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OK, I'm grumpy but still . . . . SP, your ads are slowing me down again!
Sunday, July 29, 2012      15 comments

I AM grumpy (don't ask, I'll get over it. This year. Next year. Or sooner, likely.) But still, if I were looking for things to make me grumpy (I'm not, really I'm not) or to justify my being grumpy (I'm not, or at least I'm trying not to... Read more
Maintenance: pretty much all we need to know! Thanks again, 4A-HEALTHY-BMI!!
Thursday, July 26, 2012      12 comments

OK, 4A-HEALTHY-BMI's done it again: followed up her inspiring video with a truly amazing blog on maintenance. www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=4985652 It's full of links to va... Read more
Bravo! 4A-HEALTHY-BMI!!! Check this video!!
Monday, July 23, 2012      10 comments

video.today.msnbc.msn.co
m/today/48286287 Wow! Here's our very own Spark People "At Goal and Maintaining" leader showing us just how it was done --- and how it continues to be done! Looking gorgeous, full of joy,... Read more
Short Holiday
Sunday, July 22, 2012      11 comments

Even one day off work -- and three days with DH -- feels like a refreshing break when we actually leave town without a laptop. We so often work one or both days of a weekend, or at least part of one or both days, whether in the office or on rem... Read more
Further crazy diet ideas: Six Weeks to OMG!
Wednesday, July 18, 2012      16 comments

www.thestar.com/living/h
ealth/article/1227831--cri
tics-say-new-diet-book-six
-weeks-to-omg-get-skinner-
than-all-your-friends-targets-young-girls It must be the silly seaon: the Toronto Star newspaper had a re... Read more
8 hour eating
Saturday, July 14, 2012      13 comments

In a recent Dr. Oz column, he suggested that limiting the span of time during which we eat to 8 hours a day results in 28% fewer calories, on average. So: if you have breakfast at 8, your last meal would be finished at 4 pm. Of if your... Read more
Mint Floss
Friday, July 13, 2012      11 comments

Mint floss tastes good, has no calories and is a great incentive not to eat anything more. If my teeth are super clean . . . yeah. Don't want to mess 'em up!... Read more
Dessert for Breakfast??
Sunday, July 08, 2012      19 comments

The August Oprah magazine has an intriguing article which suggests that the best time of day to indulge a sweet tooth is breakfast. Two groups of dieters were assigned 1400 cals a day (women) and 1600 (men). One group ate a "modest" brea... Read more
Impossible?
Friday, July 06, 2012      11 comments

Cheesy, I know. But I'm changing the punctuation. From IMPOSSIBLE to I'M POSSIBLE. Yes I am.... Read more
Not tracking . . .
Thursday, July 05, 2012      10 comments

is like "not communicating". Impossible. A person who thinks she is not communicating is in fact communicating plenty. By not speaking. Or gesturing. Or making eye contact. Body language is (almost) all. Way more powerful than what we... Read more
Weight Loss Maintenance: low glycemic, moderate fat and protein diet
Tuesday, July 03, 2012      11 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/how-to-keep-the-pound
s-off-with-the-right-diet/
article4371808/ Interesting article which confirms what I know about my own adventures in weight loss mai... Read more
I am Canadian!
Thursday, June 28, 2012      22 comments

It's the July 1 weekend coming right up. Got my big red and white flag flying on the verandah, breaking out my red and white golf outfit!! Sing it, Canadians! "I am Canadian", in English www.youtube.com/watch?v=... Read more
Taking Time to Celebrate
Tuesday, June 26, 2012      15 comments

DH aka TUFFMUFFIN and I recently celebrated our 33rd wedding anniversary . . . with a few days away together, revisiting the little town where we'd spent our honeymoon. It was so much fun! Lots of laughter and reminiscing, some golf, some... Read more
Eating Disorders at 50++
Friday, June 22, 2012      18 comments

Yes, I track my nutrition every day . . . fitness too. And no, I don't think I have an "eating disorder". Really. But the social pressure to stay slim and attractive at 50+, 60+ and even 70+ is apparently triggering lots of eating diso... Read more
Salad
Monday, June 18, 2012      11 comments

Tomorrow's salad: 2 cups of mesclun 1 small raw beet, chopped 5 baby carrots, chopped 3 sugar snap peas, chopped 4 green beans, sliced 2 radishes, sliced 1 small yellow sweet pepper, chopped 6 grape tomates half a small avoc... Read more

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