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Pizza = salty = middle four

Sunday, October 23, 2011      7 comments

Yesterday was another lovely day -- thoroughly enjoyed my jaunt to the art gallery, which is a log cabin structure set in a marvellous wooded ravine with window views echoing the subjects of the Canadian landscape paintings. However, the ... Read more

Lovely Day

Friday, October 21, 2011      7 comments

Had lunch today with two business/professional colleagues who are also good good friends: we were "debriefing" after a file we'd worked on together. Great food, great conversation, great feeling that we are growing together professionally and g... Read more

If you've got something nice to say . . .

Friday, October 14, 2011      18 comments

"Weren't you a model?" I'd just stepped into a convenience store. Coming down with a terrible cold (yup, it's caught me). Nose streaming. Eyes streaming, too: with my specs on, not my contacts. Not a lot of makeup. Wearing a B-list s... Read more

Canajun Thanksgiving! Pre-fab less flab!!

Friday, October 07, 2011      14 comments

This will be our first Thanksgiving in over 27 years without kids at home! Just the two of us . . .and the weather is gorgeous here, warm and sunny with bright bright leaves. There will be a very simple "pre-fab less flab" Thanksgiving d... Read more

October Gold!

Saturday, October 01, 2011      15 comments

October is a wonderful month. (My favourite, probably -- second only to May and its fuzzy green euphoria!). The leaves are beginning to turn bright golden yellow, with a few flashes of red. There is a real fall snap in the air: I had my... Read more

Insomnia or Polyphasic Sleep?

Wednesday, September 28, 2011      9 comments

Quite a few of us on SP "suffer" from insomnia. And that's why I was so interested in an article about University of Toronto researcher Jessa Gamble describing some of her work in the area of circadian rhythms. It was published in the fall iss... Read more

Reversing the Creep

Sunday, September 25, 2011      14 comments

OK, scales are moving back below middle 4 after several days of renewed diligence with both the fitness and the nutrition tracking. (Thought I HAD been diligent: but there's about a million ways in which I can deceive myself about that . . . an... Read more

Weight Creep Up: ARRRGH!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011      8 comments

Looking at my last few blogs . . . . all about food . . . makes me realize: yup, I'm thinking too much about "delicion" rather than just "nutrition" And: scales this morning point to 140. So more attention is required, a return to the... Read more

Chocolate Brownie Oatmeal

Monday, September 19, 2011      13 comments

Somehow this tastes even better in the fall! 1/3 cup of large flake oatmeal 1/2 cup boiling water 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder Mix thoroughly and microwave 2 minutes Stir in 2 envelopes of Splenda and half an ounce (about ... Read more

Some Early Fall Domesticity

Sunday, September 18, 2011      9 comments

Not a domestic diva . . . never have been. Weekends are for getting to the gym, reading, relaxing, and quite often overflow work from the office. But yesterday, I did manage to get the routine laundry and grocery shopping done. And took... Read more

I have eaten the plums . . .

Friday, September 16, 2011      11 comments

Breakfast this morning was a Greek omelette and two exquisite blue plums. Which called to mind one of my favourite Willilam Carlos Williams poems: This Is Just To Say by William Carlos Williams I have eaten the p... Read more

Red Cabbage Slaw with Chickpeas

Wednesday, September 14, 2011      11 comments

I'm experimenting today with a slightly different salad from my usual spinach/arugula/mesclun with crunchy bright veggies and lean protein. Last night I shredded up half a red cabbage, added a stalk of chopped celery and a cup of grated car... Read more

Burning Calories

Sunday, September 11, 2011      14 comments

When I'm motoring at level 8 on the elliptical cross trainer, at my current weight of 137-138 pounds, it takes me a full minute of sweaty effort to burn just 14-15 calories. That means: One minute of all-out exercise is what it takes... Read more

This Week in Soup: Asian Chicken Vegetable Pho

Saturday, September 10, 2011      6 comments

Found in the freezer: half a bag of shelled edamame a full bag of mixed Asian stir fry vegetables three boneless skinless chicken breasts Found in the fridge: celery grated carrot snow peas red bell pepper half a bottl... Read more

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

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