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Coffee
Wednesday, February 03, 2016      28 comments

I'm so glad that some at least of the new research indicates that coffee has health benefits. Because -- and even though many Sparkies here have left coffee behind -- I'm still very smitten. Keurig coffee (flavoured or plain); Columb... Read more
Groundhog Day . . .
Tuesday, February 02, 2016      24 comments

It's mild and drizzly here, lots of puddles. Snow banks have receded, squirrels and birds are pretty active, and Charlie muddy when he comes in from the back yard. The forecast calls for some sun later. Potential, then, for the groundhog... Read more
Good Germs!
Monday, February 01, 2016      22 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/the-health-benefits-o
f-germs-make-it-clear-its-
time-to-embracethem/article28459226/ OK, most of us have got the message: every illness doesn't require a... Read more
Balance???
Sunday, January 31, 2016      23 comments

Quite a number of us here -- ONEKIDSMOM, SLENDERELLA and others -- have been writing about balance. And feeling "off balance". To which I can only say, "Me too." Having a hard time staying on track. And feeling motivated. Despite... Read more
Genetic Behaviourism
Saturday, January 30, 2016      25 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
opinion/the-explosive-scie
nce-of-genetics/article28462603/ For a very long time I've believed that personality and behaviour is highly influenced by genetics. That we inherit our height or o... Read more
Regrets
Friday, January 29, 2016      30 comments

I'm with Edith Piaf: "Je ne regrette rien". Or try, like her, not to regret anything. Regrets, I've had a few, but far too few to mention . . . . Still, yesterday's Yahoo article of five regrets people experience on their deathbeds -- co... Read more
What Happens When You Get Near Goal Weight? SPT
Thursday, January 28, 2016      22 comments

susanpeircethompson.com/
blog/ OK, I think this is one of Susan Peirce Thompson's most interesting vlogs yet: a topic dear to the heart of all MAINtainers, namely, "What Happens When You Get Near Goal Weight?" SPT's... Read more
Fascinating Responses: LCHF
Wednesday, January 27, 2016      22 comments

No question, lots of people here are experimenting successfully with intermittent fasting and eliminating flour/sugar approaches to dealing with insulin -- all related to the leptin issue. And there's clearly no "one right way" but a whole ... Read more
Insulin and Fasting
Tuesday, January 26, 2016      23 comments

www.thestar.com/life/hea
lth_wellness/2016/01/25/sc
arborough-doctors-book-say
s-insulin-makes-you-fat-fa
sting-makes-you-thin.html Interesting article in yesterday's Toronto Star focusing on the "intensive diet... Read more
Mild grey day . . .
Monday, January 25, 2016      23 comments

That was yesterday's XC ski. Temperatures had risen to -3C, meaning we swapped in blue wax for green: and it was perfect grip and glide. Although I love skiing under dazzling sparkly sunshine through deep blue shadows, a gentle grey day has... Read more
Sparkle Ski
Sunday, January 24, 2016      31 comments

Yesterday's XC ski was awesome! it was -19C when we got up: sunny but pretty cold. But the weather forecast (how did we live without smart phones?) was for -8 at 2 pm and still full sunshine. Worth waiting for. So: we got everythin... Read more
Studies in Long-Term Weight Loss: Susan Peirce Thompson, Kelly Brownell, Yoni Freedhoff
Saturday, January 23, 2016      22 comments

susanpeircethompson.com/
blog/ There's a string on the At Goal and Maintaining: Transition to Maintenance team page on how hard it is to maintain weight loss. And coincidentally, that's the topic of Susan Peirce Tho... Read more
Presence 4
Friday, January 22, 2016      20 comments

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
NLslB13b7GM So: continuing to riff on Amy Cuddy's "Presence: Bringing your boldest self to your biggest challenge" -- I'm bringing it to MY biggest challenge, which is weight maintenance . . . ... Read more
Presence 3
Thursday, January 21, 2016      13 comments

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
NLslB13b7GM Continuing with my exploration of the Amy Cuddy 90 minute presentation on Presence, Bringing your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenge -- and potential applications to OUR biggest c... Read more
Presence 2
Wednesday, January 20, 2016      17 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/reso
urce/videos-detail.asp?vid
eo=166 Thanks to Linda for pointing out that Spark trainer Melinda has a short video on the Cuddy "power poses" -- which she suggests are useful for building confide... Read more

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