The Older Sister / Struck by the Wonder


Have you ever been so in awe of something that you really didn't know how to describe it? Something that had you so struck by the wonder of it because it made you so unbelievably happy. This is the feeling that I have had all week. I am struck by the wonder of turning 60 years old. First, I … [Read more...]

The Older Sister / And For This…..


The last thing that I wanted to do right now was write a post. I just remembered that I had one due. My heart wasn't in it. My family lost a dear, dear friend today. My heart is broken. I sat and tried to think of something, anything that I could write about. It's Thanksgiving. How could I … [Read more...]


turkey trot virtual race

It's here. It's official. IT IS RACE DAY! It's time to lace up those shoes and head out for our Turkey Trot & Mutt Strut 5K/10K Virtual Run & Walk. Be sure and grab that leash and take your favorite four legged friend with you too. Whether you walk, run, jog or wog, it is bound to … [Read more...]

True Confessions


HELP!!!! I have fallen off the healthy eating wagon and I am having a terrible time climbing back on. I was doing T25 and doing really well. I got up at 5:10 every morning to workout. I was planning meals and buying good food at the grocery store. Then...things kind of fell apart. Life got … [Read more...]

The Older Sister / Why Yoga? Why Not!


I may have told you before about how I have reconnected with many of my classmates from the CHS Class of 73. It has been a wonderful time in my life. We are all so accepting now. We are no longer the cute girls, the jocks, the nerds or the popular ones. We are all on the same playing field and I … [Read more...]

The Older Sister / The 6 Hard Truths


At one time or another, we all have our own little excuses why we can't workout or stick to a diet or this or that. It's just human nature, I think. But, if we are ever going to stay on track. we have to be realistic about our goals and our plans. I read an article at Business Insider UK of all … [Read more...]

Toot Your Horn Tuesday

Hello fellow shrinkers! Today is Tuesday, so that must mean it's time to toot our horns. Time to be proud and tell everyone what awesome things we did this past week. If I hadn't already written about it here on Friday, I would certainly be telling you all about my amazing 3 Dune Challenge. … [Read more...]

The Older Sister / Conquering Challenges

conquering challenges

I felt like a kid. I felt like a hero. I felt healthy. I felt strong. I felt unstoppable. I felt proud. Yesterday, I tackled one of the hardest things I have ever done. I went with one of my best friends since middle school and we attempted the 3 Dune Challenge at the Indiana Dunes State … [Read more...]

The Older Sister / How Are Your Knees?

The Older Sister Series #healthy #living #mature

How are your knees? The older you get, the more apt you are to answer this question with a negative answer. Our knees support nearly 80% of our weight while standing. That a big job for two knees. I follow a blog called Fitknitchick and I really like it. The author of the blog is Tamara Grand and … [Read more...]

The Older Sister / Capable

The Older Sister Series #healthy #living #mature

My husband and I are going on a little weekend getaway. I took a day off work to make it just a little longer. We are going to northern Michigan to do some hiking and see the colors. I'm excited. We don't do this often enough. I just got off the treadmill and was heading upstairs to get the … [Read more...]

The Older Sister / What I Believe

I have a Twitter account that I very rarely use. I use it to link my picture blog each morning and that's about it. Once in a blue moon, I actually talk to someone. But, the other night I was bored and got on to look around. I was taken by something that Oprah had tweeted. Yeah, I follow Oprah. … [Read more...]

The Older Sister / Exercise After 50

I am amazed at how much better I feel when I consistently exercise. I spent my summer off school making sure that I walked at least one mile every day. Most days, I was well over that one mile. Now that I am back in school, some days it is all I can do to get that mile in. The point though is … [Read more...]

The Older Sister / Kindred Spirits

I love to find out that there are people having the same problems that I am. Having a kindred spirit makes things just feel better. At least you know you aren't alone in your troubles and having them be in my own age group is the icing on the cake. Last week, I did a post about how hard it is … [Read more...]

The Older Sister / So Hard

The Older Sister Series #healthy #living #mature

After a run of half hearted attempts at trying to lose weight and get in shape, I think I have finally gotten the hang of this. Somehow, knowing that I am turning 60 in a few months has become a great motivator. I have one question though for you all. Why does it have to be so … [Read more...]

Toot Your Horn Tuesday

I'm excited for today. Much better than my last Tuesday post when I had to do a True Confession. Today, it is a definite Toot Your Horn Tuesday!! If you remember back to my post last week about our former writer Donya and her amazing journey to weight loss and fitness, I told you that I was … [Read more...]