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Taking Offence: MARINGAL's "Shush"!
Tuesday, March 15, 2016      25 comments

Although I often post links to newspaper articles, truly some of the best reading out there is presented here at Spark. Take a look at MARINGAL's great blog, "Shush". She writes about that horrible phenomenon familiar to so many of us when... Read more
Stress and Exercise
Monday, March 14, 2016      28 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/fi
tness/new-study-supports-t
heory-that-exercise-lowers
-stress/article29184436/ OK then: there's research supporting what we knew anyhow. Namely, that exercise... Read more
Winter of our discontent??
Sunday, March 13, 2016      22 comments

Silver white winters part II: it never EVER takes as long as I think it will, and it's never as unpleasant as I think it's going to be, and it's done. While Charlie watched me lovingly and appreciatively. With a most comical expression on ... Read more
So Heartening!!
Saturday, March 12, 2016      25 comments

The ECG completed in December at the local hospital after my bikram yoga debacle, upon review, indicated an enlarged left auricle and scarring on the left ventricle and septum. My GP called me in to express her concern: and booked the ear... Read more
Robin in the Rain
Friday, March 11, 2016      27 comments

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
ly1jh0I1wXs My mum used to sing this song to me when I was tiny. And yesterday I first heard a robin and then later saw a small flock flying across the road. Haven't actually "seen" one... Read more
Mr. Trudeau Goes to Washington
Thursday, March 10, 2016      22 comments

Some of you will remember that when Justin Trudeau was elected our new Canadian Prime Minister in October 2015 I blogged that I felt proud to be a Canadian once again. And wore my bright red leather jacket (Canadian flag red) that day to celebr... Read more
Silver-white winters that melt into . . .
Wednesday, March 09, 2016      16 comments

. . . that's OK Charlie. We love you anyway!!... Read more
Train and Play: ONEKIDSMOM
Tuesday, March 08, 2016      29 comments

Loved the comment from ONEKIDSMOM on yesterday's blog about exercise. She's a real athlete. And: she doesn't exercise. She trains (for major athletic events, running and biking and swimming). And she plays. And she uses... Read more
Exercise!!
Monday, March 07, 2016      29 comments

Made it to the gym Saturday: elliptical and ST upper and lower body. Super XC skl Sunday: it was sparkly and the wax was perfect! Back to the gym this morning: cardio and upper body weights. (No hot water in the showers: gahhhhhhh!! ... Read more
Healthy Bits and Bites: Bonus Blog
Sunday, March 06, 2016      16 comments

What a great new site developed by veteran At Goal and Maintaining Sparkie NUOVAELLE --- so many interesting resources and ideas! If you don't know her already -- here's her Spark Page. www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge.asp?id=NUO... Read more
Charlie Chow
Sunday, March 06, 2016      25 comments

Charlie eats organic grain free duck chow. (He's a golden retriever and his favourite toys tend to be the stuffed ducks . . . and he looks adorable carrying around his ducks.) Yup, his duck chow costs a lot. And he's worth every kibble. S... Read more
Good-Enough Guesstimates
Saturday, March 05, 2016      18 comments

I enjoyed the responses to yesterday's blog about weighing foods in restaurants. Not sitting in judgement on anyone who does that, of course not. Whatever works. Absolutely. But what works for me is a bit more relaxed in some ways: a... Read more
The Most Difficult Bright Line for SPT
Friday, March 04, 2016      25 comments

susanpeircethompson.com/
2016/03/the-most-difficult
-bright-line-by-far/?inf_c
ontact_key=adc38e19a3f456b
b1a7f5ef93911c25bdcc737690
22034c51823485b3f3f82db Susan Peirce Thompson's vlog this week is on the to... Read more
Still Cccccccccccccold!!
Thursday, March 03, 2016      23 comments

But sunnier, and it's stopped snowing for now. This weather reminds me of just why there's value in getting away somewhere warmer for a couple of weeks during the winter when possible!! Still slathering on the coconut oil to deal with ... Read more
Snow Day!!
Wednesday, March 02, 2016      23 comments

We got up virtuously at 5 am to head for the gym: and DH got his 4W drive car stuck at the end of the driveway. Where it remains. Not going anywhere . . . my car of course blocked behind it. Call is in to the tow truck folks . . .... Read more

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