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Charlie is a Fatloser!
Tuesday, April 17, 2012      24 comments

A year ago our vet told me that our beloved golden retriever, Charlie, was significantly overweight. He was having problems with the skin breaking down on his elbows. She said it was because he was so heavy he was essentially slamming himself ... Read more
Runners: are you a ferret or a dog?
Monday, April 16, 2012      10 comments
ferrets-are-not/article2401720/ The Toronto Globe and Mail has a most interesting article today about how... Read more
Sunday, April 15, 2012      11 comments

Loved my first game of golf this year . . . . only nine holes because it was supposed to rain and for that reason I'd been to the gym first to make sure I got some exercise . . . then ran out of steam. But it was so great to get out on the ... Read more
Bzzy Bzzy Patch O' Life
Saturday, April 14, 2012      12 comments

OK, short and sweet! Waaaaaay too much to do. However, must just say that the red cowgirl boots arrived yesterday (after several courier delivery failures and redirect to my office . . . grrrr) and: THEY. ARE. FABULOUS. Exactl... Read more
Red Cowgirl Birthday Boots!
Saturday, April 07, 2012      28 comments

I visited Austin Texas in 2009 --- home of the marvellous IMAGINE_IT! We didn't meet up at that time . . . but have to say, I did fall in love with Austin's amazing cowboy boots which you see everywhere on everyone. And: have wanted a pair eve... Read more
Fat Bias Starts Young: That's Fatertainment
Friday, April 06, 2012      10 comments

An article in today's Toronto Star presents new research indicating that children aged 2-6 are already biased against fat children and assume that they are "mean". This weight prejudice is apparently linked to the "fatertainment" trend wh... Read more
Living Longer
Wednesday, April 04, 2012      14 comments

The Ontario government has come up with a life expectancy quiz that helps figure out the effects of lifestyle on longevity. Here it is:
tools Basically, we are told that there are five beha... Read more
Fat at Work Survey: How's it Working for Us?
Saturday, March 31, 2012      12 comments

There's tons of research out there -- just google -- indicating that men have a huge advantage in the workplace if they are tall. Presidents of countries, leaders in law and medicine and business and finance: it clearly can't be coincidence th... Read more
Diet Food
Sunday, March 25, 2012      17 comments

We don't use the word "diet" here at Spark People much. Not a word I like much either. But I do use it, myself. And I've recently blogged on the topic. For me it's always going to be necessary to diet. Permanently. And it'... Read more
Soup: Asian to Cajun!
Saturday, March 24, 2012      9 comments

Slurped up my last bowlful of a stellar peanut butter chicken last night: it had lots of Asian vegetables (water chestnut, snow peas . . . ) and buckwheat noodles, and big chunks of garlic and ginger. Plus Thai green curry paste. Loved it! ... Read more
Red Rainboots
Friday, March 23, 2012      15 comments

The robins are singing wildly outside my window. It's a dark rainy morning after days and days of sunshine and warm warm temperatures. There are tiny daffodils and snowdrops and crocuses and a few early hyacinths in bloom outside my back door... Read more
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

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