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Lazy Day
Saturday, July 27, 2013      15 comments

I worked late last night -- yes, even on a Friday -- in order to clear my desk of a couple urgent problems and be able to kick back today. So far: Laundry well underway; Globe and Mail read; Did a little cleaning in the kitchen; ... Read more
Borrowed from VTRICIA
Wednesday, July 24, 2013      13 comments

"I will beat the odds, as great as they are.... Now I will turn miracle into routine. The amazing will be seen everyday. I will put in all the hard work necessary."-Yann Martel Miracle into routine -- that's maintenance. www.sp... Read more
Mind Over Mood
Saturday, July 20, 2013      17 comments

Lots of us here are fans of Dr, Judith S. Beck's great book, "The Beck Diet Solution: train your brain to think like a thin person". She applies techniques from cognitive therapy (originally developed by her father, Dr. Aaron Beck) to weight lo... Read more
Gym Time for Stress Management
Tuesday, July 16, 2013      15 comments

Lots of stress in my life at the moment. And I'm finding that getting to the gym is key for managing it. Do I want to get up when the alarm goes off at 5 am? No. But it's my best chance of feeling better all day long . . ... Read more
Snack Aisle Conversations: DALID414 isn't talking to herself . . . .
Sunday, July 14, 2013      17 comments

DALID14 responds to my convenience store tale of woe and tells me how to avoid snack aisle temptations . . . which is very helpful. She just talks to the stuff and orders it to remain on the shelves!! And it works for her . . . I respond... Read more
I wanted 'em . . . but I didn't eat em!
Saturday, July 13, 2013      18 comments

I'd spent a couple of quiet hours at the beach, reading and people watching. In my black tankini with my gold straw fedora. And was at the convenience store on the way home. Buying my weekend papers. Eyeing all of the scoop ice cream f... Read more
Scape Soup
Wednesday, July 10, 2013      17 comments

I received a gift of about 6 cups of gorgeous curly scapes -- the stem of the garlic flower. Made one scape omelette -- that was great. And then decided to use up all the rest in a scape soup. I cruised the internet for ideas and che... Read more
JOHAL52 Reviews Life at SP
Saturday, July 06, 2013      19 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=5412029 Here's the link -- and JOHAL52 is so right, the struggle to maintain is never ceasing but the support at Spark People is a huge factor in succ... Read more
I am hungry
Wednesday, July 03, 2013      29 comments

I am hungry. Which is OK. Because I know that I will be hungry. Every day. Hunger is not a bad thing. It's no reason to panic. Hunger is not an emergency. Hunger tells me that I will enjoy my next scheduled meal more. Lea... Read more
Hot Weather Soup: Gazpacho!
Monday, July 01, 2013      11 comments

No simmering this week -- just got out the food processor and whirred together (in batches): 3 large cans of diced tomatoes 2 English cucumbers 4 bell peppers (red, orange, yellow) basil sea salt black pepper corns red chili fla... Read more
I Am Canadian/Je Suis Canadien
Saturday, June 29, 2013      15 comments

Yay long weekend! Yay July 1 Canada Day! I am Canadian -- whether in English or in French. Yes I am!! www.youtube.com/watch?v=
XcNDR61mxGg www.youtube.com/watch?v=
UwI9vElpdAI&feature=relm... Read more
Then if ever come perfect days . . .
Tuesday, June 25, 2013      23 comments

O what is so fair as a day in June? That's the first line of the poem. I've just enjoyed a few of those perfect days, away on a short holiday with DH to celebrate our 34th. Where did the years go? I still feel about 28 years old ... Read more
Tough Remembering What You Ate . . .
Thursday, June 20, 2013      17 comments

A short article in my Globe and Mail today summarizing Swedish research with women average age 61 indicates that 6 months of weight -loss dieting dramatically improves episodic memory: i.e. what I just did. Hmmmm. If I remember what I ate... Read more
Weight Loss Maintenance: Tougher for Younger Women?
Wednesday, June 19, 2013      27 comments

I haven't actually seen any research on this topic. But: based upon personal experience and observation of others (both here at Spark and in "real" life) I think this might be so. Especially for women. Why? As younger women, ... Read more
Are Americans Becoming More Like Canadians?
Sunday, June 16, 2013      14 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
commentary/canadianizing-t
he-yanks-not-quite-but-clo
se/article12573341/ Is it true that Americans have been virtually hosed down with maple syrup and issued ceremonial toques? (That's pr... Read more

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