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Delights: 1CRAZYDOG!
Sunday, January 21, 2018      21 comments

Today for some reason my mouse is not permitting me to "right click" and "cut and paste": but I really wanted to provide the link to 1CRAZYDOG's "quote of the day" on her status post from Jo Lena Johnson. So this is not an exact quote! "We... Read more
A Long Day . . .
Saturday, January 20, 2018      26 comments

. . . stretches out enjoyably ahead of me. I was up early early because DH needed to head to the city for a day long program . . . And so I've already got three loads of laundry done and will be at the gym at close to 9 am. Plenty of tim... Read more
Weight Loss Plateau and Strength Training
Thursday, January 18, 2018      26 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/th
e-hidden-causes-for-weight
-loss-plateaus/article37591332/ Leslie Beck is "Canada's leading nutritionist" and writes a regular column for the Toronto Globe and Ma... Read more
NUOVAELLE and the 5%
Wednesday, January 17, 2018      35 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=6451646 What a great blog by veteran (almost 9 year) Sparkie NUOVAELLE who writes very movingly about what it takes to MAINtain weight loss. Only... Read more
50,000
Tuesday, January 16, 2018      28 comments

Yes, I KNOW that (according to Trivia A) that's the average number of calories people burn cleaning their houses each year. OK then: there have to be quite a few house proud persons out there burning well in excess of the average . . . be... Read more
Blue Monday
Monday, January 15, 2018      19 comments

www.thestar.com/life/201
6/01/18/blue-monday-5-thin
gs-about-the-years-most-de
pressing-day.html The third Monday in January: the most depressing day in the year? I've got my daylight on -- it's cold and gre... Read more
Supper Soup!!
Sunday, January 14, 2018      23 comments

Decided on a pot of chicken noodle soup with broad egg noodles, lots of celery and carrots, mushrooms and fresh dill plus poultry seasoning, peas and green beans: and a little finely chopped red pepper just for colour. Can't think of the last t... Read more
Hit the Gym . . .
Saturday, January 13, 2018      21 comments

After three loads of laundry -- including sewing a button back on a favourite thick red cotton sweater. It was sunny here but still WAY too cold for XC skiing: high of -16C. And some wind. So: elliptical, upper and lower body ST and s... Read more
Much Better: And An Uncharacteristic Religious Reflection!
Friday, January 12, 2018      22 comments

Yup, back on track yesterday. Even at that arsenic hour of arriving at home with will power exhausted: managed to put the stewp in the microwave and EXIT the kitchen while it heated. And then got myself stuck into the Spanish lesson. ... Read more
Ate Too Much
Thursday, January 11, 2018      29 comments

Did I eat too much yesterday? Yes, I did. Sigh. At what time of day? My usual. When I got in the door after work feeling stressed. Was my supper soup ready? Yes it was. Delicious healthy beef stewp with parsnips and carrots and l... Read more
Clean Eating, Clean Thinking
Wednesday, January 10, 2018      31 comments

I'm realizing that "diet" (a word many of us don't much like) has been replaced in the vocabularies of lots of millennials with the term "clean eating". Ignoring the prevalent fast-food culture. Eating unprocessed plant-based and organic foods ... Read more
Neuroscience and Eating
Tuesday, January 09, 2018      23 comments

Such an interesting article in today's Globe and Mail concerning Rachel Hertz's research on the neuroscience of eating control. Three key takeaways? "Healthy" labels may make us think we can eat MORE of the food: and that might ... Read more
Full of Zest!
Monday, January 08, 2018      23 comments

And not just the orange zest in my beef stew! I feel thoroughly rested after a pretty lazy weekend and ready to roar into a pretty busy week. Lots of interesting stuff simmering away . . . Treated myself and DH to some new hiking boo... Read more
Sundays are good too . . .
Sunday, January 07, 2018      17 comments

Managed to get out the door yesterday long enough to return some beautiful sheepskin slippers my DH had given me. (They were "size 10" but not remotely large enough for my giant feet: a replacement pair has been ordered in size herring box!!). A... Read more
Love Saturday Mornings
Saturday, January 06, 2018      23 comments

It's brilliantly sunny and brutally cold here. Everything outside is sparkling with deep blue shadows. And the birds are enjoying our feeders. I'm not planning on going anywhere or doing anything for as long as possible! (Other than th... Read more

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