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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Respecting Fullness
Thursday, April 11, 2019      36 comments

Principle #5 of Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch is feeling fullness -- not cleaning my plate because the food is in front of me but stopping eating when I'm just about satisfied. With intuitive eating I'm not on a diet. ... Read more
Intuitive Eating and the Voices
Wednesday, April 10, 2019      27 comments

Tribole and Resch, in Intuitive Eating, present 10 principles: #1, reject the diet mentality; #2, honour your hunger; #3, make peace with food; and #4, challenge the food police. By "food police" Tribole and Resch are really identifying a... Read more
Bonus blog: dog owners happier???
Tuesday, April 09, 2019      18 comments

www.washingtonpost.com/b
usiness/2019/04/05/dog-own
ers-are-much-happier-than-
cat-owners-survey-finds/?n
oredirect=on&utm_term=.eb14b8aacfcf Yes, I believe it: dog owners ARE happier, or at least I'm happier wh... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Made the list, checking it twice . . .
Tuesday, April 09, 2019      92 comments

Yes, I made the list of favourite foods: permitted (raspberries) and restricted (potato chips). But I did not BUY the potato chips. Listening carefully to the comments of long-time Sparkie MAINtainers (that's the MAIN thing): the con... Read more
Making Peace with Food
Monday, April 08, 2019      32 comments

Yes, Tribole and Resch (in their book, Intuitive Eating) are well aware that what most of us want is a place of peace with food. And yesterday's comments on trusting hunger signals were incredibly wise and experience-based . . . it's so muc... Read more
Maybe Hunger IS an Emergency???
Sunday, April 07, 2019      26 comments

One of my take-aways from Dr. Judith S. Beck (The Beck Diet Solution, Training your brain to think like a thin person) is "Hunger is not an emergency". I've been telling myself that hunger is a good thing, hunger just means I'll enjoy my next... Read more
Lovely day
Saturday, April 06, 2019      33 comments

I spent the day driving over to visit with my sister, having a terrific time with her and then driving back through the early spring countryside with flocks of Canada geese coming home and bright yellow willows almost ready to leaf out. I... Read more
Dopamine Deprivation
Friday, April 05, 2019      20 comments

"Many pleasurable activities trigger dopamine, including socializing, hiking and playing games. The great majority of people we see in our practices, who binge-eat, are often leading very unbalanced lives. These unbalanced lives deprive them o... Read more
Pleasure
Thursday, April 04, 2019      17 comments

Hedonism generally has a bad rap. The Oxford English Dictionary defines hedonism as "the ethical theory that pleasure (in the sense of the satisfaction of desires) is the highest good and proper aim of human life" Wikipedia tells us th... Read more
Sitting sitting sitting
Wednesday, April 03, 2019      28 comments

Yesterday was a day of way too much sitting -- long drive to a continuing education workshop, sitting during the workshop, long drive home. Yes, I got up at 5 am and fitted in my exercise routine and my stretch routine before departure . .... Read more
April Fool's
Monday, April 01, 2019      32 comments

Snow. Snow. Snow. Snow. OK, it's beautiful. Sparkling. And it won't last for long. But still.... Read more
Now We're Cooking!!
Sunday, March 31, 2019      31 comments

The kitchen reno is NOT complete -- no back splash yet, still some electrical to do -- but we've shut down the temp kitchen in the second floor laundry room and are slowly moving in to the "kitchen kitchen". DH was thrilled to make himself... Read more
What Defines YOU? HAYBURNER1969
Saturday, March 30, 2019      22 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=6578468#comments I really enjoyed HAYBURNER1969's recent question, what defines you? Most of us wonder from time to time whether we're focusi... Read more
Ancient Wisdom
Friday, March 29, 2019      27 comments

No no no: not mine -- although I am getting ridiculously old in dog years (trying not to be that common sobriquet for a lady dog though) AND even in human years. I've been thinking about the ancient wisdom of Aristotle. On the one ha... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Size 10 Feet
Thursday, March 28, 2019      117 comments

My feet are size 10. That's a fact. Oh, occasionally I buy a size 11 or a size 9 1/2 or even a 9: but I don't berate myself about my shoe size ever. I don't think that I could diet my feet down to a size 6 or even a size 8.. Not gonna happen.... Read more

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