Do you have a "third place"? A place where you always feel welcome and accepted? Where there are no particular demands place upon you by anyone but you yourself? Where you can be social or silent, depending upon your mood?
Most of us hav... Read more
Check out this link: 23 and 1/2 hours.
The medicine is exercise. Not tri-athalons, necessarily: just walking will do it.
If you spend 23.5 hours a day being inactive . . . ... Read more
How often do we hear people say, "I'm just not comfortable with that." Meaning, it's not happening. I can't be expected to do it. Because nobody can expect me to tolerate discomfort, right? Not any discomfort at all. Ever.
Would you ... Read more
. . . another persistent sabotaging thought that I must persistently resist.
(Because if it's not FAIR, then of course I should just give up, right? And revert to my "natural" weight of about 230. Right? That would be fair!!)
TUF... Read more
. . . . a persistent sabotaging thought that I must persistently confront.
I do track my nutrition every day. Including those random spoonfuls of peanut butter (what a whack o' calories!).
I do track my exercise . . . which just rem... Read more
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
www.theglobeandmail.com/ life/health/fitness/exerci se/fitness-research/why-hu mans-are-wired-to-run-and- ferrets-are-not/article2401720/
The Toronto Globe and Mail has a most interesting article today about how... Read more
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
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
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
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
The Ontario government has come up with a life expectancy quiz that helps figure out the effects of lifestyle on longevity. Here it is:
Basically, we are told that there are five beha... Read more
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
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
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!
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