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Cheers Dr. Calvin Ball!!

Do me a favor. If you see Dr. Calvin Ball, District 2 Representative on the County Council, buy him a beer. Buy him a slurpee. Give him 4 tickets to an Oriole’s game (not the cheap seats). Or simply pat him on the back and say “thank you”. The County Council finally passed the nutritional … Continue reading

Bye Bye Sugary Drink Ban! The Kittleman Era begins

Bye Bye Sugary Drink Ban! The Kittleman Era begins

Sigh…. Here we go. County Executive elect Allan Kittleman’s first order of business is…..repealing the ban on selling sugary drinks on county property. And he announces this in the middle of Diabetes Awareness Month. How lovely. What a sad day it is for health advocates near and far. For those of you who follow my … Continue reading

Coming Soon: Mental Health Task Force

Coming Soon: Mental Health Task Force

Yet another reason why I am so glad I listened to my husband and moved to Howard County: the government officials are quite  proactive here. Another move in the right direction for the health of Howard County will be a mental health task force.  Nearly six months after that horrendous and unforgettable shooting at Columbia … Continue reading

Things That Make Me Smile: A Synergy Selfie

So I walk into Synergy this morning for Boxercise class and see the staff gathered together taking this selfie. The breathe strips are in support of California Chrome, the horse that is a nose length’s away from the Triple Crown. Apparently the Belmont Stakes said ‘No’ to the strips at first but are changing their … Continue reading

For Once…Sensible Dieting Advice

Juicing. Meal replacement shakes. Low carb meals. No carb meals. Paleo diet. Jenny Craig. Nutri System.  Eat Special K for two meals a day. Eat Subway sandwiches only. Master cleansing. Starvation. OH MY GOODNESS!!! STOP IT!!! I detest diet fads. I refuse to cut out an entire food group or drink my meals or deny … Continue reading