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Black Bean Sausage Soup
Sunday, November 26, 2017      18 comments

This one smells delish! I began by semi-defrosting a package of Octoberfest sausage, slicing into thin coins and browning in the Pam-sprayed soup pot. And then adding chopped celery, carrots and onions to soften with the sausage: transferr... Read more
Walking Together
Sunday, November 26, 2017      22 comments

ca.yahoo.com/style/walki
ng-outside-can-help-get-al
ong-family-study-finds-213
744037.html My Canadian yahoo had this interesting link today about the benefits of family (or, I imagine friends too) walking together... Read more
TMF=TMF
Saturday, November 25, 2017      22 comments

Too much food equals too much fat. Yeah. Eating too much "not my food" -- potato chips and ice cream? I know, I know. That results in too much fat. But eating too much "healthy food" -- salads and lean protein and homemade vegg... Read more
Each day is thanks giving day . . .
Friday, November 24, 2017      21 comments

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
7gSEFRqFyEo You remember "each day is Valentine's Day"? I love Valentine's Day. Nobody sings this like Ella! Although Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving in October, I hope all my American S... Read more
Continuous Intake
Thursday, November 23, 2017      19 comments

Reading about an interesting trial in the paper where driver was found not guilty of criminal negligence. He dropped his water bottle and instinctively reached to recover it: was momentarily distracted -- probably for less than a second -- but ... Read more
Revisiting Commuting
Wednesday, November 22, 2017      24 comments

I commuted for many years. Lived in one city, worked in another. Lived in one city, went (back) to school in another. And much of that commuting was by car, me driving. Or (as a student) by bus. Now commuting into Toronto is easie... Read more
Winter POV
Monday, November 20, 2017      21 comments

I need to adopt my winter point of view. It's going to last for 6 months. We won't see leaves again until early May: typically on or about May 4. Remember that myth of Persephone with her mother Demeter in mourning for the six months of t... Read more
Soup's On
Sunday, November 19, 2017      17 comments

Chicken minestrone this week with LOTS of canned mixed beans for protein and lots of veggies too -- both diced and crushed tomatoes, celery, carrots, onion, mushrooms, bell peppers, green beans and a little corn plus some whole grain spaghetti n... Read more
MAINtaining!
Saturday, November 18, 2017      22 comments

Had a great gym workout this morning -- cardio, upper and lower body ST, stretching. And my weight remains at goal. Laundry's done. Time to stock up the fridge for soup making and lunches!! That's a big part of MAINtaining too!... Read more
Raining . . . verging on solid stuff
Thursday, November 16, 2017      26 comments

BUT I still got out for a lunch time recess walk. Didn't wanna. But told myself I hafta. And I'm glad I did! Listened to blue jays. Tramped through sodden yellow maple leaves. Love the fall smell. And the cool ch... Read more
Recess Walk
Wednesday, November 15, 2017      24 comments

One of the lessons I get to learn over and over again: how much better I work in the afternoon if I take a recess walk. At this late fall season, with the leaves down on the trees and most songbirds long gone, it's time to enjoy the subtle... Read more
Beck Chapter 12: How To Stay at My Maintenance Weight
Monday, November 13, 2017      32 comments

At the gym yesterday? I AM at maintenance weight. On the balance beam scales. Now that made me feel quite a bit better (and yes, I think it's absolutely past time that I replace my "home" scales). How to stay at maintenance? 1... Read more
Bonus Blog: Ginkgo Gold on Snow
Sunday, November 12, 2017      28 comments

Ginkgo leaves famously fall all at once! And this is the very first time that they've fallen on snow. ... Read more
Beck Chapter 11: When To Stop Losing and Start Maintaining
Sunday, November 12, 2017      18 comments

This is one of the most useful chapters in Beck pink. She distinguishes between lowest achievable weight (the very least I've been able to weigh with vigorous dieting and exercise) and lowest sustainable weight (the weight I can MAINtain... Read more
Beck Day 42: Practice, Practice, Practice
Saturday, November 11, 2017      14 comments

Does practice make perfect? No, not in my case. I have been MAINtaining weight loss for over 15 years: down from 240 pounds. And I've taken the Beck trek (one of my main resources in MAINtaining weight) at least four times, ma... Read more

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