Tag Archives: Across The Land

Pictures from Waterton Canyon in 2015

5 of my favorite pictures of words

Will people with Down syndrome unlock the mystery of Alzheimer’s disease?

Michael Clayburgh has a long family history of Alzheimer’s and his grandfather died from the disease.

Clayburgh is now on the front lines of unraveling the causes of the disease that has so devastated his family because of a condition he carries — Down syndrome

The paragraph above came from the article the link below will take you too

https://goodmorningamerica.com/wellness/story/people-syndrome-unlock-mystery-alzheimers-disease-55942847?cid=social_fb_gma

the NIH and Down syndrome

This legislation provides NIH with the opportunity to not only expand its current efforts on Down syndrome and commonly co-occurring conditions in individuals with Down syndrome that are also seen in the general population, such as Alzheimer’s disease/dementia, autism, cataracts, celiac disease, congenital heart disease, diabetes, and immune system . . . . .

The above portion of a paragraph come from the NIH article the link below will take you to.

https://www.nih.gov/include-project/include-project-research-plan

Pictures from the past – Santa Rosa, New Mexico

Wilma Rudolph

“Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.”

losing to much weight in 2013

We had a group of folks over at ma’s house a couple of days ago to hear about what I have been doing. One is an experienced marathoner and his interest was how I handled the tremendous burning of calories.

I think my weight was around 155 to 160 pounds when I jogged out of Savannah. I struggled to get enough calories and at one point my weight dropped into the low 140’s.

I had to eat bunches of high calorie food, and that was fine. Keeping my weight up was tough from start to finish.

I remember eating a lot of meals at Subway.

Quote by Jennifer Worth

“It was a world promising all that we could desire, newer, better, brighter. We put our faith in the dreams they sold, in the machines to save us labor, clothes to make us more alluring, furnishings to give us greater comfort. Yet the one thing we could not do without, could never be bought, no matter how generous the terms, and it was love.  Love in all it’s forms, precious, fragile and enduring. The priceless gift that made our lives worthwhile. Invisibly upholding us, demanding no repayment, offered in silence, more precious than gold”

A thought filled quote

“Light will often pierce the darkness when we least expect it, and if we are fortunate, when we need it most. Science can pave the way, but we need human hands to guide us, and love to illuminate the path that lies ahead.”     Jennifer Worth

Why was I overweight?

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Numerous times that question has popped into my mind, always the same answer, never any different. It was because more calories went in, than my body used. My decisions were my responsibility, and they, the decisions, were what they were. The picture above was of me when I had reached my highest point, approximately 272 pounds. I knew the consequences, but ate to much anyway.