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My Third Place

Wednesday, May 02, 2012      16 comments

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

What is the single best thing we can do for our health?

Sunday, April 29, 2012      17 comments

Check out this link: 23 and 1/2 hours.
aUaInS6HIGo 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

Comfort is Highly Overrated

Wednesday, April 25, 2012      21 comments

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

It's Not Fair . . . .

Sunday, April 22, 2012      17 comments

. . . 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

Tracking is too much trouble . . . .

Saturday, April 21, 2012      16 comments

. . . . 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

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

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