Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Stress is a killer

From the bottom of my heart(overworked) to the soles of my feet(underused), I have intended to continue to search for and post new items for dieting, exercise, and general health and well being. I am afraid that I have been remiss in my quest for new items. However, having been through and still going through a really stressful time I have realized something. Exercise is supposed to help stress, I have not exercised in about 5 years, and I am not controlling my stress very well. So there is the rub. I hate stress, I hate to exercise. It will all come down to which I hate worse.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Saturday, March 14, 2009

the very worst

There is a list which has been published by the Center for Science in the Public Interest,http://www.cspinet.org/, and this list gives you the very worst of the worst foods to eat out. Macaroni Grill Spaghetti with Meatballs and Meat sauce has
2430 calories and 5,290 grams of sodium, 57 grams of fat. That is at least 2 days worth of calories. It would be a good idea to check this list.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Never Pay Retail Again

to do it right

I am now checking out websites that are geared to saving money. As I reach the age of maturity, whatever that is, I want to make sure I have enough money to enjoy the age of maturity, whatever that is. I am currently unemployed and not quite old enough for social security. So I have set myself a challenge. When I want to purchase an item, I think long and hard on it. And I do the prerequisite thinking process--do I need it? Can I afford it? How long will I use it? Why do I want it? Will it go with anything I have? And then I may buy it.

I have scoped the local cheapskate stores. Yes, you can get some deals at the local Dollar General, Marshalls, Ross, and others. Thrift stores and resale shops are good. We are talking about any number of items for personal use and my wardrobe. I have gotten a lead on the aforementioned websites and will review them and include the conclusion in the blog.

One more thing I am lucky to have is a sewing machine and there are wonderful clothes to be had for a song. Many need to be altered. I will be altering my body as much as possible with some exercises and diet. So I will need to be altering the clothes to fit. As the process goes on I will blog it.

For now, just look outside and be grateful that we can still learn new ways to enhance life.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

more linkage

a slide show of good for you foods. The more I read and learn, the better these foods seem to be.

A further note


I believe there are at least 3 blazers which could be worn to update a current look. These and the sweaters can bring a church outfit or a work outfit into the present century with a bang.

Maybe wear this

There are several ways to look at these outfits. If you are fairly slim and have a real waistline, belts are nice. However the focal point is the bright colored sweater. Any cardigan in a bright color with straight lines can be used to update an outfit. For myself, I would wear it unbelted. The dress with sweater would, for me, become a straight skirt and perhaps a matching top. Just think, a bright yellow sweater with a black or navy skirt and top and you have summer. Add a pair of green shoes and you pop. So let's pop.

There will always be new things to do


This is a connection to an article about older persons using facebook. I use it. I can keep up with friends and my children. I often get pics taken of them and posted by their friends. And at least on facebook I can comment also.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I am not growing old.......just different

I am presently 63. I am overweight, out of shape, not stupid yet, unemployed, frustrated, ticked off, broke, antsy, and in the mood to talk. One of the things I am going to talk about is what is left for the 50 and up group of women who, I think, are pretty much ignored by magazines, the fashion industry, and the society in general. Of course, if I had a lot of money, I might be able to buy attention. But in general, my status as unemployed makes me not such a good attention-getter.

First problem- Fashion. I would love to have cool clothes. I would love to look a little sexy. My former self did have sexy times and sexy looks. But I am having a hard time figuring out what a 63 year old overweight sexy woman looks like. What does she wear? How does she put outfits together to look current without looking like a teen wannabe. Where do the clothes exist? Is there a book out there that says anything about older women? So far I have noticed that the fashion mags talk about age sparingly. There is MORE. It is for "older" women. Over 40 women. Not heavy women or over 60 women. We usually have to look really thin to even make it into another magazine. There is one fashion mag that shows an outfit if you are 70+. But I would have to pay a thousand dollars and look like Lee Radziwill(80 lbs) to carry it off. She is often a model for those entries. I want some books for my age and size groups. Some magazines showing real women in nice outfits, looking good, and having fun. I would like to see more opportunities for older women to get involved in fun fashionable activities. Places to go, people to see. I especially would like to see women who are underfunded find some really interesting things to do. To that end, I have begun a blog that I am going to try to turn into a place for women to offer suggestions and photos, and activities to enrich our lives. I am mainly speaking to women at this point. I would love to hear from men of all ages also. I am an equal opportunity listener.

The days ahead might be a bit wobbly and not so nice to read but I am going to try to be upbeat about my situation. I am looking into ways to make things to sell. I am trying to figure out ways to start to exercise when I am a certified couch potato.
I will be sharing fashions, recipes, health items, exercise(groan), beauty, bargains,activities, and anything else I can think of with anyone who will listen. Hope to see you.