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Starting with Maintenance: One Approach to Weight Loss
Tuesday, October 30, 2012      27 comments

How many calories a day can I eat and maintain my weight at around 142? About 10 calories per pound. That's all. Seriously. About 1400 calories a day was my weight loss range; now it's my maintenance range. Does it mat... Read more
Thanks for the Get Well Wishes
Monday, October 29, 2012      11 comments

My second round of flu escalated sufficiently to get me to a walk-in clinic Sunday: and onto some antibiotics plus asthma inhalers (which I haven't needed for years). Antibiotics are miraculous. For years and years I couldn't take 'em (all... Read more
Flu Two! Booo!!
Saturday, October 27, 2012      14 comments

There was a (very nice, elderly) gentleman honking and snortling at the gym on Wednesday. No inhibitions at all, filling the air around his step machine while he clutched the handles with both hands. Leaving no hand free to wield a tissue. ... Read more
Lazy Lazy Weekend
Sunday, October 21, 2012      12 comments

, , , just what I needed after a pretty challenging week, with lots more to come next week. Ahhhhhhhhh. We had sunshine with crisp temperatures, and the leaves are glorious right here in our back yard . . . bright yellow sugar map... Read more
Sitting is the New Smoking!
Tuesday, October 16, 2012      14 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/why-the-sedentary-lif
e-is-killing-us/article4613704/ Sure, exercise is a good thing -- but even if we're part of the tiny minority who do aim for daily exer... Read more
Great Shoe Sale!
Saturday, October 13, 2012      12 comments

Our local "brand name" shoe warehouse has a once a year coupon applicable to clearance items. First pair is 50% off: second pair of higher value is 25% off. So here's what I scored!! 1. Classic black medium heel pointed toe pum... Read more
THE most important thing to learn . . . at SparkPeople??
Friday, October 12, 2012      20 comments

What's the single most important thing we can learn at SparkPeople? How to maintain. Yeah. Because all of us already know how to lose weight. We've done it lots of times before. So if this is going to be the last time: we have t... Read more
Worn Out Size 8s! Sure Sign I'm Maintaining . . . .
Wednesday, October 10, 2012      28 comments

I was happy this fall to slide back into my winter 8s and 6s without a hitch. But: I also realized that I've now actually maintained weight loss long enough that I'd completely worn out some of my initial weight loss stuff. And needed to r... Read more
Canadian Thanksgiving Flu By
Sunday, October 07, 2012      14 comments

Bad timing, really. Long weekend, a bit cool and drizzly but the leaves are still glorious, my bright yellow chrysanthemums looking gorgeous in the garden except for . . . flu. Yesterday it was hard to stand upright. I'll spare the gr... Read more
Parents Don't See Fat Kids Because Fat is the New Normal
Monday, October 01, 2012      9 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/how-fat-has-become-th
e-new-normal/article4576071/ Wow, what a hard-hitting article in this morning's Toronto Globe and Mail! About two-thirds of the ad... Read more
Changing it Up: Maintaining Fitness
Thursday, September 27, 2012      14 comments

Maintenance is about more than maintaining weight loss. Moby Carp has a recent great blog about maintaining motivation for fitness: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=5076282 ... Read more
Cardio, Strength Training, Flexibility, Balance
Monday, September 24, 2012      14 comments

The four "components" of fitness? We've gotta have strong hearts to pump blood around our bodies and strong lungs so we can breathe: that takes "cardio". We need to build the muscles of our arms and legs and shoulders and backs and ab... Read more
Is the "obesity epidemic" overblown?
Saturday, September 22, 2012      12 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
commentary/surprise-a-litt
le-fat-is-good-for-you/art
icle4560312/ Globe and Mail columnist Margaret Wente thinks that the obesity epidemic is an overblown crisis. She says research shows... Read more
Potato Chips are evil incarnate!!
Monday, September 17, 2012      15 comments

I was a the golf course Sunday with DH and noticed a potato chip bag in one of the garbage containers on the 10th tee. The chip bag was open and I looked in. There was a whole chip in the bottom of the bag, uneaten. My first reaction:... Read more
Loved Your Comments on Moderation . . . .
Saturday, September 15, 2012      10 comments

. . . . and had to face the fact that a lot of people here have more self-discipline than I do, and can stop with a "moderate" amount of those foods that are triggers for me. Maybe I'll get there one day. But for now . . . not saying... Read more

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