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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
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

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