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Long Weekend
Monday, May 23, 2016      22 comments

May 2-4 (and no, I'm not a beer drinker) is the traditional launch of summer (and no, it's not June 21st) in Canada. Queen Victoria's birthday: the British tradition isn't so much what's being celebrated as summer. But: I've been very ve... Read more
10 REALLY Final Diet Fix Takeaways
Sunday, May 22, 2016      20 comments

1. If I can't happily eat any less, I'm not going to eat any less. 2. If I can't happily exercise any more, I'm not going to exercise any more. 3. If I don't like the life I'm living, I'm not going to keep living that way. 4. If I acce... Read more
Diet Fix: Last Blog
Saturday, May 21, 2016      22 comments

There is so much useful and sane info in Dr. Yoni Freedhoff's book, "The Diet Fix: Why Diets Fail and How to Make Yours Work". I could (but won't) blog about it for days and weeks to come. However, I'm pretty sure I'll be thinking about it... Read more
Diet Fix 10-Day Reset
Thursday, May 19, 2016      33 comments

Like Beck, Yoni Freedhoff thinks any diet can work if we work it. He's about "fixing" or "resetting" your diet. And his program for doing that is just 10 days rather than Beck's 42 days/six weeks. OK then: he's looked at the 7 diet sin... Read more
Diet Fix Myths
Wednesday, May 18, 2016      23 comments

Next, Dr. Yoni Freedhoff offers a "baker's dozen" (you should pardon the expression!!) of modern-day dieting myths. And yup: I was pretty surprised at the number of these to which I've subscribed (also not entirely persuaded that they all A... Read more
Diet Fix Traumas
Tuesday, May 17, 2016      25 comments

Yesterday Dr. Yoni Freedhof gave us seven diet "sins". And today he matches those up with seven deadly traumas. In other words, if we commit the diet "sins" we'll experience the diet traumas -- and suffer from "PTDD": post traumatic diet diso... Read more
Diet Fix
Monday, May 16, 2016      23 comments

Picked up at the library yesterday: Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, "The Diet Fix: Why Diets Fail and How to Make Yours Work". Dr. Freedhoff is a Canadian working in Ottawa with a focus on obesity. He says 90% of diets fail and he offers a 10 day pro... Read more
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

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