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Cool temps, chill time.
Sunday, May 15, 2016      21 comments

Apple blossom in bud. Grape hyacinth. And forget-me-not! Just a few sprigs of each in a small vase on my kitchen table: no need to buy flowers from the supermarket! A cool and rainy weekend, and now it's snowing out there!! I think my l... Read more
Beck Check Week 2: Bonus Blog
Saturday, May 14, 2016      16 comments

Do these activities daily: * Eat a healthful diet with limited calories - pretty good: every day except today! * Think about what you're eating before you actually put it in your mouth - pretty good, 95% * Sit down whenever you eat an... Read more
Constructive Honesty
Saturday, May 14, 2016      20 comments

Spark People is a remarkably supportive community. There's lots of openness and honesty here. People share their experiences (with weight loss, with weight loss maintenance, and with life more generally) in a way that assists those who read th... Read more
Exercise and Obesity
Friday, May 13, 2016      18 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/exercise-may-combat-o
besity-better-than-dieting
-study/article29989578/ Does exercise help shed weight? Not much. It's calorie restriction that works be... Read more
TOO Clean A Diet? Five Flags!!
Thursday, May 12, 2016      30 comments

foodeducator.com/five-re
d-flags-that-your-clean-di
et-is-going-too-far-washin
gton-post/ Consensus here in Sparkie land seems clear: losing weight slowly is BETTER than losing weight fast . . . contrary to yesterd... Read more
Short Answers to Hard Questions About Weight Loss
Wednesday, May 11, 2016      28 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/short-answers-to-hard
-questions-about-weight-lo
ss/article29941808/ Pretty interesting and brief article addressing the questions which are raised over a... Read more
FUN CLOTHES: FOR ANYBODY WHO WANTS 'EM!! Yes yes yes to SERENASEA!
Tuesday, May 10, 2016      26 comments

"So many of us feel we don't deserve beautiful or fun clothes until we lose the weight": that's what SERENASEA wrote on yesterday's "shopping in my closet" blog, wondering if that would be a good leaping off point for a blog. Well, one of t... Read more
Sunny Day
Monday, May 09, 2016      24 comments

Thanks so much for all the kindly comments on my Mother's Day blog yesterday. Much much appreciated . . . this is a marvellous community of supportive people. Had a long chat with DS late in the day on the phone and felt that yup, I'm som... Read more
Happy Mother's Day
Sunday, May 08, 2016      20 comments

I've been enjoying reading people's wonderful Mother's Day blogs: full of happy memories of their mothers, and rejoicing in stories of their own children too. It's heart warming. My mother and father died in 1997 within 24 hours of ea... Read more
Beck Check Week #1
Saturday, May 07, 2016      26 comments

Do these activities daily: * Eat a healthful diet with limited calories - 6 GREAT DAYS, 1 GOOD * Think about what you're eating before you actually put it in your mouth - 95% * Sit down whenever you eat and then eat slowly and mindfu... Read more
Girls Hating Fitness
Friday, May 06, 2016      19 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/body-changes-pushing-
teen-girls-away-from-sport
s-research-suggests/article29866403/ And, in sharp contrast to yesterday's inspiring centenarian: here's ... Read more
100 Years Inspiring
Thursday, May 05, 2016      17 comments

ca.news.yahoo.com/video-
100-year-old-woman-sets-wo
rld-track-record-150340235.html Short video clip, pretty inspiring!! "Get up and do things even if you don't feel like it. . . . Your strength is in you". ... Read more
Biggest Regainer
Wednesday, May 04, 2016      23 comments

www.thestar.com/news/wor
ld/2016/05/02/after-the-bi
ggest-loser-their-bodies-f
ought-to-regain-weight.html Nope, that's not a new reality show. But there's been a study "After the Biggest Loser" tracking wei... Read more
How To Be Miserable
Tuesday, May 03, 2016      27 comments

Pretty clearly from yesterday's blog comments, ironing makes a lot of Sparkies miserable!! Me, meh: I can iron with a grin on my face: and I cannot bring myself to wear wrinkly cottons or linens. Or a whole lotta polyester although wrinkle-fre... Read more
Ironies of ironing!
Monday, May 02, 2016      27 comments

I don't end up ironing as much in the winter -- winter woolens tend to go to the dry cleaners. Or my rib turtlenecks (a frequent go-to with a suit jacket) can hop into the washing machine and then the dryer. Summer clothes (lighter shirt... Read more

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