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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
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!! www.thestar.com/living/h
ealth/article/1308848--ott
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your-new-year-s-resolution
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

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