Thursday, January 5, 2012

first step accomplished

Down 0.8# from yesterday.  And i WAS perfect -- as far as food and drink were concerned.  :-)

I got into a head-butting contest with a facebook friend, though.  I actually have my account set up so that i don't have to see the inane posts he puts on his own wall, but when he chooses to post on mine, i can count on my blood-pressure rising....  The conflict is always political. 

It has occurred to me that the opposite of Progressive is REGRESSIVE.

This hasn't been a digression from the purpose of my newborn blog.  Younger people, both male and female, won't relate unless they know a bit about the byways of history.  Older women will, and a lot of older men won't care.  Do you realize that women in this country have another dozen years to go before they can celebrate the centennial of being able to vote?  My daughter surely takes it for granted, but were my grandmother still around, she could tell of her 21st birthday coming around, with no promise that she'd ever have a word in who represented her interests in government.

Talk about "taxation without representation".... 

...Leading back to the point!  Considering how many of us there are, and how much monetary power we command, middle-aged-and-older women frequently get short shrift in the political world.  We need to empower ourselves, because heaven knows, nobody will do it for us. 

Part of this is taking charge of our health and well-being.  We have been thoroughly let down by the medical profession.  Our bodies are poisoned daily by things in the air and water which we can't avoid, and a doctor's first response to our concern is to write a prescription for an antidepressant.  Depressing, indeed.

We'll be told that fluoride is good for us (did you know, the Nazis contemplated putting it in the water supply to make their people more docile?);  told that certain foodstuffs, which are demonstrably deleterious, are the height of good nutrition; that pharmaceuticals which have a list of side-effects as long as your arm, are a good choice to take to stifle some minor symptom.  It's all WRONG.

I know a lot of people who get their nutritional advice from television commercials and articles in cheesy magazines.  PLEASE, for the love of all the gods at once, don't be one of them!

I don't expect busy modern people to spend as much time reading up on SOUND nutritional information as i can, and i don't expect anyone to take my word for it.  Check out some of the links on the right side of this page -- these people actually read the whole "study," not just the press release.  (i recommend starting with


  1. Aw, sorry about the spat. Can you defriend him?

    This post reminded me a little of Jane Fonda's Ted talk, if you've not heard it you might enjoy it.

  2. :-) another friend took over the arguing role for me, bless her heart. i don't want to defriend him unless i have to -- i'm sure you know how that goes.

    i'll have to look up that talk -- thanks!