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Walking Charlie into the Fall . . . .
Thursday, September 08, 2011      9 comments

DS has gone back to school after a first degree and a year at home saving money while waiting tables. We miss him: and so does Charlie! Charlie and DS are exceptionally fond of each other, and they've been enjoying very long walks and swi... Read more
Ambisnackstrous?
Monday, September 05, 2011      11 comments

Here's a link to an article about a simple method to stop mindless binge eating while watching TV etc.: just switch hands. Apparently if you're right-handed and switch to the left hand to munch on potato chips or popcorn, you'll eat less. ... Read more
Trivia A Student: FINALLY!
Saturday, September 03, 2011      10 comments

Oh, my. Got the notification this morning that I was a "Trivia A Student" in August!!! Well, that sure was a long time coming . . . diligent efforts since May 2009 and yup, this would be the first time!! Generally speaking, I've h... Read more
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

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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

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