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Scarcity and Cognitive Bandwidth
Saturday, September 14, 2013      13 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/how-facing-a-scarcity
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n-reset-the-way-we-think/a
rticle14321835/ Really found intriguing this article from today's Globe on brain science and scarcity -- ... Read more
Resisting Temptation: the Training Program
Thursday, September 12, 2013      19 comments

Yesterday's Globe and Mail had a terrific article on new research with respect to kids and obesity. The results are very encouraging: kids can be trained in strategies to resist high calorie, high fat, high sugar foods. So when I sa... Read more
Ambient Temp, Obesogenic Environments
Monday, September 09, 2013      16 comments

Really interesting article in this morning's Globe and Mail about the effect of moderate temperature variations on brown fat and calorie burn. Here's the link: www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/fi
tness/want-to... Read more
Popcorn at the Movies
Saturday, September 07, 2013      16 comments

Went to see The Butler tonight -- and it's a pretty interesting movie! (And: I won't comment on the politics of it. Because: as a Canajun I should probably just stay out of it, since it's not about my own political history. I cannot possibly ... Read more
Dark Chocolate
Wednesday, September 04, 2013      25 comments

Three wrapped squares of Lindt 70% cacao : 90 calories. These come in bags of 30 squares, and most of the time I have just one. After my gym workout. So that's thirty calories. Or maybe two: sixty calories. ( I like the 85% too, but haven... Read more
Looooong Weekend: Labour Day!
Monday, September 02, 2013      12 comments

Oh yeah. I spent some looooong hours at the office, labouring! How appropriate is that? Saturday was chores. Most of Sunday and a big chunk of Monday was work work: had to get the docs done for a deadline, not my choice. Some stuff r... Read more
Swiss Chard Soup
Sunday, September 01, 2013      17 comments

What a great time of year for local fresh veggies (and fruits too, of course). The Swiss chard was so gorgeous at the grocery store yesterday, and just $5 for 2 ginormous bunches. With carrot, onion, garlic, tomatoes, oregano, thyme and (n... Read more
Four Years Maintaining!
Friday, August 30, 2013      23 comments

Wow, this 4 year anniversary would have passed me by, but for the lovely people at At Goal and Maintaining who track these things. Thank you! Irony of ironies, I was attending at a seniors' residence today to meet with a very elderly clien... Read more
Patiently slogging along . . .
Tuesday, August 27, 2013      22 comments

It's one of "those" periods in my life: lots of work, lots of stress, gonna get through it. Of course I am. Matter-of-factly, actually. Not too much drama or self-pity. Done it before, anticipate I'll have to do it again in future. That's ... Read more
R2R Soup #2
Sunday, August 25, 2013      10 comments

My first "Refuse to Regain" soup -- the salmon, celery and tomato experiment -- was all gone yesterday. The R2R concept here: focusing on "primarian" foods compatible with our evolutionary history, pre-farming: so hunter/gatherer veggies, fruit... Read more
Trivia D (for Dunce) Student
Saturday, August 24, 2013      9 comments

How many times have I answered the 3 daily Trivia questions? Pretty much every day. What's my all time average? 84% right. And this month? Struggling to reach 80% in August. Needed for "Trivia A Student" status? 90% right in ... Read more
Survived My Week!
Friday, August 23, 2013      12 comments

Made it to the gym five mornings in a row: that helped. Ate (pretty) healthy all week . . . that included two Tim Hortons cookies on Thursday (unusual, sure, but what was I thinking????). Still within calorie range every day. OK, you want... Read more
Full Moon
Thursday, August 22, 2013      10 comments

An often-noted observation, I know, across many different work situations. But: when the moon is full, there often seem to be a (temporary) diminution both in the reasonableness of my own clients AND those on the "opposite side". Hmmmm... Read more
R2R soup experiment!
Monday, August 19, 2013      15 comments

Refuse to Regain recommends cutting way back on grains (even whole grains) and legumes. Why? Because they weren't part of our "evolutionary" diet. Hmm. I have noticed that eating grains tends to make me hungrier and seems to have a greater... Read more
Level 18!
Sunday, August 18, 2013      17 comments

OK, so it took me a VERY long time to get here and so many of my spark buddies have been at level 20 4Ever but . . . finally, I've got past the trophies to the crowns!! So thrilling! I know Shakespeare said "uneasy lies the head ... Read more

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