Wednesday, May 30, 2012


And not a moment too soon.   Get set for summer with a tour of  "The Beautiful Island Beaches of Florida"; find out about the "Plight of the Honeybee" - complete with video; get recipes for "Cool Treats for Hot Days"; investigate "Bits and Pieces" in Healthy Life; read our review of "Skinny Bitch";gear up for this month's weirdness in "Randomonium"; let us know your suggestions and comments in "Speak Out - Speak Up".

All this in this month's issue of our free magazine!  Whew - are we tired!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


So, off I went to visit my daughter for a week.  I don't go there very often because she and her brood affect me negatively - calorie-wise, but I missed them all terribly and figured, wrongly, that I wouldn't do anything stupid in just 5 days.

No. 2 grandson has a lofty position in a classy seafood restaurant, so we went there for dinner the first night I arrived.  The food was fabulous - as was the two glasses of wine I consumed.  Please understand that I no longer indulge in my favorite pastime of a glass or two of wine each evening at 5 PM.  It had actually been over 4 months since I had anything stronger than green tea, but this was an occasion!

The trouble with wine is not the alcohol, it is what the alcohol makes me do.  No, I don't tear off my clothes and dance with abandon around the room, but I make very poor choices food-wise.  But, as I said, this was a special occasion and I knew that tomorrow I would return to my close-to-vegetarian ways and be redeemed.  I even brought much of my food with me to daughter's house to be sure that I would follow the path to health.  

This really worked for the next two days, then friends came to visit and it would have been unsociable to not have a drink with them - or two.  That's really all I had, but it was enough to lead to an orgy of pretzels, pizza and three really tasty chocolate donut holes.  

To make a long story short (I know, too late) in 5 short days I managed to pack on two pounds.  I also did not sleep well and had heartburn.  I sincerely hope I learned my lesson and will, in the future, be able to resist that second glass of wine.  I'm back home again and back on the stay-skinny wagon, never to fall off again (you read it here).

Thursday, May 17, 2012


Want the scoop on fiber and its role in a healthy functioning body?  Check out the story in this month's Life-Style magazine.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

"I Lost It" again

Some of our readers have requested a repeat of the "I Lost It" article about Doris in the Tampa Tribune, so we are including a link here. 

Thanks to you all for your interest.

Saturday, May 5, 2012


The United Nations reports that raising animals for food (including grazing land and land used to grow feed crops) now uses a mind-boggling 30% of the Earth's land mass.  Over 260 million acres of U.S. forest...see more

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Check out our April issue

Well, we're late with our magazine again.  Come to think of it, last month was late so it's really been a month.  This is called rationalizing.  Or BS'ing, take your choice.

Anyway, we're chock full of recipes, healthy info and rib-ticklers so check us out. You can link from the picture here or the mag cover on the sidebar.  

Enjoy and let us know what you think of this month's effort.