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THE most important thing to learn . . . at SparkPeople??

Friday, October 12, 2012      20 comments

What's the single most important thing we can learn at SparkPeople? How to maintain. Yeah. Because all of us already know how to lose weight. We've done it lots of times before. So if this is going to be the last time: we have t... Read more

Worn Out Size 8s! Sure Sign I'm Maintaining . . . .

Wednesday, October 10, 2012      28 comments

I was happy this fall to slide back into my winter 8s and 6s without a hitch. But: I also realized that I've now actually maintained weight loss long enough that I'd completely worn out some of my initial weight loss stuff. And needed to r... Read more

Canadian Thanksgiving Flu By

Sunday, October 07, 2012      14 comments

Bad timing, really. Long weekend, a bit cool and drizzly but the leaves are still glorious, my bright yellow chrysanthemums looking gorgeous in the garden except for . . . flu. Yesterday it was hard to stand upright. I'll spare the gr... Read more

Parents Don't See Fat Kids Because Fat is the New Normal

Monday, October 01, 2012      9 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/how-fat-has-become-th
e-new-normal/article4576071/ Wow, what a hard-hitting article in this morning's Toronto Globe and Mail! About two-thirds of the ad... Read more

Changing it Up: Maintaining Fitness

Thursday, September 27, 2012      14 comments

Maintenance is about more than maintaining weight loss. Moby Carp has a recent great blog about maintaining motivation for fitness: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=5076282 ... Read more

Cardio, Strength Training, Flexibility, Balance

Monday, September 24, 2012      14 comments

The four "components" of fitness? We've gotta have strong hearts to pump blood around our bodies and strong lungs so we can breathe: that takes "cardio". We need to build the muscles of our arms and legs and shoulders and backs and ab... Read more

Is the "obesity epidemic" overblown?

Saturday, September 22, 2012      12 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
commentary/surprise-a-litt
le-fat-is-good-for-you/art
icle4560312/ Globe and Mail columnist Margaret Wente thinks that the obesity epidemic is an overblown crisis. She says research shows... Read more

Potato Chips are evil incarnate!!

Monday, September 17, 2012      15 comments

I was a the golf course Sunday with DH and noticed a potato chip bag in one of the garbage containers on the 10th tee. The chip bag was open and I looked in. There was a whole chip in the bottom of the bag, uneaten. My first reaction:... Read more

Loved Your Comments on Moderation . . . .

Saturday, September 15, 2012      10 comments

. . . . and had to face the fact that a lot of people here have more self-discipline than I do, and can stop with a "moderate" amount of those foods that are triggers for me. Maybe I'll get there one day. But for now . . . not saying... Read more

Moderation? Highly Overrated!

Monday, September 10, 2012      25 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/why-the-tyranny-of-ev
erything-in-moderation-set
s-us-up-to-fail/article4527973/ Moderation sets us up for failure, says an article in today's Toronto Globe and Mail.. Why? Becau... Read more

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


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