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What’s Good For Us?

What’s Good For Us?

Healthy living advice is aplenty these days. It seems everyone has an opinion on what we should be putting into our bodies and what’s good for us.

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By 50 Shades, March 21, 2017 Kathy Shade is a 50 something year old who is married with 2 children who has spent most of her life being a housewife, mother and working as an Accounts Administrator in the public school system. She enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, movies, travelling, cooking and blogging! Her friends would describe her as being a 'have a chat' with an outgoing personality and zest for life. Kathy also has a great love of shopping and is known for her bargain hunting prowess!
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Making Healthy Food Choices Simpler

Making Healthy Food Choices Simpler

Good news! I have been noticing recently that a lot of packaged foods display a round-shaped, Health Star Rating image on the front of the pack where you can see it clearly and also read it without requiring glasses.

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By 50 Shades, March 6, 2017 Kathy Shade is a 50 something year old who is married with 2 children who has spent most of her life being a housewife, mother and working as an Accounts Administrator in the public school system. She enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, movies, travelling, cooking and blogging! Her friends would describe her as being a 'have a chat' with an outgoing personality and zest for life. Kathy also has a great love of shopping and is known for her bargain hunting prowess!
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A Week of 60th Birthday Celebrations

A Week of 60th Birthday Celebrations

Well it happened! I turned 60 around ten days ago and believe it or not nothing unpleasant occurred in the process! I didn’t suddenly gain more wrinkles, have to purchase a walker or a hearing aid, nor did I wake up with any new aches and pains.

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By 50 Shades, February 16, 2017 Kathy Shade is a 50 something year old who is married with 2 children who has spent most of her life being a housewife, mother and working as an Accounts Administrator in the public school system. She enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, movies, travelling, cooking and blogging! Her friends would describe her as being a 'have a chat' with an outgoing personality and zest for life. Kathy also has a great love of shopping and is known for her bargain hunting prowess!
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Succumbing to Sixty

Succumbing to Sixty

I have to finally accept that my fabulous fifties are over and I’m going to be sixty. OMG did I really say that out loud!!

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By 50 Shades, January 19, 2017 Kathy Shade is a 50 something year old who is married with 2 children who has spent most of her life being a housewife, mother and working as an Accounts Administrator in the public school system. She enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, movies, travelling, cooking and blogging! Her friends would describe her as being a 'have a chat' with an outgoing personality and zest for life. Kathy also has a great love of shopping and is known for her bargain hunting prowess!
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Embrace Your Life!

Embrace Your Life!

I guess the main point that the Body Image Movement and other more positive campaigns such as under garment brand Bonds advertisements, is that women come in all sizes and shapes and there is no such thing as the perfect body shape.

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By 50 Shades, December 1, 2016 Kathy Shade is a 50 something year old who is married with 2 children who has spent most of her life being a housewife, mother and working as an Accounts Administrator in the public school system. She enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, movies, travelling, cooking and blogging! Her friends would describe her as being a 'have a chat' with an outgoing personality and zest for life. Kathy also has a great love of shopping and is known for her bargain hunting prowess!
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Ageing Positively

Ageing Positively

I asked a group of eleven “mature aged” bloggers for their top tips on ageing positively and here is what they came up with……

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By 50 Shades, November 17, 2016 Kathy Shade is a 50 something year old who is married with 2 children who has spent most of her life being a housewife, mother and working as an Accounts Administrator in the public school system. She enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, movies, travelling, cooking and blogging! Her friends would describe her as being a 'have a chat' with an outgoing personality and zest for life. Kathy also has a great love of shopping and is known for her bargain hunting prowess!
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Fulfilling Your Passions

Fulfilling Your Passions

Do you ever feel like passion has done a vanishing act from your life and that it really is something for the younger generation to experience? Well I am here to tell you that you can fulfil your passions and I don’t mean the romantic type of passion – unless that is what you really want!

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By 50 Shades, November 3, 2016 Kathy Shade is a 50 something year old who is married with 2 children who has spent most of her life being a housewife, mother and working as an Accounts Administrator in the public school system. She enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, movies, travelling, cooking and blogging! Her friends would describe her as being a 'have a chat' with an outgoing personality and zest for life. Kathy also has a great love of shopping and is known for her bargain hunting prowess!
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A Day In The Life of a Semi-Retiree

A Day In The Life of a Semi-Retiree

When people ask me what I do for a living I usually answer that I’m semi-retired and work part-time from home doing some web writing.

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By 50 Shades, October 27, 2016 Kathy Shade is a 50 something year old who is married with 2 children who has spent most of her life being a housewife, mother and working as an Accounts Administrator in the public school system. She enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, movies, travelling, cooking and blogging! Her friends would describe her as being a 'have a chat' with an outgoing personality and zest for life. Kathy also has a great love of shopping and is known for her bargain hunting prowess!
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Ageism is Alive and Rife!

Ageism is Alive and Rife!

It is a sad fact of life that society is hung up on youthfulness and the quest to stay forever young.

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By 50 Shades, October 5, 2016 Kathy Shade is a 50 something year old who is married with 2 children who has spent most of her life being a housewife, mother and working as an Accounts Administrator in the public school system. She enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, movies, travelling, cooking and blogging! Her friends would describe her as being a 'have a chat' with an outgoing personality and zest for life. Kathy also has a great love of shopping and is known for her bargain hunting prowess!
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On a Mission of Self Improvement

On a Mission of Self Improvement

This year I have been on a mission of self improvement, and not just trying to be a better person but trying to be a better writer, blogger, photographer, graphic artist and more techno-wise.

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By 50 Shades, September 23, 2016 Kathy Shade is a 50 something year old who is married with 2 children who has spent most of her life being a housewife, mother and working as an Accounts Administrator in the public school system. She enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, movies, travelling, cooking and blogging! Her friends would describe her as being a 'have a chat' with an outgoing personality and zest for life. Kathy also has a great love of shopping and is known for her bargain hunting prowess!
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