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Rampant Rebel
Wednesday, March 15, 2017      28 comments

Oh my goodness. Completely unexpected takeover yesterday: I was kidnapped and held ransom by my rampant rebel inner brat. Starting mid afternoon I ate, in rapid succession, multiple chocolates from the break room -- maybe 9, maybe more... Read more
Easing Back
Monday, March 13, 2017      30 comments

My run of vacation pneumonia and further illness since I returned from vacation have certainly affected my ability to exercise. I did get back to the gym on Saturday for the first time: and managed 20 minutes on the elliptical plus a pretty... Read more
Food Addiction
Sunday, March 12, 2017      22 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
news/toronto/vera-tarman-o
n-the-commonality-between-
food-and-drug-addiction/ar
ticle34269932/ So often the research is done by American researchers about American issues with obesity: ... Read more
What Role Does Poverty Play in Obesity?
Saturday, March 11, 2017      27 comments

Really appreciated ONEKIDMOM's comment on yesterday's blog about Americans giving up with respect to weight control. She wonders what role poverty plays in obesity. Good question. We know that some of the cheapest and most widely avail... Read more
Giving Up on Weight Loss?
Friday, March 10, 2017      24 comments

www.torontosun.com/2017/
03/07/less-overweight-amer
icans-are-trying-to-lose-w
eight-fat-acceptance-could
-be-to-blame A pretty interesting article, I thought. And: borne out by my own recent experience in Maui... Read more
Undereaten Foods
Thursday, March 09, 2017      21 comments

www.metronews.ca/life/fo
od/2017/03/07/bacon-soda-t
oo-few-nuts-tied-to-big-po
rtion-of-us-deaths.html That's an expression I'd never seen before: "undereaten foods". Recent research traces disease to "under... Read more
Tulips!!
Wednesday, March 08, 2017      22 comments

It will be a long time before we see blossoms. Probably May. And I'm pretty sure there will be more snow between now and then. Lots of it. But right now, up against my south-facing office windows, it's possible to see the tentative s... Read more
Muddy muddy muddy!!!
Tuesday, March 07, 2017      25 comments

Charlie came in from his slow prowl around the back yard this morning looking pretty muddy!! It's raining and the snow is disappearing and there's nothing a golden retriever likes better than getting thoroughly wet and muddy!! While checking o... Read more
Each Moment Counts: Thanks, 1CRAZYDOG!
Monday, March 06, 2017      23 comments

"Our life is but a stream that flows by so quickly. Make each moment count." Gail Lynne Goodwin That's from 1CRAZYDOG this morning: and how I appreciate her inspirational quotations every morning. Be here now. Life is zooming past, ... Read more
Cautiously Optimistic!
Sunday, March 05, 2017      18 comments

Got books yesterday at the library. Indulging in an historical murder mystery by one of my faves: Anne Perry. And: got new buttons for a favourite coat (I'd lost one, couldn't match it) and sewed 'em all on. Cozy dark red camel hair swi... Read more
Mindfulness
Saturday, March 04, 2017      18 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
opinion/i-wanted-to-be-min
dful-heres-what-happened/a
rticle34199836/ Yes, mindfulness is part of who I am. Be here now. Outside my window is bright blue sky, fresh snow sparkling... Read more
Bariatric Surgery for Teens? And Not On Facebook!
Friday, March 03, 2017      19 comments

OK, two articles today which might be of interest! www.nytimes.com/2017/02/
24/health/obese-teenagers-
bariatric-surgery.html?_r=0 First, a follow-up in the New York Times about bariatric surgery for teenagers. ... Read more
Bariatric Surgery Update
Thursday, March 02, 2017      18 comments

www.nytimes.com/2017/02/
13/well/why-weight-loss-su
rgery-works-when-diets-don
t.html?_r=0 Reading through my stashed stack of Toronto Globe and Mail (on return from vacation, and with my recent awakening to the inc... Read more
Wherever I go
Wednesday, March 01, 2017      25 comments

DH and I had two weeks in Maui. Just our second trip to Hawaii, it was a trip we'd been planning for about 10 months. We'd booked our resort in June: a truly marvellous small low rise condo complex set amidst long-established tropical gardens,... Read more
Home Again!
Tuesday, February 28, 2017      22 comments

Two weeks away, 30 hours travel time, back to work today. And: weight steady!... Read more

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