Men’s Fashion: Totes


I love Tote Bags. There, I said it. Back in high school, I was the only student carrying a tote bag. The tote was a brilliant blue nylon with polyester straps, a large single opening and a body-wide zip pocket on the back. I used that until it frayed too much to be useful. Now … Continue reading Men’s Fashion: Totes

Fruitless Apple-Shaped


Been thinking about exercise, my body and the progress the past ten years. I realized I'd been trying to lose my stomach the entire time. It was after my transplant that I gained weight, especially around my waist. The waistline has stayed pretty much steady the past 10 years, no matter how much I exercised, … Continue reading Fruitless Apple-Shaped

Weight Loss Journey


The past six months or so, I've shared weight loss ideas and my journey over the past ten years. I started out with 3-hour workouts about ten years ago, with my 'Simple Healthy Fresh' Cookbook and Lifestyle. It was that exercise program that almost destroyed my health, leaving me with significant health issues, from plantar … Continue reading Weight Loss Journey

2018 is 1/3 Over.


Welcome to May, 2018 The year is 1/3 over, we've been through (most of U.S.) a hard winter (except my Island) and a wet beginning to Spring. There is either snow, rain or pollen across the land. Still, that doesn't excuse neglecting our New Years Resolutions, either exercising, trying new eating meal plans, changing/improving something … Continue reading 2018 is 1/3 Over.

2018 First Quarter Almost Over


2018's first quarter is almost over, we have one week to examine our resolutions, determine where we are and what or if our goals are the same or have changed. Taking stock of our lives is a great way to find out our happiness, health and truth. With one week to go for the first … Continue reading 2018 First Quarter Almost Over

2018 New Year New You


Want to start off wishing you a Happy 2018 after a stressful 2017. So many venues are picking up the 'New Year New You' so thought i'd pick up on it as well. Time for evaluating those resolutions, dropping those that don't work, keeping those that do. Last New Years, like so many, I resolved … Continue reading 2018 New Year New You

Creating


Been busy lately, using my creative side. I've been wanting to put some color in the dining area and was looking at chair covers, table cloths and the sort. Discovered table linens are quite expensive. There were some articles I'd read in various magazines about creating your own household linens, arts, furniture, and started thinking. … Continue reading Creating

Third of 2017 Gone


A third of 2017 has passed, four months. We've made our resolutions on January 1st or at least promises to do better in a brand new year. What have you done with your four months so far? Kept going to the gym or working out? Finally took that class you've always wanted? Bowling with friends … Continue reading Third of 2017 Gone

Hello 2016, Goodbye 2015


Before we say great big hello to 2016, we must bid goodbye to 2015. 2015 was a pretty good year here at chez ONeil. I published four ebooks, remade covers on four more, didn't have any new surgeries or procedures and I got married! I updated the cover on the cookbook I published the year … Continue reading Hello 2016, Goodbye 2015

An Hour or Three of Exercise


Just finished an hour of exercise, cause even middle agers need to keep as healthy as we can! What do I do? Depends on the day, I do 30 minutes of strength training, 30 minutes of plyometrics and between 1-2 hours of aerobic/cardio per day.  That could be walking, exercise pedals, or plain ole marching … Continue reading An Hour or Three of Exercise