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Peace, Order and Good Government
Wednesday, January 16, 2013      17 comments

The Canadian Constitution Act 1867 speaks to "peace, order and good government": that's the intended scope of Parliamentary powers. A long way from the way more familiar American concept of "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness"! ... Read more
Return to Work Out
Saturday, January 12, 2013      18 comments

I haven't been able to exercise since January 1, my last XC ski. I've been battling a pretty serious flu/cold which left me short of breath and at times nauseated, feverish, weak. . I'm not completely recovered but today finally I'm rea... Read more
Crave Fade? Not Working for me . . . .
Sunday, January 06, 2013      28 comments

Loved the comments on my "craves and faves" blog: thank you! Gotta say, however, that I'm with LINDA. Doesn't matter how long I "don't eat" kettle potato chips or "don't eat" french fries or "don't eat" cheesecake: I know perfectly well th... Read more
Craves (Foods) and Faves (Activities)
Saturday, January 05, 2013      17 comments

What are my five top craves in the food category? Not talking about fresh raspberries. Not even talking about best quality dark chocolate. Because those are foods I *can* have without triggering binges, in moderation. Talking abo... Read more
Self-Discipline Exhaustion: A Charlie Story!
Wednesday, January 02, 2013      17 comments

We had Charlie out cross-country skiing yesterday. Off leash, of course. Here, DH has just called him. Have you ever seen a dog who looks more eager to please than Charl... Read more
Calling Stephen Lorne: Take a Bow!!
Tuesday, January 01, 2013      10 comments

Stephen Lorne lost 90 pounds, and he did it with Spark People!! Stephen, take a bow!!
s-success-stories ... Read more
More of the Same
Tuesday, January 01, 2013      17 comments

Does that sound inspiring? For 2013? Maybe not. But: what I'm doing is working for me. No spectacular "successes", but no dismal failures either. Tracking, exercising, staying within a reasonable weight range, accepting the ups an... Read more
Souper Turkey Soup!
Monday, December 31, 2012      11 comments

On "turkey feast days", I am the laziest possible cook -- and blogged about it proudly way back in October 2009. All about faking it, using as much "prefab" as possible with a few additions to make it "mine": the rock solid frozen prestuffed tu... Read more
Next Best Thing to Running . . .
Sunday, December 30, 2012      18 comments

. . . (which I really shouldn't attempt much any more) has to be cross country skiing! Skiing is so much easier on the hips and knees: just like the elliptical cross trainer instead of the treadmill or track. Which I do still use from time... Read more
Alternative Abundance! Always on Offer!!
Wednesday, December 26, 2012      13 comments
al.asp?blog_id=5176487 BOOKAPHILE has a terrific blog post today on the "Problems of Abundance". It's a seasonal issue, that's for sure -- especially when the d... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts What do I wanna eat? What will taste best?
Thursday, December 20, 2012      91 comments

*leaning in the fridge and surveying the possibilities* *opening the cupboard and poking around* *looking at the menu* *checking out the banquet table* Nope. "What do I wanna eat?" is never a good question for me. I wanna ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts 10 Extra Calories a Day . . . 911!!
Saturday, December 15, 2012      74 comments

If I eat 10 extra calories a day, I'll put on 1 pound in a year. And next year. And the year after. And in 10 years I'll have put on 10 extra pounds. If I eat 100 extra calories a day, I'll put on 10 pounds in a year. And next year. An... Read more
What I've Learned From My Wonder Dog, Charlie!
Sunday, December 09, 2012      15 comments

I've read a couple of interesting insights into dog "ownership" recently. Here in Canada, several universities have experimented with therapy dogs to assist students... Read more
I OWN Self-Gifting!
Friday, December 07, 2012      12 comments
/article6036488/ OK, I'm not the only one. The Toronto Globe and Mail ... Read more
Joy's Rule of One: Holiday Eating!
Thursday, December 06, 2012      18 comments
lidays-000000919.html What a great video with Joy Bauer on how to survive the endless array of seasonal holiday treats, without ballooning up! My fave tip? Yup... Read more

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