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Rhubarb Crisp
Sunday, June 03, 2012      20 comments

What delicious stuff this is! Especially warmed with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! I used to have a rhubarb patch in my garden, but it seems to have disappeared over the years. I used to see bags of frozen chopped rhubarb with the other f... Read more
Giving Blood: Was it Good for You??
Friday, June 01, 2012      14 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health/new-health/pau
l-taylor/bloodletting-may-
be-a-blessing-for-obese-pa
tients/article2448838/ Maybe so. New research indicated that blood donors benefit. Particularly if ... Read more
From Oatmeal to Beer? Exhausted Willpower!
Wednesday, May 30, 2012      10 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/food-and-wine/trends/
trends-features/why-cake-a
nd-beer-look-so-tempting-a
t-night/article2446820/ This article from today's Globe and Mail draws on recent research to help explain... Read more
Portion Sizes/People Sizes
Tuesday, May 29, 2012      11 comments

Read a recent short article summarizing info from the US Centre (spelled differently!) for Disease Control comparing fast food portion sizes in the 1950s to today's portion sizes. Average "soda" (what we call a soft drink, or a pop) then 7... Read more
Vitamin N
Monday, May 28, 2012      10 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health/fitness/exerci
se/fitness-research/why-is
-walking-in-the-woods-so-g
ood-for-you/article2443628/ Being outside in nature: yes, it's a measurably good thing! I love wal... Read more
Obesity School
Saturday, May 26, 2012      10 comments

ca.news.yahoo.com/video/
world-22186928/boarding-sc
hool-for-overweight-kids-2
9445502.html Would you pay $50,000 a year to help your obese teen drop weight? This video link to a school for overweight kids really ... Read more
" . . . . that skinny man!"
Sunday, May 20, 2012      21 comments

That would be my own description of my DH, who started SP March 4, 2012. TUFFMUFFIN weighed in today at 171 -- down from 183!! He's comfortably wearing his 34" waist paints, he's carrying his golf clubs . . . and he certainly looks (even more)... Read more
. . . . that skinny woman!"
Saturday, May 19, 2012      15 comments

No kidding, she was referring to ME! I was at the hospital last week (routine test, no problems) and dressed in a hospital gown plus robe, not exactly flattering. And next to me, another lady similarly clad. Both of us undergoing gene... Read more
Obesity and Safety
Thursday, May 17, 2012      10 comments

Just following up on my blog looking at obesity, bullying and individual "blaming" versus environmental changes, a number of people commented on the environmental issue of safety. When people of all ages aren't safe moving outside, it's not sur... Read more
Obesity and bullying
Wednesday, May 16, 2012      13 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/life-video/video-does
-obesity-create-bullies/ar
ticle2313547/?from=2434353 Here's a link to a short video clip about the relationship between obesity and bullying . . . it's an interv... Read more
Why exercise may not lead to weight loss . . .
Tuesday, May 15, 2012      21 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health/fitness/exerci
se/fitness-research/why-ex
ercise-may-not-lead-to-wei
ght-loss/article2430017/ This was a recent article in the Globe and Mail, and I found it confirms my own e... Read more
Three Years on Spark People!!
Saturday, May 12, 2012      14 comments

emoticon Hard to believe . . . and it slipped past me . . . but May 10 marked my third straight year here on S... Read more
OINK CITY!!
Thursday, May 10, 2012      17 comments

DH calorie count for today: 2231!! Normal Shreddies type breakfast, with sugar and milk and coffee with sugar and a big orange. And: that was without eating supper other than a granola bar. So it was lunch, right? Oink oink oink... Read more
What I Didn't Eat Today!
Wednesday, May 09, 2012      18 comments

I got up this morning and looked in the fridge and didn't eat the chocolate mousse cake left over from DH's birthday April 29. Ewwwwww. Time to throw it out, really. (He's not eating it either: but he IS fitting into his size 34 waist jeans, ... Read more
Delicious But I've Had Enough
Sunday, May 06, 2012      22 comments

Last evening I was eating a bowl of airpopped popcorn with a drizzle of warmed lowfat peanut butter. All planned, tracked, within my calorie range. And: with at least a cup left in the bowl I realized: "This is delicious but I've had e... Read more

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