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Level 19!

Sunday, December 28, 2014      2 comments

Lots and lots of Sparkie Maintainers have been at level 20 for years. But I've been so SLOW to get to 19 -- watching the countdown on the points. And now: one more level and 20,000 points more to go!! Scales at the gym yesterd... Read more

Wellness Travel -- A Spark Project?

Saturday, December 27, 2014      15 comments

The Toronto Globe and Mail had a short article (not on line) in this morning's paper about the "global spa and wellness industry" which was worth $3.4 trillion US in 2013 and which is fuelling new travel options. Nutrition and weight loss... Read more

UP Two -- GAAAAAH!!!

Friday, December 26, 2014      21 comments

Water weight, I'm sure. SOOOOO thirsty by last evening -- and my rings feel tight this morning. I had a few extra calories yesterday, but not seriously in excess of my usual calorie count. And certainly not the 7,000 calories extra req... Read more

Christmas Morning

Thursday, December 25, 2014      19 comments

The wind is whistling around the eaves of our old house. It's still dark outside. The kitchen smells like cinnamon buns. The turkey is in the oven now. Two narcissus are blooming on the table. Everything is ready. There's ... Read more

Holiday Season Inspiration!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014      24 comments

She's 93 years old, and she did not start working out at the Y in Toronto until she was in her 60s. Message: it's never too late! And look at all the benefits she's enjoying: good health plus energy to carry on so many other activities with ze... Read more

I fell and it was swell . . .

Tuesday, December 23, 2014      19 comments

Remember Ella singing "I've Got a Crush on You?" What could be sweeter? Yup those sweetie-pie artisanal chocolates delivered by a lovely client yesterday came into view, and I fell: first a dark chocolate caramel, and then a dark chocolat... Read more

The Darkest Evening of the Year

Monday, December 22, 2014      27 comments

Was yesterday. And now the days are getting longer. There are white narcissus in bud, almost ready to bloom, on my kitchen table. With the Christmas place mats: tapestry snowmen and cardinals in a wintry scene. The Rudolph s... Read more

Pre-Christmas Fuel: Greek Artichoke Soup

Sunday, December 21, 2014      17 comments

Hmmmm, gonna like this one! Broth, chicken, celery, carrots, Greek seasoning (thyme, oregano etc.), crushed Marzano tomatoes (bottled, very thick), a little brown rice and mixed canned beans, drained, all simmered. Two cans of drained wat... Read more

Secondary Gains: FEEDTHEHUNGER Provokes Thought!

Saturday, December 20, 2014      20 comments

I've been thinking a lot about this concept recently. "Secondary gain" is, of course, a medical term: "Interpersonal or social advantages gained indirectly from organic illness, such as an increase in attention from others." It seems... Read more

Tweaking Nutrition

Friday, December 19, 2014      28 comments

Thanks as always for the excellent and helpful "feedback" (you should pardon the expression: but at least it's calorie-free) on yesterday's blog. I know it's bleak to contemplate perpetual hunger: but for me that's gotta be put in context. ... Read more

No Glamour, No Drama

Thursday, December 18, 2014      27 comments

Weight steady. Resisted the peanut butter cookies. And the chocolates at work (new gifts arriving daily!!) Sticking with the program. No choice. Oh well. All of that. Lots of work pressure and tension and scrambling to ... Read more

A Moose in a Maple Tree

Tuesday, December 16, 2014      26 comments

How Canadian! And a nice antidote to Crassmass, don't you think?? Not sure which are my favourites but -- those huskies are particularly appealing!!
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Peanut Butter Cookie

Monday, December 15, 2014      22 comments

Gaaaaaaah. Office is full of "treats" brought in by appreciative clients and service providers such as our terrific IT guy. And I am grateful. For the kind thoughts. But for the calories? Not so much. Ate a peanut butter coo... Read more

Moroccan Pumpkin Soup

Sunday, December 14, 2014      23 comments

No recipe, just one of those "what I have on hand" soups. And today it was celery, garlic, onion, carrot, broth, fresh ginger, chicken breasts, a large can of pumpkin, brown rice, canned tomatoes (diced and Marzano style), some raisins and ... Read more


Saturday, December 13, 2014      22 comments

Can't help but feel that a whole lotta the marketing I'm seeing is . . . pretty crass. Yeah. Basically a mass of crass. Getting thoroughly tired of the Crassmass music playing everywhere -- the 14 pounds of Crassmas flyers with my ne... Read more

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