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Swiss Cheese
Thursday, February 01, 2018      31 comments

Really appreciated all of the sympathy and commiseration yesterday, Sparkies. I'm clearly not the ONLY one who finds this MAINtaining thing hard! Yesterday had an appointment with a new dermatologist (the one who'd been taking care of me... Read more
Why Isn't This Easier????
Wednesday, January 31, 2018      35 comments

JEANKNEE's thoughtful and detailed comment on yesterday's blog really caught my attention. Here's just a part of it. "I am keenly aware that I do not share the mental/emotional struggles that many Sparkers routinely face. Why not? This pu... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts How Much More? Shout Out to KRISZTA11
Tuesday, January 30, 2018      41 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=6457494 How much more can I eat and still get away with it? That's the title of KRISZTA11's great blog -- a long time maintainer who keeps maintainin... Read more
Better Together
Monday, January 29, 2018      27 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/five-smart-food-combi
nations-that-boost-nutriti
on/article37749290/ I liked nutritionist Leslie Beck's column in the Globe today about maximizing nutriti... Read more
Split Pea Soup
Sunday, January 28, 2018      31 comments

Split pea is a French Canadian speciality. And it's been a long time since I made a pot. I decided to tweak the recipe. Some lean sausage, browned and then drained thoroughly, with excess fat rinsed in hot water in a sieve and set aside... Read more
Learning to be Kinder
Saturday, January 27, 2018      33 comments

Kindness. The older I get the more I believe kindness is the fundamental ethical value. And learning to be kind? A life long process. Our beloved aged golden retriever, Charlie, has taught me a lot about being kind. He has prob... Read more
AWOL
Friday, January 26, 2018      20 comments

It's sunny. And mild here today: +2C. I coulda kept on working. But: I didn't. Came home, changed into my cords and warm sweater and jacket and took a brisk walk for about one and a quarter hours. Not enough snow for XC s... Read more
The Dorito Effect: Shout out to GENIE-B
Thursday, January 25, 2018      24 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=6455859 Such a fascinating series of blogs reviewing The Dorito Effect by Mark Schatzker!!! GENIE-B is offering a real service to Sparkies, summarizi... Read more
Carpe Diem
Wednesday, January 24, 2018      28 comments

There was a tiny sliver of "nice" weather yesterday: +4C and sunny. And: it coincided with a break in my schedule. So I grabbed it for a lunch walk!! A hairy woodpecker! And some lively chickadees buzzing around in a happy little flock. ... Read more
Dramatic Weather
Tuesday, January 23, 2018      21 comments

We had bucketing rain AND lightening about 2:30 a.m., sustained for quite a while -- and although there's still a bit of snow out there this morning, it's mostly giant puddles. Not freezing rain thankfully because I'd like to get to the office.... Read more
"Lose 50% more with Premium"
Monday, January 22, 2018      26 comments

That was the enticing promise on my Start page this morning. Didn't click to open the link but . . . I'm maybe a bit sceptical. I'm not a Premium member. But I can remember when Spark didn't offer an option for evading advertisements an... Read more
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

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