Foodie Friday: Superbowl Meatballs

In case you haven’t heard there is a big football game this Sunday.  I have to work and it figures because it is a really good game this year.  If you have Diabetes, CKD or any chronic illness, then you know how hard going to parties can be.  If you are having a party or […]

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Wellness Wednesday: Stretches for A Stiff Neck and the Serratus Anterior

Well, as I mentioned the other day I have strained my Serratus Anterior.  A muscle I knew was there but have never felt like it had been even worked let alone strained.  Then I started doing push-ups.  As I stated I was adding one push-up per day to see how many I could do.  This […]

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Healthy Tips on Tuesday: My 5 Favorite Ways to Add Veggies to My Diet

And you can too with these easy tricks.   You may not even notice they are in there.  It is easy to add fruits because they are sweet.  But, veggies are often crunchy and some say with little to no flavor.  After I was diagnosed with CKD I changed my diet completely.  However, I realized my […]

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Sweating on Sunday: Muscles Targeted in Pushups

So, last week I moved away from using light dumbbells to trying bodyweight exercises.  Since I have CKD I am not allowed to lift heavy-weights, so I thought pushups would work better for muscle toning and increasing strength.  After increasing the number of reps by one each day, I started to notice pain under my […]

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Thinking on Thursday: What is Pettifoggery?

Welcome to Thinking on Thursday.  These posts will be aimed at Brain Health and ways to improve it. I know for me, in my 50’s, Brain Health becomes even more important than in my 20’s.  I have been following some of the impeachment trials, mostly because we use it for History in our Homeschool classes, […]

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Wellness Wednesday: What is Coronavirus?

You may have seen on the news talk about a new Virus called Coronavirus.  Coronavirus is not new.  But apparently is usually transmitted from animal to animal.  This new Coronavirus has been confirmed to be transmittable from human to human.  This new virus is apparently quite strong and can lead to Pneumonia.  There have been […]

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Moving Beyond Body Size Monday: Am I Ugly?

That is a completely rhetorical question and I am way beyond the age of caring what people think.  But, the question is a two-fold topic.  One, and most importantly, 10,000 people a month ask that question each month either by a search engine or posting to social media.  The video below is a TED talk […]

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Sweating on Sunday: Week 2 of Walking Challenge

These stats are for the week of Jan 9-15, 2020.  If you would like to join the Walking Challenge, simply walk 10,000 steps or 5 miles per day and post in the comments each week on this blog, or on my social media.  You can start anytime and just extend your year from your start […]

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Wellness Wednesday: Asthma

When I was a kid I had exercise-induced Asthma, which I did not realize meant my Asthma was not well controlled.  I actually don’t ever remember seeing a doctor for Asthma as we had no Health Insurance, but I do recall at one point in time having an inhaler so I can assume a doctor […]

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Tips on Tuesday: Essential Oils for Fleas and Ticks

We have two dogs and one cat, so keeping fleas and ticks off of them is super important.  Fleas and ticks are pests that can cause diseases, extreme itching, sores, other skin disorders and just plain torment your pet, and you should the little pests take up residence in your home. We use Comfortis but […]

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