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Home Ec Prize
Thursday, September 08, 2016      24 comments

i sure enjoyed TUFFMUFFIN's comment on yesterday's blog -- that's aka DH -- and of course everyone else's comments too. There are a lot of Sparkies who've been subjected to the "not as good as mum's" critique and responded rebelliously!! ... Read more
Absence . . . But No Pie
Wednesday, September 07, 2016      31 comments

Well, I'm not so sure that this heart COULD grow fonder (but of course I thought that 37 years ago, and it has. It has). DH is away golfing with his twin brothers in Prince Edward Island. My offer to make them puff-sleeve golf shirts ... Read more
Ahh, Much Better!!
Tuesday, September 06, 2016      22 comments

Geranium is most appreciative of the rescue!!... Read more
What We Wear
Monday, September 05, 2016      30 comments

It's that time of the year when I think a bit more about what I wear. (Yes, yes, I know: I think about what I wear quite a bit any time, since for me vanity is key motivation for MAINtenance . . . but still.) The light pastel and white co... Read more
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

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