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First Day of Spring!
Tuesday, March 21, 2017      19 comments

Rebel soup was absolutely delish. Looking forward to tonight's bowlful!! And today looks easier than yesterday: recess walk in the sunshine on the first day of spring absolutely scheduled!! When I came home yesterday, there was pretty... Read more
Rebel Soup
Monday, March 20, 2017      23 comments

Rebel wanted to read Kyo Maclear yesterday: Birds Art Life. (If you are remotely interested in any of these topics, consider finding a copy: one of the most beautiful and moving things I've read for years . . . an urban birder in Toronto spends ... Read more
Rebel at the Gym: When I'm 96!
Sunday, March 19, 2017      20 comments

There was a time when "when I'm 64" seemed impossibly far away . . .now in the rear-view mirror of course. Took rebel to the gym yesterday for a somewhat modified workout -- 30 easy minutes on the elliptical and most of (but not all of) my uppe... Read more
Recess Rebel!
Saturday, March 18, 2017      21 comments

What a gorgeous walk yesterday; in bright spring sunshine. The cedar waxwings did not make an appearance, but I did see chickadees singing their spring song ("Sweet spring!") and heard repeatedly that wonderful harsh "Screeeeeeee!!!" of the... Read more
Rebel Without a Cause?
Friday, March 17, 2017      26 comments

Oh yeah oh yeah I know: there's ALWAYS a cause. But: I'm asking myself, does the cause matter? I am absolutely a rebellious human being, always have been. My rebel is an essential element of my personality and has served me well. Rele... Read more
Rebel Ruminations!
Thursday, March 16, 2017      24 comments

I'm so incredibly grateful for Sparkie comments on yesterday's blog, trying to help me figure it out. What a wise and compassionate and supportive group you are! Thank you, thank you, thank you. Yesterday I ate as planned and well w... Read more
Rampant Rebel
Wednesday, March 15, 2017      27 comments

Oh my goodness. Completely unexpected takeover yesterday: I was kidnapped and held ransom by my rampant rebel inner brat. Starting mid afternoon I ate, in rapid succession, multiple chocolates from the break room -- maybe 9, maybe more... Read more
Easing Back
Monday, March 13, 2017      29 comments

My run of vacation pneumonia and further illness since I returned from vacation have certainly affected my ability to exercise. I did get back to the gym on Saturday for the first time: and managed 20 minutes on the elliptical plus a pretty... Read more
Food Addiction
Sunday, March 12, 2017      22 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
news/toronto/vera-tarman-o
n-the-commonality-between-
food-and-drug-addiction/ar
ticle34269932/ So often the research is done by American researchers about American issues with obesity: ... Read more
What Role Does Poverty Play in Obesity?
Saturday, March 11, 2017      27 comments

Really appreciated ONEKIDMOM's comment on yesterday's blog about Americans giving up with respect to weight control. She wonders what role poverty plays in obesity. Good question. We know that some of the cheapest and most widely avail... Read more
Giving Up on Weight Loss?
Friday, March 10, 2017      24 comments

www.torontosun.com/2017/
03/07/less-overweight-amer
icans-are-trying-to-lose-w
eight-fat-acceptance-could
-be-to-blame A pretty interesting article, I thought. And: borne out by my own recent experience in Maui... Read more
Undereaten Foods
Thursday, March 09, 2017      21 comments

www.metronews.ca/life/fo
od/2017/03/07/bacon-soda-t
oo-few-nuts-tied-to-big-po
rtion-of-us-deaths.html That's an expression I'd never seen before: "undereaten foods". Recent research traces disease to "under... Read more
Tulips!!
Wednesday, March 08, 2017      22 comments

It will be a long time before we see blossoms. Probably May. And I'm pretty sure there will be more snow between now and then. Lots of it. But right now, up against my south-facing office windows, it's possible to see the tentative s... Read more
Muddy muddy muddy!!!
Tuesday, March 07, 2017      25 comments

Charlie came in from his slow prowl around the back yard this morning looking pretty muddy!! It's raining and the snow is disappearing and there's nothing a golden retriever likes better than getting thoroughly wet and muddy!! While checking o... Read more

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