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Happy Valentine's Day!!
Thursday, February 14, 2013      17 comments

OK, it's not about the romance with a capital R. Or the gifts. (Flowers and chocolate pretty much always on offer at my place . . . ). Or the cards (although it was a nice surprise this morning to come down to two handmade cards from ... Read more
Exceptionally Beautiful Day Two!!
Sunday, February 10, 2013      16 comments

Can it be "exceptionally beautiful" if the beautiful weather is extended for two days in a row? Don't know . . . but I just enjoyed every minute of it. Clear blue sky, sparkling snow, and even better skiing conditions than yesterday:... Read more
Exceptionally Beautiful Day!
Saturday, February 09, 2013      10 comments

Yesterday we had the biggest snow fall of the year: at least a foot, with lots of blowing. Everything was pretty much shut down and the staff went home early. I worked till about 6 pm, got stuck in the driveway. DH managed to lock himself out... Read more
Liquor is Quicker!
Wednesday, February 06, 2013      15 comments

Remember that old Ogden Nash: Candy is dandy But liquor is quicker! ?????? Well, a short short in this morning's Toronto Globe and Mail cites research proving liquor is definitely quicker when mixed with a diet drink. ... Read more
Do Cravings Signal Specific Nutrient Deficits?
Monday, February 04, 2013      14 comments

ca.shine.yahoo.com/5-foo
d-cravings-conquered-09254
3250.html Here's a link to a yahoo piece about five specific food cravings and what they may indicate about specific nutrient deficits. And then the article tells ... Read more
Snottitude? S'not nice!
Saturday, February 02, 2013      25 comments

So you're trying to sustain motivation. With your fitness program. With your nutrition program. Calories in, calories out: all of that. Yeah. You know attitude is key. That attitude is a state of mind. That you choose your attitude. ... Read more
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

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