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Satisfying Stress

Thursday, September 01, 2011      5 comments

Wouldn't want EVERY day (or couple of days) to be so stressful but . . . it's the nature of the work I do that stuff comes in the door on an urgent basis. Requiring that you drop everything else and attend to it. Right away. Get the fa... Read more

Sisters' Day

Saturday, August 27, 2011      11 comments

. . . . was fun fun fun, as always! Glorious two hour drive over to our "half way" meeting spot, with golden rod in bloom and trees laden with apples slowly reddening in the sun. Lots of coffee; delicious tomato basil soup and gar... Read more

The Weigh I Was: May 2009

Sunday, August 21, 2011      13 comments

Yesterday I was leafing through a stack of old magazines at the gym. Looking for some entertainment on the elliptical. (A lot of the ladies at my Y take in reading material to recycle and share and I do too, from time to time). The Januar... Read more

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

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