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Size, Shape, Behaviour: Birding Class!
Saturday, April 15, 2017      41 comments

How do I tell one bird from another? Beginning birders focus on colour. If it's a red bird, it's a cardinal. But: supposing it' s just a glimpse of red in a bush mostly concealed by foliage: could it be a scarlet tanager? Yes, it was... Read more
Self Sabotage
Friday, April 14, 2017      32 comments

Sunrise walking the beach. Listening to the waves. The birds. Snowy plovers, black bellied plovers, ruddy turnstones, willets, brown pelicans. And yes, of course: eavesdropping and people watching too! People who've also got up ear... Read more
Just one of many micromoments today . . . so far!!
Wednesday, April 12, 2017      31 comments

No, not my picture: I'm not that fast with the camera. But this morning shortly after dawn I saw a roseate spoonbill flying across the roseat... Read more
Can I Turn Myself Into a More Positive Thinker?
Sunday, April 09, 2017      45 comments

www.nytimes.com/2017/04/
03/well/live/turning-negat
ive-thinkers-into-positive
-ones.html?_r=1 Apparently I can. (And yes, I think that would be a less intrusive project than trying to turn somebody ELSE into a mo... Read more
What Makes Us Happier
Friday, April 07, 2017      54 comments

brightlineeating.com/201
7/04/what-makes-us-happier
/?inf_contact_key=2100b018
ff4e43103703a8cfac8acf26f9
201e72d4b89cc4ee36b7e52792cc8b Susan Peirce Thompson's weekly Bright Line Eating vlog introduced me to th... Read more
Is it Harder to Lose Weight When You're Older?
Thursday, April 06, 2017      30 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/is-it-harder-to-lose-
weight-when-youre-older/ar
ticle34601990/ Sigh. Yes. Of course we knew that. (And if you google that headline phrase, lots of art... Read more
Micro HOW Power: The Ripple Effect
Wednesday, April 05, 2017      28 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/greg-wells-on-how-mic
rochanges-can-make-a-major
-difference/article34560657/ The ripple effect. No no no, not the effect of butterscotch ripple ice crea... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Two Kinds of Why: and HOW POWER!!
Tuesday, April 04, 2017      58 comments

Thanks for all your great, thought-provoking comments on my How or Why blog yesterday. The comments made me think more about the useful and less-useful types of Why. Future Why -- why I want to lose weight for my best future --that's h... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Which Comes First: WHY or HOW?
Monday, April 03, 2017      48 comments

There's lots of focus on "why" right now: in business, for example. "Find your why" to differentiate your business from other businesses: to focus in on your "unique selling proposition". And knowing WHY is important to the weight loss ba... Read more
The Good Wife!
Sunday, April 02, 2017      25 comments

Yesterday DH was in Toronto all day teaching trial techniques to other lawyers. A long day for him. Left early. Home late. I was pretty sure he would be exhausted. And so I completed all the laundry. And handled all that silver whi... Read more
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

//animals.nationalgeogra
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

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