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60 Pounds by 60 Years

60 Pounds by 60 Years

My final weight loss attempt after 40 years of different diet failures. No shakes, no supplements, no surgery, no crazy food, no purchased meal plans, no fasting. Creating a healthier relationship with food and facing the painful truth about my relationship surrounding food. No BS, just common sense. And it worked.


Hiatus Here I Come (How do you say "diet" in Czech?)

5 May 2024 2 minute read 1 comment 7th Decade Redhead

It's T-minus one day until we head out on another cycling adventure of a lifetime. We are flying to Europe and then we will be visiting five countries over the course of the next three weeks on a bicycle built for two. We are flying our nine-foot-lon...

There's a Lot to be Said About Looking Like an Idiot (Kids are wiser than we are....)

26 Apr 2024 5 minute read 2 comments 7th Decade Redhead

This past weekend I had the opportunity to visit my son and his family. He has two daughters, who are three years old and five years old. They are joyful, fun-loving, energetic and very tiring kids (in a good way), and we love them to death. The olde...

It's Okay to be Wrong (Step 1 of learning)

18 Apr 2024 8 minute read 3 comments 7th Decade Redhead

In the early days of our relationship, my husband used to say, "I thought I was wrong once, but I was mistaken." After 40 years of togetherness, I don't hear him say that anymore.  Why? Because he's old enough and wise enough to realize that if you a...

My New Go-To Dessert for Gatherings (ANYONE can make this)

13 Apr 2024 4 minute read 1 comment 7th Decade Redhead

I've mentioned before that I can easily get sucked into the world of Facebook and Instagram reels which offer a lot of dietary information, most of which I tend to ignore because you really can't trust what people are saying when their goal is gainin...

Breakfast Club - "Don't you... forget about me....."

11 Apr 2024 9 minute read 1 comment 7th Decade Redhead

There is a lot of talk on the internet about skipping breakfast, or rather having a large period of time between the previous evening's meal and the first meal the following day.  Morning is my leisure time so I'm all about breakfast (and coffee). I'...

Procrastination Again!!! (Part II, because I procrastinated.....)

8 Apr 2024 7 minute read 0 comments 7th Decade Redhead

I thought this topic was sort of a 'one and done' post but apparently the ordinary course of my life has circled me around back to it. Yes, most of us are putting off unpleasant (and sometimes even pleasant) tasks or conversations that need to happen...

I'm getting to it.... (Procrastinators unite!)

4 Apr 2024 4 minute read 0 comments 7th Decade Redhead

I'm back at home after a few weeks of whirlwind travel, visiting relatives. I went to visit a cousin for a few days in Florida, and a few days after I got back, my husband and I drove about eight hours to visit his cousins on the Gulf coast, cousins...

I Can't....Two Powerful Words (And we say them to ourselves too often)

25 Mar 2024 6 minute read 0 comments 7th Decade Redhead

If you are one of those people who always jumps readily into the unknown and thinks they can accomplish anything they attempt, then I applaud you for that confidence and no-fear attitude. There are many of us, myself included, whose knee-jerk reactio...

Keto-Friendly Flatbread from a doctor (Who apparently cooks better than I do)

17 Mar 2024 4 minute read 0 comments 7th Decade Redhead

It's great to have a lot of support when you are dieting. That can come in the form of verbal or written encouragement and praise, sometimes helpful (and not helpful) advice sharing and sometimes it's only an email titled: "I came across this recipe...

Yes, You Have Time (Eye roll....)

15 Mar 2024 8 minute read 0 comments 7th Decade Redhead

One of the most convenient (I think) excuses for not following a structured diet plan is "I just don't have the time to...." and you can finish that sentence with: prepare 'special' meals, spend time shopping for healthy food, exercise, or, the most...