As I approach my 65th birthday, I am realizing my excess fat is too much at home on my body to be shifted easily. For a writer, I am fairly active. I have set appointments to walk twice a week for a distance of about 1.4 miles. We often dawdle because we have our dogs with us and we are neither as young as we used to be. But we are Nature Bathing with the trees, the mountains, the wildlife, and the lake around which we walk. Continue reading “Healthy and Obese”
Have you heard that term? How was it being used? I can’t believe how many times I have heard it recently since I began watching dog rescue videos on YouTube. One vet uses it to mean he’s going to wash the rescued animal and especially clean out any open wounds. Wikipedia thinks it means getting into hot water, then into cold water, then back to warm. Also, there’s the use of whirlpools and spas. Well, here’s what Hydrotherapy for Writers is like.
During the past several years that I have been attending the Weigh to Go weight loss support group, I have learned things that make a lot of sense. The certified nutritionist who leads the group stresses that we don’t need willpower, we need skillpower. If an individual doesn’t have the tools with which to create a new mindset and lifestyle, very little will change. Then I read about wantpower. Oh, that’s my top issue right there. Continue reading “Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise”
As a group, writers can be at serious risk for a number of diseases. Since sitting is the new smoking, we need to set reminders so we get up every hour and stretch or jump rope or wrestle an alligator. But at least we aren’t getting harmful sun rays and developing skin cancer, right? Let’s take a close look at that idea.
Decades ago I found a Cathy cartoon where she seemed to have nothing but vertical stripes in her wardrobe. She referred to it as Fat Behind Bars. That stuck with me all these years and especially when I shopped for clothes. Because looking fat is a no-no, even if you are, you know, obese. Continue reading “If You Can’t Lose It, Hide It”
First of all, Know your Flu. The symptoms are exactly the same, only the severity is different. A(H3) is more common this year than A(H1N1). Both like to prey on young children and the elderly. A late season showing by H3N2 is bad news for the elderly. Due to the weakening of the respiratory system, either flu could lead to pneumonia and hospitalization of any age person. Continue reading “Flu Season Hunting Rules and Limits”
I’m so embarrassed. In the first few paragraphs of my work in progress, Crazy for Trying, I have a police officer doing something totally not done ever, and especially not in front of civilians. One officer tells another to go to the door and be ready to draw her weapon. Yikes! First of all, that’s something the other officer should already know to do. Second, the first office wouldn’t say that because there are people in the room and it implies he doesn’t trust the officer to know what to do. I am so grateful to my critique group for pointing that out. Continue reading “Jack Davidson At RWA-SD, Part 1”