Author Archives: GetHealthy&Happier

About GetHealthy&Happier

I'm your basic California health nut, aging baby boomer, relegated to south Florida, taking my California values with me including vegetarian-vegan lifestyle; animal rights advocate; beagle owner; Edgar Cayce fan; fresh juice fanatic; lost 75 pounds in the last 2 years; water aerobics/water yoga exerciser; musician, dancer, your basic happy person -- just healthier!

Addicted to jogging!

I must be truly addicted to jogging! I know for sure because I actually got up at 5 am so I could go jogging before I got on a plane! In the ‘old days’ I would have set the alarm … Continue reading

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Posted in Baby Boomers, Caroline Ramsey-Hamilton, carolinehealthier blog, Endorphins, Fat- Burning, Fitness, Weight Loss | Leave a comment

I’m adding a Whole New Web Site to my Blog — be patient, please

I will be posting all weekend, as we transition from just another blog to a full web site at http://www.carolinehealthier.com. This way you’ll be able to download recipes, grocery lists, exercises to do in cold water, and lots more.  Mostly, … Continue reading

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I dreamed I discussed personal accountability in healthcare with Joe Biden!

My dream last night featured Vice President Joe Biden.  In the dream, I met him in an office setting, and we had an extended discussion about how to inject some accountability into individual health care. Healthcare isn’t really about insurance companies, … Continue reading

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Posted in Bypass Surgery, carolinehealthier blog, Diabetes, Fitness, healthcare debate, Healthy, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, Heart Problems | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Use Your Beagles as Part of your Webinars?

I work in the security business, and because I am often doing webinars and meetings online from my home office, I only had one problem — barking beagles in the background.  Not howling, not make the tracking noise, just noisy … Continue reading

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My $3.26 Dollar Zucchini!

I decided to grow my own zucchini.  It’s been about 5 weeks now, and I have tiny zucchini coming and lots of big yellow squash blossoms. It is really fun to plant them and shop for them, and water them … Continue reading

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What I Love About Sweet Potatoes (almost everything)

I had sweet potatoes and roasted asparagus for dinner last night. One fitness trainer recommended eating two sweet potatoes a day, which is no problem for me.   Sweet potatoes are full to antioxidants, which you can see from their … Continue reading

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Give Your Beagle (or Any Dog) a Great Workout with Hot-Dog Catch

But beagles and lots of other hounds and working dogs don’t play catch for fun. According to beagles I interviewed for this blog, “if it’s not related to either eating food, or looking for food to eat — I’m not doing it!” Continue reading

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Great Easy New Breakfast Oatmeal Pudding You can Make in Advance!

(The best recipes can survive a missing ingredient! I tried this recipe yesterday with mangos and coconut adding the flavoring for 2 servings, and then strawberries and coconut adding the flavor for 2 more servings. AND YES, I DO ADD COCONUT TO ALMOST EVERYTHING!) Continue reading

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Can you Use a Beagle as a Fitness Device?

My beagles get so excited when they see the yoga mats come out. They know it’s going to generate some negative ions, or maybe they just like the scented candles, so they lay down on the bed to enjoy watching me twisting and sweating, while they drop into a deep REM sleep, often with snoring. Continue reading

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Posted in Animal Rescue, Animal Welfare, Animals, Beagles, BREW, Fat- Burning, Fitness, Healing Rescue Dogs, Healthy Living, Pets | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Tasting the Salt — Arggggggggggg

I really try to use as little salt as possible, most of the time that is none at all. Being extra careful in Chinese and Thai restaurants is second nature to me now.  In fact, I had too much soy … Continue reading

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