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Hey Thank You for the Five Years Congrats! PlusShout Out to ALIDA
Friday, August 15, 2014      56 comments

Really appreciate all the kind comments on that "Five Years Maintaining" blog -- which have also made me think again about "goal weight"! Take a look at this interesting recent blog by ALIDA who felt a little bit criticized for participatin... Read more
FEEDTHEHUNGER: Escape from Freedom
Thursday, August 14, 2014      22 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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al.asp?blog_id=5758750 Welcome back FEEDTHEHUNGER, one of the most interesting and thoughtful bloggers here at Spark People! Like so many, she's had various Spark "... Read more
MAINtenance is the MAIN thing! From Day One at Spark People . . .
Wednesday, August 13, 2014      28 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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al.asp?blog_id=5758529#comments Check out this amazing blog, posted by 4A-HEALTHY-BMI yesterday: "Weight Management Superstars, 14 Thousand Pounds Kept Off for Almos... Read more
Healthiest Life Enjoyable
Monday, August 11, 2014      65 comments

We know that to sustain weight loss maintenance, we need to be content with the lowest sustainable weight -- not the lowest achievable weight. Dr. Judith S Beck introduced me to that concept in her great book, The Beck Diet Solution, train your... Read more
#2 Weight and Addiction to the Approval of Others
Sunday, August 10, 2014      22 comments

Looking at comments on yesterday's blog, it was striking to me how many women said that their own addiction to the approval of others diminished very significantly as they got older, and that only with age have they been able to focus on weight ... Read more
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

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