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Saturday, March 03, 2012      9 comments

On March 3? Just outside my back door, in a sheltered spot, on a mild day. Glorious! (I added the picture . . . from the Internet: but yeah, mine do lo... Read more

It's Going to Be Glorious!

Thursday, March 01, 2012      12 comments

That fatloser program is really an excellent free resource: And today (day 11) I've picked up some new "scripts". I've got them on index cards and am adding them to my Beck stack. Here they are: 1. Life isn't ... Read more

Savouring Some Statistics?

Monday, February 27, 2012      14 comments

Steve Siebold, on Day 5 of, says that right now 66% of people in the USA are overweight or obese. He says it's estimated that by 2020 75% will be overweight or obese: and by 2032, 90%. Hmmmm. I'm Canadian, not American.... Read more

Savouring Life through the Five Senses

Sunday, February 26, 2012      10 comments

DDORN comments that it's impossible to "overdo" savouring life: and yeah, that's right! But: he got me thinking (thanks, Don). Because it's very possible to overdo savouring food. And it seems to me that when we overdo savouring food, ... Read more

Savouring a Huge Compliment

Saturday, February 25, 2012      7 comments

Nancy_ wrote on my "links to a lynx" blog: "You have been blessed with the ability to savour life." What a compliment. I thanked her. And I've been thinking about that. Because although I don't always savour life . . . it's somethi... Read more


Friday, February 24, 2012      11 comments

Yesterday I looked out my back window and saw, in the park behind my house, a lynx!! It was loping along the fence line down the hill through the woods, warm in its lush taupe fur. Furry tail almost as long as its body and as thick as on... Read more

Savouring Hunger at a Social Event

Thursday, February 23, 2012      9 comments

It was OK: I'd planned for it. Evening dinner meeting . . . had one glass of wine with a very light dinner chosen from the buffet (asparagus, carrots, roasted beets, a little chopped salad, a small serving of chicken): skipped the rolls,... Read more

New Weight-Loss Math: Body Weight Simulator

Wednesday, February 22, 2012      13 comments

Here's a link to an article in today's Toronto Globe and Mail about a new on-line tool called the Body Weigh Simulator which helps predict how people lose weight on a diet.
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Savouring Unplanned Hunger

Tuesday, February 21, 2012      12 comments

Restless night . . . followed by sleeping in . . . followed by a rush to get to my appointment for 8:30 and no time for breakfast. First meal was after noon. Did not panic; did not permit myself to consider that hunger was an emergency. ... Read more

Fat Loser: Hungry for More Mental Toughness

Monday, February 20, 2012      13 comments

FREELADY has written a terrific blog on mental toughness and turning the cobwebs of good intentions into the cables of good habits: here it is.
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Savouring Hunger 3

Sunday, February 19, 2012      6 comments

I'm continuing to enjoy hunger in anticipation of my meals, and hunger is helping me feel light and nimble and alert! Then I'm eating just until I'm satisfied, not more. And waiting until the next scheduled meal or snack. Today I was hu... Read more

Savouring Hunger 2

Friday, February 17, 2012      11 comments

Savoured hunger yesterday with some success -- enjoyed that feeling of lightness and anticipation of the next meal! And: enjoyed eating at those scheduled meals just until full. Woke up this morning hungry for breakfast. Savoured the hunger. ... Read more

Savouring Hunger

Thursday, February 16, 2012      20 comments

Judith S. Beck tells us that "hunger is not an emergency". And: I have to keep reminding myself of that. Hunger is normal. Thin people experience hunger every day. Hunger is a biological motivation to perform the high-energy activities t... Read more

Eating Just Until I'm Not Hungry

Wednesday, February 15, 2012      12 comments

This seems to be key. Not eating until I'm "full". What an unpleasant sensation that is. Just eating until I'm not hungry any more. I get it. I see the light! And: am enjoying my Valentine's Day gift from DH: an antique de... Read more

Hunters, Gatherers and Venus Photoshopped!

Sunday, February 12, 2012      15 comments

As paleolithic and neolithic hunters and gatherers and early farmers, we evolved to be hungry part of the time at least. Hunger was what motivated us to exert the energy necessary to obtain the nutritional requirements essential to our surviva... Read more

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