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Why Don't More of My Friends Sign Up for Spark People??

Sunday, March 18, 2012      21 comments

TUFFMUFFIN, aka DH, comments humourously on my "Best Dressed" blog with respect to my "success" in inveigling friends to make clothing donations to me. He points out that people give me their clothes when their own weight has increased, such ... Read more

Voted Best Dressed (*blush*)

Friday, March 16, 2012      21 comments

OK, not on any famous list or anything. Not even close. But: the charming young woman who sells me my newspapers most mornings at my local convenience store (and who is herself quite the fashionista) told me today that the staff there t... Read more

First Core Belief Changed? Doughnuts!!

Thursday, March 15, 2012      26 comments

Thinking back, it was after I'd read Susan Estrich's life-changing book, "Making the Case for Yourself" (about which I've blogged before . . . ): that was when I changed my first "core belief" from "I can eat whatever I want" to "I don't do doug... Read more

Challenging My Inventory of Core Beliefs about Dieting

Saturday, March 10, 2012      18 comments

Fatloser tells me (this was the day 19 lesson) that I probably have a whole lot of "core beliefs" about dieting. And that many of them might not even be conscious beliefs. Here are a few typical and unconscious core beliefs about weight l... Read more

Quitting at Day Four

Wednesday, March 07, 2012      9 comments

A number of us here at SparkPeople are trying . . . with varying degrees of pleasure! I'm a fan. Really. Fatloser is about mental toughness, and it's bigger than losing weight . . . it's about controlling our thinking b... Read more

TUFFMUFFIN signs up!

Tuesday, March 06, 2012      14 comments
ge.asp?id=TUFFMUFFIN What a guy: the incomparable TUFFMUFFIN!! He thinks he needs to lose 10 pounds before the start of golf season. I think he looks pretty darn good. But . . . ... Read more

Dieting is Permanent

Sunday, March 04, 2012      17 comments

I know, I know. The word "diet" is not politically correct. Not here. We're supposed to be all about "healthy eating" and "healthy lifestyle". But the truth is, for me: dieting is permanent. I can't sugar coat it ( . . . too man... Read more


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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