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Weight Loss Maintenance: Tougher for Younger Women?

Wednesday, June 19, 2013      27 comments

I haven't actually seen any research on this topic. But: based upon personal experience and observation of others (both here at Spark and in "real" life) I think this might be so. Especially for women. Why? As younger women, ... Read more

Are Americans Becoming More Like Canadians?

Sunday, June 16, 2013      14 comments
se/article12573341/ Is it true that Americans have been virtually hosed down with maple syrup and issued ceremonial toques? (That's pr... Read more

Obesity: Easy or Hard?

Saturday, June 15, 2013      18 comments

I'm guessing this is not controversial for most of us here. Because if it were easy, we wouldn't need the support of the Spark community in our struggles to manage obesity. Obesity may be simple (eat less, move more). Although not ev... Read more


Thursday, June 13, 2013      24 comments

Love my garden. This colour of Oriental poppy is -- yup -- a Watermelon! In celebration of it blooming, wore my matching coral pencil skirt . . . . ... Read more

Obesity: Simple or Complicated?

Monday, June 10, 2013      15 comments
mic_b_3292179.html FOR-A-HEALTHY_BMI recently referred me to this great David Katz blog from the Huff Post on the whole obesity debate. I'd been thinking about ... Read more

Obesity, politics, morality, KANOE10: no easy answers!

Saturday, June 08, 2013      25 comments

KANOE10 has a great blog today on the topic of obesity and shaming with a further link to a wonderful blog by Colin Gifford in which he writes about obese PhD candidates being told not to bother applying: if they can't discipline themselves enou... Read more

Didn't Eat/Did Hear . . .

Friday, June 07, 2013      7 comments

On that Nutrition Tracker for what I didn't eat today would have gone . . . First of all, chocolate croissants, Danish pastries, giant muffins as big as my head: all on offer at today's continuing legal education seminar for breakfast. I'd... Read more

Extreme Flavour? Extremely Poor Nutrition!

Thursday, June 06, 2013      19 comments

Short short in my Globe and Mail this morning tells me what's probably self-evident: if we eat while doing other stuff, we don't taste. And since most of us eat while doing other stuff (driving, watching TV, surfing the internet, socializing, o... Read more

Identifying the sensual deficit that triggers food craving: Thanks DDORN!

Sunday, June 02, 2013      16 comments

Really liked Don's comments on my "rewarding a leave it" blog -- having identified touch as the sensual deficit that creates the biggest "gravitational pull" for him towards food, he's created a plan to meet that need: more swing dancing, more m... Read more

Rewarding a Leave It!

Thursday, May 30, 2013      21 comments

STARDUSTD always asks such interesting questions . . . such as how do you reward a successful "leave it"? That is, when you don't eat the thing that you want to eat, but manage to "leave it"? Hmmm. Gonna depend upon the circumstances and ... Read more

Leave it!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013      23 comments

Charlie loves practising all of his various obedience skills: the main ones are sit, stay, down, on your mat, about, wait, and leave it. Leave it is tricky. When Charlie is in a down position, I throw one of his favourite freeze dried li... Read more

What a tough day . . .

Tuesday, May 28, 2013      19 comments

. . . and my goodness, it helped so much to take a lunch time walk break. Pretty brisk, around two big city blocks . . . . and then back at it. Moving does help, yes it does. Even mild moving. Getting outside helps too: just look... Read more

Instant Thai-ish Kinda Soup

Sunday, May 26, 2013      13 comments

I worked for several hours today, getting ready for a thingy on Tuesday . . . tricky!! And then rather late in the day headed to the golf course with DH; gorgeous but chilly, and we managed to complete 18 holes before dark by stamping aro... Read more

Moving Does Help

Saturday, May 25, 2013      18 comments

When I'm cranky. When I'm gloomy. When I'm stiff. When I wanna eat right now. When I HAVE eaten right then, and not the right stuff. When I'm bored. When I feel like a coiled spring (thanks for that image, Barb!) When I'm tense. ... Read more

Eating Doesn't Help

Thursday, May 23, 2013      15 comments

When I'm tired When I'm thirsty When I'm bored When I'm mad When I'm sad When I'm bad Nope: eating doesn't help. ... Read more

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