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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts What a Big Dog!!
Tuesday, November 05, 2019      44 comments

DH on Sunday morning, preparing his very special scrambled eggs with sharp cheddar. And Henry, keenly attentive!! What a big dog he is at... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Worst Memory
Monday, November 04, 2019      28 comments

nationalpost.com/health/
eternal-sunshine-of-the-sp
otless-mind This article from the Saturday National Post really intrigued me. Most of us have at least a few really bad memories. Something that happened to u... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts "Extra" Hour!!
Sunday, November 03, 2019      36 comments

As we "fall back" into standard time, I always feel like I got an extra hour. And . . . so far this morning I've Crazy-Glued the hem on a pair of taupe leather pants (which I'd thought I'd lost in the reno purge to the thrift store) and s... Read more
Lazy lazy lazy
Saturday, November 02, 2019      26 comments

Just not feeling like doing much today. I've finished up the laundry . . . just waiting for towels to dry. And I've moved all of the "fall" stuff out of my closet. Shifted in some woollier stuff -- it's getting pretty cold here and ... Read more
First Snow!!
Friday, November 01, 2019      32 comments

So fun to see Henry's reaction to the first snowfall of the season this morning!! When he stepped out the door with me to go fetch the newspaper, he was absolutely stunned!! (And yes, I was glad he was wearing his new prong collar . . . .... Read more
Getting Down!!
Thursday, October 31, 2019      33 comments

My DH had bought me a beautiful and ridiculous expensive down parka for Christmas last year (yes, that iconic Canadian brand . . . ) in a bright cheery red too. And I loved it but although I tried to persuade myself otherwise because it was suc... Read more
Transitions!
Monday, October 28, 2019      23 comments

I really appreciated all the comforting comments on my prong collar "confession" yesterday: thank you! And a number of other Sparkies have had the experience of being swept off their feet by a big strong dog suddenly lurching at the end of a le... Read more
Prong Collar
Sunday, October 27, 2019      33 comments

Well, I'm not entirely happy about this. BUT: Henry is very very strong and well over 40 pounds. The testosterone has kicked in, and we are not planning to have him neutered: he needs all the testosterone he can get to counter the potenti... Read more
Dirty Eating!!
Saturday, October 26, 2019      27 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/food-and-wine/article
-why-we-need-a-cookbook-ce
lebrating-all-things-stick
y-gooey-and-messy/ We hear so much about "clean" eating. And I enjoyed this article about a new cookbook... Read more
Living Through My Body
Friday, October 25, 2019      36 comments

My morning exercise routine -- 4 sets of 10 full pushups, situps, mountaineers alternating knee to chest and knee to elbow, and squats, followed by a yoga stretch/balance routine -- is gentle. But thorough. My right knee has been quite so... Read more
I'm a Window
Thursday, October 24, 2019      22 comments

As always, I really appreciated and benefited from the great comments on yesterday's blog . . . and the spirit of hope and optimism within which they were offered. Sparkies would love to see this gentle body kindness thing "work" and are celebr... Read more
My Plan
Wednesday, October 23, 2019      32 comments

nationalpost.com/categor
y/health/obesity Yes, there are a couple more rather sobering articles on that National Post obesity resource website. One is about the prevalence of opioid addiction among the overweight ... Read more
Ultra-Processed Food
Tuesday, October 22, 2019      29 comments

nationalpost.com/news/wo
rld/manufacturers-of-ultra
-processed-foods-get-you-t
o-eat-500-extra-calories-p
er-day-study-reveals The comments on yesterday's blog about glucose monitoring were really intriguing. M... Read more
Obesity Soon Top Cause of Cancer
Monday, October 21, 2019      25 comments

nationalpost.com/news/wo
rld/obesity-might-replace-
tobacco-as-top-cause-for-c
ancer-yet-only-few-are-awa
re-of-the-link As a survivor of estrogen-positive breast cancer, which I knew was related to obesity, I'v... Read more
Bonus Blog: National Post Obesity Resources
Sunday, October 20, 2019      18 comments

nationalpost.com/categor
y/health/obesity Canada's National Post says obesity is costing the Canadian economy $4B a year and is expected to surpass smoking as the leading cause of preventable death. One in four Canadian... Read more

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