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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Fun In The Sun

On Saturday, a Mercedes-Benz car show was held on the grounds of Shelton Vineyards located in Dobson, North Carolina.

Sitting in the shade and visiting with people was a popular way to pass the time between looking at beautiful cars.

I borrowed one of Mr. Mickey's hats and wore the black tank from my collection with old white jeans from Chico's. The bag is from Uno Alla Volta. The hand-painted silk shawl is by Tina Gleave at the Silk Squirrel. The flat silver trim sandals are old from DSW.

I do not usually stroll through a park when it is ninety-two degrees so getting dressed for this event was a bit of a challenge for me. I knew that if we went inside, the air conditioning would quickly become too much for me, so the shawl was a welcome addition as we were having lunch.

After looking at every car, petting every dog and visiting with lots of special car owners, we rested for a moment before starting out on our next adventure for the day.

If you grew up in America during the sixties, you probably watched The Andy Griffith Show a few times. I was born in North Carolina where Mayberry was supposed to be located. My family always felt as if this show was starring our people.

The beautiful little quaint town of Mount Airy is best known internationally as the birthplace of Andy Griffith and the inspiration for the fictional community of Mayberry on the show. 

Regarding the tone of the show, Griffith once said in a 'Today Show' interview, that despite a contemporary setting, the show attempted to emulate nostalgia. "Though it was shot in the 1960s, it had a feeling of the 1930s."

Shopping in "Mayberry"!


Thank you for joining us on this journey through midlife and beyond. The second fifty years are truly the best!

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Friday, January 30, 2015

How do you stay slim?

I get this question or one very much like it several times a day. From these exchanges, I realize that many people honestly do not know what to eat. 

In the spring of 2010 I was about forty pounds overweight. Every bone in my body hurt. It was often an hour or more before the stiffness left my joints after getting up in the morning. I did not sleep well and I was very sick with migraines and sinus infections often. I had to take several expensive medications and was facing the possibility of three scary surgeries. I did not wear heels anymore because my feet hurt all the time.  



Now when I get up in the morning there is no pain. I am ready to get moving fast immediately. I am rarely ever sick, but I did get the flu this past winter. Other than that I haven't even had a cold in years. I no longer take any medications and no longer have migraines or sinus problems.

The only difference is that I changed my choice of food. I eat a variety of grains, seeds, nuts, fruits, and vegetables. I do not eat meat or processed foods. I avoid oils, cheese, and all dairy. I drink water with lemon, hot tea (with no sugar) and an occasional glass of wine.

The weight came off in about six months. I go for a walk when the weather is nice, but that's it for exercise.

My inspiration for eating this way came from reading the book "Eat to Live" by Dr. Joel Fuhrman which helped me to learn what foods to eat and why. It isn't a diet. It is the way I choose to eat for the rest of my life because I really enjoy sleeping well, feeling great every day and having lots of energy. Wearing size 4 jeans is just a bonus. 

Click on the Recipes tab at the top of this blog for more information about meals and recipes. 

                             Before                          After

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