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Target? or Victim?
Saturday, November 16, 2013      17 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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al.asp?blog_id=5542450 Really liked REGILIEH's blog, "Are you a victim?" As it wisely points out, it's up to us to characterize the experience of being a victim as... Read more
Recipes for rebellion!
Thursday, November 14, 2013      21 comments

I'm loving ONEKIDSMOM's series on the rebel. And the difficulties that the rebel causes for maintenance. Because maintenance is about consistency, right? Which the rebel is not necessarily crazy about. But it may well have been the reb... Read more
Buffet strategies for staying buff!!
Monday, November 11, 2013      25 comments

www.thestar.com/life/hea
lth_wellness/2013/11/11/bu
ffet_study_points_way_to_h
ealthier_eating.html I don't like eating at buffets. Generally speaking I don't go to buffet style restaurants, or attend buffet-servic... Read more
Addiction, gluttony and pleasure.
Sunday, November 10, 2013      19 comments

www.thestar.com/news/can
ada/2013/11/08/the_toll_of
_addictions.html With the problems facing the Mayor of Toronto getting major press coverage both in Canada and all over the world, I've never seen more info out the... Read more
Flu Shot?
Saturday, November 09, 2013      28 comments

As an asthmatic, I'm highly vulnerable to flu which can really lay me low for a long time. And once I've been infected with flu, quite often it progresses to a full-blown bacterial lung infection: bronchitis or pneumonia. For which antibiotics... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Rebel Without a Pause! And The Perils of Naive Progressivism
Sunday, November 03, 2013      139 comments

Every day in every way I am growing better. Good, better, best Never let it rest Till my good is better and my better, best. Remember those imperatives from your own childhood too? And how we were encouraged to internalize the... Read more
The Good Rebel: ONEKIDSMOM
Saturday, November 02, 2013      13 comments

sladeroberson.com/archet
ypes/rebel.html ONEKIDSMOM has been musing on rebellion. And I've been reading her recent status posts and blogs with sympathy. Of course. Because we know that weight loss maintenance requ... Read more
Friday Night: Ahhhhhh!
Friday, November 01, 2013      9 comments

A glass of red wine. Flowers on the table: rusty red chrysanthemums. Stated late and got an unusual and complicated piece of drafting done. No urgent need to go back into work all weekend. Ahhhhhhh!... Read more
Ginkgo
Wednesday, October 30, 2013      17 comments

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gi
nkgo_biloba The ginkgo is an ancient tree-fern dating back to the era of the dinosaurs, an exceptionally hardy but slow-growing tree with beautiful fan-shaped leaves, each veined with radiating r... Read more
Veal Stew
Monday, October 28, 2013      14 comments

I don't eat red meat much -- and am chronically low on both iron and protein. When my kids were small, I often made something they called "skating night stew" because it baked in a low oven while we went to their sessions at the arena and was r... Read more
Baked Cheddar Cheese and Sour Cream Ruffles
Saturday, October 26, 2013      15 comments

In the gym vending machine last Saturday, I noticed bags of potato chips. And griped to a fitness instructor, "What are these things doing here?" Potato chips are my kryptonite, for sure. And the gym has always been a source of healthy-only sn... Read more
BOSS61: would you swap out your genetic predisposition to overeat?
Sunday, October 20, 2013      18 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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OSS61&page=30 If you don't follow BOSS61's blogs -- you should. What an entertaining and interesting guy! Above is one sample, a link to his blog about recent rese... Read more
Having a Difficult Personality to Manage . . .
Saturday, October 19, 2013      18 comments

I don't. Really -- not me. My moderate tendency to introversion aside (and with Sophia Dembling's help, I'm recognizing this isn't much of a problem), I've got a generally sunny and optimistic personality. For which I take no particular... Read more
Nothing Tastes Better Than a Good Choice!
Friday, October 18, 2013      21 comments

Late work night tonight -- after a late (healthy salad) lunch about 2 pm, didn't get supper until after 8. But: did not stop on the way home for fast food. Told myself that hunger is not an emergency. Told myself that feeling hungry is normal... Read more
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

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