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Gentian Blue

Sunday, September 09, 2012      12 comments

Feeling a little blue about nothing in particular today so . . . Charlie and I went to the swampy woods which reliably has gentians at this time of the year. Not my o... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Productive Failure: Motivation and Maintenance Take Grit!

Sunday, September 02, 2012      61 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/parenting/back-to-sch
ool/why-kids-need-to-fail-
to-succeed-in-school/artic
le4513436/?page=5 This is the time of year when there are lots of "back to school" articles aimed at pare... Read more

Vanity Moment Pics: by Popular Request!

Friday, August 31, 2012      22 comments

My DH surprised me by contacting organizers for last week's golf tournament and getting the pictures. ... Read more

Short Holiday

Sunday, August 26, 2012      15 comments

DH and I are just back from three days in Ottawa -- or more precisely, a day and a bit, with most of the other time spent driving up and driving back! I wanted to see the Van Gogh exhibition at the National Gallery before it closed Septembe... Read more

Vanity Moment

Friday, August 24, 2012      22 comments

I played golf (not well) yesterday in our annual professional association tournament -- and it was great fun. Sunny day, great company, scramble format -- where at least some of "my" shots were used. A highlight for me? Candid photo take... Read more

It's "Transition to Maintenance": So Don't Wait Till You've Lost the Weight!

Sunday, August 19, 2012      19 comments

There! "At Goal and Maintaining" has changed its name: it's now "At Goal and Maintaining + Transition to Maintenance". So: come on over. Depending upon where we began and how each of us feels individually, "Transition to Maintenance" mi... Read more

"At Goal and Maintaining" name change?

Saturday, August 18, 2012      8 comments

Following up from my previous blog, and given the desire of the "At Goal and Maintaining Team" to promote weight loss maintenance, I'm wondering if a change of name might help? Dropping the "At Goal" part and focusing on the learning how ... Read more

You Don't Have to be At Goal to Join In at At Goal and Maintaining!!

Thursday, August 16, 2012      10 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
ark/team_messageboard_thre
ad.asp?board=0x1111x49421657 There's a great discussion going on among At Goal And Maintaining Team members about the relatively low profile of maintainers at SparkP... Read more

MAINtaining: 4A-HEALTHY-BMI knows it's the main thing!

Sunday, August 12, 2012      9 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=5012438#comments OK, I don't want to embarrass 4A-HEALTHY-BMI by becoming a one-note cheerleader for her blogs . . . but yeah, I guess that's a possi... Read more

Eat Fast Eat

Friday, August 10, 2012      19 comments

bradpilon.com/ Nope, not about fast foods. Or pausing while you eat. About fasting. Not eating at all. At two different points in my life, I've fasted for a week. No food. Water only. I used a book called "F... Read more

Back to Beck Basics!

Monday, August 06, 2012      8 comments

I'm rereading Judith S. Beck's "The Diet Solution". Just need to reaffirm my commitment to eating everything sitting down, tracking everything (my body is tracking everything whether "I'"do or not) and reminding myself how to think like a thin ... Read more

Curried Coconut Cauliflower Soup!

Saturday, August 04, 2012      14 comments

Local cauliflower looked gorgeous at the grocery store and well priced too: two huge ones for $5. I chopped them up and simmered them in two cartons of vegetable broth until just tender, then whirred in batches in the food processor with a ... Read more

Peregrine Falcons!

Friday, August 03, 2012      12 comments

animals.nationalgeograph
ic.com/animals/birds/pereg
rine-falcon/?source=A-to-Z Last Saturday morning very early I heard some raucous and repeated bird calls which were new to me. I searched the sky outside and notic... Read more

Three years maintaining?

Monday, July 30, 2012      23 comments

Wow, that's right! Yay me!! And huge thanks to all of you who congratulated me: otherwise, the anniversary date might have slipped me by. Not that I take it for granted: no way. Maintaining requires eternal vigilance! Tracking,... Read more

OK, I'm grumpy but still . . . . SP, your ads are slowing me down again!

Sunday, July 29, 2012      15 comments

I AM grumpy (don't ask, I'll get over it. This year. Next year. Or sooner, likely.) But still, if I were looking for things to make me grumpy (I'm not, really I'm not) or to justify my being grumpy (I'm not, or at least I'm trying not to... Read more


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