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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Losing
Saturday, November 17, 2012      106 comments

Weight loss" just isn't a good concept for people who want to stop yo-yo dieting and sustain a healthy weight because . . . weight loss is all about "loss". Yeah. Duh! If I had it to do all over again -- losing 90 pounds that is (and I... Read more
It Sneaks Up On Me . .. .
Thursday, November 15, 2012      17 comments

One two-bite brownie, after a business meeting when I'm cleaning up the snacks. (Which of course I didn't eat during the business meeting . . . ). A couple extra brazil nuts while my supper soup is heating in the microwave. A second F... Read more
Still Don't Wanna . . . .
Sunday, November 11, 2012      20 comments

. . . but I also don't wanna 1. Increase my risk of breast cancer recurrence; 2. Be unable to wear the clothes I own; 3. Reduce my energy; 4. Feel pessimistic; 5. Look any worse than is inevitable for a lady of my advanced year... Read more
Don't Wanna . . . .
Saturday, November 10, 2012      22 comments

Don't wanna do anything "healthy" today. Don't wanna track my food (just did, for breakfast: Greek omelette with salsa). Don't wanna make my soup (soup pot is in the dishwasher getting pristine, thinking curried lentil). Don't wan... Read more
Eliminating 200 + Daily Food Decisions: Key to Maintenance
Wednesday, November 07, 2012      16 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/food-and-wine/food-tr
ends/can-you-control-what-
you-eat-ian-brown-takes-th
e-food-diary-test/article4997649/ Ian Brown has published a terrific article today in the Toronto Globe a... Read more
Learn About Maintenance Before Losing Weight
Tuesday, November 06, 2012      15 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=5125181 That's the headline on a terrific blog by CATS_MEOW which further links to recent research in a CNN article and a previous blog from a year ag... Read more
Food Addiction: F.L.A.B. to FLAB
Saturday, November 03, 2012      19 comments

www.healthzone.ca/health
/newsfeatures/article/1282
228--are-you-addicted-to-b
ad-food-get-advice-here I liked this You Docs article in the Toronto Star today about battling food addiction. Five signals of food ad... Read more
American Election Time: MMOB
Thursday, November 01, 2012      14 comments

I'm just a Canadian. Often I'm very conscious that as a Canadian I'm essentially a "guest" in our SparkPeople community -- which was founded in America and in many ways (despite the worldwide membership) remains overwhelmingly American. (... Read more
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

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