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Workouts Worked! ST osteo aids?
Monday, March 03, 2014      16 comments

Neck and shoulders feeling way better after that Wednesday rear-ender -- I'm thinking that probably the lat pull down and bent over rows and shoulder lifts may have assisted with this. A friend at the gym who also has severely osteo arthrit... Read more
Low Key Weekend
Sunday, March 02, 2014      13 comments

Accomplished the "usuals" and the "necessaries" -- black bean soup mole style, laundry and groceries done, lunches packed for 2 days. Got to the gym. Not enthusiastic about xc skiing however: it really is so cold here at the moment. Although ... Read more
Tracking Nutrition for the Rest of My Life: I'm With DDOORN!
Friday, February 28, 2014      21 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=5636066 Once again, DDOORN has a fascinating blog -- about coming to terms with the reality that for most of us maintaining weight loss after obesi... Read more
Meaning? or pleasure? DDORN gets me thinking!
Wednesday, February 26, 2014      20 comments

Thanks to DDORN for posting this link to a fascinating article about happiness. greatergood.berkeley.edu
/article/item/happy_life_d
ifferent_from_meaningful_life Essentially the researchers are distinguishi... Read more
Calorie Laws
Tuesday, February 25, 2014      21 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
globe-debate/will-a-calori
e-law-work-fat-chance/arti
cle17069460/ Margaret Wente is one of my favourite writers at the Toronto Globe and Mail. This morning she reviews the research on "c... Read more
Nice weekend!
Sunday, February 23, 2014      16 comments

Got my soup made (minestrone) Friday night. And enjoyed some Netflix with DH (House of Cards.) Got laundry, groceries and gym done on Saturday . . . then off with DH to dinner and theatre with friends. Got two days' worth of lunch sal... Read more
Diet Till I Die? I'm OK With That!
Friday, February 21, 2014      29 comments

What's the definition of the word "diet"? Here's what is says in the on-line Merriam-Webster dictionary: Diet is 1 (a) food and drink regularly provided or consumed (b) habitual nourishment (c) the kind and amount ... Read more
Hope Springs . . .
Wednesday, February 19, 2014      22 comments

The days are cold, but getting longer: it's light when I leave work (if I get out the door before 6 or so . . . ). The snow banks are high, but sparkling in the sunshine. I hear cardinals at dawn. They're here all winter, but don't star... Read more
Sheepskin!
Tuesday, February 18, 2014      15 comments

Over the years, and in various states of decrepitude, I have acquired: a sheepskin coat (very old, worn rarely) sheepskin boots (salt stained, pretty grotty) sheepskin gloves (several pairs, continuously needing restitching) sheepskin... Read more
Exercise endorphins: invaluable!
Monday, February 17, 2014      10 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=5625512 ONEKIDSMOM has a terrific blog about endorphins and whether they are "sports specific": that is, whether the quality of endorphins is "better"... Read more
Other Stuff I Like About My Gym
Sunday, February 16, 2014      12 comments

I've been a Y member (except for those periods when I've been at university) since I was very small, about 3-4 years old tagging along with my mother when SHE went to the Y. While she volunteered as a Y fitness instructor! (As I did too, when ... Read more
Towel Indulgence at the Gym!
Saturday, February 15, 2014      20 comments

When I walk in the door, I'm greeted warmly by name by the worker at the Y reception desk where I've been a member since about 1975. And with a big grin she slides across to me a stack of 4 (four!!!!) fluffy white towels. Because she knows... Read more
We Are Hungry Most of the Time
Friday, February 14, 2014      17 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/eat-like-a-greek-deco
ding-the-mediterranean-die
t/article16851568/ There's been lots of recent research on the health benefits of a Mediterranean diet: h... Read more
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

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