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Hungry Bald Cardinal!

Sunday, March 31, 2013      12 comments

This morning as I was listening (and looking hopefully) for robins, I noticed a cardinal perched on top of my bird feeder. He was cold. He had his chest feathers puffed out over his feet. And (I grabbed the binoculars) he had no head fea... Read more

Hearing Robins!

Saturday, March 30, 2013      12 comments

Last evening as the sun was going down, I could hear robins in my back yard. And early this motning too. Not the cheerful "chirrup chirrup chirrup" of happy robins sitting on a tree branch! The irritable "ch ch ch ch ch ch" sound... Read more

Long Lazy Weekend

Friday, March 29, 2013      16 comments

Good Friday is a stat holiday: we've closed our office for Easter Monday too . . . and neither of us is planning to go into work OR to work from home. We've been working hard. Flat out. A loooooooong weekend. A lazy weekend. And ... Read more

Soup of the Week: Minestrone!

Sunday, March 24, 2013      18 comments

In the fridge: celery, carrots, onion, red and yellow and orange bell peppers, parmesan cheese. In the freezer: three skinless boneless chicken breasts, corn and peas. In the cupboard: canned diced tomatoes, whole wheat spaghetti nood... Read more

Early early spring ski!

Saturday, March 23, 2013      14 comments

What a gorgeous late afternoon ski! Fresh snow, the sun amazingly high in the sky at 5:30. Still cold: about 0C and with a very brisk east wind moving a few clouds across a brilliant blue sky and gusting across the polished damask-patte... Read more

Not a whole lotta taste?

Friday, March 22, 2013      25 comments

My Globe and Mail had an interesting article this morning (not on-line, apparently) on new research with respect to supertasters, regular tasters and nontasters. There's a method of testing to determine which of these you might be: a dye to... Read more

What I Like About Maintaining #5 (Last in the Series!)

Saturday, March 16, 2013      77 comments

The longer I maintain, the fewer people presently in my life remember that I was ever overweight. Pretty much nobody notices or comments on my present shape and size. Everybody just takes it for granted: this is me. I lost the big whack... Read more

What I Like About Maintaining #4

Wednesday, March 13, 2013      33 comments

"What would I like to wear?" I get to stand in my closet and ask myself this question every day. Depending upon mood. Depending upon what's appropriate, of course. But: there are a lot of choices. A lot. I don't have to ask, "Wil... Read more

What I Like About Maintaining #3

Tuesday, March 12, 2013      29 comments

Moving feels good. It's not that exercise helps me (much) in maintaining weight loss. It's that maintaining weight loss means I feel good moving. I feel good cross country skiing. I feel good doing lat pull downs at the gym. I feel ... Read more

What I Like About Maintaining #2

Sunday, March 10, 2013      28 comments

I THINK (knocking on wood here) that I've conquered my addiction to cheese. It's no longer a binge trigger. I can eat cheese in moderation. I can go days without eating cheese at all. Cutting a big whack of cheese was very often the first th... Read more

What I Like About Maintaining #1

Saturday, March 09, 2013      29 comments

My recent mammo was all clear. No recurrence of that estrogen positive (obesity related) cancer. Whew. It's been four years. (to be continued . . . . )... Read more

Perfectionist Daughters, Controlling Mothers: Binge Eating

Wednesday, March 06, 2013      17 comments

My Toronto Globe and Mail had an interesting article on this topic this morning: www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/women-with-controllin
g-moms-more-likely-to-be-b
inge-eaters-study-finds/article93... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts What It Takes To Maintain: Thanks For Asking, STARDUSTD!

Sunday, March 03, 2013      87 comments

STARDUSTD has left an intriguing comment and inquiry on my SparkPage, riffing on a quotation from Steve Siebold of fatloser.com fame (and if you haven't tried fatloser, it's free and it's pretty motivational!): Steve Siebold: "What would I ... Read more

How Come You Guys Get All the Good Stuff??

Friday, March 01, 2013      18 comments

The Toronto Star today has a short article about the different flavours preferred by Canadians and Americans when it comes to junk foods. Here in the Great White North, we don't do waffle and chicken chips. Apparently boring bland ol' Canadia... Read more

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Obesity

Tuesday, February 26, 2013      15 comments

Junk food is deliberated engineered to generate addiction: Michael Moss's new book is making that argument pretty persuasively. Addiction to junk foods generates a host of serious health and social problems. The costs of those hea... Read more


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