Wednesday, August 29, 2018


My weight loss posts have been very few and I've been off plan for weigh too long and have gained weight.

Sad, but true....I'm just being honest.

I've decided to wait until my first September meeting (the 5th) to get my butt in gear.  I'd start now but there's a family reunion this weekend and we all know I'll fail there.

I promise, things will get better!

Yesterday Was Bittersweet....

Yesterday we had to say good-bye to our dear sweet Joppa.  Joppa had been having teeth and gum issues for some time and it was at the point where there was no reversing the issue and he was hardly eating and no longer grooming himself.  He would often have "fits" where he'd paw at his mouth, which was an indication he was in pain.  So it was time.

I was with Joppa at the vet when we were handed the sad news that nothing more could be done for him.  As they left the room to give us time to say good-bye; I think he knew...I was sitting on the bench and he came over and laid down beside me and curled up.  I'll miss my baby.

Joppa was an overly friendly cat.  He loved EVERYONE.  He would wander the neighborhood and visit all the neighbors and play with many of the children.  Everyone loved Joppa.  Everyone even knew to drive carefully through the neighborhood because Joppa often liked sunning himself in the middle of the street.

Joppa was the neighborhood cat.  He'll be sorely missed.

On the norm, my sister takes my cats and buries them at her house as she lives out and has more room.  But we brought Joppa home and buried him in the yard; I think Joppa would want to be in his own surroundings.  The little girl down on the corner has already come by to pay her respects at his grave.  She's heartbroken.

We were lucky to have Joppa, he was one of a kind.  Enjoy your life at the Rainbow Bridge!

Saturday, August 11, 2018

The Walking Dead

I'm a HUGE Walking Dead fan - H U G E......

Over the years I've spent a lot of time on the world wide web on message boards and such reading through all the fan chatter - it seems the Walking Dead fandom is full of people who are experts on story writing, acting ability and directing.  Sad, but true.

I loved The Walking Dead since episode 1 and watch each episode so many times, I could probably give you a very detailed walk through.  I have read some of the graphic novel up to a point as well.  Yep, I'm pretty much a walking deadhead.

May I ask the fandom a favor?  Absolutely no one else say "The last episode will be Rick waking up from a coma and everything was a dream."  Anyone who says that, says it as if they are they only one to ever think of that theory....guess what?  You're not; I've heard it many many many times.....AND if you're really a fan, you'd know by now that Robert Kirkman has said many many times that that isn't how it's going to end because that would be a cheat to fans - what's happening is actually stop mentioning the coma thing okay?

Next.....I hate to see Andrew Lincoln leave the show too; but I don't see it as a death sentence to the show.  Since the show has always revolved around Rick as who the story is about.....think of all the new things that can happen, all the new adventures, scenery and story lines.  I think there is great potential here.  And remember, Andrew chose to leave, the show didn't just get rid of him so quit complaining to the higher powers.

Stop wishing the storyline away.....When the group was on the farm back in season 2...all I heard about was The Governor and the prison storyline......when that finally arrived, the fans complained the storyline took too long and oh well The Governor is nothing - wait to Negan gets here.  Negan, Negan, Negan.....that's all I heard for I don't know how long....then he shows up and then all I heard was The Whisperers.  Let's get something straight - don't rush the story wanted Negan then complained that the story took to long.  Guess what?  The Whisperers storyline is like forever in the graphic novel; I can't imagine what you all will do once that starts playing out on your tv. 

Slow down, sit back and enjoy!

Sunday, August 5, 2018

The Keto Diet

Let's discuss the Keto Diet since it's the big diet craze of the moment.

I'm no expert on Keto, though I did do Atkins at one time and that's in the same category, but I know many who haved jumped the band wagon and have been successful.  

Let's put one thing out there "any diet plan you choose you will be successful with as long as you are doing it".
Basically it means it has to be something you can live with...FOREVER.

Keto is a low carb, high fat, moderate protein diet. There are many resources available online. Since this is the current diet craze,  there are people/companies trying to sell products to go with the diet. Please be aware you do not need these products to do this diet, don't be fooled.

You will need to plan your meals, you will need to make your meals, you will probably have to give up some of your favorite foods but once you know the program you'll do fine.

I'm not for or against this diet. Each individual needs to decide what will work best for them.

Check the bottom of the side bar for links to Keto websites.

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