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Salad

Monday, June 18, 2012      11 comments

Tomorrow's salad: 2 cups of mesclun 1 small raw beet, chopped 5 baby carrots, chopped 3 sugar snap peas, chopped 4 green beans, sliced 2 radishes, sliced 1 small yellow sweet pepper, chopped 6 grape tomates half a small avoc... Read more

In the Present!

Friday, June 15, 2012      14 comments

I will not regret the past. I will not fear the future. I will focus on the present. And my present, at present, still has lots and lots of work in it! But that's OK: it's interesting, it's worth doing, and I can work on one... Read more

Alive, Well and Chugging Along

Tuesday, June 12, 2012      11 comments

Life continues to be busy, I continue to track nutrition and fitness . . . and chug along ticking off tasks! Oriental poppies are glorious, both scarlet and soft watermellen pink: mock orange in blom, smelling divine.... Read more

Please excuse inattentiveness . . . .

Wednesday, June 06, 2012      14 comments

, , , which will I hope be temporary. I've hit one of those crzzzybzzy patches. I'd like to respond to all comments on recent blogs but: just can't. However: I will be tracking every day everything I eat. Yes I will! ... Read more

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


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