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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

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

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