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Weight Loss Motivational Blogs Only?
Sunday, July 17, 2016      36 comments

I do blog regularly. And I certainly blog about my struggles (ongoing, never ending) with weight maintenance. I'm actually embarrassed by how tough it is, and how it seldom seems to get easier, and how when it DOES seem to get easier that's ve... Read more
MAINtenance: Seven Spark Years
Saturday, July 16, 2016      35 comments

How nice to receive congrats and goodies yesterday on seven years of Spark maintenance! I joined Spark in 2009. I'd taken most of the weight off in 2000-2001 down from 240ish to 150ish, but in 2009 blipped up about 20 pounds: pity party pounds... Read more
Square Watermelon in a Round Hole?
Friday, July 15, 2016      22 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/square-watermelons-an
d-other-popular-misconcept
ions-about-gmos/article30913726/ I don't fuss much about "GMO" foods. But gotta say, in an article about... Read more
Memory and Motion
Wednesday, July 13, 2016      21 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/a-walk-a-day-keeps-yo
ur-memory-from-going-away/
article30885729/ Just a simple walk a day helps keep memory loss at bay. Yesterday my sister email... Read more
Butter's Better!
Tuesday, July 12, 2016      24 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/study-claims-butter-n
ot-linked-to-increased-ris
k-of-heart-disease/article30791374/ Don't you just love research articles which confirm your own (sneaky)... Read more
AspireAssist: What if it Works?
Monday, July 11, 2016      25 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/why-a-draconian-weigh
t-loss-device-may-help-sol
ve-a-complex-issue/article30824615/ We've read about this before: a portal into the stomach which permits... Read more
Refillable: Shout Out to BRIGHTSPARK7!!
Sunday, July 10, 2016      23 comments

Here's BRIGHTSPARK7's comment on yesterday's blog about learned optimism. "I am familiar with Seligman's research and a believer that we can change our ways for the good. I view myself as a realist. In terms of the glass being half empty ... Read more
Learned Optimism: SHOUT OUT to PATRICIA-CR!!
Saturday, July 09, 2016      16 comments

Of course I believe that many (most?) elements of personality are inherited: and that we only learn how to manage (or not) our "difficult personalities": in fact I blogged on that topic not long ago in the context of learning how to manage my "d... Read more
I Look Where it is Good": CRYSTALJEM profiles Alice Herz-Sommer
Friday, July 08, 2016      16 comments

//riselikeair.wordpress.
com/2016/07/07/you-know-it
s-a-good-day-when/ Really enjoyed CRYSTALJEM's "Rise Like Air" blog on Wordpress with the link to a video clip of 108 year old Holocaust survivor Alice Herz Sommer. ... Read more
You Say Watermelon!! I say Watermellen!!
Thursday, July 07, 2016      27 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/watermelons-a-refresh
ing-summer-snack-but-is-it
-healthy/article30765432/ ... Read more
High Deck
Wednesday, July 06, 2016      30 comments

The ivy geranium baskets on my third floor deck are giving me a lot of pleasure! The light pink and deep pink and scarlet are even more vivid that ... Read more
Hungry All The Time?
Tuesday, July 05, 2016      33 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/fi
tness/hungry-all-the-time-
these-eight-blunders-could
-be-to-blame/article30729001/ This Leslie Beck article from my morning Globe and Mail lists 8 reasons why... Read more
Golf and Pride
Monday, July 04, 2016      19 comments

What a perfect day on the course yesterday! We went out about 4 pm: lovely temperature, light breeze and not a cloud in the blue blue blue sky. There were seven small turklings (about robin size) out with their proud mama for a first outing. ... Read more
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness! Shout out to JANTHEBLONDE!
Sunday, July 03, 2016      22 comments

Happy 4th of July. I'm riffing on JANTHEBLONDE's status post today! We Canadians are all about "peace, order and good government": doesn't sound nearly as exciting, does it? But: very peaceful on the verandaaaahhhhhhhh this morning,... Read more
Rainy Canada Day!
Saturday, July 02, 2016      14 comments

Which meant I could be lazy -- although I did get the "Saturday" laundry chore done yesterday . . . meaning I can be a bit lazier today! We generally participate in the Canada Day golf at our club: everyone wearing red and white, taking a C... Read more

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