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De-Grump 2!!
Sunday, November 08, 2015      26 comments

OK, followed the de-grump plan. Work out + nature. As follows: First off, stopped on the way to the Y to pick up some shoes, brand new navy pumps, which I had dropped off 6 weeks (SIX WEEKS!!!) earlier -- they needed heel grips. And ... Read more
Grumpy!!
Saturday, November 07, 2015      28 comments

I am not generally a grumpy person. But: yesterday was VERY stressful at work and I'm still feeling yucky and the stress continues (by email, even though I'm not "at work") and . . . Best method of dealing with stress is work out. ... Read more
Weekend coming . . .
Friday, November 06, 2015      23 comments

. . . and (rather uncharacteristically for me) I'm pretty eager. Love my work. AND: love my weekend routines too of course. But haven't been able to shake the flu -- will spare you all the graphic symptoms but suffice it to say, l... Read more
Pileated Woodpecker
Thursday, November 05, 2015      21 comments

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
f_2VrLINP3Y NOT my video -- but I was absolutely astonished to see a pileated woodpecker right outside my window this morning on my deck trying to feed from MY bird feeder. This is one HUGE ... Read more
Just a bit flu-ish!
Wednesday, November 04, 2015      28 comments

Yuck. I'd like to get a flu shot, as soon as possible. But: can't get a flu shot when you're flu-ish. Flu for me can escalate into bronchial pneumonia pretty rapidly -- and that's why I've had a flu shot every fall for as long as ... Read more
Bill Eddy Three
Tuesday, November 03, 2015      21 comments

Think flexibly. Manage emotions Moderate behaviors. (I wrote about this May 15) If I think flexibly, I can better manage my emotions which will help me moderate my behaviours. It's a great way of dealing with high conflict personalit... Read more
Simmer Strategy: Lessons from the Soup Pot!
Sunday, November 01, 2015      23 comments

OK then, did not make soup yesterday as I generally do on Saturdays for the next week's supper. Using up slightly wilted veggies, thinking about a different ethnic spicing . . . something I enjoy a lot (my ONLY area of domestic creativity I su... Read more
Survived!!
Saturday, October 31, 2015      32 comments

Yup, I did: and thanks for the support, Spark peeps!! One (fixable) mistake -- but even though I hate hate hate to make any mistakes ever, I can't hold myself to a standard of perfection and stay sane. So yeah. I'll fix that. D... Read more
Bracing Myself
Friday, October 30, 2015      29 comments

Tough week at work . . . and another tough day to go. Oh well oh well oh well. So good to have DH here to bounce stuff off of. I'm not alone, not at all. My other work colleagues are also marvelous. There would be none of the wor... Read more
Life Returns to Normal . . . .
Wednesday, October 28, 2015      29 comments

Oh yeah, normal feels good. Really it does. DH home again, arriving late last night to lots of wags and tail thumps! Just love the routines: the sliced-up orange (one segment for Charlie, more tail thumps, and one for me . . . ) and the p... Read more
Fat, The Movie
Monday, October 26, 2015      29 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/unflinching-film-fat-
is-a-dark-take-on-food-add
iction-depression/article26950864/ Here's a movie I'm most definitely going to want to see. And here's a... Read more
Disclaimer
Sunday, October 25, 2015      35 comments

Have you noticed the new "disclaimer" that Spark People has inserted onto each and every one of our blog posts? "Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of fol... Read more
Rewire Your Brain for Food Freedom: Bright Line Eating Video #3
Saturday, October 24, 2015      21 comments

Quite a number of you have mentioned that you couldn't access the third intro (and free!) video from Susan Peirce Thompson on her website. And expressed a desire to know what's in it! Certainly, not all the detail that can only be gleaned ... Read more
Ultimate Grilled Cheese
Friday, October 23, 2015      34 comments

I read a recipe for an ultimate grilled cheese sandwich. And it sounded soooooo good that I made myself one. Last night, for supper. In ADDITION to my planned bowl of turkey barley soup. (Just decided that "I didn't care" about sticking ... Read more
Oprah and Weight Watchers
Thursday, October 22, 2015      31 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/can-oprah-revive-weig
ht-watchers/article26884770/ I'm just fascinated by Oprah's decision to go all-in with Weight Watchers: on the board, buying 10% of WW ... Read more

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