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Every Monday and Thursday I tackle topics of interest to women over 50, ranging from belly fat, weight loss, nutrition, fitness, motivation and more.

I wrap it all up in a humorous package to make it easy to digest. In the process I also give you a glimpse into the struggles of my own life – the good, the bad and the ugly.

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5 Ways to add fun to your walking workout

To many people, fun and exercise go together like porcupines and balloons. In other words: they don’t. If I went outside right now and did a “woman on the street” interview with non-exercising passersby, and asked them for the first word that comes to mind when they...

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3 Biggest fitness frustrations solved

I like to consider myself an optimist, even after going through a lot of seriously unfun crappola in my life. I’ve talked about much of it here: an eating disorder, abusive relationship, panic attacks so bad I was practically housebound, and a host of other...

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5 ways to cheat and still lose weight

My diet is far from perfect.  In fact, I have no idea what qualifies as perfect. Like eyebrows, what seems "perfect" by some standards can be downright scary to someone else.   From what I’ve heard, most people assume fitness experts shun all sugar, carbs, french...

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4 Ways to think younger and live longer

After 58 years of life experience, 99% of the time I’m in public I am not intimidated by other people.  The remaining 1%, however, is enough to convince me I'll never be a normally functioning human being. Case in point: yesterday. I started going to a new nail salon...

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3 Ways to instantly improve your mood

It’s been about two months since we moved to our new digs. Within that time, one of the cats figured out how to open all the lever-handled doors, I’m finally able to use the electric stove without burning every meal to a crisp, and I’m settled down at my new gym.   ...

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7 Little things that speed up weight loss

It’s been years since I’ve stepped foot in a Target. I had to stop, because as soon as I made it past the freshly made popcorn, something in my brain clicked. Rationality checked out, and bargain-hunting retail zombie took over.   I became a shopper possessed. It was...

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