KALIGIRL and BRIGHTSPARK have both kindly pointed out that my reading of the Leslie Beck article in my previous blog was (ahem) somewhat inaccurate and perhaps a little immoderate and . . . . that in fact the occasional French fry might not spe... Read more
www.theglobeandmail.com/ life/health/new-health/hea lth-nutrition/leslie-beck/ why-french-fries-are-even- worse-than-you-thought/article2079129/
OK, it's official -- at least if you are prepared to rely upon a H... Read more
OK, with lots of support from SP friends I turned around that blip upwards and today weighed in at 138.5 again.
But: I'm going to continue with the vigilant pretracking.
And not eating unless I'm sitting down. ... Read more
Changed my weight tracker to 140.5. Up from 138 where it's been (faithfully checked daily because that's what works for me in maintenance) for weeks and weeks.
But today it WAS 140.5. And so I changed it.
I hate to see that middle nu... Read more
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Today's Toronto Globe and Mail has a great article on how motivation works... Read more
Love those tubes of fresh herbs.
Nobody else in my household is really keen on fresh herbs. For me, they add flavour and vitamins and colour to my soups and salad dressings and omelettes without much in the way of additional calories. ... Read more
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CMRAND54 has a wonderful blog -- link above -- about learning how to waste food. Not eating everything on your plate. Discarding part of the... Read more
Work all done: and it was a fairly tough slog.
Isn't Friday evening one of the best times of the week?
Saturday and Sunday stretch ahead. Twenty-four hours in each one! Chores, sure, they need to get done: and I wanna go to the gym... Read more
The Toronto Globe and Mail is running an interesting series on all-day kindergarten, and the impact full-day kindergarten may have on early childhood development.
In Ontario this past year, there has been a controversial experiment with ta... Read more
I've known for a long time that weight loss and maintenance for me are primarily about "diet": controlling calories IN is more effective for me than boosting calories OUT.
Exercise is very very important, of course: both physically (strengt... Read more
I'm struck by how much harder I have to work at the gym to burn 400 calories on the cross trainer now that my weight is 140 (or, today, 138).
It took me just over 43 minutes at level 8, really sweating it, to burn 400 calories on the ellipt... Read more
Yup, feeling good again: muscles have stopped shrieking.
And: is there anything better than that?
Plus my Oriental poppies will be in bloom any moment!! They do actually pop, with those sepals springing away from the silky folded b... Read more
Love that expression, borrowed from TRAVELGGRL.
And I'm moaning because I may have overdone it a little yesterday -- gardening in the morning, golf in the afternoon, all this after a rigorous free weight upper body workout and cardio on Sa... Read more
Ran into two old friends in two different locations while I was carrying out my Saturday routines (at the gym, then picking up some geraniums and nasturtiums at the nursery) neither of whom I'd seen for a very long time . . .
And each of t... Read more
"What is so Rare as a Day in June?"
And what is so rare as a day in June?
Then, if ever, come perfect days;
Then Heaven tries the earth if it be in tune,
And over it softly her warm ear lays:
Whether we look, or whether we listen... Read more