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Watching a jogger on video . . .
Wednesday, November 27, 2013      17 comments

. . . . actually raises the viewer's heart rate, respirations, sweat etc. So says recent Australian research reported short short in my morning Globe. Hmmmm. But not by much. I'm not thinking this is a credible substitute for getti... Read more
Winter Stewps!
Sunday, November 24, 2013      18 comments

Last week, most uncharacteristically for me, I made a carbonnade de boeuf a la flamande. (Beef stew-soup Flemish style with six sweet onions, big chunks of massive carrot, turnip, baby bella mushrooms and a bottle of beer). I "don't eat" beef u... Read more
Using My Brain to Make My Life Work
Saturday, November 23, 2013      18 comments

chriskresser.com/how-to-
prevent-spending-the-last-
10-years-of-your-life-in-a
-diaper-and-a-wheelchair HOUNDLOVER1 posted a blog today with this link to an article by Chris Kresser on aging well, and it's such an ... Read more
Smoking Ads and Persistent Temptations
Wednesday, November 20, 2013      23 comments

Short short in my Globe this morning says that exposure to even one glamorous and cool cigarette ad can affect the desire to smoke a full week later. I haven't smoked for 35 years, not one cigarette. Because I know that I am one cigarette ... Read more
Spray Thin?
Tuesday, November 19, 2013      12 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/if-you-think-weight-l
oss-sprays-sound-too-good-
to-be-true-youre-probably-
right/article15241472/ Has anybody here tried food scent suppressant sprays... Read more
Starting a Grey Week . . .
Monday, November 18, 2013      23 comments

It's dark out there at 7:06 a.m. Huge windstorm which knocked out the power briefly (and I see this morning -- we got only the residual of disastrous winds in the US). I woke up at 3 am and saw my alarm clock blinking; reset for 5 a.m... Read more
Target? or Victim?
Saturday, November 16, 2013      17 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
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

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