess when I was doing line, Teams, and couples all at the same time that the line dance practices were the ones that I was most likely to ahem skip out on.

Because it was just me.  But if I had to pick up the phone and cancel on someone then I was waaaaaaaaaaaay less likely to do that.  The social commitment of having made an appointment to meet with someone or a group of someones kept me going to the practices.

See ya on the dance floor!

Further Reading:

Tip No.3 — Check your Success!

Rejoice in the little things…


I subscribe to a couple of online sites that send me short “tips” on health and fitness via email and/or text messages.

And I absolutely LOVE IT! when one comes in that pretty much says what I’ve already written about here in this blog.  :-)

I got this text message just a few minutes ago:

Check your success.  Are you walking faster or farther? Can you walk up stairs easier?  Can you walk and talk?

Good advice.  And good ways to measure your progress.  I would add however, that you should “celebrate the successes”  Brag about them!  Shout them from the rooftops.

No matter how small, each of those tiny victories means you are moving forward.  Keep track of them because when you feel like progress has stalled, you can look over your victories and use them for motivation.

See ya on the dance floor!

Further Reading:

Commenting on “The Fat Trap” NYT Article – Part 1 of ??

New York Times Magazine LogoI found a very interesting, thought provoking article…

I stumbled across a very interesting feature article when I was randomly clicking on links while browsing the web.  Truthfully, I have no idea what I was looking for when I found this article but I began reading it and after only two paragraphs I bookmarked it because I knew I wanted to come back and re-read it and then blog about the information in the article.

What?  Do I hear a moan of despair springing forth from the teeming masses?  Muttering in the peanut gallery?

Fear not dearest readers, close friends and the odd cousin or two… I’m going to break this down a bit and do several posts over the next few days.

Why I hear the masses ask?  Well as you fine folks who follow my blog on a regular basis know by now…  I have a problem with brevity.  Yes, I do know what the word means, I just choose to not utilize that knowledge.  grin

Here is the 411 on the article:

The Fat Trap

Summary of the Key Points

Basically while reading the article, I kept saying “OMG!  I knew that I wasn’t nuts!” and “I knew that I wasn’t imagining things!” and “I am so glad to find out that I’m not alone!”

The article makes several very important points: Read the rest of this entry


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