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Saturday, July 09, 2011      10 comments

Bright orange, bright yellow. Peach streaked with pink, pale yellow. Dark red, bright red, light red. Frilly, floppy, fabulous. Peppery flowery fresh fragrance. Tumbling out of my verandah window boxes and planters, tucked into the fr... Read more

I Am Canadian!!! Song Lyrics (English/French)

Friday, July 01, 2011      13 comments

Canada, all our hopes can thrive Both immigrants and native born Make our land come alive Canada, one nationality We form our unity unique From our diversity. I am Canadian Join hands with me. I am Canadian Feel proud and fr... Read more

A Somewhat Immoderate Response to Moderation?

Thursday, June 30, 2011      11 comments

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

Absolute No to "Bad" Foods

Wednesday, June 29, 2011      12 comments
worse-than-you-thought/article2079129/ OK, it's official -- at least if you are prepared to rely upon a H... Read more

Middle Number 3 Again: Relief!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011      12 comments

OK, with lots of support from SP friends I turned around that blip upwards and today weighed in at 138.5 again. Yay. But: I'm going to continue with the vigilant pretracking. Yeah. And not eating unless I'm sitting down. ... Read more

Middle Number 4, GRRRRR!!

Sunday, June 26, 2011      13 comments

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

Brain Battle: The Process of Motivation

Thursday, June 23, 2011      13 comments
otivate-you/article2071255/ Today's Toronto Globe and Mail has a great article on how motivation works... Read more

Back End of a Caterpillar

Sunday, June 19, 2011      14 comments

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

To Waste and Not To Waist: That is the Question!!

Saturday, June 18, 2011      9 comments
al.asp?blog_id=4304834 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

Friday Evening

Friday, June 17, 2011      8 comments

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

Kindergarten Marshmallow Test, Self-Regulation and Obesity

Tuesday, June 14, 2011      16 comments

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

Feet or Fork? Metabolic Inflexibility

Monday, June 13, 2011      16 comments

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

Maintenance Math

Saturday, June 11, 2011      12 comments

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

And Let There Be No (More) Moaning . . .

Wednesday, June 08, 2011      13 comments

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

Monday Moaning

Monday, June 06, 2011      7 comments

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

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