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Beating Myself Up
Sunday, April 23, 2017      20 comments

I was quite astonished at how powerfully I wanted to condemn myself for my "deviations" Friday. No kidding. I felt like a bad bad bad person. And I felt like a fat fat fat person. Self-loathing leaping out at me from a dark corner.... Read more
Not So Great . . .
Saturday, April 22, 2017      29 comments

. . . with the nutrition management yesterday. Gahhhhhh. Lunch got delayed WAY too long. And then I was hungry and exhausted and: yup. Ate too much at dinner. Over my calorie allocation for the day. By quite a margin. An... Read more
Tough Day Coming Up!!
Friday, April 21, 2017      24 comments

I'll be on the road by 7:30 to the City and trying hard to make a difference in a difficult matter. Always always interesting. And: there's an apple and a granola bar in my bag! Maxed out the breakfast protein with -- you guessed it... Read more
Travelling With My Microwave Omelette Pan
Thursday, April 20, 2017      25 comments

You may recall that I BOUGHT a microwave omelette pan for the condo on Maui and gifted it when we left -- because we have two at home! So if one's in the dishwasher, another is available for use. And for the Sanibel trip, I tucked one of t... Read more
Back at Work
Wednesday, April 19, 2017      28 comments

If you haven't done so, consider checking the comments on my Five Thieves blog yesterday. Sparkies have outdone themselves, absolutely reinforcing one of the themes (that we support each other: we do!). There is so much collective wisdom being... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Five Thieves of Happiness: MAINtenance version!
Tuesday, April 18, 2017      79 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
report-on-business/careers
/management/some-tips-for-
banishing-the-five-thieves
-of-happiness/article34714621/ A column in the business section of the Globe and Mail takes a look at Joh... Read more
Will a Late Night Snack Make Me Gain Weight?
Monday, April 17, 2017      23 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/will-a-late-night-sna
ck-sabotage-a-weight-loss-
regimen/article34629307/ The "conventional" wisdom is "a calorie is a calorie" and it doesn't matter WHEN... Read more
Fake Buddha
Sunday, April 16, 2017      23 comments

fakebuddhaquotes.com/pai
n-is-inevitable-suffering-
is-optional/ "Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional". This was an "old saying" referenced in a recent novel I galloped through . . . but although billed as an o... Read more
Size, Shape, Behaviour: Birding Class!
Saturday, April 15, 2017      41 comments

How do I tell one bird from another? Beginning birders focus on colour. If it's a red bird, it's a cardinal. But: supposing it' s just a glimpse of red in a bush mostly concealed by foliage: could it be a scarlet tanager? Yes, it was... Read more
Self Sabotage
Friday, April 14, 2017      32 comments

Sunrise walking the beach. Listening to the waves. The birds. Snowy plovers, black bellied plovers, ruddy turnstones, willets, brown pelicans. And yes, of course: eavesdropping and people watching too! People who've also got up ear... Read more
Just one of many micromoments today . . . so far!!
Wednesday, April 12, 2017      31 comments

No, not my picture: I'm not that fast with the camera. But this morning shortly after dawn I saw a roseate spoonbill flying across the roseat... Read more
Can I Turn Myself Into a More Positive Thinker?
Sunday, April 09, 2017      45 comments

www.nytimes.com/2017/04/
03/well/live/turning-negat
ive-thinkers-into-positive
-ones.html?_r=1 Apparently I can. (And yes, I think that would be a less intrusive project than trying to turn somebody ELSE into a mo... Read more
What Makes Us Happier
Friday, April 07, 2017      54 comments

brightlineeating.com/201
7/04/what-makes-us-happier
/?inf_contact_key=2100b018
ff4e43103703a8cfac8acf26f9
201e72d4b89cc4ee36b7e52792cc8b Susan Peirce Thompson's weekly Bright Line Eating vlog introduced me to th... Read more
Is it Harder to Lose Weight When You're Older?
Thursday, April 06, 2017      30 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/is-it-harder-to-lose-
weight-when-youre-older/ar
ticle34601990/ Sigh. Yes. Of course we knew that. (And if you google that headline phrase, lots of art... Read more
Micro HOW Power: The Ripple Effect
Wednesday, April 05, 2017      28 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/greg-wells-on-how-mic
rochanges-can-make-a-major
-difference/article34560657/ The ripple effect. No no no, not the effect of butterscotch ripple ice crea... Read more

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