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The Introvert's Way: Living a Quiet Life in a Noisy World
Monday, October 14, 2013      21 comments

sophiadembling.com/ I've been very much enjoying Sophia Dembling's 2012 book "The Introvert's Way". Before reading it, would I have identified myself as an introvert? Probably not. But: a lot of the time, I d... Read more
Thanksgiving Thoughts
Sunday, October 13, 2013      20 comments

It's Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, and of course our newspapers are full of Thanksgiving related features. One in the Globe and Mail on "the science of gluttony" (not in the on-line edition) says that "overeating for even brief periods of ... Read more
Menu Calorie Counts
Saturday, October 12, 2013      19 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/ontario-to-make-fast-
food-chains-put-calorie-co
unts-on-menus-but-will-it-
help/article14795558/ For a number of years quite a few American jurisdicti... Read more
Alice Munro Nobel for Literature
Friday, October 11, 2013      16 comments

I am so delighted and so proud that Canadian short story writer Alice Munro is the Nobel Laureate. The very first Canadian Nobel for literature (and we have many other great writers . . . ). There is an outpouring of exultation and joy and r... Read more
Wah!! Fall from Perfection!
Thursday, October 10, 2013      17 comments

Up until today, I was scoring an unprecedented 100% in Trivia. Today, got one wrong. The USA is NOT the biggest importer of cocoa beans. It's the Netherlands. OK then. This relates to nutrition and fitness how exactly?? And non-A... Read more
Flipping the Don't Wannas on Their Pointy Little Heads!
Sunday, October 06, 2013      34 comments

I don't wanna track my nutrition any more. Not for even one day. Don't care how easy it is. I. Just. Don't. Wanna. I wanna eat whatever I want, whenever I want: starting with a large size New York fries. Then a huge bag of kettle chip... Read more
Rainy Saturday
Saturday, October 05, 2013      10 comments

. . . . not optimal, natch. But: I don't need to head into the office. Which is itself a good thing. Enjoyed my fresh raspberries and fat free yogourt for breakfast. Laundry about half-way done. I'm in my gym clothes (black tights, ro... Read more
The State of Slim
Wednesday, October 02, 2013      21 comments

www.stateofslim.com/ I've been reading a brand new book from my local library called "The State of Slim". Written by James O. Hill PhD and Holly R. Wyatt, MD, it offers a Colorado Diet intended to "fix your metabolism" and... Read more
Veggie Bread
Sunday, September 29, 2013      17 comments

I just discovered Country Harvest whole wheat plus vegetables bread (carrot, celery and leek). It's 80 calories a slice and tastes great for a savoury sandwich. One slice is one serving of vegetables; very pretty with the bright orange and gre... Read more
Fitness: Pent Up Demand!!
Saturday, September 28, 2013      14 comments

I've been working waaaay too hard for many weeks. Tracking nutrition has been steady but I haven't been able to get to the gym as much as I like. This past week I had had no exercise since last Sunday's golf game (stamping around the cour... Read more
Obesity and Cancer Treatment
Thursday, September 26, 2013      18 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/life-video/video-over
weight-cancer-patients-und
ertreated-in-chemo/article14406396/ Recent research indicates that obese cancer patients are likely to be undertreated with chemo: some... Read more
Autumn
Sunday, September 22, 2013      13 comments

[not my picture . . . but what I'm seeing everywhere!] A Vagabond Song Bliss Carman There is something in the autumn that is native to my blood-- Touch of... Read more
Frivolity Relief!!
Sunday, September 15, 2013      16 comments

OK, taking a break from work work work -- and of course as recreational distraction, love nothing more than to dial up the fashionista a bit, particularly because it's fall!! First, a bit of shopping: I indulged in a moto jacket: not vinta... Read more
Scarcity and Cognitive Bandwidth
Saturday, September 14, 2013      13 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/how-facing-a-scarcity
-of-cash-time-even-play-ca
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

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