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Food Ads and Brain Science
Thursday, August 18, 2016      22 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/food-advertisements-h
ave-impact-on-childrens-ea
ting-habits-study/article31446284/ I'm always interested in articles on brain science -- and this one, de... Read more
Sleep
Wednesday, August 17, 2016      26 comments

I've experienced insomnia for a long time: and when I can't sleep, I have comforted myself with Jessa Gamble's research on polyphasic sleeping which tells me this is normal. (There's a TED talk and lots of other info out there if you're curious... Read more
From Coping to Thriving: Shout Out to DESIREE671
Monday, August 15, 2016      26 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=6218145 Desiree671 has written a great book review of Hannah Braine's "From Coping to Thriving" which is about "caregiving" and surviving the burdens ... Read more
Comparisons? Competition? Shout out to VALERIEMAHA!!
Sunday, August 14, 2016      17 comments

VALERIEMAHA is a great favourite of so many of us here: me most definitely included. And she left a note recently on my Spark Page saying she had almost not posted her recent "accountability" blogs because she was comparing herself to me. ... Read more
24/7
Saturday, August 13, 2016      22 comments

What do I wear 24/7? Two things. My hair. And my body. Anything else I "add" -- clothes, makeup, shoes, hats etc. -- is superimposed upon the "base": the hair and the body. I'm really frugal. But not when it comes to h... Read more
Blush
Friday, August 12, 2016      20 comments

Another daily treat is, of course, deciding what to wear . . . from a closet where everything fits!! I hate to admit it *blush* at my advanced age and wrinklitude: but vanity is a huge component of day to day motivation in the MAINtenance batt... Read more
A Treat Each Day!
Wednesday, August 10, 2016      20 comments

DH makes a point of giving himself a treat every day. No matter how busy he is. No matter what else he has to do. He plans it. It might be 15 minutes just hitting balls at the golf course. Or listening to a funny video blog on his... Read more
Foxes!
Tuesday, August 09, 2016      25 comments

Right in our front garden! Charlie, DH and I were sitting on the verandah reading the paper and drinking coffee (except for Charlie) when a large red fox went running diagonally right across the yard! And then, about 10 minutes later... Read more
Protein
Monday, August 08, 2016      21 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/fi
tness/long-distance-runner
s-dont-underestimate-the-p
ower-of-protein/article31259508/ I'm not a long distance runner (sob sob: used to run 10 km a day . . . a... Read more
POTATO CHIP STORY!!
Sunday, August 07, 2016      29 comments

Yesterday I'd gone to the gym (after an egg white omelette breakfast) and then decided to head directly to the local outlet mall. Looking for dark leopard print ankle boots preferably OR in the alternative shoes . . . with my size 10 feet I kn... Read more
Shout out to RAMONA: Almost 100 pounds lost!!
Saturday, August 06, 2016      19 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=6213341 Please check out this amazing blog, video and stills, and the wise words of a terrific Sparkie showing the transformation of losing almost 100... Read more
Decisions
Saturday, August 06, 2016      19 comments

My (somewhat edited) comment today on a Sparkie friend's page (she's trying to make a business decision): The awful daring of a moment's surrender which an age of prudence can never retract. By this and only this we have existed. (yup, T... Read more
Watering!
Friday, August 05, 2016      18 comments

Front porch planters have been rehydrated . . . no kidding, this is one of the driest summers I can remember. And I've gotta remember to rehydrate me too (yup, coffee counts . . . ). ... Read more
Early Soup!
Thursday, August 04, 2016      17 comments

Had left over soup from Wednesday's batch last week but used up the last bowlful yesterday: and so I got up early and made more . . . . yes, even in hot hot hot weather I still enjoy hot soup (although sometimes I do make a chilled gazpacho etc.... Read more
The Elusive Trivia A Student Award
Wednesday, August 03, 2016      16 comments

Nope, not in July either. I was teetering on the brink, maintaining 90% correct, right up until the end of the month and then whap whap whap whap: a whole series of questions wrong wrong wrong. This month is NOT looking good either -... Read more

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