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LOLA!!!!!!!!!
Sunday, September 04, 2016      25 comments

OK, then: the geranium on my kitchen window sill looks terrific this morning -- totally revived. And: so am I. Slept solidly last night. Enjoyed my egg white omelette and coffee on the verandah this morning with Charlie. I was sitti... Read more
Geranium Rescue!
Saturday, September 03, 2016      21 comments

Oh my, I am feeling bedraggled and beat. Got home last evening and the eaves trough guys were engaged in a final frantic buzz of activity to get the job done (the bill had already been emailed to me BEFORE completion). They finished at ... Read more
New Normal
Friday, September 02, 2016      28 comments

OK then: the high protein diet tweak is the new normal and gives me much higher comfort and confidence in MAINtaining . . . and my grocery shop tomorrow most definitely will reflect the additional high protein foods required to keep on with this... Read more
High Protein 4EVER!!
Thursday, September 01, 2016      25 comments

Yup, I'm persuaded: this high protein experiment is a new key for me. Really working very very well -- even yesterday, which was a high stress day (and with limited food opportunities) my high protein breakfast and high high protein supper reall... Read more
Day Three: Higher Protein!!
Wednesday, August 31, 2016      22 comments

OK, the no-fat cottage cheese for breakfast didn't cut it. (And yes, I'm going to try low fat next week: thanks Laura!). So: supplemented my supper soup with a dessert omelette: strawberry and rhubarb, with a delicious "sauce" of no fat Greek... Read more
Day Two: Higher Protein!
Tuesday, August 30, 2016      21 comments

Yesterday went well: hit my calorie target (under 1300) and hit my protein target (over 130 gm) and didn't feel hungry all day. Today I've started with fat free cottage cheese instead of egg white omelette. My regular lunch salad has the... Read more
Day One: Higher Protein!
Monday, August 29, 2016      27 comments

Wow!! thanks for the great suggestions!! I did manage to hit the protein target 130 gm within the calorie target 1300 by reining in the carbs. And it was interesting to see how "not hungry" I felt as a result. I'm going to cont... Read more
Bonus Blog: I'm Comfortable Shouting Out to 1CRAZYDOG!
Sunday, August 28, 2016      9 comments

I so much appreciate 1CRAZYDOG's daily postings: she finds the most apposite quotes!! And here's today's: "Growth is becoming comfortable with discomfort. John Dowd Jr." So true. Comfort is highly over-rated. "I'm just ... Read more
Tweaking Protein: Any Suggestions??
Sunday, August 28, 2016      26 comments

OK then: in my constant experiment of one I'm thinking it's time to up my protein more conscientiously: for satiety reasons. STRONGDAWG's health advisers have recommended 1300 calories/130 grams protein/90 grams carbs/40 grams fat daily. (... Read more
Married the Wrong Person?
Saturday, August 27, 2016      24 comments

Well, then: you're not alone. At least not according to Swiss-born UK-based philosopher Alain de Botton (who is currently married to one Charlotte: and her response to this theory is not recorded!) It's an idea I tripped across in a book r... Read more
An Excellent Imitation
Friday, August 26, 2016      21 comments

I'm enjoying ONEKIDSMOM's struggles with the (pretty often, given how long she's been maintaining) superfluous Spark Coach exhortations which are now part of her upgrade package. She gets that she has a sugar problem for example. Yup. Me too.... Read more
Lynx?
Thursday, August 25, 2016      24 comments

www.nrri.umn.edu/lynx/au
dio/ On two occasions during the 30 years we've lived in our house I've seen a Canadian lynx in our back yard -- they are marvellous animals, like a very large cat on long legs and with a charac... Read more
Just Gathering Information!
Wednesday, August 24, 2016      22 comments

Yes, I WAS capable of being pleasant yesterday: and when I got back to work, one of my first phone calls was from the garage lady thanking me for the flowers. She and I have discussed when it's necessary to fire clients (about 1% cause us 100% ... Read more
Capable of Being Pleasant Yet?
Tuesday, August 23, 2016      24 comments

When our kids were little and misbehaved, I'd often tell them to go sit on the stairs until they were "capable of being pleasant". The back stairs in our old house are very narrow and cosy. The kids often sat on them to have their mid-afte... Read more
Choosing Thinner Friends?
Sunday, August 21, 2016      30 comments

ca.news.yahoo.com/thinne
r-friends-help-lose-weight
-151020168.html How do we choose our friends? Well, probably not consciously based upon their weight. That sounds pretty discriminatory and judgmental, actually. ... Read more

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