CONFESSIONS OF A (FORMER) FAT GIRL Race reports, doctor appointments, goals and more
So, hey. How ya doing? I guess it's been a little while, huh? If you were to check my blog each year at around this time of year, you would probably find the same thing - few and far between posts.
S... Posted on 12/5/13 at 10:13 PM
STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Ag is mostly, but not only, about making money
Farming is first and foremost about making money. Earning as much profit as possible, in an environmentally prudent and sustainable way, is the driving factor in modern agriculture. If you live in a f... Posted on 8/12/13 at 10:35 AM
MIDDLE AGED PLAGUE I'm Not Lost, I'm Differently Positioned
If you haven't heard from me for awhile and you wonder where I've been, this is a good time to re-mention that I have changed my name from Middle Aged Plague to This Woman Writes.
You can find, and f... Posted on 6/12/13 at 7:04 PM
HEALTHBEAT A health scare, but not enough to change their ways
A heart attack or a cancer diagnosis is usually life-changing, yet many people do little afterwards to alter their lifestyle or behavior in ways that might reduce their future risk.
Various studies h... Posted on 5/28/13 at 11:22 AM
OH LOOK, A SHINY THING! Worst Movies Ever?
I watched the infamous "Birdemic" over the weekend. Yes, I did this on purpose. No, I'm not a glutton for punishment.
The movie was probably one of the worst movies I've ever seen, even though I've s... Posted on 2/18/13 at 4:11 PM
I did it again. I hit delete on my unread emails. I should correct that by saying my husband hit delete on my unread emails. I had more than 1,400 in one account alone. I’ve even filtered things to go into folders to help me better manage them. But even with those rules and filters in place I still had too many unread emails.
Every year, wrens make their home in a nest a few feet from the Esckilsens’ kitchen window in Nekoma. Clinton and Joyce, both 78, enjoy watching them busily attend to their little ones. The avid bird watchers delight in seeing their feathered friends frolic in the back yard birdbath.
Jerald Carlson, who drives a tractor-trailer 350 to 500 miles, seven days a week for Superior, Wis.-based Halvor Lines has lost 85 pounds this year, and has seen his blood pressure decrease substantially.
Sitting up at 3 a.m. with various thoughts circling through her mind, Kathleen Coudle-King turns to her journal — a teal, leather journal with the words “Write Your Own Script” printed on the cover. She pulls out her black roller-ball pen and begins “dumping” all of her frustrations and anxieties onto the pages.
From popular “cool story, bro” memes to the Bro Code that Barney Stinson lives by on “How I Met Your Mother,” the term “bro” is all over social media, pop culture and college campuses. So, what exactly is “a bro”?
Maggie Edinger, 26, is in a cozy relationship. It's predictable and relaxing. She's in that phase, she said, "where you start wearing sweatpants and completing each other's sentences." And that's just her relationship with "Law & Order," plus spin-offs. She remains on the hunt for an actual boyfriend.
For years, Jennifer Albert suffered with stomach pains. The 38-year-old Grand Forks woman was diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome.
At one point, her doctor asked if she had any issues with milk products.
“I said ‘no,’” she recalled. But later, “I started to pay more attention to how my stomach felt after I ate milk products.” She found that not all dairy foods bothered her.
There’s “the afternoon slump,” and then there’s can’t-stop-yawning tiredness. Aside from lack of sleep or inadequate sleep, nutrient deficiencies, diet and exercise habits and your mental health can affect energy level.
We promise ourselves year after year that we will enjoy the next holiday season, or we won’t spend as much, or we’ll make time to exercise. But we quickly get caught up in the rush of the season, and before we know it, it’s the end of the month.
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