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May 13th 2011 9:44PM Disagree about a bathing suit -- gone, gone, gone at 61. At 58, size 4, 120 lbs., I wear a tankini and it works, prob better than many 20-somethings who are overweight. Not about to stop swimming, no way. I sense this article smells of ageism.
Feb 25th 2011 3:08PM Well, getting pounded by snow at the sierra...After reading this inspirational story, it's to the treadmill. Not sure even the dogs want to bear the whiteouts. Age is just a number.
Jan 30th 2011 1:15AM Chocolate tours are cool but there are other ways to enjoy chocolate, too. Ever go to a spa and indulge in a decadent chocolate bubble bath, facial, and manicure? Or, how about a chocolate bar, complete with chocolately cocktails, truffles, cookies, and so much more. The chocolate world is big, not just tours.
author of The Healing Powers of Chocolate (Kensington)
Jan 17th 2011 1:48PM P.S. I did write about the Cabbage Soup Diet as well as a new diet for every week when I was a food and nutrition columnist for Woman's World magazine. The bottom line: Crash diets don't work for long. It's truly eating good, fresh and natural food (not processed stuff) and getting a move on that does keep you lean and fit. It's not rocket science. I don't count calories, eat whatever I want and don't eat after 7: p.m., graze -- 5-6 mini meals per day to keep my metabolism stoked and I'm never hungry. And yep, I do eat dark chocolate (in moderation).
Jan 17th 2011 1:34PM This article is eye-opening. I do not believe vinegar is given credit, though. As the author of The Healing Powers of Vinegar -- I know it can and does work to help keep your weight in check. Also, following a Mediterranean diet-lifestyle (fresh food, exercise) teamed with superfoods--vinegar, olive oil, chocolate--can help to curb your appetite, fuel you with antioxidants, and so much more.
5'5, 122 lbs, BP 114/72/57 -- 58 yrs. young
Dec 10th 2010 12:47AM Long-time animal author. I have mixed feelings about this story. If the dog killed my Brittanys and got to go home...I wouldn't be too happy. At all. True, the victim was off leash but still a death occurred. And if the guardian's offered a "settlement" to the victim's people, how do you put a price on the emotional, physical, and financial efforts put toward a canine. I do not feel this story is sweet, bittersweet if anything but still if it were my boys...I'd be crushed.
Dec 8th 2010 11:35PM Wow. Bottle that optimism and send it to CA and NV. I am a phone psychic and I can tell you right now that my callers (around the globe) sure would be happy if this were true. I happen to disagree. Your read is off 100%.
Nov 19th 2010 8:18PM I tried to sell my baked goods linked to my column for the local newspaper. A store owner told me I'd have to have a commercial kitchen and a license. That seemed like a lot of red tape so I dropped it.
Nov 12th 2010 4:52PM Gee, does this mean authors will be standing on street corners and holding up a sign, "Will sell my book for food?" I think I'm relocating to another planet where aliens still like to curl up with a real book. Or, maybe I'll look into time travel.
Nov 5th 2010 2:21PM It depends on defining a size 12. If you have high BMI it's not great for your health: cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes 2 may affect you more (or not). But then again, you can be size 6 and have a high BMI. Each person is different. Personally, I am healthier at size 4--BP is lower, more fit. It's different for everyone.