Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Making Jam

Battle of the Bulge

Today is my birthday
taking stock of my assets
I ask ~ wouldn’t you?

Uphill and downhill
waging girth war
aging requires I
keep raising the bar.

Too much fine food
is a definite vice
overindulge ~ and
you pay a huge price!

Time for my blood work
let’s see what it shows
cholesterol, glucose ~
{ I can still touch my toes! }

Staying in shape
the solution for me
in mind and in body
'Zen Zone' ~ living free!

Mind over matter
award me a star ~
I'm winning the battle
acing the war!


  1. good job on you still touching your if they could just making something that tastes really good...and not get us growing at the equator

    i hope you have a wonderful birthday helen...happy happy day


  2. many happy returns of the day Helen and thank you for the wonderful post...greatly enjoyed the battle cry ......yes.... .it's mind over matter..inspiring

  3. Love that you're winning the war. Fun read.

  4. Dearest Helen,
    Happy 72nd and I reach you a star for reaching this far.
    Even more so for reaching it in a fine shape for living with discipline!
    Hope your hands are still okay.
    Sending you a big hug and lots of love,

  5. I really like your philosophy here, Helen. Happy birthday. You are the youngest looking 72-year-old I've seen. Smiles. I agree one has to keep raising the bar...and also doing what one can to keep that health.

  6. Happy Birthday Helen. I so admire people who are motivated to keep working at staying fit. It is one of those "shoulds" for me. Congrats on still being able to touch your toes!

  7. Happy Birthday, Helen. I think you have the right attitude.

  8. Happy Birthday, many you be blessed and may you win the battle.

  9. OMG, Helen, if you are 72 looking that good, I cant wait to get there. And you can touch your toes? I cant even touch my KNEES! This is funny and whimsical and makes me proud of being a crone because.....we totally rock!

  10. Happy Birthday, to a woman of substance! Who wants to be less substantial.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

  11. Happy Birthday, Helen! Just so you know, you easily look 25 years younger than you actually are.

  12. Haha! Helen, you always make me smile. Clever write--and Happy Birthday young lady!

  13. Thank you ~ one and all ~ for the happy birthday wishes!

  14. Happy Birthday, Helen! I swear..I want to be just like you when I'm a grandma! Lots of love on your special day! xo

  15. Happy Birthday Helen! You are rocking the ages :-) That whole girth thing is a struggle, looks like you are managing magnificently--a wonderful poem!

  16. Happy Birthday and I love your Photo with you as a headline.You look great.I just touched my toes and now I will have to call an ambulance:)

  17. Happy Birthday! You look and sound fantastic.

  18. love this ....I'm with you on the age thing ...don't give up on the goodies!!

  19. Celebrate and know you do not look your age. A poster once said "How old would you be if you did not know how old you were?" great poem and a battle I try to fight too

  20. And yet another birthday slips by me! At least, I'm not forgetting my own birthdays yet, and so it is that I sing:

    Happy birthday to you.
    Happy birthday to you.
    Happy birthday, happy birthday, happy birthday to you.