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Grrrrr.
Monday, August 25, 2014      31 comments

Grrrrrr. Grrrrrrrrrrrr. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Just sayin'. Growling only. Trying mightily not to snap. Or bite.... Read more
Potato Chips -- Sin Free (thanks PHEBESS)
Sunday, August 24, 2014      29 comments

PHEBESS suggested this simple, fast, nifty trick: Slice a potato as thinly as possible. Arrange on a piece of parchment paper in the microwave, 1 layer thick. That's it: no oil, no salt. Microwave on high for 8-10 minutes until ... Read more
Sister Day!
Saturday, August 23, 2014      24 comments

Up early and will soon be hitting the road to visit with my sister for the day. There will be coffee. I've got her birthday presents all wrapped up (a week early). We'll catch up and giggle and maybe do a little shopping: window... Read more
Self-Medication
Friday, August 22, 2014      24 comments

Self-medicate with food? Empty carbs, fat, salt sugar. Sitting on the couch. Mmmmmmm. The siren call of potato chips: manufactured and engineered to ignite all the pleasure centres in the brain simultaneously. Instant comfort. Ice cream's p... Read more
Fat Neighbourhood/Fit Neighbourhood
Thursday, August 21, 2014      29 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/the-road-to-a-healthy
-lifestyle/article20140107/ Where we live can make us fat. And the choice of where we live can be counter-intuitive. We choos... Read more
That Fabulous Day Feeling!
Wednesday, August 20, 2014      28 comments

One of my SparkFriends messaged me about having a fabulous day. Too often, life can feel like a bit of a slog -- keeping on keeping on. So, where does the "fabulous day" feeling come from? She had been kayaking yesterday and is feeling... Read more
Feeling Fuller Longer
Tuesday, August 19, 2014      27 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/eight-foods-that-can-
take-the-edge-off-hunger-p
angs/article20093784/ Satiety value. This article by Leslie Beck lists 8 foods that offer longer-la... Read more
I Like A Meal that Takes Its Time
Monday, August 18, 2014      24 comments

FEEDTHEHUNGER's blog on using a fork and not a shovel really reminded me of how important it is to eat slowly enough to permit myself to enjoy what I'm eating. I don't have to eat in a huge hurry because I'm embarrassed to be eating at all... Read more
Where's My Body Data Going? To Whom? For What Purpose?
Sunday, August 17, 2014      24 comments

I don't have a FitBit. Or any other kind of wearable syncing fitness tracker. Including the one that's sold right here as Spark People. Have thought about it. But been vaguely uneasy about the syncing of my personal bodily data and the p... Read more
Blogging to Focus: SUSANNAH31 is right!!
Saturday, August 16, 2014      23 comments

What a great blog -- SUSANNAH31 is blogging while babysitting to remind herself to track the nutrition while away from home . . . vacations are tough. (Although babysitting a grandbaby is probably not a complete vacation either!!) ww... Read more
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
ge_public_journal_individu
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
ge_public_journal_individu
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

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