Monday, August 29, 2016

If you think cataract surgery will be a piece of cake, read this post.

So, a few days ago I had cataract surgery on my left eye. Most everyone I talked to about the surgery was very pleased with the outcome and did not mention any issues. I realize that every surgery is unique and people may react differently.

My experience belongs to me and you may not have the same symptoms.

On the positive side, I can see very well out of my left eye. The minor scratchy, sandy feeling disappeared the day after surgery. I could have taken an over the counter med to relieve it, but chose not to.

On the negative side, I have this flickering light sensation when I read. It's annoying more than anything else and is likely to lessen over time. The surgeon said I should be able to drive, but since I can't see much out of my right side, driving is difficult. Also, because my eye was not corrected for close work, typing this post feels strange at best.

Once I have the right eye surgery in about 10 days, I will post my reaction to that.

An encouraging note: The vast majority of cataract surgeries are successful (yes I can see very well). Best of luck with your cataract surgery.

Check out this book. 
Just remember that your experience may be different than the author's.

Cataract Surgery: Before, During & After: Preparing for surgery, enduring it gracefully and recovering in comfort

 Also, read my article on hubpages:

Friday, January 29, 2016

You Know Weight Training Is the Best Exercise for Losing Weight, But the Guys Are Hogging the Weight Room!

I've been blogging about strength training for years. I know it's the best exercise for weight loss. See this article: Best Way To Lose Body Fat For Women Over 50.

Unfortunately, women come up with a long list of excuses for not lifting weights. One of the most common excuses is that the guys hog the weight room. I mean, really, what delicate flower wants to wipe the sweat off of the equipment, compete for machines, and wonder why all the weights are missing.

Get over it!
This life hack article emphasizes the importance of strength training for women:
Move Over, Bros: Why Women Need the Weight Room. It includes a 2-part program to get you started.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Losing Stubborn Belly Fat for Seniors

Lots of things have happened since I last posted. I found out that surgery can be a real setback to weight management.

Yes, I put on weight after surgery because of inactivity and not paying attention to what I was eating.

So, after all the work in the weight room getting rid of ten pounds, I'm stuck with the same problem AGAIN.  10 pounds of belly fat ain't appealing!

Here's how I lost the weight the last time with strength training -

What do I do NOW?

I can't jump right into strength training.  I'll have to ease into it with other activities that interest me.

If you're in the same situation (sixty plus with unwanted belly fat), feel free to read what I came up with. It's NOT about dieting. AND you don't need to buy anything if you don't see the need.

Here's my article:

Two Easy Ways To Lose Unhealthy Belly Fat for Seniors

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Fifth Step To Rapid Weight Loss - Increase Your Activity Level

In case you just stumbled on this blog, here are the 5 steps to rapid weight loss:
  1. Prepare mentally for weight loss.
  2. Reduce the most deadly white poison (sugar).
  3. Reduce the second most deadly white poison (white flour).
  4. Increase fiber intake.
  5. Increase your activity level.
The first step is by far the most important.

The subject of this post is step 5 - increase your activity level. 

Obviously, if you are sedentary, increasing your activity level is easy - get off the couch, take a walk, climb stairs, park your car away from the entrance to the store. This isn't the first time you have read this stuff. Just do it. Here's a big indicator that you have a problem (besides looking in the mirror at your dunlap disease) - your dog/cat is overweight. You both need to get moving.

If you're into more formal exercise, try a CD (walking, exercise, dancing, whatever you like).

The best exercise is strength training. The next best exercise is high intensity intermittent training.

Stop procrastinating. Get moving. Now.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Interesting! Fructose Overload Infographic from

Do you believe the sugar content of these foods?

fructose overload infographic
Discover the fructose content of common foods, beverages, sauces, and even sugar substitutes in our infographic "Fructose Overload." Use the embed code to share it on your website or visit our infographic page for the high-res version.

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