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Trivial??
Thursday, January 31, 2013      19 comments

I play Trivia every day. And I very very rarely get through a month with the 90% ranking for a Trivia A student award. Maybe 3 times in 3+ years? And never two months in a row. My "all time" average score is only 83%. Duh. I ... Read more
Eating Early: I Must Remember This!!
Wednesday, January 30, 2013      19 comments

My Toronto Globe and Mail reports today that recent Spanish research indicates eating earlier in the day helps with weight loss: even if calories in/calories out remain the same. That old adage about "eating breakfast like a king . . . su... Read more
Foxfire . . . Vanquishes the Green Giant!
Tuesday, January 29, 2013      10 comments

Thanks to all who suggested foxfire anti-pop up protection. It seems to be working! Yay!! Previous attempts to install this kind of barrier created problems, but so far so good.... Read more
Green Giant? Giant Pain
Monday, January 28, 2013      20 comments

Every once in a while, SparkPeople puts advertising on the site which is actively intrusive, which slows me down in navigating and which interferes with my ability to use the trackers quickly and conveniently. The current Green Giant Side ... Read more
XC Skiing: Never Better!!
Sunday, January 27, 2013      17 comments

Loving the skiing . . . a solid hour yesterday, again today. Perfect snow and wax conditions for that marvellous flying sensation. Yesterday was sparkling, today was soft grey. Chickadees both days! I'd worked my way back up to 30 minute... Read more
Missing Out: Frites with Truffle Oil and Fresh Parmesan!
Saturday, January 26, 2013      14 comments

Yesterday I took a colleague visiting my office out for an impromptu lunch at a bistro close by. I first offered to share my mammoth salad waiting in the fridge: mesclun with carrot and radish and snow peas and beet and grape tomatoes and ... Read more
Montessori and Dementia
Friday, January 25, 2013      13 comments

Just following up on my "defending against dementia" blog -- so many of us here at SP seem to be dealing with this issue for elders . . . and this article in today's Globe and Mail sets out current research on applying the Montessori principles ... Read more
Defending Against Dementia
Wednesday, January 23, 2013      18 comments

Loved this article in yesterday's Toronto Globe and Mail about warding off dementia. Reducing calorie intake by 33% helps discourage abnormal protein deposit in the brain. The same abnormal protein deposit that's associated with dementi... Read more
The right to bare arms?
Tuesday, January 22, 2013      30 comments

Oh, yeah: when they look like Michelle Obama's in that glorious ruby red velvet and chiffon gown. Love the new haircut too!! What a gorgeous First Lady! An... Read more
Discrimination Against Extra Pounds in Business
Sunday, January 20, 2013      16 comments

What a great blog by BOSS61: "Extra Pounds Undermine Perception of Business Acumen?" www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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al.asp?blog_id=5215179#comments He's riffing on a recent Wall Street Journa... Read more
Life Without Recipes . . .
Saturday, January 19, 2013      15 comments

The terrific At Goal and Maintaining: Transition to Maintenance Team is encouraging a recipe exchange. And of course I'd like to support my team! Have to say, however, that I "don't do recipes"much anymore . . . so I've been thinking about... Read more
Stomach pump? Ewwwwwwww!!
Thursday, January 17, 2013      22 comments

Short short in the Toronto Globe and Mail this morning about a patent application for an alternative to stomach stapling with fewer side effects . . . a valve installed in the stomach wall connected to an external pump. The concept basically i... Read more
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

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