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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

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
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

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/holiday-guide/holiday
-survival-guide/self-gifti
ng-whos-at-the-top-of-your
-holiday-shopping-list-you
/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

ca.shine.yahoo.com/video
/shine-weight-loss-tips-ho
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

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


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