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Resilience, Optimism
Monday, August 01, 2011      10 comments

At stressful points in my life . . . and this is one . . . I focus on optimism. Willed optimism. Because: optimism is the essential ingredient of resilience. What helps most in willing optimism? For me, it's a deliberate "pay... Read more
Up a Pound: GRRRRRR!!!
Saturday, July 30, 2011      9 comments

Today's weight: 138. I've been pretty steady at 137 for a couple of weeks. But: yesterday involved two (2!!) glasses of wine and some cheese and crackers with DH on the patio after work before supper; some vanilla icecream with my b... Read more
Shoplifting, Overeating: Compensation for Loss?
Wednesday, July 27, 2011      12 comments

I read an interesting article in the National Post last Saturday about shoplifting. Nope, shoplifting doesn't tempt me at all . . . but this was a review of a book by psychologist Dr. Will Cupchik about the reasons why people shoplift. Cupchi... Read more
New bathing suit(s)!
Sunday, July 24, 2011      16 comments

Scored: two new tankini style suits, identical (one purple, one black) so I can "mix and match. And at half price! Two for the price of one. Wore the purple one to the beach yesterday and it's much more "swimmable". I hadn't bought a ne... Read more
Chillin' Soup
Saturday, July 23, 2011      9 comments

Chilling in my fridge, a big pot of summer soup. Should be icy by the time I get back from the gym! Found in my fridge and cupboards this morning: 2 cartons Imagine chicken broth, low sodium a full tub of fat free Greek yogourt 2 ... Read more
Obese Children: Should They Be Taken Into Care?
Thursday, July 21, 2011      9 comments
we-should-intervene/article2104131/ The Toronto Globe and Mail ran a very controversial article today abo... Read more
Restaurant Calorie Counts Not Reliable
Tuesday, July 19, 2011      9 comments

I don't eat out very often. I eat mostly the same kinds of things day after day with lots of "variations on a theme". Omelettes or oatmeal for breakfast, but many different versions. Salads for lunch with a huge range of different brightly c... Read more
Puffy Eyes: A Remedy from the Other End!!
Saturday, July 16, 2011      11 comments

My eyes have been puffy -- big bags underneath them -- for the past week or so. I'm not sure why: it's hot; there's lots of pollen out there (so maybe allergies) ; work has been pretty stressful and I haven't been sleeping the best . . . ... Read more
Respecting Myself in the Morning!
Tuesday, July 12, 2011      22 comments

Saw this somewhere on Spark and loved it: "I never wake up in the morning wishing I'd eaten more yesterday." So true. Didn't overeat yesterday, and I'm not regretting it. Hate a "food hangover" just as much as an alcohol hang... Read more
Hot Hot Hot: and Not!!! (So Fat)
Sunday, July 10, 2011      22 comments

This summer I'm close to 20 pounds lighter than last summer -- maybe 155- 158 then, pretty steady at 138 now. At 158, I was a lot lighter than my 230 max. But even 20 pounds less feels better in hot weather: 1. My clothes are loo... Read more
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

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