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Anticipating Happiness
Tuesday, July 08, 2014      21 comments

There's an interesting article in this morning's Globe and Mail about anticipating happiness. Unfortunately it's not in the online version so I can't provide a link. But the gist is essentially this: happiness research establishes that we actu... Read more
What Do We Value? And Why It Matters To Value Ourselves!
Monday, July 07, 2014      21 comments

It's not what we SAY is important to us, so much as how we spend our time and our money, which demonstrates what we value. Really value. I have to remind myself about this over and over again. So many people (and maybe especially women) ... Read more
Much much better . . .
Sunday, July 06, 2014      14 comments

. . . the left knee, that is. And I don't believe it's a joint problem but rather more of a tendon/ligament issue. Feeling more optimistic! Thinking about a trip this afternoon to the beach! It would be the first "local outing" for that ... Read more
That Left Knee . . .
Saturday, July 05, 2014      9 comments

Played nine holes of golf last night . . . yikes! Pretty painful left knee. Got the to the gym today: 30 minutes on the elliptical, upper body weights, lower body weights, stretching, used the foam roller on the hamstring, calf muscle and... Read more
The persistent impulse NOT to track . . .
Friday, July 04, 2014      25 comments

I track my nutrition every day. And I have for more than five years. And I know that for me it's essential to maintaining weight loss. But still . . . . still . . . when I believe that I've eaten "too much" there is a huge temptati... Read more
Hungry at Bedtime . . .
Thursday, July 03, 2014      16 comments

This is a persistent issue for me: I'm at the end of my day, within my calorie range but still some "room", and I'm tempted to eat. Especially if DH is eating. Whose calorie range for weight maintenance is (roughly) twice mine. ... Read more
How I Spent Canada Day!
Wednesday, July 02, 2014      17 comments

A long morning sit on the verandah -- with its red and white Canadian flag fluttering in the breeze! A bowlful of minestrone before golf. Just about everyone on the course was dressed in some variation on a red and white theme. TUFFMUFFIN ... Read more
Still Canadian!! Sing Along
Monday, June 30, 2014      18 comments

I'm so proud to be Canadian! Tomorrow's Canada Day, July 1st -- And once again, here's the "I am Canadian" song for which I wrote the lyrics (French and English) in celebration of Canada's 125th birthday, waaaaay back in 1992, music by Lo... Read more
When Did I Become an Athlete? Shout out to ONEKIDSMOM
Sunday, June 29, 2014      17 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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al.asp?blog_id=5728172 Barb "tris", oh yes she does. Take a look at her incredible blog today, "When Did I Become an Athlete?" All of us are athletes, she reminds ... Read more
It Never Gets Old . . .
Saturday, June 28, 2014      14 comments

. . . sitting on the verandah on a summer morning with Charlie and the newspaper and a cup or two of coffee, interrupted only with periodic trips to the laundry machines to flip things around and hang things and fold things. Simple pleasur... Read more
Gorgeous Morning!
Friday, June 27, 2014      15 comments

. . . and the garage is looking so much better, given its generally decrepit condition. Presumably that new coat of fresh paint will help reinforce it slightly! Son will be heading back to his job later today, but it's been a great visit.... Read more
Perverse Results of Taking It Easy
Thursday, June 26, 2014      19 comments

Went in yesterday morning intending of course to take it easy, no pressure, and prepared to zoom home when sleeping-in son got up and . . . it was remarkable how much work I whomped through simply because I was "taking it easy". Hmmmm. I... Read more
Taking it Easy . . .
Wednesday, June 25, 2014      12 comments

A little gap seems to have opened up in my work schedule which is great, coinciding with the last couple days of son's impromptu vacation. I'm just about 7 minutes from my office, so I'll keep an eye on emails with my iPhone but . . . pla... Read more
Garage Grinding
Tuesday, June 24, 2014      17 comments

Got home from work yesterday and there was my dear son on a ladder grinding paint off the garage . . . He'd been to the hardware store, purchased a grinder and paint and rollers and turpentine and decided to spend his vacation time repaint... Read more
A Sense of Hummus
Monday, June 23, 2014      18 comments

Found an interesting "starter" concept for tahini soup on the internet and tweaked it a bit for the ingredients on hand: Onion and garlic (softened in a little olive oil); then carrot, shaved Brussels sprouts, cumin, red chili flakes and a ... Read more

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