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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
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

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