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Too Thin Riskier Than Too Fat?
Sunday, March 30, 2014      54 comments

life.nationalpost.com/20
14/03/28/being-skinny-may-
be-riskier-for-health-than
-obesity-canadian-research
ers-suggest/ Well, there's a headline we'd all love to read. But most of us here are familiar with t... Read more
Persian Pumpkin Soup
Saturday, March 29, 2014      21 comments

An experimental morning! Weeks ago I'd clipped a recipe out of the newspaper for a Persian chicken entrée, mostly because the spice mixture intrigued me: primarily turmeric, cinnamon and cardamom. With fresh herbs sprinkled on afterwards; pars... Read more
I am enough, I have enough:TINAJANE76 shout out
Thursday, March 27, 2014      20 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=5657258 TINAJANE76 has written a terrific blog, "I am enough". No compl... Read more
Learning to Cook
Wednesday, March 26, 2014      20 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/food-and-wine/food-tr
ends/why-you-should-cook-w
ith-kids-not-just-for-them
/article17642745/ Only 25% of Canadians eat at least one "meal made from scratch" (love that expression) ... Read more
Canada's Food Guide: Making Us Fat
Tuesday, March 25, 2014      13 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/why-canadas-food-guid
e-needs-a-dose-of-up-to-da
te-reality/article17618278/ If we eat according to Canada's Food Guide we're probably getting 3,300 calor... Read more
Cancer Isn't a Battle
Monday, March 24, 2014      23 comments

I've recently received my "five year all clear" mammogram: and my goodness I'm grateful. I know this means that my chances of recurrence statistically have dropped quite significantly. But although I'm grateful, I don't take credit f... Read more
Wagometer
Sunday, March 23, 2014      18 comments

I don't use any kind of pedometer to track 10,000 steps a day: don't have a fitbit or a Spark Activity Tracker. Keep thinking I "should" but . . . What I'd really like is a wagometer. If Charlie had one attached to his tail, he'd e... Read more
24 Hours of Happiness?
Friday, March 21, 2014      15 comments

24hoursofhappiness.com/ Who knew? Don't have 24 hours to listen but sure like the first part of this!!... Read more
Happiness: Filling the Second Half of the Glass!
Thursday, March 20, 2014      17 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/the-glass-really-is-h
alf-full/article17574947/ Martin Seligman's work in happiness psychology has interested me for a long time. This article outlines the ... Read more
Membership Card to the Secret Society
Wednesday, March 19, 2014      25 comments

OK then, one of the rewards for sustaining the "gonna" through the "don't hafta wanna"? As in, I'm gonna stick with the program, even when I don't wanna, because after all I don't hafta wanna, I just have to . . . keep on keeping on? I... Read more
An Excellent Imitation of a Grown Up!
Tuesday, March 18, 2014      19 comments

Remember Steve Siebold telling us "in the nicest possible way" to just "grow up"? www.fatlosers.com (Here's the link in case any of you would like to try his free 21 day Mental Toughness boot camp: there are quite a few f... Read more
Brogging
Monday, March 17, 2014      25 comments

I like to blog -- and of course I love getting comments on my blogs from all the wonderful Spark Friends I've met here! But: fact is, I mostly blog for me. To remind me of what I need to do. To record small victories that will motivate me... Read more
More Exercise, More Joy in Your Heart!! Thanks KANOE10!
Sunday, March 16, 2014      15 comments

Yup. In my recent More Exercise blog, I omitted what's probably the greatest benefit for me. But KANOE10 pointed it out in a comment on my Spark Page. More Exercise means More Happiness. More joy in my heart. What Holly ... Read more
It's the Joy in Your Heart
Saturday, March 15, 2014      13 comments

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
5uQj0dWr9Vs How I love the Waters of March. And here's a great version by Canadian jazz singer Holly Cole. ... Read more
More Exercise
Friday, March 14, 2014      16 comments

means more energy more pleasure in my meals more slack in my waistbands more mental alertness and lots more. I've been getting more exercise for the past week. And I'm going to continue!... Read more

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