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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
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
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


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

Really Getting Up My Nose!!

Friday, May 04, 2012      22 comments

When someone, or something, bothers me I often use the expression, "That's really getting up my nose!" Who knew that I was anticipating the latest weight-loss craze: nasal-gastric tube feeding. This is definitely a development that fu... Read more

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

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