Dieting sucks. And all those weight-loss products that line the supermarket shelves don’t work. Starving ourselves to lose weight doesn’t help. Yo-yo dieting is bad for us.
The reality is that losing weight and keeping it off requires a long-term (okay, a lifetime) commitment.
My motivation for making this commitment came from watching my mom suffer from heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes; then watching my sisters develop these conditions as they aged. In their cases, these diseases developed from unhealthy eating habits, along with carrying around too much extra weight. Continue reading
I don’t think I ever heard the word “menopause” cross my mother’s lips. Nope, for her it was the dreaded change of life or simply the change. For years I connected these terms with the idea of eventually losing my marbles and sprouting hair on my chin. Heck, according to my mom and aunts, some women went through the change and never came out of it! (Now that I think about it, I always wondered where Aunt Betty disappeared to). Continue reading
When my mother-in-law was in her 70’s, she had heart bypass surgery. Marie, a tough old bird, made it through the surgery with no problems. However, after the surgery, her lungs were too weak for her to breathe on her own. She had to depend on a respirator. For several months, until her final breaths of life, she remained on this respirator. Unable to breathe on her own, or talk to her loved ones.
She hated it. Continue reading
This is the tooth fairy? I pictured her differently. And what’s with the hammer?
Question of the day: Why does a dental hygienist insist on carrying on a conversation with you while she’s scraping and poking at your teeth? And it’s not a monologue! She actually expects you to respond to her questions. What’s up with that?
September 29th is World Heart Day, an annual campaign from the World Heart Federation
The goal of the World Heart Federation is to reduce the number of early deaths from cardiovascular disease throughout the world.
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