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Ponderings on blenders and more

Friday, February 10, 2012      11 comments

Those frozen smoothie packets interest me. I'd like to try a couple out. But in moving back in August, I shed the vast majority of my kitchen appliances, which leaves me without any form of blending device. Not that my blender was in great co... Read more

Proof positive that scales don't just show "yesterday"

Monday, February 06, 2012      17 comments

I don't normally pay a lot of attention to the numbers on my scale. I weigh in daily, every morning, immediately after getting up and relieving myself, with no clothes to skew the numbers. Then I record it here and on another site, checking my... Read more

Taking a tumble - the "joy" of being a natural klutz

Monday, February 06, 2012      16 comments

Those of us who are natural klutzes often find an amazing ability to roll with the punches as it were. I am one. My DDa is one as well. It's not just weight-based and not knowing how wide a space I need. DDa is not fighting weight. ... Read more

Feb 2012 Week 1 - Long-Term Health and Fitness Goals

Saturday, February 04, 2012      15 comments

Health ======== Obtain a full determination of my health condition from a doctor. This involves a variety of smaller goals / steps to be done. I need to select a general practitioner or see if there are any clinics around. I need t... Read more

Stage 4 - Spread the Spark

Friday, February 03, 2012      14 comments

I have to admit when I first read the name of the stage, I rather expected it to be quite pushy about trying to recruit people. I'm very pleased to see it's less focused on The Spark as the book(s) and site and more focused on the Spark we each... Read more

My first actual Spreading of the Spark perhaps

Thursday, February 02, 2012      21 comments

Honestly, though, I don't take full credit for it. I wasn't the one to approach her, after all. But still exciting that maybe, if it suits her, she may be yet another person helped by all the tools here. How did it come about? I have... Read more

Sodium traps

Wednesday, February 01, 2012      16 comments

So my status today referred to something I'd just learned the other day - cottage cheese, that wondrous way to boost protein, is also a "wondrous" way to boost sodium intake. See, I knew I was getting a lot of excess sodium out of my lunche... Read more

February goals and the thinking that goes into it

Tuesday, January 31, 2012      17 comments

It's a funny thing trying to come up with new goals for February that are realistic and achievable, but also a challenge. I looked through all the Fast Break Goals and found I could break them into categories: 1) I already do it, so there'... Read more

Whoa, where'd January go?

Monday, January 30, 2012      15 comments

I know. There's still two more days. But this month has just blazed past. I've kept up here, but actually gotten busy enough that I'm behind on a couple of other things such as my writing. Need to find a little better balance for certain thi... Read more

Ahhhh, long hot shower

Sunday, January 29, 2012      12 comments

I included a nice long hot shower at the gym at the end of my workout. MMMMMMMM, good. I'm seriously feeling more fit, too. Like I can do a squat now without my knees aching. Might have to try a few lunges just to see. I may have t... Read more

Another Dalai Lama quote

Friday, January 27, 2012      4 comments

I follow the Dalai Lama on Google+ and sometimes I just really really appreciate the comments that are made. This one is one I want to remember: == The very purpose of spirituality is self-discipline. Rather than criticizing others, we sh... Read more

Looking up unknown ingredients

Friday, January 27, 2012      12 comments

I've heard people say before that they avoid any food that has things in the ingredients that they don't know or can't pronounce. The need to manually enter nutrition facts has had me looking more often. Now, instead of rejecting outright any ... Read more

Humour me

Thursday, January 26, 2012      12 comments

First thing I should say - while I was, in the moment, most irked with the couple mouthing off, by the time I posted that blog I'd long since laughed about it. (They were rude / crass anyway, making a big deal of his nationality as though it ha... Read more

Oy, which was worse?

Wednesday, January 25, 2012      15 comments

So, last night after leaving the gym and hopping on the Light Rail Train, this short older man starts asking me where I'm getting off, where I'm heading, and giving me looks. I brush him off as much as possible, but unfortunately for me, he's g... Read more

Adjustments, ramping up, and feeling drained

Tuesday, January 24, 2012      11 comments

Adjustments So after replying to a thread on one of my Teams on how to make sure the nutrition tracker has the calorie range set based on accurate numbers, I took a moment to review mine and adjust my target date. First, I decided to a... Read more


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