Sunday, March 27, 2011

Time for me and my bones

For those of us interested in bone health...this is a very interesting and informative article regarding the latest studies on bone, sent to me by my friend, Terry.

Recently I had a bone scan and I have osteopenia (which is preliminary to osteoporosis.)

Time for some more weight bearing exercise and eating the right foods. What about calcium supplements? This article explains the pros and cons.

If you're in a hurry, just skip down to the bottom of the article and read the wrap-up. But in general, it says that simply taking calcium supplements with vitamin D will not do the trick. And bone builders like Fosamax or Boniva may make bones more dense, but not flexible, which can result in fracture.

It's interesting that the bottom line is EAT RIGHT.

Eat those good fruits and vegetables that God gave us!

And MAKE SURE you are doing weight bearing exercise AT LEAST 3 times per week.

I have tried to exercise at home...but I'm just not disciplined enough to do this regularly. Especially with the interruptions and things that must be done. Maybe I will have to take a class. I hope to play tennis on Saturday mornings. (Oh dear...I'll have to sacrifice my only free morning.) (but it should be fun.)

In conclusion, I need to spend a little more time taking care of myself. I hope I can do it!

Friday, March 18, 2011


My camera broke and it's no fun to post without pictures.

I feel like a part of me is missing. I can't express myself.

Okay, enough complaining. My heart and prayers have been in Japan and other places still reeling from calamities. And then there is Libya. I feel so fortunate for our peace. Here.

But we're not really at peace. So I pray for our country.

Spent the morning in court today.
My son almost had to pay $1092 for a forgotten traffic ticket.
But then it was changed to 110 hours of community labor.

My husband's friend stopped by tonight in between drum performances. He ate with us during intermission and showed us his pictures of a recent trip to the my favorite mountains....the Sierra Nevada. It took me away for a brief moment...snow clinging to trees, alpine lakes...

One thing I'm looking forward to is: My mother and I are going to go away for 2 nights together somewhere...when my birthday comes. (not for another month). Another thing I'm looking forward to is taking the train into Los Angeles. (This is a 20 minute trip.) Two friends and I will embark on this adventure in a few weeks. Nothing like exploring your own backyard! And I better have a camera by then!

Since I mentioned the Sierra Nevada, I dug up this picture of one of my favorite riding memories in the area. One day our family rode from Bishop to Lake Crowley. It was 60 miles of riding and a day I'll never forget. I loved it...because it wasn't hard riding. I could actually enjoy the scenery. No