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What a Difference a Day Makes!
Saturday, April 01, 2017      26 comments

So often, when I'm feeling down or despondent or exhausted or useless or . . . . any and all of that negative stuff . . . . it can be easy to forget: such a state of mind may be recurrent but it is not permanent. I can get through it. Got ... Read more
Whumped!!
Friday, March 31, 2017      29 comments

Poor sleep last night. Too much on my mind. It snowed over night and now we've got some freezing rain: careful driving needed. Today's a full day with some more tough stuff. Oh well oh well. I can enjoy a business lunch: ... Read more
Peregrines are Baaaaaaaackkkkkk!!!
Thursday, March 30, 2017      26 comments

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phic.com/animals/birds/per
egrine-falcon/ So thrilling!! I've been hearing the unmistakable sounds of peregrine falcons flying over the house since at least Monday. Yesterday morning ea... Read more
BMR Follow Up: MAINtaining from the Beginning!!
Wednesday, March 29, 2017      38 comments

manytools.org/handy/bmr-
calculator/ Lots of people experimented with the BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) calculator yesterday. And apparently lots of people got some pretty high calorie allocations too. More than they know ... Read more
Maxiyum
Tuesday, March 28, 2017      37 comments

//manytools.org/handy/bm
r-calculator/ How many calories can I eat a day at my age and my level of activity? It's helpful to check out a BMR calculator: basal metabolic rate. That measures how many calories I'd bu... Read more
Variations on an Omelette Theme
Monday, March 27, 2017      20 comments

Egg white omelette with low fat goat cheese, cherry tomatoes, spinach and mushrooms made in the microwave is my go-to breakfast. But: I had one of these for supper last night. And so this morning I switched it up: a cup of egg white,... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts It's All YOUR Fault!
Sunday, March 26, 2017      65 comments

Oh yeah. You're fat? It's YOUR fault. (That's what Steve Siebold will tell you, anyhow: www.fatlosers.com ) Your marriage broke down? It's YOUR fault. Your kids aren't turning out so great? It's YOUR fault.... Read more
R U Getting Support at Spark?
Saturday, March 25, 2017      33 comments

If you'd like more support in your weight loss efforts, try blogging every day. Short or long, sweet or more sour, on any topic you like: it's your blog. You get to say what you want. Maybe try giving your blog a catchy title. And al... Read more
First Day of Spring!
Tuesday, March 21, 2017      19 comments

Rebel soup was absolutely delish. Looking forward to tonight's bowlful!! And today looks easier than yesterday: recess walk in the sunshine on the first day of spring absolutely scheduled!! When I came home yesterday, there was pretty... Read more
Rebel Soup
Monday, March 20, 2017      24 comments

Rebel wanted to read Kyo Maclear yesterday: Birds Art Life. (If you are remotely interested in any of these topics, consider finding a copy: one of the most beautiful and moving things I've read for years . . . an urban birder in Toronto spends ... Read more
Rebel at the Gym: When I'm 96!
Sunday, March 19, 2017      21 comments

There was a time when "when I'm 64" seemed impossibly far away . . .now in the rear-view mirror of course. Took rebel to the gym yesterday for a somewhat modified workout -- 30 easy minutes on the elliptical and most of (but not all of) my uppe... Read more
Recess Rebel!
Saturday, March 18, 2017      21 comments

What a gorgeous walk yesterday; in bright spring sunshine. The cedar waxwings did not make an appearance, but I did see chickadees singing their spring song ("Sweet spring!") and heard repeatedly that wonderful harsh "Screeeeeeee!!!" of the... Read more
Rebel Without a Cause?
Friday, March 17, 2017      26 comments

Oh yeah oh yeah I know: there's ALWAYS a cause. But: I'm asking myself, does the cause matter? I am absolutely a rebellious human being, always have been. My rebel is an essential element of my personality and has served me well. Rele... Read more
Rebel Ruminations!
Thursday, March 16, 2017      24 comments

I'm so incredibly grateful for Sparkie comments on yesterday's blog, trying to help me figure it out. What a wise and compassionate and supportive group you are! Thank you, thank you, thank you. Yesterday I ate as planned and well w... Read more
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

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