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Visceral fat: Refuse to Regain
Tuesday, August 13, 2013      19 comments

One of the most compelling images from Refuse to Regain is an MRI "trunk slice" showing visceral fat. This is a different image showing the same thing. Mostly we're... Read more
POW! With Thanks to KANOE10!
Sunday, August 11, 2013      19 comments

I've picked up "Refuse to Regain" by Barbara Berkeley M.D. at the library, because of KANOE10's enthusiastic reviews: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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Weekend Pleasures
Saturday, August 10, 2013      13 comments

It was the perfect temperature for sitting on the veranda with Charlie, enjoying the smell of the phlox and reading the newspaper. While simmering a big pot of minestrone. And checking the laundry periodically. Does life get bette... Read more
Stuffed is Uncomfortable!
Friday, August 09, 2013      17 comments

When I weighed 90 pounds more, I went to bed pretty much every night feeling stuffed. I ate till my eyeballs squeaked. It was uncomfortable. I frequently had (sorry, TMI) "gastric problems". Of various kinds. Which require no fu... Read more
Stopping When I'm Full . . .
Tuesday, August 06, 2013      18 comments

Last night I went out for dinner with DH. I ordered exactly what I wanted -- chicken wings and French fries with a glass of wine. I ate 3 chicken wings. I ate about 10 strips of French fries. I drank most of my (small) glass of wine and then... Read more
Stairway to Fitness?
Monday, August 05, 2013      16 comments

Can taking the stairs (rather than the elevator) contribute significantly to fitness? Apparently, it can: www.theglobeandmail.com/
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Junk Food Cures for Obesity?
Sunday, August 04, 2013      22 comments

The National Post had a great article yesterday about healthy food options at McDonalds, interviewing Anne Parks who is director for menu management for McDonalds Canada. fullcomment.nationalpost
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Maintenance is Work!
Saturday, August 03, 2013      18 comments

Most of us here know that. And, eavesdropping on an exchange between ONEKIDSMOM and 4A-HEALTHY-BMI, I checked out a TED talks presentation by Dan Ariely on what motivates people to keep on working in the workplace. It's a bit long, but re... Read more
Wet Crotch??
Thursday, August 01, 2013      17 comments

It's a heart shape blooming on blue pants and an ad for We (Heart) Comedy, Sirius something or another. Here on Spark People. Not something with which I'm familiar up here in the great frozen north. Not sure I want to get any more, errmmmm, f... Read more
Mind Over Mood: the Sequel
Sunday, July 28, 2013      14 comments

Yup, those techniques I'd blogged about, from CBT cognitive behaviour therapy (Beck-related) really work, at least for me. www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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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

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