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Wearing Our Resilience
Wednesday, April 01, 2015      25 comments

Resilience is something of a current buzz word. It's replaced, possibly, the formerly-favoured meme of self-esteem in the popular lexicon. Self-esteem we now know not being something we can pour over our own heads, like chocolate syrup over a ... Read more
Eat 'Em Up So They're All Gone????
Tuesday, March 31, 2015      25 comments

Just remembering a pretty old impulse that doesn't resurface all that often any more: namely, to eat up the tempting food. So that it will be gone. And stop tempting me. Eat up all the potato chips. Eat up all the cookies. Eat up all the ... Read more
Getting the Cold Shoulder!!
Monday, March 30, 2015      26 comments

www.thestar.com/life/hea
lth_wellness/2015/03/30/th
e-cold-winter-may-have-bee
n-good-for-you.html Found this little article in today's Toronto Star rather amusing. The exceptionally cold winter (coldest since... Read more
Weighing the Expectations of Others: A Response to ONEKIDSMOM
Sunday, March 29, 2015      23 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=5901533#comments ONEKIDSMOM has written an amazing blog today: "The Weight of the Expectations of Others", which it seems to me is a hugely important ... Read more
Quick Seafood Chowder
Sunday, March 29, 2015      16 comments

Most often I include some fish -- salmon, shrimp or tuna-- as the protein in my lunch salads packed for work. And chicken in my supper soups. But this week decided to change it up -- mostly because I saw a bag of frozen mussel meat at the ... Read more
Not A Good Way To Go . . . BROOKLYNBORN Reminds Us!
Saturday, March 28, 2015      24 comments

BROOKLYNBORN has written a profoundly moving blog today about her 95 year old mother- in- law, in hospital with a bladder infection and pneumonia: and the grave difficulty that her mother-in-law's obesity presents to the hospital personnel tryin... Read more
Mental Health and Obesity: Part 3
Friday, March 27, 2015      30 comments

When I was fat, I often wished I could experience being thin. Even for a day. Having become thin (or, at least, thinnish) I have often wished I could offer to "trade bodies" with somebody struggling with their weight -- even for an hour. ... Read more
Mental Health and Obesity Issues: Part 2
Thursday, March 26, 2015      23 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=5899239 I really enjoyed the comments on yesterday's blog: both what people said and what they didn't say. Would love to hear more: so there's the li... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Mental Health Issues: A Whole Bunch of Questions
Wednesday, March 25, 2015      54 comments

Yesterday I posted a link to an article about body weight stigma. Including self-stigma. Why is there (still) such an intense stigma associated with mental health issues? Including self-stigma? And is there sometimes a correlation b... Read more
Body Weight Bias: Are We Our Own Worst Enemies?
Tuesday, March 24, 2015      21 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/body-weight-bias-exte
nds-to-our-sense-of-smell-
study-finds/article23580474/ I was pretty shocked to read this short article in the Globe and Mail this m... Read more
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

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