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Greek Geek? Like, Totally . . .
Thursday, December 01, 2011      18 comments

It's not just my Greek omelettes . . . Omega 3 liquid egg plus liquid egg white plus Greek seasoning plus low fat feta and spinach, now protein-boosted with turkey and volume boosted with mushrooms. (Is there a more flavourful low fat cheese th... Read more
More Protein: Middle Four, Take That!!
Wednesday, November 30, 2011      11 comments

In line with 4A-HEALTHY-BMI's prescription (break plateau by changing it up), plus her focus on getting 150 gm protein a day . . . I'm adopting these strategies to blast middle number 4 before it escalates upwards . . So: I am moving more.... Read more
The Three Times When People are Happiest
Monday, November 28, 2011      10 comments

OK, then: you've guessed one of 'em with no great difficulty. Yes!! emoticon But the other two? When... Read more
Hyacinth Harvest
Sunday, November 27, 2011      13 comments

All winter long and as soon as they are available I buy potted hyacinth bulbs at the grocery store. White. All shades of pink. All shades of mauve and blue and purple. From January through April, there are generally hyacinths in my house.... Read more
Weight Woes and Size Sighs: Gendered Size Creep is Creepy!!
Saturday, November 26, 2011      15 comments

Hmmm. That middle number four is persistent despite diligent tracking. And persistent "Becking": e.g. "hunger is not an emergency"; "eat sitting down". The balance beam scales at the gym do give me my middle number 3. And my digit... Read more
Show Me the Place!
Thursday, November 24, 2011      9 comments

Many of you will know and love Leonard Cohen's iconic "Anthem": (Forget your perfect offering, There is a crack/a crack in everything . . . ) And so you may also enjoy his newest single, Show Me the Place, which comes from a November-dark... Read more
Quick Green!
Wednesday, November 23, 2011      7 comments

I planted my narcissus on Sunday, and already the bulbs are beginning to sprout and turn green. They are so eager to grow. And remind me: I should be too!!... Read more
When dawns are dark and dreary
Sunday, November 20, 2011      16 comments

And days no promise bring When every cloud is weary Set out to meet the spring When every cloud is weary Set out to meet the spring! This is a round we sang at Girl Guides. And: dawns are dark and dreary here now, absolutely. ... Read more
Oh oh -- McCafe lattes too!
Thursday, November 17, 2011      8 comments

Came home from work today to find a flyer in my mail for McDonald's "specialty" espresso based beverages . . . and a whack of coupons!! They look like great espresso-based drinks. Freshly ground. Skim milk lattes and skim milk cappuccinos... Read more
Skim Milk Latte at Tim Hortons
Wednesday, November 16, 2011      16 comments

Every Canadian knows Tim Hortons. Every parent at the hockey arena for the 6 a.m. practice has a double double (that's double sugar, double cream) or maybe two of those (one in each hand, functioning as wake up and handwarmers). And probably ... Read more
This Week in Soup: Just a Happy Occident!
Saturday, November 12, 2011      15 comments

In the freezer: two bags of PC Asian Medley frozen vegetables (baby corn, matchstick carrot, edamame, sugar snap peas, shredded carrot) and two skinless boneless chicken breasts In the fridge: two cartons of chicken broth, half a cup of P... Read more
Not At My Brightest
Friday, November 11, 2011      9 comments

First snowfall last night, and (because snow is covering the skylight) my study is dark this morning. My 10,000 lux light box beats back the gloom successfully. Yay! But: as far as my brain goes, perhaps I'm still not quite awake ye... Read more
This Week: French Canajun Pea Soup, Eh??
Saturday, November 05, 2011      15 comments

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!!
Tuesday, November 01, 2011      18 comments

Or so I thought. Yeah. 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
Saturday, October 29, 2011      13 comments

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

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