Friday Five #4

Friday Five at Fat-Bottom-Fifties Get FierceFriday Five is a random assortment of tips, thoughts or ideas. They may be connected, they may not. But they will be brief and leave you either informed, entertained, or with a smile on your face. On a good day we’ll hit all three!

1. When we say ‘no diet’ we want you to be able to answer “No.”

Diet - did I eat that?



2. Did you know . . . that eggs can last 3-5 weeks after the ‘sell by’ date? According to Oxygen magazine, an easy way to tell whether or not they are still good is to drop an egg into a bowl of water – if it floats, toss it out.

Egg test at Friday Five



3. Community member Kim Henson shares a lesson learned from ‘falling on her face.’ All growth gets us closer to fierce. Click on this cool picture I lifted from her blog to read her article “Fix Your Face, part 2”. Don’t worry about jumping in on part two – part one was it’s own lesson.

Kim Henson on Friday Five



4. Why we keep heading toward our goals – no matter what.

Don't give up on goals



5. Chia seeds – why it’s a ‘super food.’  10 Uses for Chia Seeds, an article on, not only provides ideas for great uses of chia seeds (an egg substitute???), it explains the many reasons why chia seeds are categorized as a ‘super food.’ Click here to read. (Thanks, Natine!)


BONUS –  Why you hang out with us:

Over 50 Your Secrets are Safe


  1. I was just looking at Chia Seeds yesterday, while at Costco. Dang, I knew I should have bought them!
    Thanks for the tip on the floating egg, I’ve never heard that. I eat so many eggs during the week, they don’t have time to go bad. And my cholesterol is great…that’s a myth. Eggs elevate your good cholesterol levels, so have an egg and enjoy the yoke too!

    1. I think I need to put some of those chia seeds in my smoothies! I’m with you on the eggs – bad info was disseminated a few years back. Same thing happened with coffee – it’s gone from being maligned as an impotency-causing, blood-pressure-raising drink to being touted as being the beverage associated with significantly lower alzheimer’s rates among a bevy of other benefits.-EL

  2. Shel, I appreciate the egg tip, but I had to come up with something to remember which is which. If it floats, it’s fowl. 🙂 Got it!

    Chia seeds won’t make grassy looking stuff grow out of my head or on my chin like on chia pots, will it? If not, I’m going to give them a try, especially if they’ll make me fiercer. Fierce just might have to be my secondary word (second to content) for the rest of the year. I love how I feel when I write it … like I can take on the world. Headed over now to read wellness

    Finally, thank you so much for the plug! You’re a wonderful encourager.

    1. Thanks Kim for the float/fowl tip. Now I’ll be able to remember.

      1. I appreciated that, too, Helgi – I couldn’t remember which was which when I typed it in the Friday Five without going back and checking again in the magazine I originally found the tip in! Have a great weekend! – EL

    2. I laughed when I read you found a way to remember which was the good egg. When I drafted my 5 and put that tip in, I had to go find the magazine I saw that note in to remind myself which was which! No promises on what won’t grow when you eat chia seeds, but I’m going to start tossing some in my smoothies and I’ll let you know if anything weird happens!

      You’re welcome on the shared post – I think those of us who read it got the better end of the deal! – EL

  3. Amazing information about chia seeds! Who would’ve thought those little seeds had a use beyond growing “hair” on dirt. Thanks for sharing. I printed out the article.

    1. I know! I still can’t get over the gel being used for egg substitutes – even in baking according to the article! I can’t wait to pass that info on to a friend who is allergic to eggs. – EL

  4. I agree about Kim’s article; it was excellent! Love number 4 🙂 Fun Friday and happy weekend to all!

    1. Yah – that tire analogy was a good one. I can see that picture popping up in my mind when dealing with discouragement. Happy weekend to you, too! – EL

  5. Hi M & EL! Don’t let my avatar fool you. I’m over fifty, I have a five-year-old granddaughter, and I have a fat bottom, so I’m glad to have found you ladies. 🙂

    Love the egg tip, and I’ve been wanting to try chia seeds so appreciated all the information. I popped on over to Kim’s blog. Was so sorry to see her bruises, but her post was lovely. Thanks!

    1. We’re glad you found us, too, Maddie! How DID you find us?

      We enjoyed your site, too – we both love writing and are trying to do more of it. Quite the challenge with day jobs and all that life stuff! We plan to connect there when (if???) we can figure out how to get our MEL gravitar in place – I think we did something wrong and it’s being a bit stubborn in making its appearance! – EL

      1. I found you by searching WordPress blogs for “fifties.” I have good relationships with some of the younger crowd here, but this year, I’d like to meet more people my own age. And this is the year I want to lose the rest of my weight, so I couldn’t click follow fast enough when I found your blog. Especially when I recently told my husband it sounds like the toilet seat is going to break. It’s groaning when I sit on it! 😉

        1. That’s too funny, Maddie! So you and M already have a common bond, aye? If your search turned up any other blogs that would compliment ours, please let us know – we’re all about building community! – EL

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