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Wednesday, Mar 11th 2009
As I write this, it's only ten in the morning, so why am I already thinking about dinner? Well, for one thing, I know my day will get busy, and I don't want to end up like I did the other night, foraging through my fridge to figure out how to cobble together a quick yet easy meal (I ended up making an omelet.) So, on my way home from the gym later, I'm stopping at Whole Foods to pick up some salmon.
Monday, Mar 09th 2009
As you can probably tell from my previous post, I'm so glad that Spring is on its way. I even saw some daffodils trying to push through the soil in my front yard this morning! But with warmer temperatures, I found out today, comes something I certainly could live without (and if you are a fellow sufferer, so could you).
Thursday, Mar 05th 2009
Tomorrow, bright and early, I am going for my annual physical. Besides trying to eat "right" all week, I am going to be prepared with some lists: all my questions and concerns, plus all the vitamins and supplements I currently take. I'm lucky to have an open, friendly relationship with my physician.
Tuesday, Mar 03rd 2009
It's heartening to know that President Obama is earmarking $6 billion for cancer research by the National Institutes of Health, on top of the already $10 billion provided by the new stimulus package for 2009 and 2010. And since there are about 11 million people in the U.S. who had a history of some form of cancer (as of 2005), any advancement is welcome.
Sunday, Mar 01st 2009
We're expecting a big blizzard here in the Northeast tomorrow. It might be a good time to hunker down in the house and take out that creative project you've had on the back burner for so long. Challenging mental activity such as artistic expression stimulates the growth of new brain cells in the cerebral cortex, scientists have found.
Wednesday, Feb 25th 2009
When was the last time you had fun exercising?
I try to have fun, but sometimes it can get a little... monotonous. Even though I alternate between the various cardio machines and change up my weight routine, it wears thin. At times I find myself leaving the gym and feeling like I didn't really work all that hard.