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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
In the Soup!!
Monday, September 02, 2019      26 comments

Nothing new here about that -- I am ALWAYS in the soup, all year round! Saturday or Sunday, pretty much every week, I check out my vegetable crisper and use up the "wilties" in a big pot o' soup, which becomes my suppers for the next week... Read more
Yup, gym and white rock stars helped a whole lot . . . .
Sunday, September 01, 2019      26 comments

Maybe five years ago, in May, I read a "survey" on "best white jeans". Lots of the brands reviewed were really expensive. But the Old Navy white rock stars rated the highest. And so I bought some. And yes: I really DO like them a ... Read more
The Gym and Rock Star Cure
Saturday, August 31, 2019      29 comments

Yes yes yes -- I'm feeling (uncharacteristically for me, and I'm grateful for that) kinda overwhelmed, confused, and miserable. The gym will help. It always does! AND: I'm going to take my fave white jeans -- Old Navy "rock star... Read more
Long Weekend Coming Up!!
Friday, August 30, 2019      30 comments

Today will be busy: and Tuesday will be REALLLLLLLLLLLY busy. But how wonderful to contemplate three last days of summer stretching out in front of me. Oh, of course there are all the usual chores to be done -- laundry, library, groce... Read more
Gentle gentle gentle
Thursday, August 29, 2019      40 comments

Please do go gentle into that good bite . .. ... Read more
Puppy Class!!
Thursday, August 29, 2019      25 comments

Yes, little Henry will start school September 7 -- for six consecutive Saturdays, an hour each week. The time messes a bit with my "regular" Saturday schedule but that's OK . . . worth it. And dear Charlie had one of HIS obedience c... Read more

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