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Come From Away: 9/11
Wednesday, September 13, 2017      19 comments

[See below: 1CRAZYDOG says "Kleenex warning needed"!!!] ca.yahoo.com/news/trudea
u-marks-9-11-anniversary-1
50000840.html There's a wonderful Canadian musical called Come From Away. It celebrates the hospi... Read more
Slow and Steady
Tuesday, September 12, 2017      19 comments

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ealth/leslie-beck-slow-and
-steady-wins-the-weight-lo
ss-race/article36217687/?r
ef=http://www.theglobeandmail.com& Nothing new for us Sparkies in this Lesl... Read more
Women, Health, Aging
Monday, September 11, 2017      23 comments

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ealth/the-case-for-women-s
pecific-advice-on-staying-
healthy-as-theyage/article
36201303/?ref=http://www.theglobeandmail.com& So much health advice has bee... Read more
Thigh Gap and Thigh Rash
Sunday, September 10, 2017      22 comments

When I weighed 90 pounds more than I do now (and yes yes yes: I'm pleased to report I'm MAINtaining despite the broken foot!) one of the great miseries was thigh rash. From my thighs rubbing together. Especially in the hot summer when I ... Read more
Wonderful Sparkies!
Saturday, September 09, 2017      21 comments

Oh my goodness I appreciated all the kind support and excellent suggestions on yesterday's whine blog. Thank you!! What a great group of people here at Spark! And of course today IS a new day and I'm feeling much more like me!! I've d... Read more
OK, Some Whining Justified . . .
Friday, September 08, 2017      29 comments

I've been a bit exasperated with myself: ongoing whining about my painful (broken) foot. (And not even an exciting adventure story: just sitting on the verandah and stood up on it funny on August 19). But when I went yesterday for follow-... Read more
Barbuda Birding
Thursday, September 07, 2017      12 comments

The amazing frigate bird colony, which we visited in winter 2016 on a day excursion from Antigua; and the endemic Barbuda warbler: ... Read more
Upping the Protein
Thursday, September 07, 2017      22 comments

Yup, I'm wrestling with cravings. Work is stressful and I wanna stress eat. So: I'm upping the protein. Egg white omelette for breakfast with a full cup of egg white plus cherry tomato, spinach, mushroom, goat cheese. Spinach a... Read more
From the Library . . .
Wednesday, September 06, 2017      25 comments

I love to read. Of course I read a lotta nonfiction for work . . . constantly updating. But mostly what I love to read for recreation is NOT "literature". I favour "commercial fiction". AKA chick lit. Maeve Binchy, Cathy Kelly, Penny V... Read more
Managing Cravings
Tuesday, September 05, 2017      17 comments

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ealth/noticing-bodily-sens
ations-and-paying-attentio
n-to-cravings-may-help-cur
b-drinking/article36158015
/?ref=http://www.theglobeandmail.com& Which wo... Read more
Booting the Boot!!
Monday, September 04, 2017      26 comments

OK then. Probably not the best possible decision. But the air cast on my broken foot was bugging me a whole lot. And so yesterday I tried an experiment of pretty much leaving it off all day -- and resting. And today? Les... Read more
Korean BBQ rib tortilla chips
Sunday, September 03, 2017      25 comments

I'd bought a bag of these when son was home in July -- and he didn't eat 'em. And they were still sitting in his room, unopened. Out of sight but clearly not out of mind. And . . . yesterday they were opened. I had about 10 -- ... Read more
How do I track thee? (with apologies to EBB!!)
Saturday, September 02, 2017      24 comments

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oem/how-do-i-love-thee-son
net-43 OK, then. I am NOT saying that I love to track calories. Uh, no. But I am reconciled to tracking calories and probably "all my life". And: I do l... Read more
I Like Fat
Friday, September 01, 2017      26 comments

No, not "being" fat -- I like consuming dietary fat. And I don't mean just virtuous polyunsaturated fats or monounsaturated fats -- although sure, I enjoy nuts and olive oil and avocado and . . . But nothing replaces real butter. [GAH... Read more
Stockpiling Fitness
Thursday, August 31, 2017      30 comments

Read an interesting short article this morning which comforted me quite a bit. Apparently senior age adults who've exercised their whole lives (except during periods of illness and recovery) obtain enduring health benefits. That would ... Read more

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