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The Soup Worked!
Thursday, February 13, 2014      19 comments

It was a long day . . . and ended with one of those "networking cocktail" thingies -- at which I managed to restrain myself from all the cocktail nibblies (and sipped only on a Virgin Caesar . . . i.e. fancied up tomato and clamato juice, no alc... Read more
Emergency Soup!
Wednesday, February 12, 2014      27 comments

My freezer stash (1 serving turkey barley, 2 servings minestrone) all used up post vacation . . . and a long tough day ahead with me predictably returning home late and ravenous . . . meant I needed to throw together an emergency pot of soup thi... Read more
Living Fat
Tuesday, February 11, 2014      18 comments

www.thestar.com/life/hea
lth_wellness/2014/02/11/wh
en_is_fat_a_heart_risk_sci
entists_reevaluate_its_rol
e_in_your_health.html I was really interested in this article in today's Toronto Star about the role of "... Read more
Back to Work
Monday, February 10, 2014      26 comments

. . . and back to tracking nutrition. Because I know that (despite a successful break) tracking nutrition in the long run will continue to be absolutely essential for me. Saturday was a very long day: up at 6 am, didn't get to bed unt... Read more
Reflections on a Maintainer's Holiday . . .
Sunday, February 09, 2014      31 comments

Had a lovely time away, quick Florida escape to Sanibel Island off Fort Myers. With DH. Stayed in a condo, prepared and cooked most meals ourselves, wasn't "tracking" but ate my typical diet with lots of fresh veggies and fruits, egg whit... Read more
Coral Pink Silk
Thursday, January 30, 2014      30 comments

Whatever works, right? I've got a tough day today. And it's cold cold outside. Hanging in my closet, there's a very pretty coral pink silk shirt. New. Pullover style, with a concealed placket and long sleeves. Waiting for a day whe... Read more
Running at 76: what it takes to keep training!
Wednesday, January 29, 2014      21 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/fi
tness/why-at-76-this-great
-grandmothers-still-runnin
g/article16546215/ Loved this article in today's Globe. Wish I could return to running which I lov... Read more
Are YOU Ready for . . . More Siebold????
Tuesday, January 28, 2014      12 comments

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
s5eUtQ8ivzg PHOENIX1949 found a whole page of Siebold mental toughness video blogs on youtube. Numbers 4.1-4.4 deal with fatloser topics -- and they are fun. Some new tools and tips (not ... Read more
Hyacinths in Winter
Tuesday, January 28, 2014      23 comments

All winter long, I buy pots of hyacinths at the grocery store. Right now I have deep purple blue flowers in the kitchen. And an extraordinary pot of pink ones on the bedroom window sill -- each of the three bulbs has two flowering stalks,... Read more
Small Kindnesses
Monday, January 27, 2014      27 comments

I'm sitting at my computer in the study on the third floor. DH just brought me up a red mug full of steaming hot coffee. And a piece of his breakfast orange. This cold dark January morning is feeling better already! ... Read more
Weight Loss for Politicians
Sunday, January 26, 2014      18 comments

fullcomment.nationalpost
.com/2014/01/23/jonathan-k
ay-rob-ford-can-win-the-20
14-toronto-election-by-dro
pping-50-pounds-of-fat/ Some of you may have followed the saga of Toronto's Mayor Rob Ford concerning his... Read more
Post Cancer Treatment Heart Issues
Saturday, January 25, 2014      16 comments

The Toronto Star has an article today concerning new research on potential heart issues for women who've had breast cancer radiation and chemotherapy. Apparently it may manifest as shortness of breath and pain in the chest which can be mi... Read more
Fatloser Day 21: Maintaining Urgency
Friday, January 24, 2014      29 comments

Steve Siebold's final day is pretty poignant. He's mourning the unexpected death of a good friend, and vividly aware that today is all we have. Life is fragile. "Tomorrow is a promissory note, yesterday is over, right now is all we have and w... Read more
Fatloser Day 20: Discrimination, Plateaus and Stages
Thursday, January 23, 2014      21 comments

Today Siebold focuses his discussion on preparing for plateaus in the weight loss process and staying conscious of the stage we're in at any given time. We all remember that the first stage us "excitement" (but at Day 20 we're probably past tha... Read more
Fatloser Day 19: Taking Inventory of Core Beliefs
Wednesday, January 22, 2014      27 comments

It's hard to imagine a more practical and useful piece of advice than Siebold offers today. He says, if your beliefs are standing in the way of your success with losing weight (or anything else) then: 1. take an inventory of your core be... Read more

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