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Weight and Addiction to the Approval of Others
Saturday, August 09, 2014      24 comments

A Spark Friend messaged me today to say that she's really enjoying the application of mental toughness to her food tracking and her exercise program, but she wishes she could apply some of this mental toughness in her relationships with friends ... Read more
Vanity motivator
Friday, August 08, 2014      25 comments

OK, I admit it: I'm frivolous and superficial and girly. So you can imagine how totally flattered I felt when I stopped in at my convenience store the other morning to pick up my newspapers . . . greeted by the woman behind the counter with... Read more
Rethinking Stress
Thursday, August 07, 2014      22 comments

www.ted.com/talks/kelly_
mcgonigal_how_to_make_stre
ss_your_friend What an amazing TED talk by Kelly McGonigal on dealing with stress. We've been brainwashed to believe that we should avoid stress at all costs. ... Read more
Genetic Destiny?
Wednesday, August 06, 2014      22 comments

I've got a difficult metabolism to manage. My body grabs on and holds tight to every calorie I eat. I've gotta eat less (quite a bit less) and move more than "most people" to maintain a weight that I consider acceptable. But 80% of weight mai... Read more
Rainy holiday Monday . . .
Tuesday, August 05, 2014      20 comments

. . . made for a very lazy day. I've been to the gym during a first torrential downpour. The sun came out, it got sticky and humid and by mid-afternoon the beach was beckoning. But: a second really torrential downpour, with lots of ... Read more
Locavore?
Monday, August 04, 2014      20 comments

Fresh local peach. Fresh local blueberries. And: a few imported raspberries and blackberries. Mixed with Greek no fat no sugar mandarin orange yogourt. Great breakfast! But -- not all locavore even in the height of the summer fres... Read more
Knowledge isn't enough . . .
Sunday, August 03, 2014      17 comments

We can find out everything we need to know on the internet. And we can access the internet everywhere we go, from our smartphones. news.nationalpost.com/20
14/08/01/did-the-internet-
kill-curiosity-why-so-many
-would-rathe... Read more
Never gonna eat again . . .
Saturday, August 02, 2014      21 comments

That's how I always feel after I've been to the dental hygienist. Sure, I brush. Floss. And use a Sulcabrush too. [A Canadian invention . . . amazing!! My dentist hands these out free in a "loot bag" after the party!! But you can buy 'em... Read more
Physio Genius!!
Friday, August 01, 2014      20 comments

Wow!! How is it possible to get so much relief from pain in 30 minutes? Clever young physio using the "Graston technique" managed to release those tense and tight muscles in my left leg so quickly and so competently. And: made me feel great b... Read more
Rainy, cool . . .
Thursday, July 31, 2014      15 comments

. . . makes it a good day for working! And I've got some interesting but relatively low-pressure work to do! Drafting a lengthy document that will (when executed) bring an emotionally-charged and difficult matter to a conclusion. Ter... Read more
Trivia trivia!!
Wednesday, July 30, 2014      16 comments

I am always trying to achieve monthly Trivia A student status!! But seldom succeeding. I look enviously at those names that come up day after day as having 100% "correct scores": and you know who you are!! My personality is not particularly ... Read more
Fresh Raspberries
Tuesday, July 29, 2014      23 comments

The local raspberries are available -- about half the size of the mammoth berries I can buy pretty much year round, and tangier tasting somehow. And the fresh local blueberries are ready too. Mmmm: half a cup of each for breakfast, with a mand... Read more
Golf in a Cart . . .
Monday, July 28, 2014      18 comments

OK then, I'm going to contact a sport physio clinic. It's been almost 2 months that my left leg/knee have been giving me grief and I've exhausted all the management techniques I know: gentle exercise on the elliptical, modified strength t... Read more
Summer Borscht!
Sunday, July 27, 2014      15 comments

I love hot cabbage and beet borscht in the winter time . . . with lots of garlic and red chili flakes, carrots and celery, maybe even a potato or two. Great stuff. But: decided yesterday to make a quick quick chilled summer borscht version... Read more
Whew!! Cultivating our own gardens . . .
Saturday, July 26, 2014      20 comments

Thanks so much for all the instant support facing yesterday's tough day. What a wonderful group of people we have here!! It started out tough (gnarly patch on the domestic patch: NOT Charlie and NOT DH) and then I was facing a tough wor... Read more

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