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A trip to the vet
Wednesday, April 09, 2014      21 comments

Took Charlie to the vet first thing yesterday morning to get his staples removed from his second surgery. Yes, we are practising safe socks at our house. And we hope that dear Charlie never ever finds another unpartnered sock anywhere, ever. ... Read more
Spring Green!
Monday, April 07, 2014      28 comments

Birthday inventory: I'm 63 today and updated my Spark Page accordingly. Wearing the spring green leather jacket I bought to celebrate 62 (with pale blue blouse, navy pencil skirt, green/navy/white silk scarf, navy pumps). Updated my Spark Pag... Read more
Post-Winter Hands
Sunday, April 06, 2014      21 comments

It's been a terribly long winter here, and there are still mounds of snow outside my window. So "post-winter" is optimistic since there's no clear evidence winter is exiting any time soon! My hands have suffered the most. Here are thr... Read more
Exercise Motivation
Friday, April 04, 2014      16 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/life-video/video-fitn
ess-basics-how-this-traine
r-gets-motivated-to-hit-th
e-gym/article17787812/ A short video that explains convincingly how one personal trainer increases her ow... Read more
Does Eating Healthy Cost More?
Wednesday, April 02, 2014      23 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/life-video/video-ctv-
windsor-a-cheaper-healthie
r-way-to-eat/article17749716/ This link says it doesn't cost more money. But: it probably does cost more time, to prepare foods from s... Read more
Smoothie??
Monday, March 31, 2014      22 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/fi
tness/to-smoothie-or-not-t
o-smoothie-whats-the-best-
food-before-a-training-run
/article17716777/ Vegan DD is a big fan of smoothies . . . generally with a... Read more
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

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