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Sunday, October 08, 2017      3 comments

Because I can, because movement keeps my body aligned and fitter, I walked almost 10miles today. Absolutely no qualms about enjoying a piece of pumpkin pie tonight! ... Read more
The "Funk Months" are beginning
Sunday, October 08, 2017      4 comments

Listening to CBC Radio this morning and the host mentioned that just like the effects of winter SADD the evolving changes of the autumn season can also play havoc with our physical and mental states. Gradually our bodies adapt to the cooler and... Read more
Tuesday, October 03, 2017      4 comments

How many "wows" can a four year old say in a hour? Definitely too many to count and every one was music to my ears. On Sunday I took my grandchildren and their mom and dad whale watching at Brier Island on the Bay of Fundy, we had a fabulous t... Read more
Friday, September 22, 2017      5 comments

In the world of fitness and diet the word "cravings" tends to have a bad connotation. The pumped up athlete that is "addicted" to excessive exercise that leads to injury or burnout, the dieter who believes that an extra workout will burn off th... Read more
The Challenges of Travel
Tuesday, September 19, 2017      6 comments

I have just returned from a two week trip to the UK and despite rain and cool weather I had a wonderful visit! Thanks to my daughter who lives and works in England and who chose those two weeks as some of her vacation time I was able to explore... Read more
Calorie Info for Menu Planning
Friday, September 01, 2017      6 comments

I found this in The No Meat Athlete Cookbook today; a brief synopsis of the average calories per pound of various food categories. It will be helpful as I plan my weeks' menus. Vegetables- 100 calories per pound Fruits - 200 Unrefined ... Read more
Tomorrow- My New Year's
Thursday, August 31, 2017      6 comments

September 1 has always been my New Year's, time for renewal, starting new things, evaluating the old and making changes. As a kid it meant new shoes, a new dress made by my mother, new notebooks, a return to daily school bus rides and reunions ... Read more
Here we go again
Tuesday, August 29, 2017      7 comments

Just when some of us have figured out what and how much we should be eating along come the "nutrition gurus" with another study to muddy the waters. The PURE study was presented and published in the Lancet this week by a group of scientists fro... Read more
Food Waste
Sunday, August 27, 2017      3 comments

I watched a movie last night, "Theater of Life". Produced by the National Film Board of Canada it features the Italian chef Massimo Boturra and his initiative to feed the homeless and disadvantaged in the Greco district of Milan. He coordinate... Read more
Going, going, not quite gone!
Friday, August 25, 2017      5 comments

My flock of hummingbirds is slowly dwindling. There have been no males around all week and now there are fewer females as well. The season is changing and they need to start their migration south. I'm like a mother worried about her children ... Read more
Interesting Exercises
Wednesday, August 23, 2017      1 comments

Read Dean Anderson's article this morning and took away one important point about strength training. Do each lift SLOWLY, slow count of 4 up and slow count of 4 down. Aim for 7-8 reps of an optimum weight; for me at the moment that is a 15 pou... Read more
Good company makes for a good hike
Sunday, August 20, 2017      3 comments

Off to Halifax this morning to share breakfast with my family and then my son, grandkids and I headed to Polly's Cove for a hike. The cove is adjacen... Read more
I did it!
Friday, August 18, 2017      4 comments

Friends that I haven't seen for many years just left after a wonderful visit. I had looked forward to their visit but was a bit anxious about cooking meals for them; sometimes it is stressful to find foods that satisfy the likes of others as we... Read more
Do you believe in folklore?
Sunday, August 13, 2017      6 comments

My Sunday hike took me on the urban section of the Great Trail running from downtown Kentville west to Coldbrook, Nova Scotia; return trip close to 15... Read more
Exciting challenges ahead
Saturday, August 12, 2017      6 comments

In exactly three weeks I will be on a plane on my way to the UK to visit with my daughter. While there we will travel to the Scottish Highlands; she will be participating in a two day, 100 mile running/cycling and kayaking event and I will be ... Read more

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