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Feeling a Little Podgy
Friday, October 29, 2010      10 comments

Adopting WALKINGANNIE's approach to weight loss maintenance, I've been avoiding the scales and judging my maintenance by how my clothes fit . . . And, I decided a couple days ago that things were getting a little snug! Snug, despite w... Read more
Nutty About Nut Butters!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010      16 comments

I loved Coach Nicole's recent blog on homemade nut butters; here's the link if you want to take a look for yourself: http://www.dailyspark.com/bl
og.asp?post=going_nuts_for
_flavored_nut_butters Peanut butter is one of my all tim... Read more
Ooey Gooey BBQ Ribs
Saturday, October 16, 2010      6 comments

Went for a walk in the woods (with Charlie, crunching through the leaves) and then out for smokehouse BBQ tonight with my husband and son (Charlie not allowed) to a new restaurant in town -- which is the best BBQ I've tasted since last fall's tr... Read more
Five Fat Turkeys Are We
Monday, October 11, 2010      6 comments

Five fat turkeys are we We slept all night in a tree When the cook came around We couldn't be found That's why we're here you see! Yesterday while golfing in glorious October sunshine, I saw five fat wild turkeys sauntering across t... Read more
Get Out of Jail Free Card
Friday, October 08, 2010      9 comments

It was an exceptionally beautiful day, sunny, morning glory blue sky, and nothing too too pressing in the calendar at work: so, I gave myself the day off. (I have an occasionally indulgent boss: me.) Went to the gym first for a thorou... Read more
Leaf-Peeping Geezerdom: Official Members
Sunday, October 03, 2010      8 comments

As a teenager and a young adult, I used to laugh at my parents going out to see the brilliant fall leaves, and in particular mocked ungently their ecstatic rhapsodizing on their... Read more
Squirrels driving me squirrelly . . .
Sunday, September 26, 2010      13 comments

Our old house is surrounded by big old chestnut and walnut trees, and backs onto a small forest of red pines. So, not suprisingly, we also have a large population of grey, black and red squirrels who apparently consider our attic to be the opt... Read more
Have to acknowledge: apparently can't run . . .
Saturday, September 18, 2010      8 comments

I've come to the reluctant conclusion that at this point I apparently cannot run. It was so much fun experimenting with the podrunner interval programme plus the POSE technique: and I took huge pleasure in resuming running at the gym last ... Read more
The Gentian's Bluest Fringes
Sunday, September 12, 2010      7 comments

When I was in about grade six, our itinerant music teacher Miss Guymer started off the school year by teaching us a new song for September. Here are some of the words: The gentian's bluest fringes Are curling in the sun; In dus... Read more
They call it Labour Day because . . .
Sunday, September 05, 2010      9 comments

yup, have a lot of work that I've got to get done. The usual laundry/groceries stuff, some dog grooming, a little attention to the garden -- but mostly "work work". And today I whomped my way through a big whack of that. With anothe... Read more
Tomorrow's Lunch Salads
Sunday, August 29, 2010      11 comments

. . . all made, sitting in the fridge ready to go to work with me. And it includes: spinach, avocado, green beans, shelled fresh peas, radishes, carrots, red pepper, sliced brussels sprouts, large shrimp. I'll add lemon poppy seed dressi... Read more
Journey of Life: Five Travel Tips
Sunday, August 22, 2010      11 comments

There's a fun article in the Saturday edition of the National Post about a recent travel writers' conference put on the by the Cuba Tourism Board . . . with a rebellious travel writer who decided pretty much not to participate in the programme l... Read more
Point Pelee: Canada's Sanibel
Friday, August 13, 2010      9 comments

We took a little break last weekend to travel to the southernmost part of Canada, Point Pelee. This is a peninsula jutting into lake Erie which extends below the 42nd parallel -- more southerly than Rome or Barcelona. As a bird and butter... Read more
After-Acquired Motivation and Sunk Costs
Wednesday, August 04, 2010      11 comments

"Watermellen knows motivation happens AFTER the workout -- not so much before". Motivation gets a lot of air time on SP blogs and message boards, And that's a recent status for me -- which kinda hit me all of a sudden. But having po... Read more
Brain Fitness: Building Happiness Neurons!!
Sunday, August 01, 2010      10 comments

A recent blog by PUDLECRAZY got me thinking about an article I'd read on new research in neuroplasticity: our brains have huge potential to to grow and change, even as adults. If you are interested in reading the whole article, here's the ... Read more

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