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Rainy Dark Day

Sunday, December 02, 2012      13 comments

. . . I listened to the rain on the roof all night: semi-solid! But the rain didn't evolve into the white fluffy stuff, so it's not looking skiable today. OK, then. Plan B? I got in a great workout at the gym yesterday . . . 30 minutes o... Read more

Kinda Chuffed: No DOMS

Thursday, November 29, 2012      16 comments

I was anticipating DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) after my first XC ski of the season Sunday. It was a tough slog in the slush. But: the rowing machine and the elliptical and the strength training seem to have done their job. (Or m... Read more

First Cross Country Ski: With Evening Grosbeaks!

Sunday, November 25, 2012      15 comments

After a very warm week, with temperatures of 14C Thursday (DH actually played golf, and claimed to have enjoyed it!), snow has been falling here since late Friday. And today I got out for my first cross country ski. The snow was wet and sl... Read more

Tastes Better With a Side of Guilt??

Friday, November 23, 2012      17 comments

A really short article in my Globe and Mail newspaper today points to recent research indicating that food tastes better if you know you shouldn't eat it, try to resist it and then ultimately give in. The longer you resist, the greater that ul... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Losing

Saturday, November 17, 2012      106 comments

Weight loss" just isn't a good concept for people who want to stop yo-yo dieting and sustain a healthy weight because . . . weight loss is all about "loss". Yeah. Duh! If I had it to do all over again -- losing 90 pounds that is (and I... Read more

It Sneaks Up On Me . .. .

Thursday, November 15, 2012      17 comments

One two-bite brownie, after a business meeting when I'm cleaning up the snacks. (Which of course I didn't eat during the business meeting . . . ). A couple extra brazil nuts while my supper soup is heating in the microwave. A second F... Read more

Still Don't Wanna . . . .

Sunday, November 11, 2012      20 comments

. . . but I also don't wanna 1. Increase my risk of breast cancer recurrence; 2. Be unable to wear the clothes I own; 3. Reduce my energy; 4. Feel pessimistic; 5. Look any worse than is inevitable for a lady of my advanced year... Read more

Don't Wanna . . . .

Saturday, November 10, 2012      22 comments

Don't wanna do anything "healthy" today. Don't wanna track my food (just did, for breakfast: Greek omelette with salsa). Don't wanna make my soup (soup pot is in the dishwasher getting pristine, thinking curried lentil). Don't wan... Read more

Eliminating 200 + Daily Food Decisions: Key to Maintenance

Wednesday, November 07, 2012      16 comments
e-food-diary-test/article4997649/ Ian Brown has published a terrific article today in the Toronto Globe a... Read more

Learn About Maintenance Before Losing Weight

Tuesday, November 06, 2012      15 comments
al.asp?blog_id=5125181 That's the headline on a terrific blog by CATS_MEOW which further links to recent research in a CNN article and a previous blog from a year ag... Read more

Food Addiction: F.L.A.B. to FLAB

Saturday, November 03, 2012      19 comments
ad-food-get-advice-here I liked this You Docs article in the Toronto Star today about battling food addiction. Five signals of food ad... Read more

American Election Time: MMOB

Thursday, November 01, 2012      14 comments

I'm just a Canadian. Often I'm very conscious that as a Canadian I'm essentially a "guest" in our SparkPeople community -- which was founded in America and in many ways (despite the worldwide membership) remains overwhelmingly American. (... Read more

Starting with Maintenance: One Approach to Weight Loss

Tuesday, October 30, 2012      27 comments

How many calories a day can I eat and maintain my weight at around 142? About 10 calories per pound. That's all. Seriously. About 1400 calories a day was my weight loss range; now it's my maintenance range. Does it mat... Read more

Thanks for the Get Well Wishes

Monday, October 29, 2012      11 comments

My second round of flu escalated sufficiently to get me to a walk-in clinic Sunday: and onto some antibiotics plus asthma inhalers (which I haven't needed for years). Antibiotics are miraculous. For years and years I couldn't take 'em (all... Read more

Flu Two! Booo!!

Saturday, October 27, 2012      14 comments

There was a (very nice, elderly) gentleman honking and snortling at the gym on Wednesday. No inhibitions at all, filling the air around his step machine while he clutched the handles with both hands. Leaving no hand free to wield a tissue. ... Read more

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