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This Week: French Canajun Pea Soup, Eh??
Checking out the fridge: carrots celery and a brand new unopened package of sliced ham just a few days past its best-by date. (I don't eat ham generally: buy it for DH's lunch sandwiches. It's just too Charlotte's Web for me . . . But OK, gon... Read more
Hallowe'en Candy? No Problem!!
Or so I thought.
That's "cheap 'n nasty" chocolate (that's what I tell myself): mini boxes of Smarties, Kitkat, Aero, Coffee Crisp.
We bought a box of 90. Sampled two Coffee Crisp on Sunday with a pot of coffee -- and th... Read more
This week in soup: Cajun chicken
In the freezer: 3 chicken breasts, corn.
In the fridge: celery, shredded carrot, red bell pepper, fresh basil, sweet potatoes (2 largish), green beans, baby spinach.
In the cupboard: brown rice, chicken broth (2 cartons), canned dic... Read more
Ongoing grrrrr middle four!
Yesterday at the gym, the balance beam weights scale said 138, not a smidge more.
But: today at home, digital scale says 140, not a smidge less.
So: I'm continuing to track. Pretrack actually: all of today's meals en... Read more
OK, middle four: grrrrr!
I'm tracking diligently. And that middle four persists.
Want to see a middle three again.
Not giving up until the scale gives up and moves back down. ... Read more
Pizza = salty = middle four
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
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 . . .
"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!!
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 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?
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
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!!
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
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
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