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Late Summer Friday Afternoon

Friday, August 19, 2011      3 comments

Left work early . . . wanted to get home and see Charlie before heading to the golf course. The cicadas are singing, the sun is warm, the sky is blue . . . . now where's that husband of mine?? Time to get started on the weekend!!... Read more

Cajun Sweet Potato: This Week in Soup!!

Saturday, August 13, 2011      12 comments

Checked out my fridge last night to see what needed to be used up: and found 5 large organic sweet potatoes, half a large bin of baby spinach, celery, carrots, a green pepper, a red pepper, and half a yellow pepper. In the cupboard: a can ... Read more

Mind Over Mood

Tuesday, August 09, 2011      9 comments

I'm really enjoying "Mind Over Mood" by Dennis Greenberger and Christine A. Padesky. It's sold over 750,000 copies so clearly I'm a late fan . . and there have to be lots of people here on SP who've discovered it before me. The intro is ... Read more

"Body of the Year": Age 66

Friday, August 05, 2011      13 comments
12299014-slideshow/ Oh my: there is hope!! Yeah!! Six more years to work on it . . . . . Read more

Weight Creep Halted . . . Chew on That!!

Thursday, August 04, 2011      11 comments

Weighed myself today AFTER lunch (a nice salad and fruit lunch out at the golf club with a glass of red wine too, all tracked) and: 136.5 pounds!! Hurray!!! So, recorded 137 again. Back down from that pesky 138 on July 30. Leaving a lit... Read more

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

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