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Weekly Soup!!
Tuesday, September 17, 2019      29 comments

Tried out a bowlful last night after work . . . before taking Henry to the vet for his final set of puppy vaccinations. (He was really good!!) Beet borscht prepared Sunday in my big soup pot -- and with a whole lot less work than chopping c... Read more
What's in Your Kong?
Monday, September 16, 2019      28 comments

Kongs are classic dog toys -- and Henry has a small blue one for now. When he's bigger, we'll get him a "big boy" kong for sure. A kong is gr... Read more
Given Up Follow Up
Sunday, September 15, 2019      32 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=6617953 As always, I really enjoyed yesterday's responses to the "completely given up" blog. And reflecting more, I think that the message from... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts "Have You Completely Given Up On Yourself?"
Saturday, September 14, 2019      56 comments

About 34 years ago, I was expecting my second baby. Quite sick, actually: morning nausea, fatigue. And with a two year old. Working full time teaching at a college. And for some reason -- related to business/professional connections... Read more
The Plumes are Coming!!
Friday, September 13, 2019      32 comments

Can you see 'em? One of the (many) things I love most about golden retrievers is the perpetually wagging plumy tail. On my way to work ea... Read more
Great Comments! Feedback on Intuitive Eating
Thursday, September 12, 2019      24 comments

Blogging is a process of figuring out what I think when I see what I write . . . it's a process for me. But the best part of blogging is the comments from the Sparkie community . .. . bouncing it back at me and triggering new reflections a... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Can't Win or Lose at IE
Wednesday, September 11, 2019      54 comments

Intuitive eating isn't a weight loss program. It's about finding my natural weight. (Whether I like that weight or not!!) Accepting it. It's about strengthening my trust muscle. Persuading myself that I can count on myself to take c... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts What's it to you?
Tuesday, September 10, 2019      35 comments

www.michaelneill.org/pod
cast/ At the suggestion of a Sparkie friend, I've subscribed to Michael Neill's weekly service -- and I am really enjoying his "Caffeine for the soul" podcasts. This week he asks, "What's i... Read more
33 Points to Go . . .
Monday, September 09, 2019      31 comments

and then I'll be at level 21. After 10 plus years at Spark! It's been more than a year at level 20. The points are accumulating less quickly over the past 6 months on the intuitive eating (IE) plan . . . since I'm not tracking ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts At the gym . . . and at puppy obedience class!
Sunday, September 08, 2019      29 comments

Following up from yesterday's blog on Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S), I got into a brief conversation at the gym with a young woman dealing with just that situation. She is probably in her mid to late 20s. Presently weighs (... Read more
Restricting Calories, Increasing Exercise
Saturday, September 07, 2019      37 comments

Yes, that's the conventional wisdom for weight loss. Eat less, move more. But: this article from the Globe and Mail indicates that such a course of action may result in significant injury. www.theglobeandmail.com/
li... Read more
No pain
Friday, September 06, 2019      35 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
canada/article-canadians-f
ar-more-likely-to-fill-pre
scription-for-opioids-after/ Canada, like most Western countries, is experiencing an epidemic of opioid addiction. In big cities, in s... Read more
When I Don't Know What to Do
Thursday, September 05, 2019      32 comments

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
DX9qy-ORbnc That Linda Pransky webinar on Change for Three Principles Global Community (3PGC) has really stuck n my mind. When I'm in a state of self-doubt, it's hard to hear common sense. ... Read more
Healthier "Nutella"?
Wednesday, September 04, 2019      30 comments

Chocolate Chickpea Spread. I haven't tried this -- the recipe was in Saturday's National Post and derived from a vegan cookbook recently published called Little Green Kitchen by David Frankiel and Luise Vindahl. But: I thought it soun... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Change
Tuesday, September 03, 2019      28 comments

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
DX9qy-ORbnc I was really fascinated and moved by Linda Pransky's webinar about change, posted by the Three Principles Global Community for August. So many of us here at Spark People want t... Read more

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