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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
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:
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
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
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
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

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