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Moroccan Tomato Peanut Soup
Sunday, March 22, 2015      33 comments

Winter's back here this morning -- pretty darn chilly, -10C. And I've made a big pot of Moroccan inflected tomato peanut soup: two cans diced tomatoes plus water, chopped celery/carrots/onions, a bit of brown rice, some quinoa, a couple of... Read more
Old Photos, Old Dogs, Corn Muffins and Maple Syrup!
Saturday, March 21, 2015      27 comments

Last evening I was searching through an antique cupboard in our big old house looking for golden retriever Charlie's registration papers: we know he's almost 11 but (how shameful!) we've all apparently forgotten his actual birthday!! I believe ... Read more
Lost-Pleasure Analysis!!
Friday, March 20, 2015      25 comments

What an interesting article in this morning's Globe and Mail about US FDA approaches to junk food/cigarette regulation. Lost-pleasure analysis, FDA researchers initially proposed, needed to be weighed economically before imposing tough regu... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Won One Day At A Time: With Generosity
Thursday, March 19, 2015      42 comments

I'm always astonished and delighted by the extent and the generosity of support extended here at Spark. The Chris Downie spirit of generosity in establishing the SparkPeople site (free free free) is matched and even exceeded by the incredible ... Read more
Yikes!!
Wednesday, March 18, 2015      26 comments

Looking at a bzzzy high stress day coming right up . . . and needing to rush to get out the door. Good thing that my lunch was preplanned and in the fridge at work already. Spinach salad with mushrooms and shrimp plus some chopped frui... Read more
Celebrating with clothes instead of food? Shout out to SANDICANE!
Tuesday, March 17, 2015      27 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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al.asp?blog_id=5894381 SANDICANE's fun blog today is riffing on St Patrick's Day: and her choice of celebrating with green tea instead of green beer! Which leads he... Read more
In Just Spring
Monday, March 16, 2015      25 comments

"when the world is puddle-wonderful" wrote e.e. cummings. And: it is "just spring" here . . .... Read more
Dementia and Nutrition
Sunday, March 15, 2015      26 comments

Saw a Yahoo article this morning basically stating that initial onset of dementia can be postponed and progress of dementia can be slowed by careful attention to nutrition. No need to provide the link: it's a long article and doesn't tell u... Read more
A big fat surprise? Not so much
Saturday, March 14, 2015      23 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
globe-debate/a-big-fat-sur
prise-for-dietary-dogma/ar
ticle23440389/ You can bet that DH loved this article this morning by one of our fave Globe and Mail writers, Margaret Wente: "A big fa... Read more
Fresh Raspberries
Friday, March 13, 2015      29 comments

If I had to choose just one fruit, I think it might be raspberries. They are beautiful. They smell great. They taste terrific. This morning I had a cupful of fresh raspberries with orange Greek yogourt (fat and sugar free... Read more
Letting it all hang out . . .
Thursday, March 12, 2015      24 comments

. . . was a mantra of the 60s, remember?? Bill Eddy (and I'm taking a training course in the Bill Eddy method of addressing high conflict relationships) teaches three skills: 1. thinking flexibly; 2. managing emotions; 3. moderat... Read more
What Do You Do Because You're Happy?? Thanks JSTETSER!!
Wednesday, March 11, 2015      23 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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al.asp?blog_id=5890883 Really loved this JSTETSER blog today -- and you will too!! I am another Sparky who is happy most of the time . . . and apparently always... Read more
New Batteries: The Scales Fall From My Eyes . . .
Tuesday, March 10, 2015      29 comments

After work I took my miracle scale (which appeared to have functioned for over 10 years without batteries) to the hardware store. And I called upon the "guys" -- the hardware store expert helpers -- for advice. The first guy wanted to sel... Read more
Bathroom Scales
Monday, March 09, 2015      22 comments

Gahh. They have me "back up" the 2.5 pounds that finally disappeared. And DH is complaining also about fluctuation in weigh-ins that don't seem merited based upon nutrition and exercise. Since so many people have pointed out that ... Read more
Treat Now! Shout Out to BESSHAILE!
Sunday, March 08, 2015      25 comments

BESSHAILE is writing today about treats: and what a treat her blog is! www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=5889068 We need to treat ourselves well, of course we do. And the on... Read more

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